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A collection of 10 lesson plans, titled AP English Language and Composition: Activities to Build Understanding Through Microsoft Word 2013 (.pdf/12.2MB), is available to teachers participating in AP Digital Edge. This book and all its accompanying resources can be downloaded from this page.

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To see the skills that are tested on the Microsoft® Office Specialist: Word 2013 certification exam mapped against each AP Digital Edge lesson in which they're used, see the AP English Language and Composition and Word Curriculum Mapping chart below.

AP English Language and Composition Teacher and Student Resources

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Using Microsoft Word formatting tools, students will examine the relationship between the rhetorical situation offered in a prompt and the actual text being analyzed to better understand how the rhetorical situation affects the choices made in a text.

Lesson 1 Resources
Teacher Student

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Using Microsoft Word formatting tools, students will identify significant syntactical structures within a text and explain how particular sentence structures and types of sentences develop the overall purpose of the text.

Lesson 2 Resources
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Using Microsoft Word formatting tools, students will identify significant syntactical structures within a text and explain how particular sentence structures and types of sentences develop the overall purpose of the text.

Lesson 3 Resources
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Using Microsoft Word formatting tools, students will analyze tonal shifts, discuss the contribution of tone and tonal shift to the purpose of the text, and determine how the writer’s rhetorical choices, specifically diction and imagery, contribute to tone throughout a text.

Lesson 4 Resources
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Using Microsoft Word formatting tools, students will practice building commentary within rhetorical analysis by developing unity between a thesis statement, evidence, and coherence of an argument by clearly identifying rhetorical strategies and techniques, and explaining how they (both individually and in concert) work to affect the purpose.

Lesson 5 Resources
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Using Microsoft Word formatting tools, students will develop a clear line of reasoning in a rhetorical situation by establishing the relationship among claim, assertion, evidence, and explanation.

Lesson 6 Resources
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Using Microsoft Word formatting tools, students will determine the relationship between the rhetorical situation of a writer/speaker and the purpose of the argument in order to better understand how aspects of the rhetorical situation influence choices made in the text and how those choices affect purpose.

Lesson 7 Resources
Teacher Student

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Using Microsoft Word formatting tools, students will evaluate evidence used in argument and practice integrating personal examples into an argument to engage an intended audience, to establish credibility, and to develop a line of reasoning — all in order to achieve the writer’s purpose(s) in a particular rhetorical situation.

Lesson 8 Resources
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Using Microsoft Word formatting tools, students will practice drawing reasonable inferences from the source information and data presented in an AP English Language and Composition synthesis prompt. Students will draw parallels between source content and their own observations and outside information, ultimately substantiating a working thesis statement in response to an argument question.

Lesson 9 Resources
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Using Microsoft Word formatting tools, students will analyze provided sources and generate a series of statements reflecting the purpose of each source as it relates to the prompt. Using these statements, outside evidence, and specific textual evidence from chosen sources, students will write an outline combining the aforementioned elements into a well-written, cohesive argument that effectively uses source material and appropriately cites the sources used in the paragraph outline.

Lesson 10 Resources
Teacher Student

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