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.**

SECOND QUARTER: Identity
Essential Question: In what ways does society impact the individual’s identity with regards to gender and race?
Note:   In the event of bad weather, continue with your reading and/or assignments.  If bad weather cancels school on a due date, keep reading with the predetermined schedule and I will find a way to catch us up. Assignments denoted by an asterisk (*) will be read in class.

Oct. 30          Teacher Workday: End of first quarter           
Oct. 31          Dress Rehearsal for the Living Test
Nov. 1           LIVING TEST for The Catcher in the Rye
Nov. 2           Beloved articles due; Introduction to Beloved
Nov. 3           Chapters 1-2 of Beloved due; Vocabulary Quiz #8
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Nov. 6           Chapters 3-6 of Beloved due
Nov. 7           Chapters 7-8 of Beloved due
Nov. 8           Found Poetry in Beloved- Early Release Day
Nov. 9           PPP Quiz #6: Subject/Verb and Pro./Ant. agreement
Nov. 10         Veterans’ Day- No School                             
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Nov. 13         Chapters 9-10 of Beloved due
Nov. 14         Character analysis handout due
Nov. 15         Chapters 11-14 of Beloved due
Nov. 16         Chapters 15-18 of Beloved due
Nov. 17         Vocabulary 9 quiz
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Nov. 20         Chapter 19 of Beloved due
Nov. 21         PPP Quiz #7: PMS; Independent Reading Project
Nov. 22         Thanksgiving Holiday
Nov. 23         Thanksgiving Holiday
Nov. 24         Thanksgiving Holiday
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Nov. 27         Chapters 20-23 of Beloved due
Nov. 28         Chapters 24-25 of Beloved due, EBOLA assigned
Nov. 29         Chapters 26-28 of Beloved due
Nov. 30         PPP Quiz #8: Semicolons and Colons
Dec. 1           Vocabulary 10 quiz
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Dec. 4          Final discussion of Beloved
Dec. 5          Review for test on Beloved
Dec. 6          Test on Beloved
Dec. 7          PPP Quiz #9: The Alluring Apostrophe  
Dec. 8          Vocabulary Quiz 11 
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Dec. 11        EBOLA Rough Drafts Due- Peer Editing in Class
Dec. 12        EBOLA Final Drafts Due
Dec. 13        PPP Quiz #10: The Comely Comma  
Dec. 14        Ultimate Bluff Championship! Beloved Extra Credit Due
Dec. 15        Vocabulary Exam Covering Lists 1-12
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Dec. 18         
Dec. 19         
Dec. 20         
Dec. 21         WINTER BREAK
Dec. 22         WINTER BREAK
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Jan. 2           Holiday
Jan. 3           Teacher Workday (Snow Make-up Day #1)
Jan. 4           “Letter from Pat Conroy” rhetorical analysis  in-class
Jan. 5           ICE #2: Rhetorical Analysis 
Jan. 6           Peer edit in-class (type essay for Monday); introduce the "Isms" of literature; assign textbooks (finally)

Jan. 8           Essays due;  Discuss Romanticism
Jan. 9           "The Tell-Tale Heart" (Poe) (Handout)
Jan. 10         Faux Poe assignment
Jan. 11         “The Minister’s Black Veil” (Hawthorne), pp. 239-248
Jan. 12         PPP Quiz #11: Brackets, Hyphens, and Dashes
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Jan. 15         Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday- No School
Jan. 16         Selected poems by Emily Dickinson*
Jan. 17         Excerpts from Leaves of Grass (Whitman)
Jan. 18         Transcendentalism; "Nature" (pp. 182-3) and "Self- Reliance" (pp. 185-6) due today
Jan. 19         Walden (Thoreau) pp. 192-204 due today
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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