Tag Archives: AP Lang
Tuesday- Photo essay- posted in Classroom.
Wednesday- Biology trip to the zoo. If you are not going, use today as a workday.
Friday- East of Eden discussion Parts 1 and 2 (end on page 270).
Calendar is below.
Week 2 of AP testing. Stay strong!
Here is what’s going on this week. Let me know if this needs adjustment because of AP testing or field trips.
If you are taking the AP Exam, make a list of written pieces you could refer to on your test. You should also review the materials in Classroom, esp the writing prompts. It’s good to know what the test will look like.
Monday– [Mock Crash between 6th and 7th] Corn Pone Opinions– Question numbers 3,5,8,9,10, and 11. We will use this piece to review argumentation using the Toulmin model.
Tuesday– Finish up with “Corn Pone”.
Wednesday– [Lang test 8am] Begin Legacy Project. Ms Devick will be here to get you started on this.
Regarding types and lengths of sentences…
Gary Provost on the Rhythms of Sentence Length
This sentence has five words. This is five words too. Five word sentences are fine. But several together become monotonous. Listen to what is happening. The writing is getting boring. The sound of it drones. It’s like a stuck record. The ear demands some variety. Now listen. I vary the sentence length and I create music. Music. The writing sings. It has a pleasant rhythm, a lilt, a harmony. I use short sentences. And I use sentences of medium length. And sometimes when I am certain the reader is rested I will engage him with a sentence of considerable length, a sentence that burns with energy and builds with all the impetus of a crescendo, the roll of the drums, the crash of the symbols, and sounds that say listen to this, it is important.
Today we are looking at the synthesis prompt: student samples, scoring guide, and grader notes. Materials are in Classroom and on your tables.
Today we will review syntax. Two teams. The handout you need is in Classroom, and you will also need scratch paper and a whiteboard.
Monday 24 April- Workday. There is an essay in Classroom that you need to read and answer questions for tomorrow’s class.
Tuesday 25 April- Sentence types review. And some rhetorical terms too.
Wednesday 26 April- “Save the Whales, Screw the Shrimp” Be sure you have read the essay and completed the questions.
Thursday 27 April- Synthesis essay. Scoring student samples.
Friday 28 April- Workday