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Tuesday, October 18
Tuesday, October 18
Tuesday, October 18
Tuesday, October 18
Tuesday, October 18
Tuesday, October 18
Tuesday, October 18
Tuesday, October 18
Tuesday, October 18
Tuesday, October 18
Tuesday, October 18
Tuesday, October 18
Tuesday, October 18
Tuesday, October 18
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  • 1. Agenda for Tuesday, October 18
    Proofreading Practice 3.3 (10 min.)
    GENBIT(20 min.)
    Reading Selection Work (40 min.)
    • Review Content & Reconcile Vocabulary
    • 2. DIDLES Me This, Batman!
    • 3. Comprehension Check
    Independent Work (Time Permitting)
    • AP Assessment Practice
    Review Homework (10 min.)
  • 4. Proofreading Practice 3.3
  • 5. AP English 11 Number One Student WJE: GENBIT Strategy October 18, 2011
    • General Statement
    • 6. Explain or Expand upon the general statement
    • 7. Narrow to your specific writing topic
    • 8. Background Info—specific information about your book or topic
    • 9. Thesis Statement—one sentence that sums up what your entire essay will be about
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  • 11. Thesis Statement Development
    Given the Prompt…
    • In a well-developed essay, identify similarities and differences of style, subject and theme in The Way from Rainy Mountain and Leslie Marmon Silko’s story "The Man to Send Rain Clouds".
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    Thesis Steps
    Read the prompt carefully.
    Take the prompt and revise it into a question.
    Concisely answer the question in a single sentence.
    Your answer becomes your thesis statement, or the last line in a GENBIT Introductory paragraph.
  • 12. AP English 11 Number One Student WJE: GENBIT Strategy October 18, 2011
    • Draft an introductory paragraph for an essay responding to the following prompt using the GENBIT Strategy:
    • 13. Identify and analyze the rhetorical strategies utilized by Peter and Hull to convey tone in “The Peter Principle.”
    • 14. GENBIT Steps:
    Review prompt.
    Develop the thesis statement.
    Work through GENBIT strategy in your writing journal.
  • 15. AP English 11 Your Name Here Selection Work COMPLETED FOR HOMEWORK!
    • “The Peter Principle” by Laurence J. Peter and Raymond Hull
    • 16. Complete the following in your reading journal:
    While reading:
    • Annotate as necessary
    • 17. Track the 14 Tier 2 terms in the article: locate, context clues, define giving part of speech. Definitions to be reconciled next class.
    Write a rhetorical précis for the article.
    Answer “Comprehension” questions 1—4
  • 18. “The Peter Principle” Tier 2 Vocabulary
    • Imponderables (7) n. not discernible; that which cannot be precisely determined, measured, or evaluated
    • 19. Indolent (7) adj. lazy, slothful, slow
    • 20. Insolent (7) adj. bold, disrespectful, abusive, arrogant
    • 21. Dreadnought (7) adj. heavy, thick, expansive
    • 22. Inaudible (7) adj. silent, hushed, difficult to hear
    • 23. Incomprehensible (7) adj. difficult to understand, not understandable
    • 24. Hypothesized (8) verb. speculate, think about deeply and theorize
  • “The Peter Principle” Tier 2 Vocabulary
    • Hierarchy (8) n. chain of command, grouping, pecking order, placing, position
    • 25. Minion (10) n. sycophant, brownnoser; a servile follower or subordinate of a person in power
    • 26. Dismantled (18) v. take apart, disassemble
    • 27. Protocol (22) n. rules of conduct, behavior in certain situation
    • 28. Subordinates (22) n. person that serves another, aid, inferiors, helper (less – connotation than “minion”)
    • 29. Eccentrics (34) n. person who is bizarre, unusual
    • 30. Ostensible (37) adj. supposed, apparent
  • Break for a Minute 
    Submit Reading Journal for Review in the correct pile
    Turn in Writing Journal in the correct pile
    Take out a sheet of loose leaf…
  • 31. DIDLS Me This, Batman!
    Student Guide, p. 15:
    Remember, just as in literary analysis, your ability to use DIDLS effectively is impacted by your own familiarity with different styles—the depth and breadth of your reading experience matters!
  • 36. AP English 11 Your Name Comp Check: “Peter Principle” October 18, 2011
    • Complete a DIDLS analysis of the selection.
    • 37. Consider your DIDLS analysis notes when responding to the following questions & prompts:
    • 38. Purpose and Audience: 1—3
    • 39. Style & Structure: 1—4
  • Homework
    Complete “The Peter Principle” activities.
    Tier 2 Quiz next class.

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