After 20 minutes of reading time to start class, we returned to Tone. I gave students a list of good tone words, and students identified and looked up a few words they did not know. Students watched a clip from Last Week Tonight and attempted to identify John Olliver’s tone, where it shifted, and when he was criticizing others’ tone around the topic of Syrian refugees. Homework: keep reading and annotating part 2 of your independent novel.
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.