8/22 Monday – Welcome Back! Summer assignments are due. Learning Target: I will feel comfortable with and excited about AP English as I learn about others (and myself) and what is expected of me this year.
Agenda: 1) Warm-up, 2) “An Attempt to Get to Know You.”, 3) If time permits, what is expected of you this year.
HW:1) Please be sure to have the following for Wednesday: post-it notes, 3 highlighters (different colors), a spiral notebook for journal writing, vocabulary, note-taking. 2) Choose a book for Independent Reading; first reading report is due Friday, September 30. Contract agreement is due on Wednesday.
8/23 Tuesday – Learning Target: More of the same as yesterday as you get acclimated.
Agenda: 1) Warm-up, 2) Expectations and Procedures, 3) Start in class essay
HW: Same as yesterday and finish essay that is due in class tomorrow.
8/24 Wednesday (minimum day) – Contracts are due. Learning Target: I will take a first look at my writing and how I can make improvements.
Agenda: Groups of three will edit/revise and discuss their peers’ essays and then we will have a discussion about them.
8/25 Thursday – Learning Target: I assess my most recent writing, get more acclimated to what is expected in this class and begin studying ethos, logos and pathos in rhetoric.
Agenda: 1) Complete essay self assessment; debrief, 2) turn in essay with self assessment stapled to front, rough draft to the back, 3) review of syllabus, 4) introduce independent reading, 4) in class reading about ethos, logos, pathos from The Language of Composition, pages 7-21.
8/26 Friday – TBA, depending on what is completed from yesterday.