Week of August 11, 2014

Welcome to this week.

Monday: PROMPT – What does it mean to be an AMERICAN?

  • Standards for the week
  • Priority Standards:

    RL.11-12.1 Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text, including determining where the text leaves matters uncertain.

    RI.11-12.2 Determine two or more central ideas of a text and analyze their development over the course of the text, including how they interact and build on one another to provide a complex analysis; provide an objective summary of the text.

     

    SL.11-12.2 Integrate multiple sources of information presented in diverse formats and media (e.g., visually, quantitatively, orally) in order to make informed decisions and solve problems, evaluating the credibility and accuracy of each source and noting any discrepancies among the data.

     

Friday: News article due – please do it in the format I gave.

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Welcome to 2014-2015

Welcome and I hope you enjoy the year.

Weekly assignment: News article homework.

  1. Name of the article/news report
  2. Name of the author/reporter
  3. Name of the news agency/channel
  4. 5 Ws and How
    1. Who is the story about?
    2. What happened?
    3. Where did the story take place?
    4. When did the story take place?
    5. Why did this happen?
    6. How did it happen?
  5. Why is this story important to know or understand?

There are 10 items and the assignment is worth 10 points every week for the rest of the semester.  You will begin to see the assignments populate in Aeries – it will indicate no points – don’t worry – I am adding the assignments so that you will know that they are due and when they are due.

Weekly we will have AP practice prompt writing.  They will be based on the 1-9 grading scale.

Generic AP Language and Composition Rubric

The score should reflect a judgment of the essay’s quality as a whole. Remember that students had only 40 minutes to read

and write; the essay, therefore, is not a finished product and should not be judged by standards appropriate for an out-of class assignment.  Evaluate the essay as a draft, making certain to reward students for what they do well.

All essays, even those scored 8 or 9, may contain occasional lapses in analysis, prose style or mechanics. Such features should enter into the holistic evaluation of an essay’s overall quality. In no case may an essay with many distracting errors in grammar and mechanics be scored higher than a 2.

9 Essays earning a score of 9 meet the criteria for a score of 8 and, in addition, are especially sophisticated in their [analysis or argument], thorough in their development or impressive in their control of language.

8 Effective Essays earning a score of 8 effectively [present the requirements of the prompt].  They develop their [analysis or argument] with evidence and explanations that are appropriate and convincing, [adhering to the requirements of the prompt]. The prose demonstrates a consistent ability to control a wide range of the elements of effective writing but is not necessarily flawless.

7 Essays earning a score of 7 meet the criteria for a score of 6 but provide more complete explanation, more thorough development or a more mature prose style.

6 Adequate Essays earning a score of 6 adequately [present the requirements of the prompt]. They develop their [analysis or argument] with evidence and explanations that are appropriate and sufficient, [adhering to the requirements of the prompt]. The writing may contain lapses in diction or syntax, but generally the prose is clear.

5 Essays earning a score of 5 [present the requirements of the prompt]. The evidence or explanations used may be uneven, inconsistent or limited. The writing may contain lapses in diction or syntax, but it usually conveys the student’s ideas.

4 Inadequate Essays earning a score of 4 inadequately [present the requirements of the prompt]. These essays may misunderstand the passage, or fail to completely [present the requirements of the prompt]. The evidence or explanations used may be inappropriate, insufficient or less convincing. The prose generally conveys the student’s ideas but may be less consistent in controlling the elements of effective writing.

3 Essays earning a score of 3 meet the criteria for a score of 4 but demonstrate less success in [presenting the requirements of the prompt]. They are less perceptive in their understanding of the passage or [the requirements of the prompt], or the explanation or examples may be particularly limited or simplistic. The essays may show less maturity in control of writing.

2 Little Success Essays earning a score of 2 demonstrate little success in [presenting the requirements of the prompt]. These essays may misunderstand the prompt, misread the passage, fail to [present the requirements of the prompt], or substitute a simpler task by responding to the prompt tangentially with unrelated, inaccurate or inappropriate explanation. The prose often demonstrates consistent weaknesses in writing, such as grammatical problems, a lack of development or organization, or a lack of control.

1 Essays earning a score of 1 meet the criteria for a score of 2 but are undeveloped, especially simplistic in their explanation or weak in their control of language.

0 Indicates an on-topic response that receives no credit, such as one that merely repeats the prompt, or presents a narrative of a personal experience. — Indicates a blank response or one that is completely off topic.

AP prompt samples

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Welcome to Quarter 4 2014

A few things about this quarter.

  1. It’s the last one before you become seniors.
  2. You will be responsible for much of keeping up with your work – since there will be a lot of independent work.
  3. Some of you will be taking the AP English Exam on Friday May 9th, 2014.
  4. You will be required to turn in your papers to this website beginning this week.  DROP IT TO ME.  Please use the passcode: mrhorocks
  5. ALL assignments and projects will be posted on this website beginning this week.
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An AP teacher’s youtube page.

If you need help with how to do things – this teacher has already created many videos to use to help you get the background you need.

Please check out the videos to help yourself out. I expect you to watch the videos to clear up some of the issues you may have in your own writing.

Mr. Singleton’s AP youtube page.

Please check out this series of videos from Educator.com
AP English Language course review

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English 3 week 5

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English 3 Writing week 5

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