Here is the article to print off outside of school: http://www.nationalreview.com/node/337929/print. We’ll read it in class; you only need to print, staple, and label.
The Best of the Year 2015 Begin by watching Google’s 2015 Zeigeist video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q7o7R5BgWDY Station 1: News Year in Review http://abcnews.go.com/US/year-review-13-biggest-news-stories-2015/story?id=35852690 Read the new stories from the year. Discuss ones that you remember occurring. Which seemed to be the… Continue Reading
TSL Grading Rubric Name:____________________________________________ Date:__________________ Per:________ The Scarlet Letter Reaction Paper Grading Rubric Topic: “What The Scarlet Letter has to teach in 2015.” Be creative, insightful, and show your knowledge of the novel and its themes. –Format 0 1 3 … Continue Reading
Go to the Handouts section of www.mrcoia.com and take a look at our new unit guide for The Scarlet Letter. You are reading chapters 1-6 due next Tuesday and Thursday (it’s a bit different than originally planned), making sure to mark… Continue Reading
Do you need help on your outline for our Martin Luther King essay? Here are two sources to help: Walden University’s Writing Center link: http://writingcenter.waldenu.edu/318.htm University of Northwest: http://www.unwsp.edu/c/document_library/get_file?uuid=a208956c-88e0-46db-a445-87686aadbe72&groupId=2273328 Did you find another source to help other students? If so, please post… Continue Reading
Looking for a way to get beyond using sticky notes? Try ordering a copy of The Scarlet Letter for your own writing. It’s much easier writing in margins than using sticky notes. This is optional, but I think it is… Continue Reading
Your homework this weekend is to print our new unit guide and supplemental reading. Go to http://mrcoia.com/school/html/handouts.html to print the following items for our upcoming unit: 1. Unit Guide #2: Sin and Syntax 2. “Letter from Birmingham Jail” 3. “Good… Continue Reading
Would you rather print a copy and mark on the text? Here’s a link to an online version of our text: http://lcps.org/cms/lib4/VA01000195/Centricity/Domain/2376/I%20know%20why%20the%20caged%20bird%20cannot%20read.pdf You CANNOT, however, print this at school. This is optional, and if you chose to print it, do… Continue Reading
Introducing a marvel in new technology: the BookBook.
We’ll watch this in class on Wednesday. You’ll create a chart with 5 different definitions of rhetoric gleaned from your viewing of the video.
Looking for a good way to get a better sense of the material? Why not purchase a used copy of our textbook. While this is completely optional, some students enjoy having a copy in which they mark up for a… Continue Reading
Welcome to the first post of the year. I’ll use this forum to post course-related information that will help your understanding of the three courses I teach: AP Government, AP English Language and Composition, and 10th Language Arts. You are… Continue Reading
Here is a link to the online version of Waiting for Superman. For those not in class on Tuesday or Thursday, you must watch this missed half and take notes in unit guide on rhetorical devices used to persuade. This work… Continue Reading
For our film unit, we’ll collect your top three movies of all time. These should be movies that you love, and not those you just watched. Complete this assignment by Sunday, 5/17, at 11:59pm. Post directly in the Google Form, NOT… Continue Reading
Thanks, Mandy, for this!
If you are planning on turning in any late work within that two-week window for partial credit, it is due no later than Friday, 3/27. If you have a missing assignment, and it is within two weeks, turn it in… Continue Reading
Students, Your assignment is to submit three of the very best examples for three different rhetorical terms. Focus on published works such as books, movies, etc. The best ones could make our final test. DUE BY TUESDAY, 3/17, AT 11:59PM.… Continue Reading
When it comes to writing an argument essay, you must take a strong stance and defend it convincingly. You need to “fight” to persuade your audience to side with you. If you’re totally lost or just want to start from… Continue Reading
Here’s a brief overview of the Straw Man fallacy. If you have a good link to a definition and examples, please add them in the comments section.
Here’s a bit of an update after my absences: Due Tuesday, 12/9: All work done last week on Emerson. RT cards 1-60. Bring Lang of Comp book. Memorize the opening sentence. NOT Due tomorrow: Thoreau work that was going to… Continue Reading
To help you and other students read more examples and understand the rhetorical terms better, you will give a clear, interesting example for one of your rhetorical terms 1-20 as a comment to this post. Here are a few… Continue Reading
If you enjoyed our writing prompt on Magna-Soles this week, then you may want to read more from The Onion, a satirical news site. Funny stuff here.