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AP English Language & Composition                                November 2018                                                         wwhittaker@valley.k12.ar.us

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

5

 

In-Class Lecture:

De Crevecoeur’s “Letters from an American Farmer”

 

Be able to identify the Rhetorical Strategies used.

6

 

Read Thomas Paine: “The Crisis: No. 1” in class and answer discussion questions by Thursday.

 

7

 

WINSDAY: Veteran’s Day sessions and assembly.

8

 

IN-Class Lecture: Thomas Paine’s “The Crisis: No.1”

 

Annotate text to prepare for test.  Who is Paine’s Audience?

9

 

Patrick Henry:

Read “Speech to the Virginia Convention and answer discussion questions in class.

12

Ben Franklin: Poor Richard’s Almanack

*be able to identify the characteristics of a Maxim and make a claim about Franklin’s purpose behind them.

Answer discussion questions:

13

In-Class Lecture and discussion of Phyllis Wheatley’s poem: “His Excellency General Washington”

Turn in Discussion questions by the end of class.

14

Alexander Hamilton:

Read “The Federalist Papers; #78” in class.

Utilize small group discussion to write a paragraph summary of the key points. GET lecture quotes.

15

Read Thomas Jefferson:

The Declaration of Independence

And answer discussion questions as a whole group discussion.

Then get into small groups and write a dear John break up letter citing the text.

16

Finish Break-Up letters and read them out loud in class.

 

Watch awesome video!

19

 

Remediation and make-up work day #1

 

 

 

 

20

 

Remediation and make-up work day #2

 

21

 

 

 

Thanksgiving

22

 

 

 

Thanksgiving

23

 

 

 

Thanksgiving

26    Start new novel study: E. Frome

 

Read Jefferson’s 2nd Inaugural Address in class and answer discussion questions TODAY!

 

Read novel for remainder of period.

27

Begin class by doing a whole-group verbal sketch of Washington.

Read “Portrait of George Washington” by Thomas Jefferson and answer discussion questions.

 

28

Examine key points of Washington’s farewell address and write a claim about their relevancy to the current climates of American Polity.

Hold group discussion over claims.

29

 

Read Benjamin Franklin’s Autobiography and get into small groups to create a short play based on the events in his text.

30

 

Ethan Frome TEST!!!

 

Perform B.F.F. skit

(Ben Franklin Forever)