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By Sincerely Cwik
The one pager is a common assignment. This resource expands it to the rigors of AP Language and Composition, asking students to watch or look for rhetorical choices and to synthesize materials. Great for visual sources or text sources.Student sample
Subjects:
Reading, Close Reading
Grades:
11th, 12th
Types:
Activities
$2.00
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By Sincerely Cwik
Want an easy way to introduce the rhetorical triangle? Here is a lesson which includes an Apples to Apples style game which asks students to practice different rhetorical situations.
Subjects:
Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual)
$2.00
4
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By Sincerely Cwik
A great resource to lead in to literary analysis is the text, "How To Read Literature Like a Professor" by Thomas Foster. To effectively survey the information with students, this project separates the content into 5 presentations, assigning small
Subjects:
Literature, Close Reading
Grades:
11th, 12th
Types:
Projects, Activities
$2.00
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By Sincerely Cwik
This is a complete AP Literature and Composition unit for The House on Mango Street. Spanning four weeks, this unit goes from an AP Lit Free Response Questions pre-assessment to a literary analysis presentation to close reading of different excerpts
Subjects:
ELA Test Prep, Literature, Writing-Essays
Grades:
11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled)
$10.00
4
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By Sincerely Cwik
This is a complete unit for my AP Language and Composition class. It includes minilessons on creating writer's voice, active reading packet, reading and journal prompts, quizzes, reading assignments, and a final test OR project with rubric included.
Subjects:
Reading, Literature, Writing
Grades:
10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled)
$10.00
1
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By Sincerely Cwik
This resource includes guided revision sheets for the three different Free Response Questions on the AP English Language and Composition exam. Each essay style has specific revision questions that ask students to mark up their texts. I use this
Subjects:
Writing-Essays
Grades:
11th, 12th
Types:
Handouts
$3.00
3
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By Sincerely Cwik
This is an AP style argumentation prompt to accompany reading of The Crucible.
Subjects:
Writing-Essays
Grades:
11th, 12th
Types:
Novel Study
$1.00
1
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By Sincerely Cwik
The provided document accompanies a linked YouTube playlist for videos modelling the AP Language Synthesis prompt - in particular, the 2016 prompt about monolingualism. Videos demonstrate prewriting, introduction writing, consensus, counterargument,
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Writing-Essays
Grades:
11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Internet Activities
CCSS:
W.11-12.1, W.11-12.1a, W.11-12.1b, W.11-12.1c, W.11-12.1d, W.11-12.1e
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By Sincerely Cwik
This lesson utilizes the familiar “This I Believe” essay, which is derived from the collaborative podcast on NPR, as a writing diagnostic for AP Language. Student compose an essay about one of their core beliefs or values. The lesson additionally
Subjects:
Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
11th, 12th
Types:
Activities
$3.00
1
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By Sincerely Cwik
As a genre study in satire, this 33 page unit works towards students’ own original episode of AP Live! (an SNL type sketch show filled with satirical skits). Students will study mentor texts which demonstrate farce, parody, diatribe (or monologue),
Subjects:
Literature
Grades:
11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled)
$10.00
1
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By Sincerely Cwik
"Source Talk" is an activity to practice the consensus and counter argument found in the synthesis prompt sources on the AP Language and Composition exam. Students will write a dialogue between the sources to find where the sources agree and
Subjects:
Writing, Close Reading
Grades:
11th, 12th
Types:
Research, Activities
CCSS:
W.11-12.5
$2.00
1
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By Sincerely Cwik
This is a project to practice rhetorical analysis for AP Language and Composition students. Students utilized SOAPSTone to analyze speeches and then emulate them for a speaking assessment. Product includes all student handouts, links to speeches
Subjects:
Reading, ELA Test Prep, Writing
Grades:
11th, 12th
Types:
Projects
CCSS:
SL.11-12.3, SL.11-12.4
$4.00
1
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By Sincerely Cwik
This unit is designed for the AP Language classroom that incorporates American Literature. It combines multiple AP skills (reading visual texts, synthesis, argument, rhetorical analysis, etc) while moving through the text. Preferably positioned in
Subjects:
ELA Test Prep, Literature, Writing-Essays
Grades:
11th, 12th
Types:
Unit Plans
$10.00
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By Sincerely Cwik
This novel study is setup as a self-paced unit for students to work at their own rate. It asks them to interact with the novel, as well as informational texts and poetry. Students are assessed via a portfolio, which requires them to write in many
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Writing
Grades:
11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Novel Study
CCSS:
RL.11-12.1, RL.11-12.4, RI.11-12.10, W.11-12.1, W.11-12.3, W.11-12.4, W.11-12.9
$5.00
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By Sincerely Cwik
To provide further practice (and check in with your students skills), try this short project! Students are given a source (I gave them AP Lang Synthesis prompt sources) which they are asked to "translate" visually. Students start with a brief source
Subjects:
Reading, ELA Test Prep, Close Reading
Grades:
11th, 12th
Types:
Projects
$2.00
3
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By Sincerely Cwik
An assignment to pair with the 2003 film about disgraced journalist Stephen Glass. Students will explore different aspects of ethical reporting, connecting them to the mistakes of Glass in the film.
Subjects:
Career and Technical Education
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities
$1.00
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By Sincerely Cwik
Designed for my AP Language and Composition class, this was a clarifying activity. They were confused about the difference between purpose, exigence, and subject, so we analyzed something familiar: SnapChats and memes. A sample has been
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Close Reading
Grades:
11th, 12th
Types:
Activities
$1.00
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By Sincerely Cwik
This pack includes over 30 resources for teaching rhetorical analysis for AP Language and Composition. I've included resources I have used over the years that have helped differentiate in my classroom and walked students through the rhetorical
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing-Essays, Close Reading
Grades:
11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Minilessons
$4.00
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By Sincerely Cwik
Do you keep getting the same ideas for projects, essays and other assignments from students? These lessons are designed to get students thinking outside of the box when it comes to topic selection. Lessons include graffiti walls, quick write
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities
$2.00
1
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By Sincerely Cwik
Using the JFK rhetorical analysis prompt, I created a graphic organizer to scaffold how my students arrive at the assertions for their own writing. It asks them to start with what they notice, the evidence of it and then asks them to define the
Subjects:
Reading, Writing-Essays
Grades:
11th, 12th
Types:
Graphic Organizers
$1.50
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have been teaching high school English since 2012. My experience has covered 9-12th grade traditional English, Creative Writing, Newspaper, Broadcast, intervention, and predominantly, AP Language and Literature.

MY TEACHING STYLE

My style is constantly changing! I love to try new things and tackle new methods. That said, I am a huge practitioner of differentiated instruction and I Do-We Do-You Do pedagogy.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

I have a masters degree in Curriculum and Instruction. I have lead Writing Across the Content Areas professional development. I am National Board Certified.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Bachelors of Science: English Education Master of Arts: Curriculum and Instruction

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

This is honestly what I love: creating new materials. I am constantly changing up my own curriculum to try out new, exciting approaches. If you'd like to read more about me, check out my blog! (...and additional FREE resources!) www.sincerelycwik.com

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