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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!

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Monday, February 01, 2016

Prepare yourself for the California High School Exit Exam

In the World's Greatest English Classes, we'll be helping you prepare for the California High School Exit Exam in the coming weeks.

However, this test is so important to you and your future that you should work on your own to prepare for it. It's the responsible and adult thing to do. All the cool kids are doing it.

Here's a link to a pdf version of the Language Arts test.

Here's a link to a California Department of Education site which has the Math study materials you can print out and use to familiarize yourself with the style, format and content of the questions that will be asked on the actual test! It almost will be like having a copy of the test in advance! Almost.

Thursday, October 08, 2015

Campbell, Hannigan Named World's Greatest Teachers of the Year

Teachers Named "World's Greatest Teachers of the Year"
An independent educational website has named James Logan Language Arts Teachers Tim Campbell and Patrick Hannigan the "World's Greatest English Teachers of 2013."

The website, nominated for a 2007 Weblog award, chose Campbell and Hannigan for "their outstanding achievements in Language Arts education," according to the website.

This is the 10th straight year they have won the prestigious award.

The duo earned specific praise for their work in bringing California Standards-based lessons to their classrooms, developing innovative and engaging lessons for the play "Cyrano de Bergerac," the novel "Lord of the Flies" and the seminal satrical political fable, "Animal Farm," and for their revolutionary "outside reading" program known as "TIES," or Thematic Investigation, Exposition and Synthesis, which guides students through a variety of "bundles," which are groups of thematically related books, articles, websites and films, before prompting them to produce a variety of materials in response.

"We love the books we teach and the students to whom we teach them," said Educator Tim Campbell. "I particularly like Animal Farm, which contains many important lessons for students, such as the part in which Napoleon aggrandizes himself by awarding himself medals and the like."

Hannigan said he was grateful for the award and the recognition it brings. "It would be false modesty to say we didn't deserve this award. We've worked very hard on the behalf of our students. It's all about them. They are the future of the world. Right now, though, Mr. Campbell and I are the present. We are a gift we give to our students."

Students seem to appreciate that gift. In an essay written for Mr. Hannigan, one student said "Mr. Hannigan's intellectual ideas have greatly influenced all people."

The student, who cannot be identified because of state law, said his "family moved to Union City just so [the student} could be one of the students of the Almighty Hannigan."

Similar comments have been made by students about Campbell, who has also been named the James Logan High School Teacher of the Year.

The website,, cited statistics that prove, through scientific analysis, that Campbell and Hannigan's students get higher grades in both high school and college, earn more after they graduate, are more popular with their peers and have lower lung cancer and colon cancer rates than their counterparts. Their mates report higher levels of satisfaction, as well.

Educational expert Fred Jedder praised Campbell and Hannigan, saying that "the educational community would do well to submit to their leadership and give up resisting the inevitable conquest of the exhausted pedagogies."

Prince Felatu, ruler of the island nation of Tatua, said he would grant Campbell and Hannigan hereditary titles of Lords of the Realm of Tatua, and ordain them as bishops in the Church of Tatua.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Welcome, Parents, to The World's Greatest Open House

This website and the material hereon contained are intended to support your students in their efforts to master their Honors English Two or AP Language and Composition Class. But it is for YOU, too. Here, you can find which books we are reading, and when major assignments are due. It is updated regularly.

Plus, there is MORE. We have provided some educational links to online activities intended to boost their overall academic performance. SAT questions and vocabulary, word matches, and various articles will be posted here regularly.

But, wait there is MORE. Your students can also communicate online to form study groups and otherwise support their academic ventures in this class.

All in a clean and sanitary -depending on the state of your keyboard- learning environment.

Friday, September 05, 2014

Campbell's Honors English Two Summer Reading Discussion Assignment


Honors students desiring credit for doing their summer reading assignment should leave at least three substantial comments in the comments area below. Two of the comments should be about the book you read and one should be in response to someone else's comment about a book you did not read. The comments should highlight your understanding of the books (through the other reader in the book you did not read) and inspire confidence in the teachers that you did, indeed, read these books. Unconvincing commentary will receive no credit.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

I Won't Hire People Who Use Poor Grammar. Here's Why -Harvard Business Review

"If you think an apostrophe was one of the 12 disciples of Jesus, you will never work for me. If you think a semicolon is a regular colon with an identity crisis, I will not hire you. If you scatter commas into a sentence with all the discrimination of a shotgun, you might make it to the foyer before we politely escort you from the building. Some might call my approach to grammar extreme, but I prefer Lynne Truss"

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