AP 4 – Week of September 26, 2016

9/26 Monday – Learning Target: I will identify, analyze and discuss the importance of Point of View in literature  WOD #14 – evanescent. Agenda – 1) WOD, 2) in class discussion and review with exercises of Active and Passive Voice 3) in class reading of Who’s Irish (205-212 from Bedford), if/when completed, answer questions 1-9 (212) in NOTEBOOK for discussion tomorrow.

HW: Book Report #1 due Friday; finish questions 1-9 (212) in NOTEBOOK for discussion tomorrow.

9/27 Tuesday – Learning Target: I will identify, analyze and discuss the importance of Point of View in literature. WOD #15 – expurgate. Agenda – 1) WOD, 2) groups share responses from last night’s homework, 3) in class reading of The Lady with the Pet Dog (Chekhov’s version), 213-224 4) Answer questions 1-11, p.224 IN NOTEBOOK for discussion Thursday.

HW: Book Report #1 due Friday; finish questions 1-11, p.224 for discussion Thursday

9/28 Wednesday (minimum day) – Active reading.

HW: Book Report #1 due Friday; finish questions 1-11, p.224 for discussion Thursday

9/29 ThursdayLearning Target: I will identify, analyze and discuss the importance of Point of View in literatureWOD #16: facetious. Agenda – 1) WOD, 2) groups discussion of Tuesday’s homework; when done in class reading of The Lady with the Pet Dog (Oates’ version), 227-239; answer questions 1-10 0n 239 IN NOTEBOOK for discussion tomorrow.

HW: Book Report #1 due tomorrow; finish questions 1-10, p.239 for discussion tomorrow.

9/30 Friday –Learning Target: I will identify, analyze and discuss the importance of Point of View in literature. WOD# 17: fatuous. Agenda 1) WOD, 2) group and in class discussion of last night’s homework. If time, in class reading of Alice Walker’s Roselily (242-245).

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AP 3 – Week of September 26, 2016

9/26 Monday – Learning Target: I will annotate, identify and ultimately describe the effect of the rhetorical strategies employed in JFK’s Inaugural Speech, 1/20/61. WOD #14 – evanescent. Agenda – 1) WOD, 2) groups share 5, 5, and 5 from the JFK packet, 3) review glossary of terms/examples from Kennedy’s speech 4) label sections of JFK’s speech with the terms from the glossary.

HW: Book Report #1 due Friday; complete section on Simple, Compound, Complex and Compound-Complex Sentences from JFK packet (Practice 1-8).

9/27 Tuesday – Learning Target: I will identify and review different sentence types and independent/subordinate clauses. WOD #15 – expurgate. Agenda – 1) WOD, 2) share responses from sentences exercises (last night’s homework), 3) work on independent/subordinate clause exercises 4) if time, share in class on document camera.

9/28 Wednesday (minimum day) – Active reading.

9/29 Thursday – Learning Target: Putting it all together. I will take all of my information about JFK’s Inaugural Address and use it to take a deeper look at his rhetorical strategies. WOD #16: facetious. Agenda – 1) WOD, 2) groups answer questions 1-13 on 72, 73 of The Language of Composition.

9/30 Friday –  Learning Target: I will examine and address the essential question, “To what extent do our schools serve the goals of a true education?” WOD# 17: fatuous. Agenda 1) WOD, 2) Brainstorm – short writing piece about education addressing the essential question, 3) think-pair-share discussion, then whole class. 4) in class reading of I Know Why the Caged Bird Cannot Read (176-186, The Language of Composition), finish for homework and Questions on Rhetoric and Style 1-10, 187 IN NOTEBOOK. Due in class Monday.

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AP 3 – Week of September 19, 2016

9/19 Monday – Mr. Rapson is out today. Learning Target: I will further hone my  annotation skills as it they are critical for college and beyond. WORD of the DAY#12 (this is on the board) – Enfranchise. They are to copy the word, synonyms and write three sentences in their notebooks. When done, they are to finish their work from Friday, Slang for the Ages IN THEIR NOTEBOOK.

9/20 Tuesday –  Learning Target: I will annotate, identify and ultimately describe the effect of the rhetorical strategies employed in JFK’s Inaugural Speech, 1/20/61. WOD #13 – epiphany. Agenda: 1) WOD, 2) Notebook check of previous work from yesterday, 3) video of JFK’s speech, 4) in class reading with annotations.

9/21 Wednesday (minimum day) – Active reading; book report #1 is due on SEPTEMBER 30!!

9/22 Thursday – Learning Target: I will annotate, identify and ultimately describe the effect of the rhetorical strategies employed in JFK’s Inaugural Speech, 1/20/61. WOD #14 – evanescent. Agenda – 1) WOD, 2) vocabulary test on words 1-10, 3) annotation of text of JFK’s speech continues.

9/24 Friday – SRI testing.

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AP 4 – Week of September 19, 2016

9/19 Monday (Mr. Rapson is absent today) – Learning Target: I will read and appreciate the importance of setting to a story. WOD# 12: Enfranchise, in class reading of setting (167-170, Bedford) and Ernest Hemingway’s Soldier’s Home (170-175), questions 1-10 (175) IN YOUR NOTEBOOK. Due in class tomorrow.

HW: Finish Soldier’s Home questions. Book Report #1 due 9/30.

9/20 Tuesday –  Learning Target: I will write a spectacular literary analysis on Hot Dogs and Wild Geese, but first I will incorporate my annotation and editing skills in today’s peer editing session. WOD #13: Epiphany. Agenda – Peer editing of rough drafts.

9/21 Wednesday (minimum day) – Active reading. BOOK REPORT #1 SEPTEMBER 30!

9/22 Thursday – Learning Target: I will read, review, take notes and understand the importance of point of view to a story. WOD #14: Evanescent. Agenda – In class reading, note taking of pages 199-204, with a focus on the following terms: point of view, narrator, omniscient narrator, editorial omniscience, neutral omniscience, limited omniscient narrator, stream of consciousness, objective point of view, first person narrator, unreliable narrator, naive narrator. THESE TERMS ARE TO BE DEFINED IN YOUR NOTEBOOK. 

HW: Read Who’s Irish (204-212) and questions 1-9 in NOTEBOOK for Monday; BOOK REPORT #1 SEPTEMBER 30!

9/23 Friday – SRI testing.

HW: Read Who’s Irish (204-212) and questions 1-9 in NOTEBOOK for Monday; BOOK REPORT #1 SEPTEMBER 30!

 

 

 

 

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AP 3 – Week of September 12, 2016

9/12 Monday: Learning Target: I will synthesize my ideas and edit extraneous words and phrases while crafting a spectacular observation paper. Agenda: WOD #8 – Churlish;  Peer editing/revising.

HW: Observation paper due tomorrow by 9 AM on Google Classroom.

9/13 Tuesday: Learning Target: I will practice annotation and note taking while reading Learning to Read by Malcolm X and share my work with my classmates. Agenda: WOD #8 – Deleterious., In class reading on handouts about the importance of annotation, In class reading and annotation of Learning to Read; volunteers will share their work with the class with the help of the document camera; if time, start questions that are due on Thursday.

HW: Active reading tomorrow; book report 1 due Friday, 9/30.

9/14 Wednesday (minimum day) – Active reading.

HW: Book report 1 due Friday, 9/30

9/15 Thursday: Learning Target: I will incorporate my work on annotation and note taking in interpreting questions on Learning to Read by Malcolm X. Agenda: WOD #9 – Diffident, class will work in groups on interpretive questions on Learning to Read.

HW: Book report 1 due Friday, 9/30

9/16 Friday (Mr. Rapson is absent today and Monday, 9/19) : Learning Target: I will annotate and interpret Kory Stamper’s use of language in Slang for the AgesAgenda:WOD #10 – Enervate,  in class questions. Finish IN CLASS ON MONDAY.

HW: Book report 1 due Friday, 9/30.

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AP 4 – Week of September 12, 2016

9/12 Monday: Learning Target: I will synthesize my ideas and edit extraneous words and phrases while crafting a spectacular character analyses. Agenda: WOD #8 – Churlish; a brief review of both stories and samplings from rough drafts. Peer editing/revising.

HW: Character analyses due tomorrow by 9 AM on Google Classroom.

9/13 Tuesday: Learning Target: I will practice annotation and note taking while reading Hot Dogs and Wild Geese by Firoozeh Dumas and share my work with my classmates. Agenda: WOD #8 – Deleterious., In class reading and annotation of the short story; volunteers will share their work with the class with the help of the document camera; if time, start questions that are due on Thursday.

HW: Active reading tomorrow; book report 1 due Friday, 9/30.

9/14 Wednesday (minimum day) – Active reading.

9/15 Thursday: Learning Target: I will continue practicing annotation and note taking. Agenda: WOD #9 – Diffident, in class reading and annotating of Slang for the Ages. Class will be sharing their work with their peers, discussion session follows;

HW: Book report 1 due Friday, 9/30.

Friday (Mr. Rapson is absent today and Monday, 9/19) : Learning Target: I will annotate and interpret Sandra Cisneros’ use of language in No Speak English from House on Mango StreetAgenda:WOD #10 – Enervate,  in class questions. Finish IN CLASS ON MONDAY..

HW: Book report 1 due Friday, 9/30.

 

 

 

 

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AP 4 – Week of September 5, 2016

9/5 Monday – Labor Day. Enjoy your day off.

9/6 Tuesday – Learning Target: Learning Target: I will analyze and discuss how the combination of domesticity and violence drive the plot in Killings. Agenda:  WOD #5- AUSPICIOUS. In class discussion from this weekend’s homework on Killings.

HW: Read pages 115-120 on character. In your notebook, define the following terms: characterization, motivated character, plausible character, consistent character, absurdist literature, antihero, dynamic character, static character, foil, flat character, round character and stock character.

9/7 Wednesday (minimum day) – Agenda:  active reading.

9/8 Thursday –Learning Target: I will analyze and discuss how the combination of domesticity and violence drive the plot in Killings. Agenda:  WOD #6: BELIE. In class discussion of questions 1-10 from the weekend’s homework on Killings, when completed, begin reading  Saving Sourdi 121-134.

HW: Finish Saving Sourdi; answer questions 1-7 tonight IN YOUR NOTEBOOK.

9/8 Friday – Learning Target: I will analyze and understand the methods of characterization in Saving Sourdi and compare and contrast the roles of Nea in Saving Sourdi and Sammy in A&P by John Updike, p.691.   Agenda: WOD #7: BELLICOSE, Review of last night’s homework, in class reading of A&P; taking notes on the similarities of characters. Discussion if time.

HW: Finish A&P if not completed in class, one page comparison essay of Nea and Sammy as rescuers. Due Sunday night by 11:59 PM on Google Classroom.

 

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