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AP English Language & Composition Unit: History of English

Grade Levels
10th - 12th
Formats Included
  • Zip
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This complete, ready-to-go unit will excite students and help you establish a classroom community. The lessons and activities will get students writing, discussing, researching, analyzing, and arguing as they explore the purpose of language and the relationship between language and society. EDITABLE lesson plans and PowerPoint slides make it easy for you to modify the unit to suit your schedule and needs.

While this two-week unit is designed for early in the school year, the lessons and activities could be used flexibly. It provides a survey of skills and content necessary for success in an AP Language and Composition class.

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★Unit overview

★Binder covers (printable formats for color and grayscale)

★EDITABLE Unit plan (standards, essential questions, daily agenda)

★EDITABLE PowerPoint

★Lesson #1 (EDITABLE lesson plan; term sort)

★Lesson #2 (EDITABLE lesson plan; warm-up, Assertion Journal assignment)

★Lessons #3 and #4 (EDITABLE lesson plans; History of English research project)

★Lessons #5 and #6 (EDITABLE lesson plans; visual rhetoric handout; Johari Window handout, political cartoon assignment)

★Lesson #7 (EDITABLE lesson plans; Socratic Seminar handouts)

★Lesson #8 (EDITABLE lesson plans; close reading template for rhetorical analysis; EDITABLE unit reflection)

★Lesson #9 (EDITABLE lesson plans; Unit Test with answer key)

BONUS: Integrated in this unit are three products available for purchase from The Rhetor's Toolbox:

→AP Language and Composition Lesson Plan Template

→History of English Research Project

→Assertion Journals (assignment, rubric, examples, and one prompt)

Please note that you may occasionally be prompted to source materials that are specific to your needs (such as texts available online or released test items from College Board) or are consumable by students (sticky notes, index cards). These are indicated in the lesson plans.

A friendly note: This work is protected by copyright. You may use my products in your classroom, but you may not distribute them (this includes posting them online for public access). The copyright information on each page must remain intact. If you are interested in sharing with your colleagues, please send them the link to my store! Multiple license discounts are available.

Total Pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
2 Weeks
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