Dear AP Lit AND LANG TEachers,
I know. I know. This is two posts in two days. I am on a roll.
I posted some test day cheats sheets for the 2020 AP English exams in the Facebook groups, but OneDrive links SUCK. So here they are - both in Word and PDF format.
As always, I hope it helps!
Dear exhausted AP teachers,
Despite getting 8+ hours of sleep every night...
Despite pushing back my start time until 9am...
Despite shrinking my work hours down to 7, instead of my usual 9 a day....
I am still SO exhausted.
Once upon a time, I dreamed about working from home. The idea of lounging in your jammies all day. Being mandated only by a couple office hours. Having time to eat actual meals...
It all sounded so good.
Until we had to do it.
Between redesigning curriculum, helping my colleagues deliver online instruction, answering a million messages, and defending myself more than ever...it has been a lot. To say the least.
I can only imagine my readers (...do I have readers?) are feeling the same.
Today, I am hoping to help you by posting some video-activity pairs that might help out with teaching rhetorical analysis. In my class, we are focusing on different rhetorical choices or challenges of rhetorical analysis each week, so these two lessons are focused around tone and juxtaposition.
I know you've heard it a billion times over the last few weeks, but we really are in this together. Let me know if there's anything I can do to help!
Below is a video about how to analyze for tone and the accompanying activity. I like to refer to Inside Out and emojis as a point of reference for the kids, and it seems to help!
The activity below starts kids off on analyzing the juxtaposition in Lou Gehrig's farewell address. The accompanying video is my demonstration of how I would finish the paragraph.