Objectives: Students will be able to evaluate the structure of an open-ended essay of the AP Literature exam through small group collaboration.
Do Now: Meet with your group members and share your own definitions of cruelty based on page 6 as well as the responses to questions on page 7-8.
- Review the sample introduction ( page 8)
- Review a sample body paragraph ( page 10)
Student Independent Work
- Complete a thesis statement as a group ( page 9)
- Evaluate the sample essay on page 14 by using the essay rubric on page 12.
Assessment: Present the evaluations in class.
Score the essay and write a brief rationale for the score.
Lesson 10: Peer-Editing the AP Essay
Objectives: Students will use the AP Essay rubric to peer edit each other’s essay on Oedipus.
Aim: How do we write a strong essay within a time frame of 40 minutes?
- Share the 1st draft essay in a pair. Identify one strength and one weakness in your partner’s essay.
- Share with the findings in class.
- Discuss: How much time do we need to get a thorough understanding with the essay questions? ( 3 minutes)
- what constitutes a strong introduction within 5-7 minutes?
- How much time can I use for the body paragraphs( 2 usually well-developed)? ( 25-28 minutes) What goes in each paragraph? How do I develop the ideas?
- Writing a Conclusion should never be longer than 2-3 minutes. What should I include then?
Homework: Revise the essay. Revision due