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Senior Seminar
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AP Psych: May 1st 12:00 p.m.
English Literature & Composition: Wednesday, May 3rd 8:00am
United States Government & Politics: Thursday, May 4th 8:00am
APUSH: Friday, May 5th 8:00am
Biology: Monday, May 8th 8:00am
Calculus: Tuesday, May 9th 8:00am

Public Speaking
Failure Lab: Cathy Crosby
Failure Lab: Katie Carelis
Failure Lab: Dwele


ENGLISH 3
Journal: Why do people get so defensive when talking about “privilege”? What reactions do you have?
· Vocab
https://www.ted.com/
talks/verna_myers_how_to_overcome_our_biases_
walk_boldly_toward_them#t-2723


· Activity:
o Student skit video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GWt5aVzG8Sw
o History of the word Caucasian: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GKB8hXYod2w

o Staples essay: “Just Walk on by: Black Men and Public Space” (Staples) http://www.myteacherpages.com/webpages/rspriggs/files/
staples%20just%20walk%20on%20by%20text.pdf


AP English
Heart of Darkness close reading
finish book for tomorrow


Senior Seminar
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Public Speaking
Writing Assignment: Your failure story
Write rubric
http://rubistar.4teachers.org/index.php?screen=NewRubric

ENGLISH 3
• Journal: Journal:Answer Question # 1,2, or 4 from Staples' "Just Walk on By" essay.
• Vocab
• Activity: Listen to and annotate Between the World and Me. Write in quote journal. (2:30) pp85-101 (tracks 2:10-14)

AP English
Heart of Darkness round table
At home: Heart of Darkness essay prompts

Senior Seminar
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Public Speaking
Writing Assignment: Your failure story
Write rubric
http://rubistar.4teachers.org/index.php?screen=NewRubric

ENGLISH 3
Journal: How can we eliminate prejudice in the world? Should we? Can we?
·V
Vocab
· Activity: Listen to and annotate Between the World and Me. Write in quote journal. (3:00)
pp 101-125 (tracks 3: 1-7)

AP English
AP Lit exam

Senior Seminar
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Public Speaking
Storytelling: Topic #2
Gratitude


ENGLISH 3
Journal: What can older people learn from your generation? Explain.
· Vocab
Activity: Listen to and annotate Between the World and Me. Write in quote journal. (3:30)

AP English
"This is Water" commencement speech
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8CrOL-ydFMI

In Class: Watch Apocalypse Now
At home: Read The Great Gatsby; DJ due May 12

Senior Seminar
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Public Speaking
Failure story DUE
Finish listening to Snap Judgment (Gratitude) speeches...
Rubric DUE

ENGLISH 3
Journal: Reflection on Between the World and Me. What are your thoughts?
· Vocab
· Activity: “privilege” activities
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· written reflection: "What is your gut reaction to where you found yourself at the end of the list? Were you surprised at where you were? How did it feel to be in front? In the middle? In the back? Did you come to any realizations? If so, what did you realize?"

Coates interview: http://www.cc.com/video-clips/s8kuhf/the-daily-show-with-jon-stewart-exclusive---ta-nehisi-coates-extended-interview-pt--1

AP English
In class: Watch Apocalypse Now
At home: Gatsby

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Senior Seminar
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AP English
Watch Apocalypse Now
At home: Gatsby

Public Speaking
Write Gratitude story

ENGLISH 3
· Journal: Copy down the best quote from Between the World and Me. Why did you choose this quote? What does it mean to you? To Coates?
· Vocab
· Activity: Argumentative writing (one draft*)
o Do you believe that everyone in our country has the same opportunities? Explain your response, in detail. Defend it with examples from recent media as well as personal and historical anecdotes.

Senior Seminar
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AP English
Watch Apocalypse Now
At home: Gatsby

Public Speaking
Write Gratitude story

ENGLISH 3
Journal: How would you define privilege to someone who didn’t believe that it existed in this country? What examples would you give?
· Vocab
mini-lesson: Formatting of professional letter writing
· Activity: Professional Writing (one draft*)

o Write a letter to Ta-Nehisi Coates. What would you like to say to him? What is your response?

Senior Seminar
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AP English
Watch Apocalypse Now
At home: Gatsby

Public Speaking
This American Life:
Stories About Animals (Poultry Slam)
GRATITUDE STORY DUE

ENGLISH 3
ournal: How has your perception of identity and privilege changed in the last three weeks? Explain.
· Vocab
· Activity: Personal narrative writing (one draft*)

o Choosing one of the prompts, and write your extended response.

Senior Seminar
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AP English
Final Exam part 1

Public Speaking
Write your Story about Animals

ENGLISH 3
Free Write
• Finish all Vocab
• Activity: Sentence Composing
Activity 13 practice 1
Activity 14 practice 1
Activity 15 practice 1,2
Activity 16 practice 1,2

Senior Seminar
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AP English
Discuss Gatsby

Public Speaking
Write your Story about Animals

ENGLISH 3
Assessment:
*Choose one of your “one draft” pieces. Turn it into a (two page typed, double spaced) final piece.

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Senior Seminar
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ENGLISH 3
1. Journal: Do you like reading fiction or non-fiction better? What are the benefits of both? What are the drawbacks, in your opinion?

3. Informational Text book pass

AP English
FINAL EXAM PART 2

Public Speaking
STORY ABOUT ANIMALS DUE

Personal Storytelling topic #4: Traditions
(From "The Moth")
Ophira Eisenberg: Jewish Santa
Jennifer Mascia "Just Business"
Krista Tippett "Gaggy's Blessing"
Neil Gaiman "Liverpool Street"

Senior Seminar
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ENGLISH 3
1. Journal: Last journal of the year!
-HAND IN JOURNALS
2. vocab review (handout)
3. Get books, Unit explanation
*book is "mentor text"
*book must be finished by June 3.
3. Premise, Hypothesis, Argument Structure
4. SSR

AP English
Watch The Great Gatsby and write critique

Public Speaking
Write your "Tradition" story (Due Friday)

Senior Seminar
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ENGLISH 3
1. Vocab review (vocabulary.com)
2. Discussion of questions you want to answer (Group discussion)
3. Sentence Composing Activity 21 practice 1, 22 practice 1 (combining only, not imitating)

AP English
Watch The Great Gatsby and write critique

Public Speaking
Write your "Tradition" story (Due Friday)

Senior Seminar
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ENGLISH 3
1. LAB: Research question, build presentation
1. What is the question?
2. What is your hypothesis?
3. What information have you found?
4. What research (methods, sources) can you consult?
5. What is your research plan? How will you document it?

AP English
Watch The Great Gatsby and write critique

Public Speaking
Write your "Tradition" story (Due Friday)

Senior Seminar
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ENGLISH 3
2. Sentence composing 23 p1: choose best sentence and explain why. ("it sounds better" is not a valid explanation.)
23 practice 3: write 5 short sentences about the same subject and then combine them into one effective sentence.
3. Lab (presentations due Monday)

AP English
Final Activities

Public Speaking
UNIT 4 Speeches: Pick and practice speech for next week

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Senior Seminar
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AP English
Public Speaking
UNIT 4 Speeches: Pick and practice speech for tomorrow

ENGLISH 3
1. Vocab test
2. Sentence Composing 24 p 1 and 25 p 1

Senior Seminar
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AP English
Public Speaking
UNIT 4 Speeches (Assessment)

ENGLISH 3
2. Presentations

BEGIN RESEARCH PROJECT

Senior Seminar
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AP English
Public Speaking
UNIT 4 Speeches (Assessment)

ENGLISH 3
1. Presentations

2. googleforms tutorial
SURVEY LINKS DUE THURSDAY


3. Book Response

Senior Seminar
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AP English
Public Speaking
Work on Final Exam

ENGLISH 3
SENTENCE COMPOSING 13-16 and 21-26 ASSESSMENT
2. 3. LAB to work on book presentation
a) What is your book's argument and ideology?

Senior Seminar
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AP English
Public Speaking
Work on Final Exam

ENGLISH 3
1. LAB: work on research, research AB

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Senior Seminar
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AP English
Public Speaking
ENGLISH 3
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ENGLISH 3
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ENGLISH 3
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Public Speaking
ENGLISH 3
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Public Speaking
ENGLISH 3
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