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1 AP Agendas for Second Semester 2015 Attached you will find all agendas for the second semester in Advanced Placement English Language and Composition

2 AP Agenda for Jan. 20/21 Daily Objective: To understand how to be even more successful on taking an AP exam. Daily Assignments: Pass out midterm exam and your results Go over the following assignments: Reflection on midterm template on p. 320(due at end of period) Final Draft of AP Midterm Essay on p. 319(done in-class Thurs/Friday; due Friday at 11:59 pm) Peer Editing of AP Midterm Essay (done in class next Mon/Tues; due Tues. 11:59 pm) 10 grammar exercises (done in class this week) Go over the multiple choice passages Go over sample essays and scoring from midterm If time, begin to work on grammar exercises

3 AP Agenda for Jan. 22/23 Daily Objective: To improve writing by working on grammar and usage skills. Daily Assignments: Work on Final Draft of AP Midterm Essay p. 319; it is due Jan. 23 at 11:59 pm If done early, begin working on 10 grammar exercises Please return Walden books next week. You should highly consider taking words out of it for your definitions before you turn it in. Warning: Next week we will be work on the NEW Florida Writes Test—which you have to take as an 11 th grader! (UGH!)

4 AP Agenda for Jan. 26/27 Daily Objectives: Students will understand the writing requirements for the FSA Writing test. Daily Assignments: Go over comparison/contrast Thanksgiving cartoon Do 10 exercises on your 5 chapters you chose (2 ex. Per chapter)—turn in by end of period Begin discussion of FSA Writing Test; will do practice one on Jan. 30/Feb. 2

5 AP Agenda for Jan. 28/29 Daily Objectives: Students will complete a test required by the state of Florida. Daily Assignments: 2B- Complete At-Risk survey, then FAIR testing Work on JQV if done early

6 AP Agenda for Jan. 30/Feb. 2 Daily Objectives: Students will begin to learn how to write a comparison/contrast rhetorical analysis essay. Daily Assignments: To introduce this new concept, we will begin by watching “Babies Going through Tunnels” at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uct6YpaQY-chttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uct6YpaQY-c Go over Comparison/Contrast Thanksgiving cartoon Watch a video entitled called “Catching Kayla” at: with-ms_n_ html; you will compare/contrast this girl’s life to your own life in a ten minute writing when finished with-ms_n_ html As an AP student, you should be able to compare/contrast ANYTHING and make it sound sophisticated. You will write four words on paper I give you; these words will be the basis of another comparison/contrast activity.

7 AP Agenda for Feb. 3/4 Daily Objectives: Students will complete a test required by the state of Florida. Daily Assignments: Complete Practice FSA Writing Prompt, which will be worth 75 points (based on the score out of 10 you receive) 1A- Rm A- Rm B, 3B- Rm. 214

8 AP Agenda for Feb. 5/6 Daily Objective: To understand how to write a comparison/contrast essay. Daily Assignment: Do AP MC Practice 20 and 21 Last 25 minutes of class—peer/self editing completed on FSA Writing Prompt Warning: Next week on Feb. 11/12 we will do a AP Comparison/Contrast essay in class, and it will be worth 100 points.

9 AP Agenda for Feb. 9/10 Daily Objective: To understand the requirements of an AP Comparison/Contrast essay PLUS the FSA Reading Test. Daily Assignments: Go over RLARS Independent Reading List; you must have book by February 16. Go over comparison/contrast essay packet in Guidebook Warning: Next class period we will complete both Valentine’s Day and Anti-Valentine’s Day Activities. Plan to bring a positive attitude towards the holiday. We will also do an essay in-class.

10 AP Agenda for Feb. 11/12 Daily Objective: To appreciate the joy and horror of Valentine’s Day Daily Assignments: Complete AP Essay on Comparison/Contrast- worth 100 points Complete both Valentine’s Day and Anti-Valentine’s Day Activities in a cooperative learning group

11 AP Agenda for Feb. 16/17 Daily Objective: To read a book of nonfiction independently and enhance our reading comprehension and analysis skills Daily Assignments: Just a reminder—Reading Log #1 is due on Friday (in addition to your JQV); the directions plus a template on it is on my website; therefore, next class period bring your RLARS book so you have some time in-class to read it. Complete AP MC Practice #13 and #14; create 2 mc questions on each passage using stems in Guidebook (for a total of 4 questions) then do the mc questions in your practice books. Begin watching The Last of the Mohicans; you should fill out a study guide on it and be prepared to do a short writing (comparison/contrast question and argument question) when we finish it.

12 AP Agenda for Feb. 18/19 Daily Objective: To read a book of nonfiction independently and analyze a classic work of American fiction as a guided reading to enhance our reading comprehension and analysis skills Daily Assignments: Pass around golden rod sheet to sign up for SFSC Career Connections B Day—Get trained on FSA Writing Test in Rm. 214, then: Return papers and pass out letter on FSA test First 10 minutes of class—Read RLARS book (or book off of my bookshelf); remember your 1 st Reading Log is due on Friday at 11:59 pm in addition to your JQV; if you have not received your book yet, you will do your log on the sample chapter on Amazon.com. Continue watching The Last of the Mohicans; complete study guide and comparison/contrast question AND argument question when finished with it Warning: Some time during the class period we will conference on your FSA Writing Prompt and your AP essays done this year. Therefore, get out your previous AP essays and put them in chronological order to discuss.

13 Information on FSA Results The average score was an 8 out of 10—which is awesome and the equivalent to a 6 on an AP essay. However, some special students scored a 9/10 or a 10/10. Please congratulate: In 1A- Kelly, Christina, Camille In 4A- Graham, Jeremy, Ragan, Kiersten, Kevin, Chenille In 2B- Marjon, Amelia In 3B- Ethan A., Emily, Cristina If you scored a 7 out of 10 or lower, please do the following when you take the real FSA Writes test in March: Properly credit sources—so do NOT say Source 1 says or put at the end of the sentence (Source 1). Go by article title (and author, if there is one); put quotation marks around an article title. Use YOUR WORDS more and words from your sources less. If you wrote a long quote, have a long explanation of the quote or you will be marked down. Consider the COUNTERCLAIM or you score will be lowered. You MUST ADDRESS BOTH SIDES OF THE ISSUE. USE ALL OF YOUR TIME. Highlands County has written a waiver so you have 120 minutes to complete the prompt. USE IT.

14 AP Agenda for Feb. 20/23 Daily Objective: To read a book of nonfiction independently and analyze a classic work of American fiction as a guided reading to enhance our reading comprehension and analysis skills Daily Assignments: A Day--Get trained on taking FSA test in computer lab Rm. 214; Pass around golden rod sheet to sign up for SFSC Career Connections 10 minutes of class—Read RLARS book (or book off of my bookshelf); remember your Reading Log is due every Friday Finish The Last of the Mohicans and turn in study guide If you were absent last class, have a conference with me on writing today! Go over assignment for annotating and reading Of Mice and Men, which we will do a Guided Reading on, we will do Gapfill exercises on, and we will take an AP Exam on when we are finished.

15 AP Agenda for Feb. 24/25 Daily Objective: To read a book of nonfiction independently and analyze a classic work of American fiction as a guided reading to enhance our reading comprehension and analysis skills Daily Assignments: RLARS for the first ten minutes of class Continue reading Of Mice and Men; discuss; complete Gapfill; annotate

16 AP Agenda for Feb. 26/27 Daily Objective: To read a book of nonfiction independently and analyze a classic work of American fiction as a guided reading to enhance our reading comprehension and analysis skills Daily Assignments: RLARS for the first ten minutes of class Continue reading Of Mice and Men; discuss; complete Gapfill; annotate


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