2016-17 Week 7 — September 26

Hello, all! I hope that you have had a great weekend! We’ve got a busy week before us. Before that, let me give you an update about our reading program. So far this school year, our Junior class has read 41,595 pages. That’s AMAZING! I’m so proud of you all! Several of you are on your second or third book of the year. Keep it up!

We go to Alabama Shakespeare Festival this week with the Senior class to see The Mousetrap. We’ll leave Wednesday morning to drive over there. Please be sure to wear your mass day uniforms (including dress shoes!). We will provide you lunch when we return to school. Any English classes that day will have a reading day, so be prepared with your books, too.

Let’s take a look at this week:

  • AP English Lang & Composition–Week of Sept 26
    • Monday, 9/26
      • Work through Breaking Down a Rhetorical Prompt exercise
    • Tuesday, 9/27
      • In-class essay, AP style prompt
    • Wednesday, 9/28
      • Field Trip to Alabama Shakespeare Festival to see The Mousetrap
      • Reading day in any English classes that meet
    • Thursday, 9/29
      • Read and discuss Groucho Marx’s letter to Warner Bros Studio p. 59
      • Homework–read Morley essay p. 63-65 and come up with a thesis statement that you might use for rhetorical analysis
    • Friday, 9/30
      • Discuss Morley’s essay “On Laziness” p. 63-65
      • yourAotW-0930 due (This is one where YOU find the article. There will be an assignment in Your Google Drive folder for this.)
      • Homework–read Kennedy’s Inaugural Address p. 69-72
      • Homework–finish your Lit Circle book–brainstorm possible topics for a rhetorical analysis question based on your novel. Each student must have a rough idea to turn in, but the group will choose one to develop it into a polished question.
  • English 11–Week of Sept 26
    • Monday, 9/26
      • Lit Circle video discussions. You should be 1/3 through your Lit Circle novel at this point. Focus on theme and character development.
    • Tuesday, 9/27
      • Discuss Author Purpose and Intent with regards to Informative Text
      • Discussion of several mentor texts
    • Wednesday, 9/28
      • Field Trip to Alabama Shakespeare Festival to see The Mousetrap
      • Reading day in any English classes that meet
    • Thursday, 9/29
      • Introduce College Choice project and allow time to begin research
    • Friday, 9/30
      • yourAotW-0930due (This is one where YOU find the article. There will be an assignment in your Google Drive folder for this. Please complete this through the document that is in your Google Drive.)
      • Continue work on College Choice project
      • Meet with Lit Circle groups to plan for Monday’s class (when they’ll record a video for the 2/3 of the novel).

Let’s have a great week!

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