English III AP

                                                                                                                              

WELCOME TO ENGLISH III AP!!!!

 

 

Welcome to Mrs. Davis' English IIIAP Webpage!  Here you will find important information including our daily agenda, current assignments, homework, important messages from me, and helpful links.  Use this website on a regular basis!

 

THIS WEEK'S AGENDA

Mon, 10/26

  1. RenStar reading test

HW:

  1. Native American/Indigenous American reading & response - due next class
  2. LOC - read pp. 46-51 & precis on "Speech on Child Labor" - due Thurs, 10/29
  3. TSIS - read Ch. 7  - due Thurs, 10/29
  4. Pair Project Reading - "My Life as a Muslim in the West's Gray Zone" in WP pp. 154-158 + Q's  - due Thurs, 10/29

Tues, 10/27

  1. Discuss & share Native American/Indigenous American readings & responses
  2. Intro: Colonial Period: The Age of Faith & Puritan Doctrine - review powerpoint & documents
  3. Intro: Anne Bradstreet & Mary Rowlandson pieces; read Anne Bradstreet piece on Zoom
  4. Rhetorical Analysis Essay Feedback - common errors

HW:

  1. LOC -  read pp. 46-51 & precis on "Speech on Child Labor"  - due next class
  2. TSIS - read Ch. 7  - due next class
  3. Pair Project Reading - "My Life as a Muslim in the West's Gray Zone" in WP pp. 154-158 + Q's - due next class

Thurs, 10/29

  1. LOC - review pp. 46-51; share precis in groups; assign pp. 51-56 + activity p. 55
  2. TSIS - review Ch. 7; assign Ch. 8 + Ex. 1 @ end of chapter
  3. Pair Project Presentation

HW:

  1. Anne Bradstreet & Mary Rowlandson reading & questions - due Tues, 11/3
  2. LOC - read pp. 51-56 + activity p. 55 (answer the 3 Q's + write 1 quote, paraphrase, rhetorical strategy & effect/function like the graph) - due Thurs, 11/5
  3. TSIS - read Ch. 8 + Ex. 1- due Thurs, 11/5
  4. Pair Project Reading - "The Trouble With Diversity" in WP pp. 571-580 + Q's - due Thurs, 11/5

 

PAST AGENDAS

Wed, 8/19

  1. First Day Zoom Meet & Greet 
  2. Ice Breaker Intro
  3. Submit your summer assignment to Google Classroom today

HW:

  1. Ice Breaker - "Who Am I?" on Google Slides - due next class
  2. Reading Rhetorically Quiz - next class

Thurs, 8/20

  1. Google Classroom tour, syllabus, Academic Honesty, website, bitmoji classroom & "seating chart"
  2. Share ice breaker slides
  3. Pair Project Presentation - intro
  4. Socratic Seminar info
  5. Reading Rhetorically Quiz 

HW:

  1. Syllabus & Academic Honesty Agreements - due Mon, 8/24
  2. Pair Project Presentation - pick partner & reading material - add to Google Sign-up Sheet - due ASAP (first presentation in 2 weeks)
  3. Prep for Socratic Seminar - Tues, 8/25

Mon, 8/24

  1. Intro to Rhetoric
  2. Intro to The Language of Composition (LOC) and They Say, I Say (TSIS) - how we will use these texts & assign reading
  3. Pair Project Presentation - pairs are set - choose your analysis piece asap & add to sign-up sheet
  4. Socratic Seminar format for tomorrow

HW:

  1. Prep for Socratic Seminar - review your annotations; prepare thoughts & questions - next class
  2. LOC - read pp. 4-18; do activity p. 5 (be prepared to share your choices w/your group) - due Tues, 9/1
  3. TSIS - read the Preface and Intro; do Q's #1-3 - due Tues, 9/1

Tues, 8/25

  1. Socratic Seminar on "Travel in a Plague Year" and "The Wild Ones" 

HW:

  1. LOC - read pp. 4-18 - due Tues, 9/1
  2. TSIS - read the Preface and Intro - due Tues, 9/1
  3. Prep for in-class essay on summer reading - essay is next class

Thurs, 8/27

  1. Rhetorical Analysis Process Worksheet (RAPW) - introduce
  2. "Why I Want a Wife" - apply the RAPW to this article - due Thurs, 9/3
  3. In-class essay on summer reading

HW:

  1. LOC - read pp. 4-18 - due Tues, 9/1
  2. TSIS - read the Preface and Intro - due Tues, 9/1
  3. RAPW on "Why I Want a Wife" - due Thurs, 9/3

Mon, 8/31

  1. Glossary of Terms - AP English Language & Composition - breakdown of quizzes
  2. Working w/LOC and TSIS virtually - guidelines & protocols
  3. Pair Project Presentation - assign reading: LOC "To Any Would-Be Terrorists pp. 1060-1063 + do Q's #1-9 

HW:

  1. LOC - read pp. 4-18; do activity p. 5 (be prepared to share your choices w/your group) - due next class
  2. TSIS - read the Preface and Intro; do Q's #1-3 - due next class
  3. RAPW - "Why I Want a Wife" - due Thurs, 9/3
  4. Pair Project Reading - read  "To Any Would-Be Terrorists pp. 1060-1063 + do Q's #1-9 (in LOC) - due Thurs, 9/3

Tues, 8/25

  1. LOC - review reading; share p. 5 activity w/whole group; do activities pp. 8 & 10 in breakout groups, then share w/whole group (remember to share your JamBoard work w/me for credit!)
  2. TSIS - discuss Preface/Intro Q's w/whole group

HW:

  1. LOC - do activity p. 14 - due next class
  2. RAPW - "Why I Want a Wife" - due next class
  3. Pair Project Reading - read  "To Any Would-Be Terrorists pp. 1060-1063 + do Q's #1-9 (in LOC) - due next class

Thurs, 8/27

  1. RAPW - "Why I Want a Wife" discussion (whole group)
  2. LOC - share p. 14 activity w/whole group; do activities pp. 16 & 18 in groups, then share w/whole group
  3. Pair Project Presentation

Tues, 9/8

  1. LOC - review pp. 18-22; share p. 22 activity w/whole group; assign pp. 23-27 + do activity p. 24 (short paragraph)
  2. TSIS - review Ch. 1; share Ex. 1 pp. 28-29 w/whole group; assign Ch. 2 + do Ex. 1 p. 40
  3. AP Terms Quiz #1

HW:

  1. Pair Project Reading - read "From Hiroshima Diary" - in WP pp. 105-111 & do Q's #1-4 - due next class
  2. RAPW - "Our Lives Matter" - due next class
  3. LOC - read pp. 23-27 + do activity p. 24 (short paragraph) - due Tues, 9/15
  4. TSIS - read Ch. 2 + do Ex. 1 p. 40 - due Mon, 9/14

Thurs, 9/10

  1. RAPW - "Our Lives Matter discussion (whole group); assign "The Word Police" 
  2. Register for AP Class on College Board
  3. Pair Project Presentation

HW:

  1. TSIS - read Ch. 2 + do Ex. 1 p. 40 - due Mon, 9/14
  2. LOC - read pp. 23-27 + do activity p. 24 (short paragraph) - due Tues, 9/15
  3. RAPW - "The Word Police" (see link on GC for article) - due Thurs, 9/17
  4. Pair Project Reading - "Shooting an Elephant" in WP pp. 195-201 & do Q's #1-3 - due Thurs, 9/17

Mon, 9/14

  1. TSIS - review Ch. 2; share Ex. 1 p. 40 in groups - did you fool your group members?; assign Ch. 3 + do Ex. 1 p. 50

HW:

  1. LOC - read pp. 23-27 + do activity p. 24 (short paragraph) - due next class
  2. TSIS - read Ch. 3 + do Ex. 1 p. 50 - due next class

Tues, 9/15

  1. LOC - review pp. 23-27; share p. 24 responses; do activity p. 27 in groups
  2. TSIS - review Ch. 3; share Ex. 1 p. 50
  3. Rhetorical Precis Intro - read "The Ugly Truth about Beauty" & "Rhetorical Precis Writing," then read "Precis Writing Practice: Fly the Partisan Skies" - write a precis for HW

HW:

  1. RAPW - "The Word Police" (see link on GC for article) - due next class
  2. Pair Project Reading - "Shooting an Elephant" in WP pp. 195-201 & do Q's #1-3 - due next class
  3. LOC - read pp. 27-33 + do activity p. 33 (have image ready to show in class) - due Tues, 9/22
  4. TSIS - read Ch. 4 & do Ex. 1 p. 67 (go to theysayiblog.com) - be ready to share Tues, 9/22

Thurs, 9/17

  1. RAPW - discuss "The Word Police" w/whole group
  2. Precis Writing - in groups, read your precis; have your checklist ready to give feedback on each group member's precis; assign Tony Blair speech - read & do precis for HW
  3. Pair Project Presentation

HW:

  1. LOC - read pp. 27-33 + do activity p. 33 (have image ready to show in class) - due Tues, 9/22
  2. TSIS - read Ch. 4 & do Ex. 1 p. 67 (go to theysayiblog.com) - be ready to share Tues, 9/22
  3. Tony Blair speech precis - due Tues, 9/22
  4. Pair Project reading - "Mother Tongue" in LOC pp. 555-560 & do Q's #1-7 - due Thurs, 9/24

Tues, 9/22

  1. LOC - review pp. 27-33; do p. 30 activity as a whole group; share p. 33 activity findings in groups & share out w/whole group
  2. TSIS - review Ch. 4; share Ex. 1 p. 67 findings
  3. Tony Blair speech precis - read & give feedback in groups; share best practices w/the class

HW:

  1. RAPW + Precis on "The Right Kind of Tyrant"  - due next class
  2. Pair Project Reading - "Mother Tongue" in LOC pp. 555-560 & do Q's #1-7 - due next class

Thurs, 9/24

  1. RAPW + Precis - discuss "The Right Kind of Tyrant" w/whole group; share precis in groups - give feedback & share best practices
  2. Creative Non-fiction: What is it?  Intro: "Story of an Hour" - read & do Q's for HW
  3. Pair Project Presentation

HW:

  1. Precis - "Merry Hallowmas" - due Tues, 9/29
  2. Creative Non-fiction - "Story of an Hour" reading & Q's - due Tues, 9/29
  3. AP Language Quiz #2 - Tues, 9/29

Tues, 9/29

  1. Creative Non-fiction - discuss "Story of an Hour" Q's; remember to submit TODAY
  2. Precis Practice - share precis on "Merry Hallowmas" article; remember to submit TODAY
  3. AP Multiple Choice - question types & strategies
  4. AP Language Terms Quiz #2

HW:

  1. RAPW - "Letter to Mark Twain"  - due next class
  2. Pair Project Reading - "Men Explain Things to Me" in WP pp. 492-497 + Q's - due next class
  3. Creative Non-fiction - read & do Q's for "Some Dreamers of the Golden Dream" - due Tues, 10/6

Thurs, 10/1

  1. RAPW - discuss "Letter to Mark Twain" - remember to submit TODAY
  2. Pair Project Presentation

HW:

  1. Creataive Non-fiction - read & do Q's for "Some Dreamers of the Golden Dream" - due Tues, 10/6
  2. In-class Rhetorical Analysis Essay - Tues, 10/6

Mon, 10/5

  1. Prep for Rhetorical Analysis essay
  2. Multiple Choice Practice Test on College Board Classroom

HW:

  1. Creative Non-fiction - read & do Q's for "Some Dreamers of the Golden Dream" - due next class
  2. In-class Rhetorical Analysis Essay - next class

Tues, 10/6

  1. Discuss "Some Dreamers of the Golden Dream" Q's - be sure to submit TODAY
  2. In-class rhetorical analysis essay (60 min)

HW:

  1. Creataive Non-fiction - read & do Q's for "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?" - due next class
  2. Pair Project Presentation Reading - "People Like Us" in WP pp. 324-329 + Q's #1-3 p. 329 - due next class

Thurs, 10/8

  1. Discuss "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?" Q's + articles; assign "Salvation" by Langston Hughes 
  2. Intro: Socratic Seminar on Creative Non-Fiction - be prepared for an in-depth discussion (use Q's as a guide) 
  3. Pair Project Presentation

HW:

  1. "Salvation" Q's - due Tues, 10/13
  2. Creative Non-fiction Socratic Seminar Q's - be ready for SS on Tues, 10/13
  3. LOC - read Ch. 2 pp. 38-43 & do activity p. 40 (short paragraph response) - due Thurs, 10/15
  4. TSIS - read Ch. 5 & do Ex. 1 at the end of the chapter - due Thurs, 10/15

Tues, 10/13

  1. Discuss Langston Hughe's "Salvation" Q's - be sure to submit TODAY
  2. Socratic Seminar on Creative Nonficiton
  3. Assign Think Piece

HW:

  1. LOC - read Ch. 2 pp. 38-43 & do activity p. 40 (short paragraph response) - due next class
  2. TSIS - read Ch. 5 & do Ex. 1 at the end of the chapter - due next class
  3. Pair Project Reading - "Barbie's Hips Don't Lie" p. 383 in WP - reading & Q's due next class
  4. Creative Nonfiction Think Piece - due Tues, 10/20

Thurs, 10/15

  1. LOC - review pp. 38-43; share rhetorical strategies for p. 40 activity; work in groups on p. 41 activity; share with class
  2. TSIS - review Ch. 5; share Ex. 1 findings
  3. Pair Project Presentation

HW:

  1. Creative Non-fiction Think Piece - due Tues, 10/20
  2. LOC - read Ch. 2 pp. 43-46 & do activity p. 46 (create 2-3 Q's for your group) - due Tues, 10/20
  3. TSIS - read Ch. 6 & do Ex. 1 at the end of the chapter - due Thurs, 10/22
  4. Pair Project Reading - "A Guaranteed Income for Every American" in LOC p. 817 + Q's #6-8 + #10-15 - due Thurs, 10/22

 

LITERATURE STUDY:

  • Reading Rhetorically
  • They Say, I Say
  • Writer's Presence
  • Creative Non-Fiction Unit
  • Early American Literature - Native American/Indigenous American, Colonialism, Puritan 

WRITING

  • When assigned by the teacher, writing for the class must be submitted to Turnitin.com by midnight the day the hard copy is due in class.
  • Rubrics must be printed by the student, and stapled to the FRONT of the work on the day it is due.

 

SUMMER ASSIGNMENT HANDOUTS - for 2020/2021 Students - you will need a Google Classroom ID for ALL of the summer assignment materials.  Please contact me at pdavis@lvusd.org for the ID.

2020 Summer Reading Assignment

General Reading Rubric

 

IMPORTANT LINKS

https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/                                                                                                                             

http://turnitin.com/

"The Growth of Political Factionalism and Sectionalism"

Excerpt from Thomas Paine's "Common Sense"

"The Right Kind of Tyrant"

 

ATTACHMENTS

Description and Standards - Class Syllabus

Speaking & Listening Standards

Academic Honesty Policy/Plagiarism Contract

"The Word Police"

"Story of an Hour"

"Some Dreamers of the Golden Dream"

"Where Are You Going? Where Have You Been?"

Chopin, Didion, Oates Socratic Seminar Questions

LUST - "Cowboys Are My Weakness"

GLUTTONY - "Theft in a Pastry Shop"

GREED - "My Wife is a White Russian"

SLOTH - "Babylon Revisited"

"Babylon Revisited" PDF

ANGER - "My First Two Women"

ENVY - "Weekend"

PRIDE - "Le Grande Breteche"

"The Devil and Tom Walker" by Washington Irving

"Letters from an American Farmer" - Crevecoeur

Patrick Henry's Speech to the Virginia Convention

"The Growth of Political Factionalism and Sectionalism"

Excerpt from Thomas Paine's "Common Sense"

Ben Franklin's "A Mighty Pen"

"The Minister's Black Veil"

"Dr. Heidegger's Experiment"

"The Pit and the Pendulum"

"The Fall of the House of Usher"

Death Penalty Article

"What's Wrong with Animal Rights" by Vicki Hearne

The Argument for Tuition-Free College

Stride Toward Freedom

I Am Joaquin/Yo Soy Joaquin

Gun Control Poster

Queen Elizabeth I's Speech to the Troops at Tilbury

"Shouting Fire" by Alan M. Dershowitz

Corn-pone Opinions by Mark Twain

How to Get a 9 On Argument FRQ

Strategies for Mastering the Persuasive Essay

Sample Synthesis Format

Literature Circles

Summarizer

Quote Master

Discussion Director

Illustrator

The Great Gatsby PDF

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn PDF