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Thursday, June 1

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    HW:
    1. Study for Skills Quiz ( TAEAC, SOAPS, definition of purpose, definition of theme, definition of tone, and literary devices from blue sheet)
    Thursday - 5/316/1
    Start Up:
    *PLEASE TURN IN ANY COURSE TEXTS YOU HAVE CHECKED OUT.
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    5:06 am

Wednesday, May 31

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    -whether AP Language is the right fit or not
    -book recommendations
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    and respectful
    6. Review GSD Rubric:
    https://docs.google.com/a/nhcs.net/document/d/1duPaH86lmHzHFWGtU55SBF_QIqcVBhFSR43ecZQpyY4/edit?usp=sharing
    HW:
    1. Submit the GSD to turnitin.com by 11:59 pm
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    App account.
    Thursday - 6/1
    Start Up:
    TBA
    Guided Learning:
    1. Grade GSD
    2. Letter to Me
    -most useful thing we did all year
    -favorite reading (can be from INDY Reading)
    -most enjoyable thing we did all year
    -what you are the most proud of
    -what you would do differently
    -what you learned from the course
    -how this course impacted
    -most enjoyable classmate
    3. Read “We Are What We Choose”
    http://www.princeton.edu/main/news/archive/S27/52/51O99/index.xml
    4. Discussion of author’s message and how it applies to our work in AP Language and their future academic work.
    5. Have students identify what they think is the most important of the rhetorical questions and have them briefly explain why.
    6. Have students write the question down and store it.
    HW:
    1. Read!
    2. Pursue interests and passions.
    3. Have a wonderful summer.

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    HW:
    1. Study for Skills Quiz ( TAEAC, SOAPS, definition of purpose, definition of theme, definition of tone, and literary devices from blue sheet)
    Thursday - 5/31
    Start Up:
    *PLEASE TURN IN ANY COURSE TEXTS YOU HAVE CHECKED OUT.
    *If you were absent yesterday, please take down our class notes.
    1. What should your bring tomorrow to make the testing session as beneficial as possible?
    2. What room will we be testing in tomorrow?
    3. What are three things that you can do to prepare for success tomorrow?
    4. What does the word rhetoric mean to you?
    5. What are we allowed to do after the test besides watch a movie?
    * Take a 5 minutes to review your Exam Review Sheet
    * Also, study this:
    a. Purpose = message for an audience
    b. Theme = dominant idea + author’s message about this idea
    c. Tone = speaker’s attitude
    Guided Learning:
    1. Review Start Up and take Quiz:
    2. Notes on Non-Fiction:
    Purpose = author’s message for a specific audience.
    3 Step Approach (before you read the passage):
    1. Read information that is in italics
    2. Look at the title and the author
    3. Preview the questions.
    While Reading:
    1. Take on each paragraph individually. If you make it to the end of a paragraph and you are confused, re-read it.
    2. Highlight key words and phrases that tell main idea of each paragraph.
    3. Pay attention to the structure of the passage (textual features are your friend)
    4. If you are having a difficult time understanding the passage, complete a SOAPSTONE.
    5. Don’t get caught up in the lists of very specific facts. Pay attention to WHAT is being described, and how that relates to the author’s purpose.
    6. If you are ever unsure of what the purpose is, re-read the introduction and the conclusion. This is usually where the purpose is explicitly stated.
    4. Geology Passage
    5. Notes on Fiction:
    -Preview Questions
    -Read thoroughly (paragraph by paragraph)
    -Pay attention to dialogue
    -Pay attention to character development
    -Process of Elimination will set you free.
    HW:
    1. Study your key terms and EOC Prep sheet.
    2. I am available after school today.

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    -narrative
    -1st Person, 2nd Person, 3rd Person
    6. Add information about approaching poetry to EOC Review sheet
    Poetry:
    -Preview questions
    -Read three times
    -Brief SOAPSTone
    -Annotate
    -Pay close attention to both the title and the poet.
    -Repetition, imagery, and personification are the easiest devices to write about.
    7. EOC Practice with “Memories” - Review SOAPSTone and Theme
    8. In “Memories,” explain how the theme is developed throughout the poem. Use specific details to support your answer.

    HW:
    1. Study tone words, literary terms, and exam review sheet
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    -1st Person, 2nd Person, 3rd Person
    4. Review terms on the blue sheet
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    approaching poetry constructed responses to EOC
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    sheet
    Poetry:
    -Preview questions
    -Read three times
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    -Annotate
    -Pay close attention to both the title and the poet.
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    write about.
    Notes on Constructed Responses:
    -Write in 3rd person
    -Always Mention the author/poet in your T/A
    -Write about events taking place in literature in the present tense
    -Possessive apostrophes are real. Use them!
    -Make sure to correctly introduce/incorporate your quotations.
    -Write clearly and succintly

    6. EOC Practice with “Memories” - Review SOAPSTone and Theme
    7. In “Memories,” explain how the theme is developed throughout the poem. Use specific details to support your answer.
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Tuesday, May 30

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    2. Complete indy reading
    3. Please bring any and all checked out texts
    Wednesday - 5/31
    Start Up:
    1.Review expectations for celebration
    2.Return any checked out books (unless still reading)
    Guided Learning:
    1. Review essay grades and common application (students will create common app accounts)
    2. GSD # 8 - Compile a list of 5 schools that you are planning on applying to. For each school find:
    a. the average ACT/SAT test scores
    b. GPA
    c. the most reputable academic programs
    d. special scholarships offered
    e. common app or separate application
    3. GSD # 9 - Senior Project Brainstorm
    Two potential research topics
    One potential products for each one of your topics
    4. GSD # 10 - Finish reading your selected indy reading book, and write a 5-7 sentence book recommendation for your peers or future AP Language students.
    5. Introduce extra credit/service hours video project (2-3 minutes)
    -advice for junior year
    -how to survive AP Language
    -introduction to AP Language
    -whether AP Language is the right fit or not
    -book recommendations
    *must be tasteful and respectful
    6. Review GSD Rubric:
    https://docs.google.com/a/nhcs.net/document/d/1duPaH86lmHzHFWGtU55SBF_QIqcVBhFSR43ecZQpyY4/edit?usp=sharing
    HW:
    1. Submit the GSD to turnitin.com by 11:59 pm
    2. Establish Common App account.

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    HW:
    1. Study tone words, literary terms, and exam review sheet
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    the 2nd.
    Wednesday - 5/31
    Start Up:
    *Please turn in any and all books that you have checked out from me.
    *If you get done with this early, please feel free to sign my yearbook.
    1. When completing a standardized test, do you think it is a good idea to preview the questions before reading the passage? Please explain either why or why not.
    2. How should you punctuate the title of poems?
    3. How can you use the multiple choice questions to help you understand the paragraph responses?
    4. Is the writing component worth more than the multiple choice?
    5. What should you do if you have a difficult time pronouncing character’s names while reading?
    6. When you are trying to decide between two correct answers, what should help you make your final decision?
    Guided Learning:
    1. Review Start Up
    2. Assemble review packet (tone words, blue sheet, TAEAC notes, and SOAPS) - Review purpose, tone, theme, main idea, and central idea.
    3. Add the following essential terms to EOC Review sheet:
    -tone
    -mood
    -diction
    -alliteration
    -metaphor
    -simile
    -SOAPS
    -repetition
    -imagery
    -speaker
    -narrator
    -narrative
    -1st Person, 2nd Person, 3rd Person
    4. Review terms on the blue sheet
    5. Add information about approaching poetry to EOC Review sheet
    Poetry:
    -Preview questions
    -Read three times
    -Brief SOAPSTone
    -Annotate
    -Pay close attention to both the title and the poet.
    -Repetition, imagery, and personification are the easiest devices to write about.
    6. EOC Practice with “Memories” - Review SOAPSTone and Theme
    7. In “Memories,” explain how the theme is developed throughout the poem. Use specific details to support your answer.
    HW:
    1. Study for Skills Quiz ( TAEAC, SOAPS, definition of purpose, definition of theme, definition of tone, and literary devices from blue sheet)

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Sunday, May 28

  1. page AP Language and Composition edited ... 2.Finish reading your GSD book 2. Have recommenders look over your college essay Week # 17…
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    2.Finish reading your GSD book
    2. Have recommenders look over your college essay
    Week # 17 - 5/30 - 6/2
    Due Dates:
    *I am available during all lunches. Please schedule a meeting time if you would like to review your college essay.
    5/31 - GSD is due via turnitin.com
    5/31 - Indy Reading book needs to be completed with recommendation assignment.
    6/01 - End of Semester Celebration (bring snacks and beverages) - Sign Up Sheet will be passed around.
    *Bring Indy reading book every day.
    *There are volunteering opportunities everyday after school.
    *Volunteer Hours for facilitating writing conferences and teaching your peers after school.
    Tuesday - 5/30
    Start Up:
    1. Please copy down the following due dates:
    *I am available during all lunches. Please schedule a meeting time if you would like to review your college essay.
    5/31 - GSD is due via turnitin.com
    5/31 - Indy Reading book needs to be completed with recommendation assignment.
    6/01 - End of Semester Celebration (bring snacks and beverages) - Sign Up Sheet will be passed around.
    2. TBA
    *I would be endlessly grateful if any of you donated your purchased Norton Reader.
    Guided Learning
    1. GSD # 8 - Compile a list of 5 schools that you are planning on applying to. For each school find:
    a. the average ACT/SAT test scores
    b. GPA
    c. the most reputable academic programs
    d. special scholarships offered
    e. common app or separate application
    2. Review college essays with students.
    3. GSD # 9 - Senior Project Brainstorm
    Two potential research topics
    One potential products for each one of your topics
    4. GSD # 10 - Finish reading your selected indy reading book, and write a 5-7 sentence book recommendation for your peers or future AP Language students.
    5. Introduce extra credit/service hours video project (2-3 minutes)
    -advice for junior year
    -how to survive AP Language
    -introduction to AP Language
    -whether AP Language is the right fit or not
    -book recommendations
    *must be tasteful and respectful
    6. Review GSD Rubric:
    __https://docs.google.com/a/nhcs.net/document/d/1duPaH86lmHzHFWGtU55SBF_QIqcVBhFSR43ecZQpyY4/edit?usp=sharing__
    HW:
    1. Finalize all aspects of the GSD assignment.
    2. Complete indy reading
    3. Please bring any and all checked out texts

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    2. INDY Reading - 1600 pages by next Friday - 5/2
    3. Study vocabulary and literary devices in preparation for our EOC next Friday.
    Week # 17 - 5/30 - 6/2
    Due Dates:
    *There will be after school EOC review until 5 every day (there will be snacks and extra credit opportunities embedded).
    -5/31 - Last day to turn in checked out books and missing assignments
    -6/1 - Final Skills Quiz ( TAEAC, SOAPS, definition of purpose, definition of theme, definition of tone, and literary devices from blue sheet)
    -6/2 - EOC in room 410 (68 questions - worth 20% of your overall grade)
    *Students who are taking AP Language, please see me for suggested summer reading texts*
    Tuesday - 5/30
    Start Up:
    1. Copy down these due dates for the week:
    *There will be after school EOC review until 5 every day (there will be snacks and extra credit opportunities embedded).
    -5/31 - Last day to turn in checked out books and missing assignments
    -6/1 - Final Skills Quiz ( TAEAC, SOAPS, definition of purpose, definition of theme, definition of tone, and literary devices from blue sheet)
    -6/2 - EOC in room 410 (68 questions - worth 20% of your overall grade)
    *Students who are taking AP Language, please see me for suggested summer reading texts*
    2. What did you think of the ending? What would you change if you were writing the story?
    3. What was the most enjoyable aspect of your weekend?
    4. What are you looking forward to most about this summer?
    5. What is one personal strength you possess that will serve you well on the EOC?
    Guided Learning:
    1. Review Due Dates and Start Up
    2. Collect final sets of guiding questions
    3. Quote Selection and illustration activity (index card)
    4. Final RNB Assignment for Alchemist - Write a 3-5 sentence recommendation for future readers, or generate a list of five thoughtful questions that you would like the author to answer.
    5. Add the following essential terms to EOC Review sheet.
    -tone
    -mood
    -diction
    -alliteration
    -metaphor
    -simile
    -SOAPS
    -repetition
    -imagery
    -speaker
    -narrator
    -narrative
    -1st Person, 2nd Person, 3rd Person
    6. Add information about approaching poetry to EOC Review sheet
    Poetry:
    -Preview questions
    -Read three times
    -Brief SOAPSTone
    -Annotate
    -Pay close attention to both the title and the poet.
    -Repetition, imagery, and personification are the easiest devices to write about.
    7. EOC Practice with “Memories” - Review SOAPSTone and Theme
    8. In “Memories,” explain how the theme is developed throughout the poem. Use specific details to support your answer.
    HW:
    1. Study tone words, literary terms, and exam review sheet
    2. 1600 pages of Indy reading successfully logged and completed by Friday the 2nd.

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Thursday, May 25

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    4. Indy Reading of GSD book.
    5. Complete GSD activities # 6 and #7.
    Friday - 5/26
    Start Up:
    1. In regards to college prep, what are you the most concerned or anxious about?
    Guided Learning:
    1. Share narrative and practice expository speaking skills
    2. Outdoor learning/Independent reading
    HW:
    1. GSD # 8 - Compile a list of 5 schools that you are planning on applying to. For each school find:
    a. the average ACT/SAT test scores
    b. GPA
    c. the most reputable academic programs
    d. special scholarships offered
    e. common app or separate application
    2.Finish reading your GSD book
    2. Have recommenders look over your college essay

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