Review of common rhetorical devices and their effects/purposes. This PowerPoint includes examples (advertisements, videos, images, GIFs, etc.) to illustrate the purpose and effect of the rhetorical devices.
English Language Arts, Reading Strategies, Writing-Essays
This PowerPoint is used in conjunction with an AP Language & Composition research essay prompt focusing on media bias and fake news; it's purpose is to help students understand the difference between biased news and fake news.
Reading Strategies, Writing-Essays, Informational Text
This PowerPoint walks students through the three AP Language & Composition free response questions (focusing on the 2017 AP Exam) and provides students with tips regarding how to achieve success. The lesson ends with a three-part student-led
Self-assessment used to help students identify the discussion skills they use during Socratic Seminars and highlight areas for improvement. This document also includes an effective Socratic Seminar scoring guide.
This is a highly effective group activity which requires students to read and evaluate their peers' writing. Students evaluate essays via different "rounds" (similar to those of a tournament) to ultimately help them work together to choose which
This assignment should be used with the Essay Tournament Activity. This is where students house their notes on each essay they read; they then use these notes to determine which essay(s) will advance to the next round(s).