Tag Archives: AP Lang

Thursday 27 April- AP Lang

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.

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Tuesday 25 April- AP Lang

Today we will review syntax. Two teams. The handout you need is in Classroom, and you will also need scratch paper and a whiteboard.


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Posted by on April 24, 2017 in Uncategorized



Week of 24 April- AP Lang

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

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Posted by on April 23, 2017 in Uncategorized



Week of April 17- AP Lang

Monday- MC practice

Tuesday- Drama presentation

Wednesday- Go over the second MC chunk

Thursday/Friday- Kahoot rhetorical devices battle. And workday!

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Thursday 13 April- AP Lang

Finish the analysis graphic of the Google article. Discussion will follow.

Tomorrow will be a workday. Bring what you need to be successful.

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Posted by on April 12, 2017 in Uncategorized



Monday 10 April- AP Lang

You’ve had almost a month to be working on your reading, writing, and viewing assignment. How’s it going? By the end of the day, you need to publish a post on your blog updating your progress on this task.

After you do the blog update, pick up the reading for this week in Classroom. There are two articles and a handout for your reading enjoyment.

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Posted by on April 9, 2017 in Uncategorized



Thursday 30 March

First! Make sure everything you want me to grade is turned in by 3pm tomorrow.

Now. Finish up your project from  yesterday. Then either draw, color, or start on Friday #25

Over the break… READ that nonfiction book!

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Posted by on March 30, 2017 in Uncategorized


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