I collected and checked novels at the start of class. Then we reviewed and discussed Banneker from the end of last class using the appeals handout. I introduced the concept of Tone, and we read a poem as an example of Tone and Shifts in Tone. Homework: continue reading in your independent novels; part 2 due next week.
AP English Language & Composition
College professors frequently lament the poor writing skills of the students who enter their classrooms, particularly straight out of high school. This course is designed to help you succeed in not only a freshman composition course, but in college altogether. Students will learn to think critically, read analytically, and communicate with clarity and confidence.
While students may earn college credit if they receive a 3, 4, or 5 on the AP English Language and Composition Exam (depending on their chosen college), the ultimate goal of this course is to prepare students for the rigors of college writing.