Important Dates for APLC and 11th English



  1. Response Journals for Non Fiction (12/3) to
  2. 2nd Draft of Analogy Essay (11/17)
  3. Final Draft of Analogy Essay 11/19 8:00 a.m. to
  4. Research Article Questions due (12/2)
  5. Performance Task (12/2-4)


  1. 1st Draft of Reflective Essay (11/14)
  2. 2nd Draft of Reflective Essay (11/17)
  3. Final Draft of Reflective Essay 11/19 8:00 a.m. to
  4. Performance Task (12/2-4)

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November 20, 2014

APLC: Compose essay. In Class Essay today.

HW: Continue work on long term assignments (Research Article Questions and Non Fiction Response Journals)

11th: Analyze rhetorical strategies. Determine and support theme. Students finished up their SOAPSTone graphic organizers. Then students worked on a thematic one pager for the two pieces. The one pager must have

  1. Theme that is present in both Civil Disobedience and Letter from Birmingham Jail
  2. 2 or 3 quotes supporting the theme with explanation
  3. 2 or 3 level two questions with answers
  4. Symbol and explanation
  5. An Appropriate Border

Students had a choice of working solo, with a partner, or in a group of three.

November 18, 2014

APLC: Analyze effect. Quiz Civil Disobedience. In groups, students answered questions 1-3, 5, and 11 on page 294 in the LoC book.

HW: Finish final draft of essay submit to by 8:00 a.m.

11th: Identify Inductive and Deductive arguments. The class read Letter from Birmingham Jail  in the anthology (1136-1145). Students answered Letter from Birmingham Jail Questions through page 1141. Students are to finish the Letter in their Interactive Reader and complete the Interactive Reader activities.

HW:Finish final draft of essay submit to by 8:00 a.m. Finish Letter to Birmingham Jail in Interactive Reader from pages 312-326 and complete all “Pause and Reflect” questions. All classes can start from page 317 line 169. That is the spot wherein all classes finished. Some classes actually read to line 208 on paged 318.

November 17, 2014

APLC: Evaluate Essay. Analyze Effect. Students completed an edit workshop for their 2nd draft of the analogy essay. Students then participated in an online discussion about the rhetorical strategies in the 14th paragraph found in the Letter from Birmingham Jail used by King to develop his argument. Students posted their responses online.

HW: Final Draft (11/19 @ 8:00 a.m. to

11th: Evaluate Essay. Students completed an edit workshop on their essay and earned credit for work completed. Students spent the rest of the time finishing up their final draft.

HW: Final Draft (11/19 @ 8:00 a.m. to

MLK Paragraph 14

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November 14, 2014

APLC: Analyze effect. Students reviewed IR for Civil Disobedience. Then students took a quiz on Civil Disobedience. I accidentally cancelled the session so the quiz will need to be made up next week.

HW: Finish 2nd draft of Analogy Essay.

11th: Evaluate Essay. Students completed a Reflective Reader Writer on another student’s first draft. Students received credit for their 1st draft and RWW. Students then worked on their 2nd draft.

HW: Finish 2nd draft of Reflective Essay

November 13, 2014

APLC: Group Time. Students worked in groups to discuss article questions.

HW: Read Civil Disobedience in Interactive Reader. Complete Interactive Reader activities. Quiz tomorrow.

11th: Compose 1st Draft. Students worked on writing their first draft of the Reflective Essay.

HW: First draft due tomorrow.

November 12, 2014

All students today created an SGUSD gmail account. If you have not created an SGUSD gmail account, you will need to see me to create one.

APLC: Evaluate Essays. Students read 2 student essays and completed AP PQPS Cut Out based on the GHS CC Argumentative Writing Rubric. Students earned credit for their 1st draft and completing the PQPS.

HW: Non Fiction Response Journals (Due 12/3), Prep for research groups, 2nd Draft of Analogy Essay (11/17), Research Article Questions (12/2)

11th: Plan Essay. Students read Reflective Essay Introduction. Students completed Reflective Prewrite.

HW: Complete prewrite. 1st Draft due Friday 11/14. 2nd Draft Due 11/17. Final Draft due 11/19.


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