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AP Language

Rhetoric by Aristotle

The Forest of Rhetoric

Tropes and Schemes

Schemes and Tropes Flashcards

Language Glossary Flashcards

Multiple Choice Practice

Synthesis Essay Example

Released Free Response Prompts

AP's 2013 Essay Scoring Guidelines

Ethos, Pathos, Logos


Rooting Out Words
Grammar Gorilla
Paint by Idiom
The Plural Girls
Stay Afloat
Math Baseball
Match Up
Match each word in the left column with its synonym on the right. When finished, click Answer to see the results. Good luck!

Word of the Day

Article of the Day

This Day in History

Today's Birthday

In the News

Quotation of the Day


This is the archive for February 2006

Thursday, February 16, 2006

The Huckleberry Finn Chrestomathy

Below are links to the documents defining the Huckleberry Finn chrestomathy each American Literature student will be required to complete this year in The World's Greatest English Class. The three links below are the guide for the materials that are needed for completion of the unit:

The first is the Table of Contents for the unit. This will be the first page of the completed chrestomathy. It shows what pages will be needed and in what order the materials will be presented.

The second is the Unit Specifics sheet for the unit. This sheet will not ultimately be included in the chrestomathy but is essential for knowing which options are available on each assignment. For example, included are the words available for the Word Quest and the topics available for all the types of writing in the unit, Narrative, Persuasive, and Response to Literature. The student will be refering to the sheet often.

The final sheet is the rubric that The World's Greatest English Teachers will be using when grading the chrestomathy. The student should print out a copy of this rubric so they will have a good idea how they will be graded, but it will not be included in the chrestomathy.

The Table of Contents for the Huckleberry Finn Chrestomathy

The Unit Specific Sheet for the Huckleberry Finn Chrestomathy

The Rubric for the Huckleberry Finn< Chrestomathy

Sunday, February 12, 2006

American Literature Essay Topics for Death of a Salesman

Death of a Salesman Essay Options

Instructions: Pick one of the topics below and write a complete essay. The final draft must be typed, double-spaced in an easily-readable font. Make sure your name is on the back of the paper. This essay should be between two and three pages in length. Make sure to quote from Death of a Salesman.

Topic #1:
Prove that Death of a Salesman is a tragedy -or not. Make sure to demonstrate the four elements of the tragedy that we discussed: Peripetea (turn of fortune), Hamartia (tragic flaw or mistake), Anagnorisis (a new awareness), and Catharsis (emotional cleansing). Check the wikipedia entry on “tragedy” if you need to read more on tragedy. This essay will have an introduction and a conclusion and four small-to-average sized paragraphs.

Topic #2 Typically, we think of our dreams and ambitions as wholly positive things, personal driving forces to power our lives. But, sometimes the dreams fail us. Either the dream is impossible to attain, or we are unequipped to attain it, or we hang onto it too long and it corrupts. Dreams aren't always what they are cracked up to be. Write an essay in which you demonstrate, first, how the dream is not a positive thing in Death of a Salesman. Then, show how it is not a positive thing in another work, like The Grapes of Wrath, or a reflection of a personal experience. This essay will have an introduction and a conclusion and two average-to-large sized paragraphs.