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Senior Seminar
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AP English
Begin The Color Purple: read for next Wednesday; dialectic journal
Discussion of epistolary as novel formats
Practice AP section

ENGLISH 3
1. Journal: Who is your favorite character so far in The Grapes of Wrath? What do you like about them?
2. Vocab
3. Listen to and annotate Ch 14
4. Chapter 14 Analysis Worksheet
5. "Homeless Angels" research

Public Speaking
Listen: "Ich Bin ein Berliner" JFK speech
video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f57Keqijogg
Audio: http://www.americanrhetoric.com/
mp3clips/politicalspeeches/
jfkberlinaddress14444444iiiiii4444444444444.mp3

Explanation of Assignment and research: Topic: What is the most important quality in a leader?
--Establish purpose statement and evidence from "Ich Bin ein Berliner" speech
--Q: What statistics would he have created references for, before he wrote his speech?
Research and Writing
Assignment and research: What is the most important quality in a leader?
Outline and References dueMonday

Senior Seminar
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AP English
Continue reading The Color Purple: read for Monday; dialectic journal
Discussion of epistolary as novel format.
Watch Taming of the Shrew
1. Discuss Taming of the Shrew through 1600's lens, through 1960's lens, and through today's lens

ENGLISH 3
1. Journal: describe a time when you've witnessed kindness from a stranger.
2. Vocab
3. Read Chapter 15
4. Create lists of descriptions in Ch 15: rich people, working class people, poor people

Public Speaking
Explanation of Assignment and research: Topic: What is the most important quality in a leader?
Outline and References due Monday

Senior Seminar
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AP English
Continue reading The Color Purple: read for Monday; dialectic journal
Discussion of epistolary as novel format.
Watch Taming of the Shrew
1. Discuss Taming of the Shrew through 1600's lens, through 1960's lens, and through today's lens

ENGLISH 3
1. Journal: If there was one thing in our world that you think needs to be changed, what would that thing be?
2. Vocabulary:
3. Silent Read and annotate Chapter 16
4. Complete back of style analysis over ch 16. Due Friday.

Public Speaking
Political Speeches and Qualities of Leadership
1. Listen to speech: Reagan: Time for Choosing
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qXBswFfh6AY
2. Critical listening of text of speech

Senior Seminar
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AP English
Continue reading The Color Purple: read for Monday; dialectic journal
Discussion of epistolary as novel format.
Watch Taming of the Shrew
1. Discuss Taming of the Shrew through 1600's lens, through 1960's lens, and through today's lens

ENGLISH 3
1. Journal: What things in your life do you think are unfair? What things affecting others do you think are unfair?
2. Vocab
3. Listen to and annotate Ch 17.
4. 3. Chapter 16: finish for Friday

Public Speaking
Critical reading
Performance Criteria: Body
Listen to speech again, while completing critical listening and Body of Speech activities

Senior Seminar
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AP English
Taming of the Shrew
1. In class essay

ENGLISH 3
1. 1. Chapter 16, 17 writing activity

2. Vocabulary.com
3rd hour: http://vocab.com/join/383R2E4
4th hour: http://vocab.com/join/4GCEPSA
6th hour: http://vocab.com/join/2XJPTME

3. Continue watching Ken Burns "The Dust Bowl" Documentary

Public Speaking
Begin writing speech
Written speech due next Friday


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Senior Seminar
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ENGLISH 3
1. Journal: How do people 'build community"? What communities are you a part of? What are the characteristics of each community?
2. Vocab
3. Read and annotate Chapter 18
4. Complete 2 quote journals.

Public Speaking
Watch: Emma Watson UN speech
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gkjW9PZBRfk

Outline and References DUE
Begin writing speech
Written speech due Friday

AP English
The Color Purple
Discussion

Senior Seminar
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ENGLISH 3
1. Journal: In The Grapes of Wrath, Tom says, “It don’t take no nerve to do somepin when there ain’t nothin’ else you can do” (Chapter 18). Do you agree or disagree? Why?
2. Vocabulary:
3. Discussion of quotes in 17, 18 (pdf); Ch 18 analysis worksheet
4. Listen to and annotate Chapter 19

Public Speaking
Begin writing speech
Written speech due Friday

AP English
The Color Purple
Venn Diagram Assignment

Senior Seminar
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ENGLISH 3
COLLECT JOURNALS:
1. Journal: What things about the book do you want to discuss? What questions do you have? What do you want to say?
2. Vocabulary:
3. Begin Silently Reading Chapter 20
4. Two quote journals due Friday

Public Speaking
Political Speeches and Qualities of Leadership
JFK's Inaugural Address
1. Listen to speech: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PEC1C4p0k3E
2. Close reading of text of speech

AP English
Begin Critical literary Theory presentation

Senior Seminar
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ENGLISH 3
1. Journal: Why do you think Steinbeck was inspired to write The Grapes of Wrath? What do you think he wanted to accomplish?
2. Vocabulary:
3. Begin Silently Reading Chapter 20
4. Two quote journals due Friday

Public Speaking
Close listening
Performance Criteria: Conclusion, Delivery, and Overall Impression
Listen to speech again, while completing close listening and Conclusion, Delivery, and Overall Impression activities

AP English
Begin Critical literary Theory presentation

Senior Seminar
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ENGLISH 3
Journal: Define theme in your own words. What theme/s have been introduced in The Grapes of Wrath? What does Steinbeck intend for us to learn? How do you know?
2. Vocabulary
3. Discuss Themes Emerging

4. Theme Worksheet
5. Read Chapter 21

Public Speaking
Written Text of Speech DUE
Robert F. Kennedy "On the Mindless Menace of Violence"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OJ8rxSYMi-c

AP English
The Color Purple:
Critical Literary Theory presentations due
(Start with summary of Feminism ppt.)
Rhetorical Devices: Metaphor

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Senior Seminar
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AP English
Murchie not here
Robert Frost "Design" poem explication. Due Thursday

ENGLISH 3
1. Journal: Free write
2. Vocab
3. Silently Read ch 22 (due Weds)

Public Speaking
Practice Speech

Senior Seminar
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AP English
RENAISSANCE BOWLING
Rhetorical Devices:
DEVICE 10: Metaphor
Device 11: Analogy due weds

ENGLISH 3
1. Journal: Free write
2. Vocab
3. Silently Read ch 22 (due Weds)

Public Speaking
Practice Speech

Senior Seminar
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AP English
[Presentations]

The Awakening:
Start The Awakening.
Read chapter 1-10 for Monday.
Sticky notes!
Assign paper topics.

ENGLISH 3
1. Journal: What is the “picture of American life” that Steinbeck has drawn? Choose 3 words that describe this picture and explain what each describes.
2. 2. Vocab Review
4. 3. Chapter 22 close reading quote analysis activity (summative)
4. Listen to and annotate Ch 23

Public Speaking
ASSESSMENT: Speech #2: Most Important Quality of a Leader

Senior Seminar
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AP English
"Design" explication due
-discuss "Design"

The Awakening.
Discuss ch 1-10

Read ch 11-19 for tomorrow.
Assignment: unpack chapter 6 (page 13). Using New Criticism as your lens, discuss such elements as diction, syntax, imagery, symbolism, allusion, tone, etc. http://classiclit.about.com/library/bl-etexts/kchopin/bl-kchop-awake-6.htm

Begin watching "Much Ado About Nothing" (111 min)

ENGLISH 3
1. Vocab Test
2. Silently read and annotate Chapter 24

Public Speaking
Reflection on Assessment Speech #2

Senior Seminar
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AP English
"Much Ado About Nothing"
The Awakening:
Discuss ch 11-19.
Read 20-31

ENGLISH 3
1. Journal: 1. Journal: Discuss the intercalary chapters. What do they ADD to the text? What do they TAKE AWAY from the text? Do you like them? Not like them? Explain.
2. Vocab
3. Read Chapter 25
4. Listen to "Battle Hymn of the Republic"
5. Analysis and Full Class Discussion

Public Speaking
UNIT 3: EXPERT SPEECHES
1. Listen to Ted Talk #1: http://www.ted.com/talks/simon_sinek_how_great_leaders_inspire_action?language=en
2. Close reading of text of speech

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Senior Seminar
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AP English
"Much Ado About Nothing"
The Awakening:
Discuss ch 11-19.
Read 20-31

ENGLISH 3
1. Journal: What do you think
the title of the book means? Put
it into your own words and
explain it.
2. Vocab
3. Read and annotate chapter 26
(Due Thursday)

Public Speaking
Close listening
Performance Criteria:
Introduction
Listen to speech again, while
completing close listening and
introduction activities


Senior Seminar
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AP English
"Much Ado About Nothing"

The Awakening: Read ch 32-39.

ENGLISH 3
1. NoRedInk
2. Read and annotate chapter
26 (Due Thursday)

Public Speaking
Listen to TED TALK #2:
http://www.ted.com/talks/
jill_bolte_taylor_s_powerful_stroke_of_insight?language=en
Introduction handout


Senior Seminar
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AP English
The Awakening discussion
Awakening paper due Tuesday

ENGLISH 3
Journal: Ken Burns is probably
the most famous and
accomplished documentary
writer. What makes his style so
effective?
Vocab
Continue watching The New
Dust Bowl

Public Speaking
1. Establish purpose
statement and evidence
from Ted Talk #1 and #2
speech
2. What are you an expert
in? Establish your purpose
statement and evidence.

Senior Seminar
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AP English
Half Day!

Finish "Much Ado About Nothing"
(senior trip)

Shakespearean Comedy Assignment

ENGLISH 3
HALF DAY
Activities:
1. Journal: Although
Steinbeck was not a
displaced farmer himself, he
traveled and worked in the
fields with the migrant
workers and lived in migrant
camps with them during the
dust bowl. Does this
information change your
perception of the book?
Explain.
2. Vocabulary:
4. Discuss Chapters 26

Public Speaking
Research and Writing

Senior Seminar
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AP English

Finish "Much Ado About Nothing"
(senior trip)

Shakespearean Comedy Assignment

ENGLISH 3
1. Journal: What would it feel
like to be a migrant worker in
today’s society? Do you think
the conditions have
improved? Do you think the
attitude toward migrant
workers has improved?
Explain.
2. Vocabulary:
3. Themes in The Grapes of
Wrath Re-visited
3. Listen to Chapter 27 and
annotate
4. Silently read Chapter 28

Public Speaking
1. Listen to Ted Talk #3: http://www.ted.com/talks/amy_cuddy_your_body_language_shapes_who_you_are?language=en
2. Listen to Ted Talk: https://www.ted.com/talks/drew_dudley_everyday_leadership

3. Listen to Ted Talk: https://www.ted.com/talks/angela_lee_duckworth_grit_the_power_of_passion_and_perseverance

4. Listen to Ted Talk: https://www.ted.com/talks/julian_treasure_how_to_speak_so_that_people_want_to_listen

5. Close reading of text of speech of your choice

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Senior Seminar
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AP English
In class: Watch
Sense and Sensibility (136 min)
At home: Awakening paper due tomorrow

ENGLISH 3
1. Journal: Take a moment to think back to the intercalary chapter (three) where the turtle is crossing the Oklahoma highway. How does this symbolize the story of the migrants?:
2. Discuss chapter 28
3. Listen to and discuss allusion and tone through songs about and inspired by The Grapes of Wrath.
4. Listen to and annotate 29

Woody Guthrie:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WKWGAGPy_kw&index=11&list=PL1C6BC9D38AB42B0D

Bruce Springsteen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NKKpmbcSe5E

Rage Against the Machine:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rz6GtLBR6sY

Springsteen and Morello:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B-c6GphpAeY#t=239

Public Speaking

Critical listening/evaluation
Performance Criteria: Body
Evaluate and critically listen to speech of your choice from last Friday while completing close listening and introduction activities

Senior Seminar
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AP English
Due today: Awakening paper
In class: Watch
Sense and Sensibility (136 min)

ENGLISH 3
(College Fair)

Activities:
Read Ch 30

Public Speaking
Listen to TED TALK #4: http://www.ted.com/talks/cameron_russell_looks_aren_t_everything_believe_me_i_m_a_model?language=en
Assignment and research:
Outline and References due Friday

Senior Seminar
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AP English
In class: Watch
Sense and Sensibility (136 min)

At home: TEWWG reading and DJ due Monday after spring break

ENGLISH 3
1. Journal: The Grapes of Wrath: your reaction to the ending and the book as a whole.
2. Vocab
3. Discuss book and reactions
4. Essay prompt: ending of the book

Public Speaking
Murchie expert speech
Finish Outline, Purpose Statement, and References. Turn in.

Senior Seminar
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AP English
In class: Watch Sense and Sensibility
In class essay

"The Story of an Hour"

At home: TEWWG reading and DJ due Monday after spring break

ENGLISH 3
1. Journal: How have your perceptions or ideas about the purpose or message of The Grapes of Wrath changed or evolved?
2. Vocabulary:
3. The Grapes of Wrath Thesis generator and quote organizer

Public Speaking
Finish Outline, Purpose Statement, and References. Turn in tomorrow

Senior Seminar
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AP English
Essay critique: Story of an Hour

ENGLISH 3
1. Journal: The Grapes of Wrath is considered “The Greatest American Novel.” Why do you think it is considered this? Do you agree?
2. vocab
3. Final paper Writing
JOURNALS DUE

Public Speaking
1. Listen to TED Talk #5: Pamela Meyer "How to Spot a Liar"
2. Close reading of text of speech
http://www.ted.com/talks/pamela_meyer_how_to_spot_a_liar?language=en


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