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AP Seminar Mass Media Literacy Communications AP Literature and Composition
Welcome Unit   Welcome Unit

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  Mass Media Literacy: YouTube Course Description   Advanced Placement Lit and Comp Course Outline
      Some Questions to Consider
       
  Description and What Does it Mean to Read a Text? Reading, Rhetoric and Truth The Short Story and Other Prose
  A Short History of YouTube Coming to Terms The Allegory of the Cave - Plato
  The Allegory of the Cave - Plato What Do Students Need to Know About Rhetoric? Everything that Rises Must Converge - Flannery O' Connor
  MMYT Common Assessment 1 10-Second Descriptive Film Rubric Close Reading A Good Man is Hard to Find - Flannery O' Connor
  MMYT Storyboard Template The Allegory of the Cave - Plato Good Country People-Flannery O'Connor
    "The Bet - Anton Chekov Parker's Back-Flannery O'Connor
    Logical Fallacies The Comforts of Home-Flannery O'Connor
    Tone Words and Definitions A Good Man is Hard to Find Discussion Questions
    Sophie's World: Terms, Philosophers and Golden Lines Flannery O'Connor Short Story Terminology
    Bloom's Taxonomy Story and Structure Short Story Terminology
    The Lost Art of Reading "Write With Prejudice"
    Why I Went to the Wood Biographical Assignment on Flannery O'Connor.
    Sophie's World Philosophers and Golden Lines Part II Assignment on The Grotesque
    One Fallacious Assignment Motif Assignment
    "It's What's for Dinner" The Psychological Approach
    Argument Building Blocks Brief Summary of Moses and the Burning Bush
    Rhetorical Precis Moments of Grace in O'Connor
    Introduction to Buddhism "Guests of the Nation"-Frank O' Connor
    The Tao of Pooh Short Story Literary Concepts
    Using Common Sense to Debunk Evolution
    Kirk Cameron's Take on Evolution  
    Truth Synthesis Paper Assignment  
    Introduction to Synthesis  
    Synthesis Paper Rubric  
    Paradigm Shifts in Geology and Biology  
    The Upsidedown Map Page  
    Quantum vs. Classical Physics  
    Conrad Excerpt (Shifting Empires)  
    Induction vs. Deduction  
    The Wizard of Oz as Parable  
    The Invisible Gorilla  
    Criteria of Truth  
    Leon Lederman on Subatomic Particles  
    The Power of Rhetoric: Comparison Exercise  
    "What Happens if We Leave Afghanistan" - Baker  
       
  Persuasion Language and Identity The Metamorphosis Unit
  Gilbey's Gin Image Reading on the History of the Greek Theater Biography of Franz Kafka
  Subliminal Seduction Extract Greek Theater Stuff You Have to Know Modernism
  MMYT Common Assessment 2 Persuasive Public Service Announcement Film Rubric Building the Past "The Hunger Artist."
  Advertising History and Techniques The Psychological Approach How to write Effects Statements
  MMYT Storyboard Template I Have a Dream (Text) Effect Statements Practice with The Metamorphosis
    King - "I Have a Dream" (Video) Discussion Questions on The Metamorphosis
    Barack Obama's Acceptance Speech Discussion Questions on "The Hunger Artist."
    AP Literary Devices The Historical-Biographical Approach to Literary Criticism
    Selected Tropes The Marxist Apprach to Literary Criticism
    Selected Schemes of Construction Sophie's World Excerpt on Marxism/Communism
    Summary of Plato's Apology Metamorphosis Critical Paper Works Cited
    My Apology - Woody Allen  
    Selected Tropes  
    Selected Schemes of Construction  
    Logical Fallacies Speech Assignment  
    Palin Speaks at the Republican National Convention  
    Obama Speaks in Selma  
    Build a Speech  
    Women Against Coffee  
    "Let's Call the Whole Thing Off"  
    "Sex and the Married Man"
 
    "Auto Wreck" - Karl Shapiro  
    "The First Shall Be Last" - Jeff House  
    "The World's Biggest Membrane" - Lewis Thomas  
    Commentary Wheel  
    "The Chimney Sweeper" -William Blake  
    AP Test Essay Analysis - Prewriting Notation  
    Convention and Revolt in Poetry Excerpt Annotation Practice  
    The BP Spill  
       
    Persuasion and Politics Heart of Darkness Unit
    Parody Modern Imperialism
    Elmo Behind the Scenes "The White Man's Burden"
    The Onion "Shooting an Elephant"
    US Finally Gets Around To Prosecuting Mastermind "An Image of Africa" - Chinua Achebe
    My Apology - Woody Allen Heart of Darkness Scene Oral Presentation Assignment
    "Fourteen Years of Doublespeak"- William Lutz  
    Satire Handout  
    Rape of the Lock and Study Guide  
    The Story of Stuff - Cuff and Statz  
    Tyndale Article  
    Advertising History and Techniques  
    Gold Digger Advertisement  
    Gold Digger Advertisement Commentary Exemplar  
    Julius Caesar Brutus and Antony Arguments  
    Nokia Doublespeak Excerpt  
    Elmo's Song  
    The Panopticon  
    The Ova Prima Foundation  
    Save the Tree Octopus  
    Petrol Direct  
    RYT Hospital  
       
    Aesthetics The Stranger Unit
    12th Night Excerpt Existence Precedes Essence-Jean-Paul Sartre
    Aesthetic Readings Packet Authenticity-Jean-Paul Sartre
    The Existential Primer: Camus
      The Myth of Sisyphus Albert Camus
    Algeria: History
    Dissident Algeria - Jean Daniel
    Stranger Discussion Questions
     
       
    Writing Frameworks Poetry
    Sentence Combining and Sentence Varieties Poetry Terminology
    Writing Checklist Commentary Wheel Packet
    Strong Paragraph Checklist Ballad
    Argument Building Blocks Elegy
    Deconstructing Aphorisms Ode
    Rhetorical Precis I Sestina
    Teaching Rhetoric Lamb (Rhetorical Precis II) Villanelle
    Paragraph Writing Guide (from Write for College) Types of Poetic Feet
    The Most Common Poetic Feet
      "Charge of the Light Brigade"
      "Death of a Naturalist"
      "Lady Lazarus"
      "Medusa"
      "The Disquieting Muses"
      The Disquieting Muses-the painting
      "Daddy"
      Why and How to Read a Poem
      "Colossus"
      "Ozymandias"
      Mirrors
      "Tales from the Bog"
      History of the Troubles in Northern Ireland
      Bog Poems
      "Guests of the Nation"
      Camille Paglia's Commentary on Dickenson's "Because I could not stop for Death,"
      "Because I could not stop for Death."
      "The Once Over."
      "White Phosphorus" -Alice Notley
      Shakespeare's Sonnet #18
      Shakespeare's Sonnet #12
      "Sestina"- Elizabeth Bishop
      Two Villaneles - Plath and Bishop
      Shakespeare Prosody Presentation
      "Stillborn"
       
    Argumentation Hamlet Unit
    Argument Building Blocks Stuff You Really Should Know About Shakespeare and his Times
    Atomic Bomb Packet Hamlet Summary and Discussion
    CoConspiritors Article Germany and the Nazis Hamlet Act I Study Guide
    Julius Caesar Brutus and Antony Arguments Hamlet Act II Study Guide
      Hamlet Act III Study Guide
      Hamlet Act IV Study Guide
      Hamlet Act V Study Guide
      Hamlet Character Debate Assignment
      "The Colonel"-Carolyn Forche
      Great Chain of Being_ Suber
      Wheel of Fortune
      Hamlet Background
      The Langauge of Hamlet
       
    Analysis Drama Unit
    Antimetabole Exemplar Tragedy and the Common Man -Arthur Miller
    Analysis Notation Thoughts on Tragedy from Anouih's Antigone
    Convention and Revolt Analysis Notation Practice "Little Boxes" - Pete Seger
    Close Reading - Francine Prose Leave it to Beaver Credits
    Julius Caesar Brutus and Antony Arguments Outline of Aristotle's Theory of Tragedy
    Matisse Article - Lacayo Painting Analysis The Art Form
      Guide to Watching a Play
      A Woman's Place in 19th Century Victorian History
      "Second-Graders Wow Audiance With School Production of Equus"
      Equus Working Ideas
       
    Synthesis Love Medicine
    Antimetabole Exemplar History of US Government-American Indian Treaties
    Generation Y Article Synthesis Exemplar American Indian Political Cartoon
    Introduction to Synthesis "Traveling Through the Dark"
      Deer-killing Scene in "Crown of Thorns," from Love Medicine
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
    College Essay Writing College Essay Writing
    College Essay Writing College Essay Writing
    Sample college essays Sample college essays
    College essay rubric College essay rubric
       
       
Vocabulary   Vocabulary Commentary Practice
    Tone Glossary Commentary Wheel
    AP Lang Vocabulary Literary Devices "Evening Hawk"
    Shakespeare Rhetorical Devices Handout "Evening Hawk" Response Rubric
      2007 AP Lit and Comp Exam Free Response Prompts
      07 AP Lit and Comp Free Response Exemplar #1
      07 AP Lit and Comp Free Response Exemplar #2
      07 AP Lit and Comp Free Response Exemplar #3
      Prose Analysis Crib Sheet
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
General Writing Documents   General Writing Documents General Writing Documents
    AP Diagnostic Essay Rubric Reader Response Journal Entry
    Tone Glossary Breaking the Code
    Reader Response Journal Entry How to write Effects Statements
    Group Compare Contrast Essay Rubric AP Diagnostic Essay Rubric
    Editing Symbols Editing Symbols
    Sentence Imitations Sentence Imitations
    Sentence Combining and Sentence Varieties Prose Analysis Crib Sheet
    Mabie's AP Grade Conversions How To (And How Not To) Build Theme
    Comparison and Contrast Writing Document  
    Reader Response Journal Entry  
    How To (And How Not To) Build Theme  
       
    Multiple Choice Documents Multiple Choice Documents
    AP Lang Multiple Choice Advice SAT Literature Multiple Choice Exercise Answers and Explanations
    Jesse James Multiple Choice Exemplar AP Lit Multiple Choice Exercise Answers and Explanations
       
Oral Presentation Documents Oral Presentation Documents Oral Presentation Documents Oral Presentation Documents
  Kiva Discussion Description Kiva Discussion Description Kiva Discussion Description
  MMYT Kiva Discussion Rubric Graded Discussion Rubric Graded Discussion Rubric
    General "Six Traits-ish" Oral Presentation Rubric Name Oral Presentations
    Book Interview Rubric
       
Catchall Websites and Documents   Catchall Websites and Documents Catchall Websites and Documents
    A Modest Proposal - Jonathan Swift Notes From Underground (Text)
    The Wizard of Oz: Parable on Populism - Henry Littlefield and a discussion of Allegory A Short Glossary of Tone Descriptors
  Assassination Scene from Jesse James A Modest Proposal - Jonathan Swift
    Genie Background: Nova Special: The Wild Child" AP Text List
  Classical Conditioning - Pavlov Socratic Seminars
  Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs AP Lit and Comp Multiple Choice Test Taking
    Operant Conditioning - Skinner The Wizard of Oz: Parable on Populism - Henry Littlefield and a discussion of Allegory
    Aphasia  
  Elmo Behind the Scenes  
       
       
 
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