AP Lang: Humor Week, Day 1

Standard: ELAGSE11-12RI6 Determine an author’s point of view or purpose in a text in which the rhetoric is particularly effective, analyzing how style and content contribute to the power, persuasiveness, or beauty of the text.

Learning Target: I can analyze how an author uses rhetoric to create humor in an essay.

Opening Session: Course registration! Let me sign you up for your classes for next year. Y’all will all be taking AP Literature!

Work Session: Today we’re going to read an essay from one of my very favorite authors, David Sedaris, which is called “Go Carolina.” We will read this aloud as a class, and then discuss the reading questions at the end. After we discuss, I want you to grab your journals (gasp emoji) and write a journal entry on the Write questions in your book on page 921.

Closing Session: Reflect: What did you think of the essay? Was it funny? Were you previously a fan of David Sedaris? Are you now? Why or why not?

Assessment: Formative – Friday Journal Check

Differentiation: Process (Scaffolding)

Homework: Read 20 minutes in your Independent Reading book

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