Monday, 9/16:  IN-CLASS

Langston Hughes poetry reflection due, 10 pts.

On loose leaf--to be collected.  

Read "Lesson From English B" twice, slowly and carefully.  Your assignment is to be the Columbia University professor/instructor and give the "paper" a grade, then write a one page (minimum) response to your student Langston Hughes as to why.  You must comment on at least 3 specific lines from his poem.  Also, please make one connection to A Raisin in the Sun.

Tuesday, 9/17:  Vocab 1 Quiz (30 pts.) and Unit 1 exercises due midnight Monday.  The exercises were sent out Thursday morning.

Friday, 9/20: Bring The Catcher in the Rye to class.

Assisi/Siena/Rome Travel Dates & Info:  

June 26 - July 5, 2019


Welcome to a challenging and rewarding, eye and mind opening literary year!  

The first week of school we will be registering for the AP Language & Composition exam and setting up your AP account.

You need to have an account with the College Board (most should already have an account).   If you do not have one, you need to create one on over the weekend.


By the end of the year you will be able to: 

1. analyze and interpret samples of good writing, identifying and explaining an author’s use of rhetorical strategies and techniques

2. apply effective strategies and techniques in your own writing

3. create and sustain arguments based on readings, research, and/or personal experience

4. write for a variety of purposes

5. produce expository, analytical, and argumentative compositions that introduce a complex central idea and develop it with appropriate evidence drawn from primary and/or secondary sources, cogent explanations, and clear transitions

6. demonstrate understanding and mastery of standard written English as well as stylistic maturity in your own writings

7. demonstrate understanding of the conventions of citing primary and secondary sources

8. move effectively through the stages of the writing process, with careful attention to inquiry, drafting, revising, editing, and review

9. write thoughtfully about your own process of composition

10. revise a work to make it suitable for a variety of audiences