The third essay question from the 2016 AP English Language exam is an argument question about responding to an Oscar Wilde quote about rebellion, disobedience, and social progress.
There are many links to video, audio, and print resources for studying the concept of the rebellion applied to the current environmental movement. Also included is a speech by Bill McKibben on climate change. The resource has an excerpt from This American Life feature Bill McKibben and progressive politics. A link to a documentary, Disobedience is featured as not only the environmental movement is featured but a history of other civil disobedient movements.
The lessons features a link to the Question #3 prompt from the 2016 AP English Language exam. There is a lesson on crafting a thesis sentence for an argument that agrees, disagrees, or qualifies an author’s argument. Instructions and strategies are included on how to teach a rhetorical precis and hold an inner and outer Socratic Circle.
These lessons fit any Honors Literature class, Pre-AP, American Literature, American Literature or AP English Language or Literature class to prepare students for AP English Language exams, Common Core extended response assessments, American Literature Course exams, the SAT and ACT essay and critical thinking activities. I have added an addendum that describes how to adapt the lessons for ELL students.
The packet includes complete lessons, Common Core standards, essential and key questions. Now adaptable for ESOL classes.
Tags: Close Reading, writing, Pre-AP, critical thinking, artifice, environment, theme, ELL adaptable material, flipped classroom