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Office hours occur on M-Th. If you wish to see me during lunch, you must sign up. There are 2 time slots: 12:15-12:30 and 12:30-12:45. You must post before 11:00 a.m. for a same day visit. 

First post, first served. If you happen to sign up for a day and time that someone had previously reserved, you may still come in but will not be guaranteed face time. Sign up by commenting on this post. Make sure to leave your name, date and time you wish to come. Additional information as to the nature of the visit will help me prepare materials for you. Format your comment like this:

William Shakespeare – August 18, 12:30-12:45 – Need help with sentence length in my essay.

9/17: 12:15-12:30 KT



October 30, 2014

APLC: Identify types of evidence and assumptions. The class reviewed exercises found on pages 123 and 128. Students then worked in groups to construct a thesis statement based on the exercise on page 130.

HW: Study for In Class Essay. Review AP Calendar: Schema (3), Device and Purpose (7), Verbs (10), Tone (11), Diction (18-19), AP Rhetorical Analysis Essays (26-28)

11th: Benchmark Day. Students took a benchmark today.

October 29, 2014

APLC: ID Types of evidence. Analyze effect. The class reviewed the 1st activity on page 109. Then groups completed the 2nd activity on page 109.

HW: Read 111-130. Complete activities on page 123 and 128)

11th: Determine meaning of words. Students took a vocabulary test for the first quarter. Then students worked on Letters to Occum Adams What is an American Handout. This handout is due on Friday.

Thanks to HL for reminding me! Remember that you get an extra bathroom pass for keeping me accountable on the website!

October 28, 2014

APLC: Identify claims. Write thesis statements. Students reviewed the activity on page 92 and participated in a large group discussion. Then students wrote thesis statements according to the exercise on page 96. Students submitted this work for credit.

HW: Read 97-111. Complete the 1st activity on page 109. Do not do the 2nd activity on page 109. Complete vocabulary.

11th: ID Parallelism. Paraphrase Ideas. Students answered questions 2, 4, 6, 8, & Parallelism activity on page 279. Students were able to use their notes and book on the Declaration of Independence quiz.

HW: Study vocabulary. Test tomorrow.

October 27, 2014

APLC: Evaluate strength of arguments. Analyze purpose and style. The class went over the exercise on page 85 of the LoC Book. Then students met in groups to discuss articles.

HW: Read 87-97 (complete activity on page 92)

11th: ID Parallelism. Paraphrase Ideas. Students read the Declaration of Independence starting on page 270 in anthology. In groups, students answered the blue questions in the margins. There will be an open note/book quiz on the Declaration tomorrow.

HW: Study vocab. Vocab test on Wednesday. Benchmark on Thursday.

October 23, 2014

APLC: Analyze effect. The class went over the work done over the previous couple sub days. Then groups completed #1-5 of exercise 2 on page 340 of CiA book.

HW: Read LoC p 81-85 complete activity on page 85.

11th: Analyze effect of rhetorical questions and allusions. Review work done over the past couple sub days. Then students read Speech at the Virginia Convention. Students worked in groups to answer the blue questions in the margins of the anthology.

HW: Complete Interactive Reader pages 56-57. Bring IR tomorrow for use on quiz.

October 20, 2014

APLC: Evaluate Essays. Students read ap14_Adams Responses only and completed AP PQPS Cut Out for the 3 essays. Students then did the following to their essays:

1. Highlight thesis
2. Circle rhetorical devices/strategies used in the essay.
3. Highlight the purpose/meaning of the rhetorical device/strategies.

Students were then to complete 11th adv clause and prepositions for homework.

11th: Identify Adverb Clauses and Prepositions. Students read pages 23-24 and 95-96 in The Language Network. Then students completed 11th adv clause and prepositions as class work. Students were to check their answers online.


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