Ap language and Composition Bartel- quarter 1



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AP Language and Composition

Bartel- Quarter 1


Week 1: 8/13-14

Area of Focus: Introduction to the Course; Summer Reading Assignments

Reading: Summer Texts

Writing: Journals/SOAPStone

Assessment: None
Week 2: 8/17-8/21

Area of Focus: In-class writing; Introduction to Persuasion and Rhetoric

Reading: Everything’s an Argument Chapters 1-4

Writing: In-class timed essays; Notes on persuasion and rhetoric; Defining rhetorical terms

Assessment: In-class timed writing
Week 3: 8/24-8/28

Area of Focus: The Puritan Mindset; Primary Sources, Opinions, and Bias

Reading: McDougal Text – Of Plymouth Plantation; Olaudah Equaino; The Examination of Sarah Good; To My Dear and Loving Husband; Upon the Burning of our House; Everythings an Argument – Chapters 5,6

Writing: Rhetorical analysis of the treaty between the Puritans and Native Americans; Rhetorical analysis of William Bradford

Assessment: Rhetorical terms quiz
Week 4: 8/31-9/4

Area of Focus: The Puritan Mindset: Preservation of Community Over Rights of the Individual

Reading: Why I Wrote the Crucible; Are You Now or Were You Ever?; Intersection of Religion and Society; Puritan Women; An Account of Events in Salem; The Crucible

Writing: Timed Writing; Research webquest on Salem

Assessment: Multiple Choice Practice Test; Arthur Miller Quiz; Timed Writing
Week 5: 9/8-9/11

Area of Focus: The Puritan Mindset: Religion, Government, and Witchcraft

Reading: The Crucible

Writing: Workshop on rhetorical analysis, personal journal

Assessment: Quiz over Act I of The Crucible
Week 6: 9/14-9/18

Area of Focus: The Puritan Mindset: The Role of Women in Puritan Society

Reading: The Crucible

Writing: Rewriting scenes from the play; Timed writing-synthesis

Assessment: Timed writing; quiz over the play
Week 7: 9/21-9/25

Area of Focus: The Puritan Mindset: Name and Reputation

Reading: The Crucible; Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God

Writing: Essay over the play; Rhetorical analysis of Edwards sermon.

Assessment: Test and essay over the play.
Week 8: 9/28-10/2

Area of Focus: Voices of the Revolution

Reading: Excerpts from Benjamin Franklin; From The Declaration of Independence; Speech to the Virginia Convention; Stride Toward Freedom; The Declaration of the Rights of Women; Letter to the Rev. Samson Occom; Letter to John Adams; Protect Ourselves – All selections from the McDougal text.

Writing: Electoral College Synthesis essay; Student Declaration of Independence, Rhetorical analysis of Revolutionary writers

Assessment: Synthesis essay, Rhetorical analysis
Week 9: 10/5-10/9

Area of Focus: Voices of the Revolution

Reading: Excerpts from Benjamin Franklin; From The Declaration of Independence; Speech to the Virginia Convention; Stride Toward Freedom; The Declaration of the Rights of Women; Letter to the Rev. Samson Occom; Letter to John Adams; Protect Ourselves – All selections from the McDougal text.

Writing: Electoral College Synthesis essay; Student Declaration of Independence, Rhetorical analysis of Revolutionary writers

Assessment: Synthesis essay, Rhetorical analysis; Exam over the Revolutionary time period.
Week 10: 10/12-10/15

Area of Focus: The Scarlet Letter: Morality and the Individual

Reading: Introduction to Romanticism; The Scarlet Letter

Writing: In-class argumentative prompt; Double entry journal for the novel; research for the novel



Assessment: Group project for the novel; research on sin and guilt 1700-present


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