AP English Language and Composition

  •  HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENTS FOR AP ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND COMPOSITION
    All homework assignments for AP English Language and Composition are posted below in descending chronological order (from most recent to least recent).  Important test dates and due dates appear in colored print in the box below, before the homework list. 

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     **Columnist Style Analysis Paper due on Monday, March 10th!**

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    For Friday, February 28: Read Sources E, F, and G in the "Synthesis Question: Political Language" and answer the corresponding questions in the related question packet. NOTE:  You SHOULD NOT complete the Essay Planner (that will be due on Monday, and our discussions tomorrow will be relevant to the Essay Planner).

    For Thursday, February 27: Read Sources C and D in the "Synthesis Question: Political Language" and answer the corresponding questions in the related question packet.

    For Wednesday, February 26: Read the first page of the "Synthesis Question: Political Language" packet.  Then, read Sources A and B in the same packet, and answer the corresponding questions in the related question packet.

    For Tuesday, February 25:  Study all notes and handouts in connection with the Huck Finn Unit, in preparation for the final essay exam (argument).

    For Monday, February 24:  Read and annotate (for main ideas and rhetorical strategies) the "Light out, Huck ..." article, then  complete a SPACECAT chart in connection witht the article.  Also, read Lesson 6 in the the Language of Composition Appendix (pp. 1167-70), and complete Exercises 1 and 2 that follow.  Finally, print out and read/annotate at least 2 articles by your chosen columnist.

    For Friday, February 14:  Read and annotate (for main ideas) the "Preface" and "Afterward" to Huck Finn.

    For Thursday, February 13:  Complete Theme Sheet for Huck Finn and choose you columnist to write your style analysis paper on. 

    For Wednesday, February 12:   Read Chapter 34 - end of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and answer all questions in packet.  NOTE:  Every answer does NOT need to include a quote!  Textual evidence also includes paraphrased plot points that support your answer.  But you do need to include a page number or numbers where you found your answers (unless the question is more general in nature).    

    For Monday, February 10:  Answer the eight questions in the "Writing Questions 2" Assignment on AP Classroom (due at midnight Monday night).   

    For Wednesday, February 5:  Read Chapters 22-33 of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and answer all questions in packet.  NOTE:  Every answer does NOT need to include a quote!  Textual evidence also includes paraphrased plot points that support your answer.  But you do need to include a page number or numbers where you found your answers (unless the question is more general in nature).    

    For Wednesday, January 29:  Read Chapters 11-21 of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and answer all questions in packet. 

    For Monday, January 27 Read and absorb Chapter 5 of Strunk & White's Elements of Style in preparation for the fifth and FINAL quiz on that book!

    For Wednesday, January 22:  Read Chapters 1-10 of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and answer all questions in packet. 

    For Tuesday, January 21:  Edit and revise your synthesis essay and bring a hard copy of the revised essay to class.  Also, upload the revised essay to Turnitin.com before coming to class on Tuesday. 

    For Friday, January 17: Read over the "Synthesis Paper Tips" (attached below) as well as the responses and suggestions of your peer who evaluated your synthesis essay in class.  Begin to revise your paper in accordance with the the suggested changes you deem appropriate.  IMPORTANT:  If you make changes to your paper, please print out a new copy to bring to class on Friday.  Even if you make no changes Thursday night, if your edited paper has many marks on it, please bring a clean copy of he paper to class on Friday.  ALSO, you must bring the peer editing sheets from Thursday to class on Friday.

    For Wednesday, January 15:  For Period 1 only:  Read "Corn Pone Opinions" (beginning on page 313 of The Language of Composition) and answer Rhetoric and Style Questions 1-8 that follow.

    For Monday, January 13:  Read "Modern Approaces to Argument" (packet handed out in class on Friday) and answer the 10 questions from the last page on a separate piece of paper.

    For Friday, January 10:  Re-read "Letter from a Birmingham Jail" by Martin Luther King, Jr., (pages 513-29 in The Language of Composition) and answer the remaining six questions on rhetoric and style (questions 7 through 12).

    For Thursday, January 9:  Read "Letter from a Birmingham Jail" by Martin Luther King, Jr., (pages 513-29 in The Language of Composition) and answer the first six questions on rhetoric and style.

    For Wednesday, January 8:  Study for the grammar quiz (on Appendix A, Part 1 lessons and the Groovy Grammar Presentations--parts of speech). 

    For Tuesday, January 7:  Prepare for the Frederick Douglass Rhetorical Analysis Essay Exam. In addition to reviewing the chapter questions & answers and the DIDLS notes, you should review your glossary of rhetorical devices and strategies, as well as the syntax sheet (sentence functions, strategies, etc.) in preparation for the exam.

    For Monday, January 6:  Read the Frederick Douglass letter handed out in class on Friday (also attached if you were absent) and answer the correlating questions on the separate sheet handed out with th eletter (also attached).  Also, complete the Theme Sheet for Frederick Douglass.

    For Friday, December 20:  Read Ch. 10, Ch. 11, and the Appendix of Frederick Douglass and answer all the questions in the packet (attached below).  Also, study your parts of speech from Groovy Grammar Presentations and the exercises from Lessons 1 - 5 (Part 1) of Appendix A in the textbook, as preparation for a 30 point quiz. 

    For Wednesday, December 18:   Finish answering all 10 assigned AP Classroom questions (titled "Chapter 1") by 7:00 am Wednesday. Also, prepare to present your DIDLS presentation if you are analyzing Chapter 5 or 6.

    For Monday, December 16:  Read Chapter 5 through Chapter 9 of Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass and answer the corresponding questions in the packet (complete the packet).  Also, check your answers from the the Appendix A, Part 1, grammar exercises ("Diction and Syntax"), using the key provide to you, and return the Key on Monday.

    For Friday, December 13:  Read Chapter 2 through Chapter 4 of Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass and answer the corresponding questions in the packet (complete the packet).

    For Thursday, December 12:   Read the "Preface" (NOT the "Introduction") and Chapter 1 of Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass and answer the corresponding questions in the packet.

    For Wednesday, December 11: Synthesis Research Paper book check!! Bring in your book or proof of online purchase with visible delivery date.

    For Tuesday, December 10:  Study all notes and handouts from the Crucible unit.  The examples of valid themes that we went over in class on Monday are attached below (scroll down, way down).  The exam will be an argument essay, not a rhetorical analysis essay.  Much like the Gatsby exam, you will be given a prompt and asked to respond in an argument, using evidence from both the play/movie, and your experience.

    For Monday, December 9:  Read the first half of Chapter 3 in The Language of Composition  (pages 74-105) and take notes in outline format. Also, complete the "Activies" on pages 78, 86 and 104, and attach these at the end of the chapter notes.  The page 104 activity should be completed on the copy of the passage handed out in class.  (notes and activities worth 12 points total).

    For Friday, December 6:  Complete the Theme Sheet and Character Analysis Sheet for The Crucible.

    For Monday, December 2:  Read the prose sections only of pages 32 (bottom) - 36 in The Crucible, and Complete the SPACE CAT analysis chart and the 1-2 paragraphs of rhetorical analysis directed on the Rhetorical Analysis of Miller's Prose sheet (both sheets attached below if you were absent on Tuesday or lost them). 

    Also, review the Crucible theme topics /motifs page and reflect on the themes that have been expressed so far in the play / film (nothing is due for this, just want you to be thinking about the themes :).

    Finally, if you have not done so already, research the books listed on the Synthesis Project sheet and come prepared to sign up for one of the books on Monday.

    For Monday, November 25:  Read the prose sections only of pages 14 - 26 in The Crucible, and update your Character Analysis Sheets accordingly. 

    For Thursday, November 21:  Study for quiz on Chapters 3 and 4 of Strunk & White's Elements of Style, but only the terms and concepts on the sheet provided in class (also attached below) will appear on the quiz .

    For Wednesday, November 20:  Read pages 3 - 8 of The Crucible (only Miller's prose--not the dialogue), and answer the questions on the two-sided sheet handed out in class on Tuesday (also attached below).

    For Tuesday, November 19:  Read and annotate the "Miller and McCarthyism" packet handed out in class (also attached below).

    For Monday, November 18:  Nothing is due on Monday, but you should spend some quality time with your old pals Strunk and White over the weekend, because the quiz on Thursday will be here sooner than you know, and there will be other homework next week!  Also, review your notes on the Groovy Grammar Fridays -- remember that all the slide presentations from your class are in the shared class folder on Google Drive.

    For Friday, November 15:  Prepare for Socratic Seminar on Gender Unit!  Write a quote from 4 of the 12 textbook sources that you might want to reference during the discussion.  Also, write down the last name of each author we read in the gender unit (8 male and 4 female perspectives), with 1 or 2 words identifying the article they wrote. (Ex. Walker -- mothers passing down feminism and creativity to daughters). 


    For Thursday, November 14:  
    Read the section on Pronouns in Appendix A of LOC (pp. 1155-1158) and complete Exercise 1 only.

    For Wednesday, November 13:  Read the section entitled " Modifiers" in Appendix A of your LOC textbook; then, complete exercises 1 and 3.

    For Tuesday, November 12:  Read the eight sources in the section of the LOC textbook entitled "Conversation: Redefining Masculinity" (pages 950-969) and answer the first three questions that follow each source.

     

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