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Lesson Plans
Week of Oct 25-29
Dr. Carey
AP Language 2010-11
Mock SAT writing/Vital signs #3
Mini-lesson: title of piece and publication and name of author must be in the first ¶;
underline or italicize titles of major works, “ ” around titles of lesser
Re-teach what is rhetoric: manipulation via words
What words am I going to use to get you to see what I want you to see, believe
what I want you to believe, feel what I want you to feel, do what I want
you to do?
What approach will I use? lie to you? seduce you? entertain you? trick you? lull
you? infuriate you? scare you? confuse you? educate you? etc.
What will I appeal to? your sense of right and wrong (ethos)? your emotions
(pathos)? your sense of logic (logos)?
Method of “slice and dice” rhetoric: slice open the text, dissect the sentences, pull out the
specifically chosen words
Write essays based on Scarlet Letter.
Allegory—a story which uses characters or symbols that have deeper meanings;
usually to teach a moral lesson. Class discussion on how TSL is
Choose three of the following: Hester Prynne, Rev. Dimmesdale, Roger
Chillingworth, Pearl, the scarlet letter, the prison, the meteor, the
rose bush, or the scaffold. Explain how this novel is allegorical rhetoric.
What does Hawthorne want you think/believe/feel about these
characters/symbols? Then explain (slice and dice) what words does
Hawthorne choose to manipulate you into believing this way?
Romanticism (1800s)—a reaction to Age of Enlightenment
Read American literature books, pp136-149.
In your notes, write characteristics of American Romanticism, the American
Romantic Hero, Transcendentalism, Antitranscendentalism (Dark
Romantics), and Philosophy of Romanticism.
How is TSL a Romantic novel? And, how does it fall into the realm of
Mock Writing assessment, vital signs writing assessment, class discussion, end of unit
Essential Questions
How does one write and effective SAT essay in 25 minutes?
What are the characteristics of Romanticism? How is Romanticism a reaction to Age of
Enlightenment literature/philosophy?
How is Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter an example of Romanticism/Antitranscendentalism?
Real World Application
The students will be expected to write an effective essay on the SAT in only 25 minutes.
Students need to understand that art, literature, music, architecture, etc. come in
movements. Often, they are a reaction to the previous movement.
Students need to be able to identify a work’s place in a literary movement by being
recognizing characteristics of the movement embedded in the work.
Students will have choices in writing their Scarlet Letter essay.
Writing in a timed setting.
ELA11W4 The student practices both timed and process writing and, when applicable, uses the
writing process to develop, revise, and evaluate writing.
Writing an effective response to an SAT prompt.
ELA11W1 The student produces writing that establishes an appropriate organizational
structure, sets a context and engages the reader, maintains a coherent focus throughout, and
signals a satisfying closure. The student
a. Establishes a clear, distinctive, and coherent thesis or perspective and maintains a consistent tone
and focus throughout.
c. Constructs arguable topic sentences, when applicable, to guide unified paragraphs.
e. Writes texts of a length appropriate to address the topic or tell the story.
g. Supports statements and claims with anecdotes, descriptions, facts and statistics, and specific
Reading Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter
ELAALRC1 The student reads a minimum of 25 grade-level appropriate books or book
equivalents (approximately 1,000,000 words) per year from a variety of subject disciplines. The
student reads both informational and fictional texts in a variety of genres and modes of
discourse, including technical texts related to various subject areas.
The Scarlet Letter as an example of 19th century American Romanticism.
ELAALRL3 The student deepens understanding of literary works by relating them to their
contemporary context or historical background, as well as to works from other time periods.
The student relates a literary work to primary source documents of its literary period or historical
setting; the student:
b. Relates a literary work to the characteristics of the literary time period that it represents.
i. Romanticism/Transcendentalism