AP English Language and Composition

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AP ENGLISH LANGUAGE
AND COMPOSITION
T U E S D A Y , O C T O B E R 2 1 ST, 2 0 1 4
WARM-UP:
• Consider: write this down in your journal:
“Once I am sure there’s nothing going on I step inside
letting the door thud shut.” – Philip Larkin
• Think/Pair/Share:
• What feelings are evoked by the word thud?
• How would the meaning change if the speaker let the door slam shut?
• Individually: copy down and complete the chart:
Verb expressing the closing of a door
1. Thud
2. Slam
3.
4.
5.
Feeling evoked by the verb
NOTES:
• Conference Schedule – questions?
• Due – Obama 2002/2009 annot. + compare/contrast
paragraph (staple together & turn in)
OPTIC
• Look over the OPTIC sheet. Annotate the instructions.
Summarize the directions in your own words.
• Resource: CA p. 26-32 (Visual Rhetoric)
• Complete an OPTIC sheet for each of the following
visual arguments. Answer the corresponding question for
each visual argument on the back of the OPTIC sheet
(or on a separate sheet of paper)
• Franklin – “Join or Die” + question #3 CA p. 119-120
• Adams – “Saigon Execution” + question #1 CA p. 477-479
• Ut – “The Terror of War” + question #2 CA p. 479-481
HOMEWORK
Due Thurs. 10/23/14
• Finish OPTIC + Questions
• Find, print, and bring 2+ editorial cartoons
• One from 1970’s or earlier
• One from 2000 or later

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