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This week, we continue reading Elie Wiesel's memoir, Night. Students will be tasked to closely read for the author's use of rhetoric including the identification of figurative language and rhetorical devices. Additional texts will pair with the memoir, and a variety of assessments will give students the opportunity to closely examine the power and nuances of language. Students will maintain a reflection journal, annotate passages, develop a personal identity fingerprint, create a found poem, and more.
AP LANGUAGE & COMPOSITION (grades 11 & 12)
This week, students are developing a rhetorical precis, claims outline, and final rhetorical analysis essay for President Kenned's 1961 Inaugural Address. This assignment is due, in full, Thursday, November 14 by 4 p.m. (this is a test grade). Friday, November 15, students will complete the Unit 4 Personal Progress Check. Monday, November 18, the three most recent parallel structure-activity averages will be combined and placed in Skyward as a quiz grade.
Grade 9 Textbook Access (Digital)
Please use Pearson EasyBridge to access your textbook online. The instructions are as follows:
Access Pearson EasyBridge from your TVCS.ORG bookmarks folder in the upper left-hand corner of your browser
Log in using the following: Username: villagesschool\your skyward ID Password: your Skyward password
Your textbook is teal and black with a surfboard on the front, "Pearson Literature Grade 9"
I try to keep Skyward as up-to-date as possible by posting assignments for the upcoming week. This helps students and parents plan accordingly. However, at times we find we need to slow down, or perhaps pick up speed, during which I will adjust due dates or combine classwork assignments, as needed.
Some assignments are quick and easy to grade within 24-48 hours, but this is not the case with longer writing assignments. I do try my very best to grade in an efficient, timely manner. However, when writing assignments are turned in, please note that it does take time to assess the number of skills students are applying. Assignments of this nature might take up to two weeks for grading.
Looking for resources to practice? You will find Free ACT Practice Tests here. There are a number of practice tests here for you to use to practice Grammar and Reading skills this summer. The bonus? You get ACT/SAT/FSA practice at the same time!
A wonderful writing resource is the Purdue Online Writing Lab, also known as the Purdue OWL. I will refer to this site often in class. Here is a great link for what your MLA formatted paper must include/look like.
Writing Commons is another helpful writing and speaking (presentation skills) site. While the site does say it is for college-level writers, there is plenty of information on the site that we review in class. I think you will find that it is easy to understand and navigate.
The State Exam (FSA) website shares valuable information for students and parents/guardians and includes a training test and guide.
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