AP English Language and Composition
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"I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life.
And see if I could not learn what it had to teach and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived."
Henry David Thoreau, Walden

**The schedule you see below is subject to change.**

FIRST QUARTER: The Power of Language

Essential Questions: 
How can artistic expression advance social commentary? In what ways does language impact us?
Note:  Be prepared for a quiz on the date listed next to each selection.  In other words, read the selection the night before the date with which it is listed. 

Aug. 28          Welcome! Introduction and expectations; Purple Punctuation Packet; Vocabulary Regimen; Terms to Know; and collect the Summer Reading Assignment
Aug. 29          Summer Reading Review: The Scarlet Letter
Aug. 30          Summer Reading Review: The Scarlet Letter
Aug. 31          Summer Reading Review: On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft
Sept. 1            Summer Reading Review: On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft
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Sept. 4            Labor Day Holiday- No School
Sept. 5            Summer Reading Test
Sept. 6            “The Road Not Taken” (Frost); Practice AP English Language multiple choice questions
Sept. 7            “The Singer Solution to World Poverty" (handout); Ron Finley Ted Talk 
Sept. 8            “Bread” by Margaret Atwood and analysis (handout); synthesis activity
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Sept. 11          Introduction to The Crucible and Salem Witch Trials (PowerPoint)
Sept. 12          Act I of The Crucible due
Sept. 13          Discussion of Act I, cont.
Sept. 14          PPP Quiz #1: sentence types and parts of a sentence; Act II of The Crucible due 
Sept. 15          Vocabulary Quiz 1
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Sept. 18          Irony in Act II; grammar review
Sept. 19          Act III of The Crucible due
Sept. 20          Early Release Day; PPP Quiz #2: nouns and pronouns
Sept. 21          Act IV of The Crucible due
Sept. 22          Vocabulary Quiz 2
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Sept. 25       Logical Fallacies in The Crucible
Sept. 26          PPP Quiz #3: verbs; Jeopardy! Review of The Crucible
Sept. 27          The Crucible Test
Sept. 28          Watch scenes from The Crucible
Sept. 29          Watch scenes from The Crucible; Vocabulary Quiz 3
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Oct. 2             Introduction to The Catcher in the Rye (Salinger)
Oct. 3             The Catcher in the Rye, Chapters 1-5 due; Character Chart
Oct. 4             PPP Quiz #4: adjectives and conjunctions
Oct. 5             The Catcher in the Rye, Chapters 6-10 due
Oct. 6             Vocabulary Quiz 4
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Oct. 9              The Catcher in the Rye, Chapters 11-14 due
Oct. 10            Role of Adults discussion
Oct. 11            PSAT for 10th and 11th graders 
Oct. 12            The Catcher in the Rye, Chapters 15-18 due
Oct. 13            Vocabulary Quiz 5; Holden’s Body Outline activity
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Oct. 16            The Catcher in the Rye, Chapters 19-23 due
Oct. 17            The Catcher in the Rye, Chapters 24-26 due
Oct. 18            Essay prep and Living Test initial preparation
Oct. 19            PPP Quiz #5: prepositions and adverbs
Oct. 20            Vocabulary Quiz 6
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Oct. 23           ICE #1: Rhetorical Analysis on The Catcher in the Rye
Oct. 24           Living Test prep             
Oct. 25           Living Test prep
Oct. 26           Living Test prep
Oct. 27           Vocabulary Quiz 7; Dress up as  a vocabulary word!

 

HELPFUL LINKS:

Link to UNC Writing Center handouts and resources: http://writingcenter.unc.edu/handouts/

Link to Oxford Advanced Learners' Dictionary: http://www.oxfordlearnersdictionaries.com/us