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DLP Cover html | pdf
Participation Form
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Author's Notes
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Pithy Alternative
(html | pdf)


Quia Activities

PPP Links
 
 
 
 

 

 

"We are all drugged
by our own frenzy."

Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

 

 

 



"Happiness is a butterfly, which, when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you."

Nathaniel Hawthorne

 

 

 



"We cannot live for ourselves alone. Our lives are connected by a thousand invisible threads, and along these sympathetic fibers, our actions run as causes and return to us as results. "

Herman Melville

 

 

 



"There was never a good biography of a good novelist. There couldn't be. He is too many people if he's any good. "

F. Scott Fitzgerald

 

 

 



"The perfection of wisdom, and the end of true philosophy is to proportion our wants to our possessions, our ambitions to our capacities, we will then be a happy and a virtuous people. "

Mark Twain

 

 

 

Sept 15 - 19

 Monday
Class Activities: Sharing of survey results; Discussion of Emerson's essays; litote PPP
Assignment: Read "Where I Lived and What I Lived For" in Walden, and write 180 words minimum on a pithy quote. Also, find an exemplary use of a rhetorical device, write it down and explain why is was well used.
 Tuesday
Class Activities: Discussion of reading; Parallelism PPP
Assignment:
Read "Economy" in Walden, pp. 107-115 and choose a section and write an analysis of the rhetorical strategies the author used to make his point. Also, Downlaod Parallelism booklet html | pdf and do exercise 1.
 Wednesday
Class Activities: Discussion of reading; Discussion of parallelism exercise
Assignment: Read read "Solitude" (200-208) in Walden and choose a section and write an analysis of the rhetorical strategies the author used to make his point..Also, do exercise 2 in Parallelism booklet.
 Thursday
Class Activities: Discussion of reading; Discussion of parallelism exercise
Assignment:
Do exercise 3 in Parallelism booklet.
 Friday
Class Activities: Parallelism Quiz; AP writing prompt
Assignment: 
Download and fill out DLP cover html | pdf; Complete DLP 1; complete class feedback survey on the Quia site;

September 22 - 26

 Monday
 Class Activities: Sharing ofsurvey results; small and large group sharing of DLP essays;
Assignment: Read "Higher Laws" in Walden and write 180 words minimum on a pithy quote. Also, identify an exemplary use of rhetorical device and write in down. Bring in $10.00 for field trip.
 Tuesday
Class Activities: Short class; meeting with Senior AP class
Assignment:  
 Read "Higher Laws" in Walden write a minimum of 180 words on a pithy quote. Also, find and exemplarly use of a rhetorical device, write it down and explain why it was used well.  Bring in $10.00 for field trip.
 Wednesday
Class Activities: Discussion of pithy quotes
Assignment: Read "The Pond in Winter" in Walden write a minimum of 180 words on a pithy quote. Also, find and exemplarly use of a rhetorical device, write it down and explain why it was used well.
 Thursday
 Class Activities: Field Trip to Peterborough Players (9 to 1)
Assignment:
  
None
 Friday
 Class Activities:Discussion of pithy quotes
Assignment: 
Complete a survey on the Quia site by 8:00 Sunday evening. Also, Read "Conclusion" in Walden write a minimum of 180 words on a pithy quote. Also, find and exemplarly use of a rhetorical device, write it down and explain why it was used well. Also,

September 29 - October 3

 Monday
 Class Activities: Sharing of survey results; NECAP prompt: Literary analysis
Assignment: Download Preposition booklet html | pdf and do execises 1 and 2;
 Tuesday
Class Activities:Go over preposition exercises; PPP on rhetorical device
Assignment:  
  Read Emerson's Eulogy of Thoreau  html | pdf and analyze the stragegies he uses to create his message. Do Exercise 3 in Preposition Booklet
 Wednesday
Class Activities: Discussion of reading and writings
Assignment: Read "The Hawthornes on Thoreau"  html | pdf and choose and write down two quotes for sharing: Natural Truth Activity: Find a natural object that contains a universal truth and bring it to class for sharing; Complete exercise 4 in Preposition booklet
 Thursday
 Class Activities: Discussion of natural objects; Final discussion of Thoreau
Assignment:
  
None
 Friday
 Class Activities: Essay on AP Prompt; Quiz on Prepositions
Assignment: 
Complete survey on Quia site; Complete DLP 2, with original essay.

October 6 - 9

 Monday
 Class Activities: Sharing of survey results: PPP on argumentation
Assignment:Download "Strategies for Persuasive" html | pdf to use to guide/inform your analysis of the essays this week; download "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God" html | pdf and write an essay in which you identify and analyse the rhetorical strategies used to create an effecitve message. Also, download html | pdf and complete exercise 1 in Subject-Verb agreement Booklet.
 Tuesday
Class Activities:Go over agreement packets; discussion on writings
Assignment:  
  Do exercise 2 in agreement booklet; download "Speech to the Virginia Convention" html | pdf and write an essay in which you identify and analyze the rhetorical strategies the author used to create effecitve messages.
 Wednesday
Class Activities: Go over agreement packets; discussion on writings
Assignment: download "The Crisis, No. 1" html | pdf and write an essay in which you identify and analyze the rhetorical strategies the author used to create effecitve messages.
 Thursday
 Class Activities: Go over agreement packets; discussion on writings
Assignment:
 download  "The Design of Government" html | pdf and "The Rights of Man Introduction" html | pdf and write an essay in which you identify and analyze the rhetorical strategies the authors used to create effecitve messages. 
 Friday
 Class Activities:None. Teacher Workshop

October 14 - 17

 Monday
 Class Activities: No School
Assignment: Download and read "Out of Panic, Self-Reliance". Underline a quote or write a short reaction to it and bring it to class tomorrow. html | pdf
 Tuesday
Class Activities: Discussion of writings; NECAP short answer model discussion
Assignment:  
Complete AP writing packet  
 Wednesday
Class Activities: Writing packet activity
Assignment: None
 Thursday
 Class Activities: None—NECAP Testing
Assignment:
None  
 Friday
 Class Activities:None—NECAP Testing
Assignment: 
None

October 20 - 24

 Monday
 Class Activities: Discussion of Essay Activity html | pdf ; Catachresis Rhetorical Device;
Assignment: Work on essays
 Tuesday
Class Activities:  Problems with Logic PP html | pdf; work time on essay
Assignment:  
   Work on essays
 Wednesday
Class Activities: Work time on essays
Assignment: Work on essays
 Thursday
 Class Activities: Peer sharing and editing of essays; Work time on essays
Assignment:
  
Work on essays
 Friday
 Class Activities: Sharing of essays
Assignment: 
Complete Authors Notes html | pdf on essay and make any final changes to your essay; be ready to pass in the essay on Monday; Complete Survey on Quia site

 

October 27-31

 Monday
 Class Activities:
Go over survey result; books out: The Scarlet Letter; Finish reading essays; Faulty Logic PPP; pithy quote alternatives (html | pdf)
Assignment:
Download, read and do exercise 1 of Pronoun-Antecedent agreement html | pdf
 Tuesday
Class Activities:
PP on Rhetorical Logic Faults; exerices 1; class reading of Chapter 1 in The Scarlet Letter.
Assignment:  
Read  chapters 2 and 3 of The Scarlet Letter and write 180 words minimum on a pithy quote or alternative. Do exercise 2a in Pronoun-Antecedent Booklet.
 Wednesday
Class Activities: 
Go over exercise 2a; Small and large grokup discussion of writings; PPP on assigned chapters
Assignment:
Read  chapters 4 and 5 of The Scarlet Letter and write 180 words minimum on a pithy quote or alternative. Do exercise 2b in Pronoun-Antecedent Booklet.
 Thursday
 Class Activities:
Go over exercise 2b; Small and large grokup discussion of writings; PPP on assigned chapters
Assignment:
Read  chapters 6 and 7 of The Scarlet Letter and write 180 words minimum on a pithy quote or alternative. Do exercise 4 in Pronoun-Antecedent Booklet.
 Friday
 Class Activities:
Go over exercise 3; Pronoun-Antecedent quiz; In-class writing to AP prompt.
Assignment: 
Complete a Quia survey by 8 on Sunday; Read  chapters 8 and 9 of The Scarlet Letter and write 180 words minimum on a pithy quote or alternative.

November 3-7

 Monday
 Class Activities: Go over survey result; Discussion of writings;
Assignment:
Download, read and do exercise 1 of Apostrophe Booklet html | pdf ; Read  chapters 10 and 11 of The Scarlet Letter  and write 180 words minimum on a pithy quote or alternative.
 Tuesday
Class Activities: No School — Teacher Workshop
Assignment:  
None
 Wednesday
Class Activities: Go over exercise 1; Small and large grokup discussion of writings; PPP on assigned chapters
Assignment:
Read  chapters 12 and 13 of The Scarlet Letter and write 180 words minimum on a pithy quote or alternative. Do exercise 2 in Apostrophe Booklet.
 Thursday
 Class Activities: Go over exercise 2; Small and large grokup discussion of writings; PPP on assigned chapters
Assignment:
Read  chapters 14 and 15 of The Scarlet Letter and write 180 words minimum on a pithy quote or alternative. Do exercise 3 in Apostrophe Booklet.
 Friday
 Class Activities: Go over exercise 3; Apostrophe quiz; In-class writing to AP prompt.
Assignment: 
Complete a Quia survey; Complete DLP 3, with original essay of learning.

 

November 10 - 14

 Monday
 Class Activities: Go over survey result; AP writing prompt; Discussion of writings;
Assignment:
Download, read and Lose-chose-effect booklet html | pdf and do exercise 1. Read  chapters 16 and 17 of The Scarlet Letter and write 180 words minimum on a pithy quote or alternative.
 Tuesday
Class Activities: No School—Veterans' Day
Assignment:  
None
 Wednesday
Class Activities: Go over exercise 1; AP prompt writing
Assignment:
Read  chapters 18 and 19 of The Scarlet Letter and write 180 words minimum on a pithy quote or alternative. Do exercise 2 in Grammar Booklet.
 Thursday
 Class Activities: Go over exercise 2; Small and large group discussion of writings; PPP on assigned chapters
Assignment:
Read  chapters 20 and 21 of The Scarlet Letter and write 180 words minimum on a pithy quote or alternative. Do exercise 3 in grammar Booklet.
 Friday
 Class Activities: Go over exercise 3; Grammar quiz; In-class writing to AP prompt.
Assignment: 
Complete a Quia survey; Read  chapters 22 and 23 of The Scarlet Letter and write 180 words minimum on a pithy quote or alternative.

November 17 - 21

 Monday
 Class Activities: Go over survey result; Discussion of writings; Rhetorical Device PPP
Assignment:
Download, read Lose-chose-effect Exercises html | pdf and do exercise 1. Read  chapters 24 of The Scarlet Letter and write 180 words minimum on why or why not this novel should be considered a classical American novel.
 Tuesday
Class Activities: Go over grammar exercises; discussion of writings
Assignment:
Read Poe;s "Ligeia" ( html | pdf ) and write a comparison of Ligeia and Hester/Pearl
; Do exercise 2 in booklet.
 Wednesday
Class Activities: Go over grammar exercises; discussion of writings; PPP on assigned chapters
Assignment:
Read  "D.H.Lawrence on Nathaniel Hawthorne"( html | pdf )and write a page on your reaction to his ideas. Do exercise 3 in Grammar Booklet.

 Thursday

Class Activities: Go over exercise 3; Small and large group discussion of writings; PPP on assigned chapters
Assignment:
.Download, read and choose one of the options for a Scarlet Letter project. ( html | pdf)

 Friday

Class Activities: Grammar quiz; In-class writing to AP prompt.
Assignment: 
Complete a Quia survey; Work on project

 

December 1-5

 Monday
 Class Activities: Discussion of Readings
Assignment:
Download and study AP Terms List 1 on Quia for test on Friday. Read  chapters  7-13 of Moby Dick and write 180 words minimum on a pithy quote.. Write down a rhetorical device used well. Underline at least one memorable sentence from your pithy quote. Collate your previous assigned writings into a DLP booklet with a cover but no essay and bring to class.
 Tuesday
Class Activities: Discussion of writings; Reading time if needed.
Assignment:
Read  chapters  14-19 of Moby Dick and write down a rhetorical device used well.. Study AP Terms list 1.
 Wednesday
Class Activities:  discussion of writings; PPP on assigned chapters
Assignment:
Read  chapters  20-30 of Moby Dick and write 180 words minimum on a pithy quote. Underline at least one memorable sentence from your pithy quote. Study AP Terms list 1.
 Thursday
 Class Activities: Small and large group discussion of writings; PPP on assigned chapters.
Assignment:
.Read  chapters  31-35 of Moby Dick and write down a rhetorical device used well. Study AP Terms list 1.
 Friday
 Class Activities: AP Terms list 1 Test.; In-class writing to AP prompt.
Assignment: 
Complete a Quia survey; Read  chapters  36-41 of Moby Dick and write 180 words minimum on a pithy quote. Underline at least one memorable sentence from your pithy quote response.

 

December 8-12

 Monday
 Class Activities:  Sharing of survey results; Discussion of Readings; multiple-choice practice
Assignment:
Download and study AP Terms List 2 on Quia for test on Friday. Read  chapters  42-47 of Moby Dick and write down and explain an exemplary rhetorical device. (You can see all of the Moby Dick reading assignments here.)
 Tuesday
Class Activities: Discussion of writings; Reading time if needed.
Assignment:
Read  chapters  48-53 Moby Dick and write 180 words minimum on a pithy quote. Underline at least one memorable sentence from your pithy quote response.
 Wednesday
Class Activities:  discussion of writings; multiple-choice practice
Assignment:
Read  chapters  58-68 of Moby Dick and write down a rhetorical device used well.. Study AP Terms list 2.
 Thursday
 Class Activities: Small and large group discussion of writings; PPP on assigned chapters.
Assignment:
.Read  chapters  59-77 of Moby Dick and write down a rhetorical device used well. Study AP Terms list 2. Review List 1 for quiz.
 Friday
 Class Activities: AP Terms list 2 quiz.; In-class writing to AP prompt.
Assignment: 
Complete a Quia survey; Read  chapters  78-86 of Moby Dick and write 180 words minimum on a pithy quote or althernative. Underline at least one memorable sentence from your pithy quote response or alternative.

 

January 5 - 9

 Monday
 Class Activities:  Discussion of Moby Dick
Assignment:
Download and study AP Terms List 2 on Quia for test on Friday. Read chapters 1and 2 of The Great Gatsby. Write down your impressions of each of Gatsby, Nick, Daisy and Tom.
 Tuesday
Class Activities: Video: Billy Budd
Assignment:
Read  chapters  3+4 ofThe Great Gatsby
and write 180 words minimum on a pithy quote. Underline at least one memorable sentence from your pithy quote response.
 Wednesday
Class Activities:  Finish Billy Budd ; discussion of two works; group work on multiple-choice questions.
Assignment:
Read  chapters  5+6 ofThe Great Gatsby and write down a rhetorical device used well.. Study AP Terms list 2.
 Thursday
 Class Activities: Small and large group discussion of writings; PPP on assigned chapters; group work on multiple-choice questions.
Assignment:
.Read  chapters  7=8 ofThe Great Gatsby and write a pithy quote essay or alternative Study AP Terms list 2. Review List 1 for quiz.
 Friday
 Class Activities: AP Terms list 2 quiz.; In-class writing to AP prompt.
Assignment: 
Complete a Quia survey; Read  chapter 9 of The Great Gatsby and write 180 words minimum on a pithy quote or althernative. Underline at least one memorable sentence from your pithy quote response or alternative.

January 12 - 16

 Monday
 Class Activities:  Discussion of Moby Dick and Billy Budd; sharrng of survey results; Introduction of Synthesis Essay; Disucssion of The Great Gatsby; The Catcher in the Rye out.
Assignment:
Download and study AP Terms List 3 on Quia for test on Friday.  Read the AP Synthesis Introduction Essay html | pdf directions, prompt and sources. Write down questions you have about the process or format of the synthesis essay and isolate quotes you would use in a essay response.
 Tuesday
Class Activities: Small group outline of Synthesis Essay response;Virtual completion of the essay; Discussion of The Great Gatsby;
Assignment:
Complete multiple choice AP test questions.
 Wednesday
Class Activities:  Go over mc querstions answers;
Assignment:
Complete a synthesis essay prompt for tomorrow.
 Thursday
 Class Activities: Small and large group discussion of writing; Work on multiple choice questions.
Assignment:
.Study for rhetorical terms Quiz on lists 1, 2 and 3
 Friday

 Class Activities: AP Terms list 3 quiz.; In-class writing to AP synthesis prompt.
Assignment: 
Complete a Quia survey; Read Catcher  in the Rye.

 

January 20 - 23

 Monday

Class Activities: No School — Civil Rights Day

Assignment: Read Catcher

 Tuesday

Class Activities: Sharing of survey; discussion of Multiple Choice answers

Assignment:complete new Multiple choice practice test. download and study Rhetorical List 4 for test next Tuesday.

 Wednesday

Class Activities: Discussion of multiple choice answers; AP prompt (40 minutes)

Assignment: Complete last DLP (No essay)

 Thursday

 Class Activities: Multiple choice essay practice test

Assignment:.None

 Friday

 Class Activities: Mutiple choice answer explanation; AP Prompt writing

Assignment:  Read Catcher

 

January 27 - 30

 Monday

Class Activities: No School — Teacher Workshop

Assignment: Finish Catcher

 Tuesday

Class Activities: Literary Terms test 4 (including lists 1, 2, and 3); Discussion of Catcher:

Assignment:complete new Multiple choice practice test

 Wednesday

Class Activities: Complete in-class multiple choice test for evaluation

Assignment:Complete final survey of the class and of the use of technology

 Thursday

 Class Activities: Sharing of surveys; computation of AP Test results; final evalution of class

Assignment:.None

 Friday

 Class Activities: Celebration!

Assignment:  Reread Moby Dick