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Ms. Erica Griggs, English

Reminder: Parent/teacher conferences are on October 20th from 3:15-6:15. If you would like to reserve a time to meet, please send me an e-mail ([email protected]). 
 
AP English III 2022-2023 Students
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Advanced Honors Eng II 2022-2023 Students
 
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All students

If you are absent or working from home during the 2022-2023 school year, do the following to keep up with your work:

  • Access your assignments in Teams.
  • Some apps will be accessed through Clever throughout the year.  If this is your first time accessing Clever from home, you will need to put your entire email address ([email protected]) and the password that you use to log in to a computer at school. 

Monday/ Tuesday 

Wednesday/ Thursday 

Friday   

 

AP Lang  

-Read "The Case Against Grades."   

-Brainstorm using the class brainstorm chart below.  

-Group work/ Class discussion/ Syllabus Review  

  

  

AP Lang  

-Growth vs. Fixed Mindset- Read text and answer questions  

-Intro-The Rhetorical Triangle/ Rhetoric  

-Discussion- Lou Gherig Farewell Speech and Shahinfar- “For Teenager...”  

-HW- Read pages 11-18  

AP Lang 

-Intro- Ethos/ Pathos –Notes and discuss text from last night  

-If time permits introduction logos  

  

AH Eng II 

-Intro to Eng II/ 3 clues  

- Allegory of a Cave  

- Writing prompt   

-PASS OUT TEXTBOOKS  

-HW Finish Summer work  

  

  

  

  

AH Eng II  

INTRO BELLWORK Grammar   

Finish Clues Plato Activity   

Objective Summary  

HW finish summer work  

  

AH Eng II  

-BELLWORK MIRROR POEM  

-Pg. 102 Beware: do not read this poem  

-Discussion  

-Intro Fear Unit 

Monday/ Tuesday 

Wednesday/ Thursday 

Friday   

 

AP Lang 

-Benchmark   

-Discussion “For Teenager, Hijab a sign...” page 8-9.  

PPT Ethos/ Pathos  

Discuss/ Evaluate “The King’s Speech” (pg. 11-12) and “The Checkers Speech” (pg. 17)  

AP Lang 

PPT Logos  

  

Logos- “Slow Food Nation” (15)  

  

Read and discuss Banneker’s Letter to Jefferson. (19)  

Analyze Rhetorical moves and strategies.   

  

Complete activity on page 22.  

AP Lang 

AP Prompt practice write  

AH Eng II 

Benchmark  

  

“The Raven”  

Raven Revision- Discussion/ Evaluation  

AH Eng II 

Windigo”  

Discuss Symbolism  

Page 110-112  

Library Orientation  

AH Eng II 

Finish discussion poetry  

  

“House Taken Over”   

Read/ Discuss  

  

 

Mon 8-22/ Tues 8-23 

Wed/ Thurs 8-24/8-25 

Friday 8-26 

AP Lang 

Multiple Choice Monday – MC practice- discussion in class  

 

Rhetorical Appeals- Commercials- Introduce- present on Friday 

 

 

AP Lang 

Discuss RA essays “America Needs...” 

 

Introducing RA Rubric 

 

Evaluate model essays, introduce rhetorically accurate verbs, Choice, Effect, Outcome worksheet 

 

Revise your essay 

AP Lang 

Rhetorical Appeals Commercial Presentations 

 

Essay revisions due Sunday evening, 8-28 

AH Eng II 

Read and Discuss “Why Do Some Brains Enjoy Fear.”  

Complete the First read Extension Questions. 

 

AH Eng II 

Common Lit “The Complexity of Fear” 

Answer multiple choice questions 

 

Grammar Lesson: Complex Sentences 

AH Eng II 

Introduction to Poe’s “Fall of the House of Usher.” Begin reading/ Discussion in class.   

 

Mon 8-29/ Tues 8-30 

Wed/ Thurs 8-31/9-1 

Friday 9-2 

 

AP Lang 

Library- outside reading book check out 

 

Read page 27- humorous and satirical rhetoric and “Barbie is Past Saving.” 

 

Read and discuss “Girl moved to Tears...” 

 

 

 

AP Lang 

Group Essay- Letter to Mark Twain 

 

Check in on Learning goal progress (Microsoft form) 

 

HW Read 38-41 

 

 

AP Lang 

Read 43-48  

 

read/ discuss 49-55 

 

Complete activity on 55-56 

AH Eng II 

Library- outside reading book check out 

 

BW- describe mood/ narrator’s attitude para. 1 

Read pages 13-24 and discuss 

 

 

 

AH Eng II 

Finish reading and discussing “The Fall of Usher” pages 25- end 

 

Complete the concept vocabulary and word study on page 34 

 

AH Eng II 

 Complete Analyze the Text (page 32) and analyze craft and structure (page 33) 

 

Introduction Group narrative prompt completion project 

Tues/ Thurs 9-6 and 9/7 

Thurs/ Fri 9-8 and 9/9 

 

AP Lang 

Discuss Churchill’s strategies (56) 

Read 61-66 

Discuss embedding quotations 

They say/ I Say templates 

Outside Reading check- discussions  

 

 

 

AP Lang 

Read and discuss pages 74-83 

 

Complete and discuss the activity on Page 78 

 

Introduce Grade Narratives 

 

 

AH Eng II 

Introduce dialogue 

 

Introduce group project/ narrative 

 

 

AH Eng II 

Finish group narratives/ submit 

 

Share narratives with larger groups 

 

 

Monday/ Tuesday  

Wednesday/ Thursday  

Friday  

AP Lang 

Checkpoint 3 is due 

AP College Board- MC practice Unit 1 

Introducing Grade narratives 

Finish discussing the activity on page 78 

Read and discuss pages 78-81 

Work on Grade narratives 

 

AP Lang 

Read and discuss pages 82-93 

(From claim to thesis- logical fallacies) 

Work on grade narratives 

 

AP Lang 

Checkpoint 4 is due 

Pages 97-109 

(First/ Secondhand evidence evaluation 

Argument Classical Oration 

 

The outside reading project is due Monday. 

AH Eng II 

Checkpoint 3 is due 

“Fall of the house of Usher” MC test and short answer test 

Work on narratives 

 

 

 

AH Eng II 

Read and discuss “The Feather Pillow.”  

 

Work on fear narratives 

AH Eng II 

Checkpoint 4 is due 

Review how to incorporate dialogue 

Peer review narratives

 

The outside reading project is due Monday

 
Monday/ Tuesday Wednesday/ Thursday Friday

Outside reading projects are due 

 

PPT Thesis 

PPT Fallacies 

Review RA- Discuss Nerds Revisions 

PPT Argument 

Discuss Pages 97-109 

(First/ Secondhand evidence evaluation 

Argument Classical Oration 

AP Lang 

 

RA Assessment 

Discuss Student Sample essays 

Discussion/ Self-score 

AP Lang 

 

PPT presentations (Outside reading)

Introduction- Argument/ Pixar Project 

Begin working on your Rogerian Argument/ Pixar Project 

AH Eng II 

Outside reading projects are due 

 

Discuss Poe test- MC and Short answer 

Discuss Benchmark 

Read “Where is Here” pages 69-76  

AH Eng II 

PPT presentations projects 

 

Discuss and analyze “Where is Here” 

Work on fear narratives 

AH Eng II 

Fear Narratives are due- please print 

 

Author’s round table- share narratives in groups of 4 

Discuss and analyze “Where is Here”

Monday/ Tuesday Thursday Friday

AP Lang 

Finish Argument PPT 

 

Pixar Argument

AP Lang 

 

Gallery walk- rhetorical analysis

 

Pixar Projects are due Oct. 24- presentations will begin that day 

PIG OUT

AH Eng II 

 

Finish “Where is Here” pages 69-76 

Complete pages 79-80 Discuss 

HW: Complete the class assignment, if you do not in class. 

AH Eng II 

2 texts fear- compare each 

Submit your work 

PIG OUT
Monday/ Tuesday Wednesday Thursday/Friday

AP Lang 

Choose Learning goals: https://forms.office.com/r/KPm2CMZafg 

Finish Argument PPT 

Activity page 118 

Toulmin exercise page 120 work on the Pixar project 

 

HW: Read pages 120-121 and pages 127-135 

AP Lang 

 

Complete and discuss the Activity page 129 

Learning and progress document 

 

Use what you’ve learned in chapter 3 and continue the work on your Pixar project. 

 

HW: Pixar Projects are due Oct. 24- presentations will begin that day 

AP Lang 

Discuss "from A Letter to a Southern Baptist Pastor" on pages 1192-1194. 

 

Introduce Education unit 

 

Introduce synthesis 

AH Eng II 

Introduce unit: Power and Freedom 

 

Read and discuss the “Four Freedoms” Speech page 268 

 

Begin soapstones 

 

HW: For our next class bring colored pencils, markers, or crayons 

AH Eng II 

 

Finish Soapstones/ One pager: “Four Freedoms” 

 

HW: Finish Soapstones/ One-pager

AH Eng II 

 

Grammar Practice  

Read pages 20-24  

Complete pages 25-26 

 

Read Kennedy’s “Inaugural Address.” pages 283-286 

Complete a soapstones 

Discuss rhetorical moves/ strategies 

Monday Tuesday Thursday/ Friday

AP Lang 

MC Practice- AP classroom unit 2 

Activity page 129 

Introducing the Education Unit- page 178 

 

HW Read pages 179-188 Be prepared to discuss 

AP Lang 

 

Fareed Zakaria “In Defense of a Liberal education” 

Class discussion and analysis assignment 

AP Lang 

 

Introducing Synthesis 

 

1st synthesis practice 

AH Eng II 

Grammar Practice  

Read pages 20-24  

Complete pages 25-26 

Discuss 

 

HW: Continue working on your one-pager 

AH Eng II 

Discuss Soapstones- “Four Freedoms” 

 

Work on your one-pager 

AH Eng II  

One pager is due on Friday (turn in an electronic copy and the paper copy) 

 

Test Review Four Freedoms 

Monday/ Tuesday  Wednesday/ Thursday  Friday 

AP Lang 

Pixar PowerPoint Presentations 

HW: Begin reading BOC (Book of Choice) 

AP Lang 

Finish Pixar Presentations 

HW: Finish NRI 

AP Lang 

Introduce Synthesis / Synthesis Essays 

AH Eng II 

Test “Four Freedoms” 

One-pager “Four Freedoms” is due today 

AH Eng II 

Introduce Night by Elie Wiesel 

Begin reading in class. Finish Chapter 2 

AH Eng II 

Class discussion / Analysis questions on Albert io

HW: Read chapters 3 and 4 

Monday/ Tuesday Wednesday/ Thursday Friday

AP Lang 

Synthesis practice 

Read “The Blessings of Liberty and Education” Frederick Douglass pages 193-206 

HW: Continue reading BOC (Book of Choice) and NRI due Friday 

AP Lang 

Discuss Douglass “...Education” 

Douglass Parallel structure WS

Pages 206-207 (R&S Qs 2, 4,6,7,8,10) 

Douglass Close read assignment

HW: Continue reading and Finish NRI 

AP Lang 

Continuing notes on synthesis 

Read “What I Learned...” Caste pages 266-269. Discuss 

AH Eng II 

Quiz Chapters 1-2 Night 

Discussion Qs Chapters 3-4/ Class discussion 

HW: read chapter 5 

AH Eng II 

Continue class discussion  

Analysis Qs Chapter 3-4 

HW: read chapter 6 

AH Eng II 

Quiz- chapters 3-4 

Class discussion chapters 5-6 

HW: study for quiz on chapters 5-6 

And read chapters 7-8 

Monday/ Wednesday Thursday/ Friday

AP Lang 

Douglass Close read 

Synthesis prompt practice 

HW: Read Emerson’s from Education pages 208-210 and NRI

AP Lang 

Assign the Synthesis Project- due next Friday 

Practice MC practice-discuss 

HW: Read “I know why the Caged Bird Cannot Read...” pages 224-235 and continue working on your Synthesis Project 

AH Eng II 

Quiz Chapters 5 and 6 

Analysis Questions Chapters 7-9 

HW: Study questions chapters 7-9 (add to 5-6) and turn into Teams; also, study for Quiz on chapters 7-9

AH Eng II 

Quiz chapters 7-9 

Assign Group PPT Night Project 

HW: Continue to work on PPT Find quotes 

Monday/ Tuesday  Wednesday/ Thursday  Friday 

AP Lang 

Introduce Research Project 

Sift: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-NAkkcxbM5k 

Choose topics/ begin to compile sources 

Discussion “I Know Why the Caged Bird Cannot Read” 

HW: Synthesis project due next Monday/NRI due Friday 

AP Lang 

Peer review Synthesis project 

Research 

Graphic organizer (develop working thesis) 

Review quotations 

 

HW: Research/ NRI 

AP Lang 

The synthesis project is due Monday

Continue research

Work on Outline 

HW: Graphic organizer/ prewriting due Monday

Outline due by Monday 11-28 

AH Eng II 

Bearing Witness/ Elie Wiesel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6pHg6VWpA6M 

Elie Wiesel on writing Night: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cgAZQXcGxVE 

Discuss short clips. 

Work on PPT presentations 

 

AH Eng II 

Peer review- PPT 

“The Censors” page 338 

 

HW: Finish PPT

AH Eng II 

Night Presentations 

November 21st and November 22nd

AP Lang 

MLA format review 

Work on your outline/ research paper 

brief individual check-ins about your progress (have your graphic organizer and questions ready) 

AH Eng II 

CFA Eng II- Assessment (Caged Bird) 

Albert io Grammar ACT/ practice 

Monday/ Tuesday Wednesday/ Thursday Friday

AP Lang 

Work on Outline 

Due on Friday, Dec 2nd.  

HW: Finish Outline/ begin paper/ NRI due Fri., Dec. 2nd 

AP Lang 

Discuss Education unit Socratic seminar- Dec. 2nd -Outlines are due 

MC practice/ discussion 

HW: Outline and NRI due Friday 

ACT Cert/ Straight 7 

We will work on research with any class time 

AH English II 

Introduce the essay “What does it mean to be free?” 

HW: work on your essay 

AH English II 

Review MLA format 

Read JFK’s Inaugural Address 

HW: continue working on your essay 

ACT Cert/ Straight 7 

Works cited review 

Peer review essay 

The essay is due on Turn it in on Monday.