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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 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.

October 16, 2014

APLC: Evaluate Essays. Students read student essays and completed AP PQPS Cut Out for each essay.

HW: Study AP Calendar. Cannot use calendar on final tomorrow.

11th: Evaluate Essays. Students completed Edit Workshop on their 2nd draft. Students received credit for the 2nd draft, edit workshop and reader writer workshop. Final draft must be submitted to by 8 a.m. Hard copy will be submitted in class.

HW: Final Draft.

NOTE: I promised to email some of you during 5th period, however a few of the email addresses did not work. So please refer to AP Calendar page 10 to improve your verb choices.

October 15, 2014 (PSAT Day)

APLC: Evaluate essays. Students received Scoring Guidelines and Chesterfield Samples and are to evaluate the samples by filling out AP PQPS Cut Out.

HW: Finish evaluating samples.

11th: Evaluate essays. Students received Persuasive Reader Writer Workshop and switched 1st drafts with another student. Each student answered the RWW questions based on a student paper. Essays were evaluated based on the Argumentative Writing Rubric.

HW: Finish 2nd draft.

October 14, 2014

APLC: Write Rhetorical Analysis. Students wrote an in-class rhetorical analysis essay.

HW: Study the AP Lang Calendar. No use of the calendar on the final.

11th: Write 1st Draft. Students were guided through 1st draft expectations (2 Drafting Essay). Students were given credit for completed outlines. Students used the time to either finish their outline or write their first draft.

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