March 17

AP Literature Week 10

Week 10

Planning Your Week

F 3/22: EPCOT meeting

ONGOING: Work on ZINC (300+ words due April 19).

 

Monday, March 18

Opener: Assign dramaturgy groups.

Work Session:

  1. Go to the library to research dramaturgy topics, exploring resources and preparing a short presentation to provide context to peers.
  2. Presentations begin tomorrow.

Closer: Complete MCM.

Homework: Read your EPCOT novel; work on ZINC (3rd checkpoint April 9).

 

Tuesday, March 19

Opener: .MCM on a Tuesday.

Work Session:

  1. Present Moors, Turks, Venice, & Cyprus
  2. Rehearse and perform “Fred” scenarios to solidify understanding of the role of subtext in interpretation of the scene.
  3. Read 2.1 and 2.2.
  4. Assign groups for 2.3.

Closer: View the “beach scene” in the film adaptation; analyze for film elements.

Homework: Read your EPCOT novel; work on ZINC (3rd checkpoint April 9).

 

Wednesday, March 20

Opener: Present Ira Aldridge, Paul Robeson, Recent Othello Productions.

Work Session:

  1. Annotate scripts, determine blocking, interpret subtext, & rehearse 2.3.

Closer: Fill in animal imagery and word trace charts, analyzing patterns in Act I.

Homework: Read your EPCOT novel; work on ZINC (2nd checkpoint March 15).

 

Thursday, March 21

Opener: Present Epilepsy.

Work Session:

  1. Annotate scripts, determine blocking, interpret subtext, & rehearse 2.3.

Closer: View the Fishburne adaptation up to 2.3.

Homework: Read your EPCOT novel; work on ZINC (2nd checkpoint tomorrow).

 

Friday, March 22

Opener: Review expectations for EPCOT group meetings and documentation (Schoology structure).

Work Session:

  1. EPCOT meetings: compose 2 additional theme statements; list potential research topics.

Closer: Perform 2.3.

Homework: Read your EPCOT novel; work on ZINC (3rd checkpoint April 9).

March 15

Honors 9th Literature Week 10 March 18-22

Planning Your Week

T 3/19: “I Remember You” video and 4th reflection due in class (email, share via Google or Office 365, or bring the movie file on a flash drive). Rubric for I Remember You Video

F 3/22: Bring your copy of The Night Circus to class.

S 3/25: BY 11:59 p.m. Complete No Red Ink quiz

The Tempest online text

UPCOMING: Obtain a copy of The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern.

 

 

Monday, March 18

Opener: Review tips for voiceover, finding sound files, and creating aesthetically pleasing visuals (fonts, transitions, images).

Work Session: 

  1. Revise “I Remember You” video and publish.

Closer: Submit video for viewing.

HOMEWORK: IRY video due tomorrow; No Red Ink due Sunday. Obtain a copy of The Night Circus; third set of ZINC due April 9th.

 

Tuesday, March 19

Opener: Turn in “I Remember You” videos.

Work Session:

  1. View IRY videos.

Closer: Compose “poem praises” and share with peers.

HOMEWORK: No Red Ink due Sunday. Obtain a copy of The Night Circus; third set of ZINC due April 9th.

 

Wednesday, March 20

Opener: View “The Betrayed Duke Prospero” video.

Work Session:

  1. Analyze characters and themes introduced in Act I (“Somebody Wanted But So”; character & theme tracker graphic organizers).
  2. Introduce scholar’s journal; complete entries for Act I.
  3. Review elements of exposition Art & Reading ppt; summarize the exposition of The Tempest.
  4. Compose an exposition Art & Reading ppt. EOC narrative review of STEAL elements and narrative structure; revisit punctuating dialogue correctly.

Closer: Share narrative expositions, reviewing STEAL elements, narrative structure, and punctuating dialogue.

HOMEWORK: No Red Ink due Sunday. Obtain a copy of The Night Circus; third set of ZINC due April 9th.

 

Thursday, March 21

Opener: Review writings on Utopias; Ponder and Respond: What makes for an ideal world?

Work Session:

  1. Read Act II Scene 1.
  2. In island families review Act II Scene i, and analyze Gonzolo’s world view vs. Sebastian and Antonio’s remarks.

Closer: Compare and contrast class performances with professional productions of the opening scenes.

HOMEWORK: No Red Ink due Sunday. Obtain a copy of The Night Circus; third set of ZINC due April 9th.

 

Friday, March 22

Opener: View Act II Scene 1 of The Tempest. 

Work Session: 

  1. Writer’s Workshop: Complete scholar’s journals through Act II.
  2. Peer critique MLA format and review lead-ins for variation.
  3. Provide feedback on depth of commentary

Closer: Introduce The Night Circus (read chapter 1).

HOMEWORK: No Red Ink due Sunday. Obtain a copy of The Night Circus; third set of ZINC due April 9th.

March 8

Honors 9th Literature Week 9 March 11-15

Planning Your Week

S 3/10: BY 11:59 p.m. Complete No Red Ink quiz

T 3/12: “I Remember You” typed, annotated poem due with 3 reflections (the video and 4th reflection will be due next Tuesday, March 19).

S 3/17: BY 11:59 p.m. Complete No Red Ink quiz

T 3/19: “I Remember You” video and 4th reflection due in class (email, share via Google or Office 365, or bring the movie file on a flash drive).

The Tempest online text

UPCOMING: Obtain a copy of The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern.

 

Monday, March 11

Opener: Review tips for voiceover, finding sound files, and creating aesthetically pleasing visuals (fonts, transitions, images).

Work Session: 

  1. Revise “I Remember You” poem to meet the requirements for sound and figurative language use.
  2. Create the video for IRY.

Closer: Peer review poems, analyzing figurative language and sound effects.

HOMEWORK: “I Remember You” typed, annotated poem with 3 reflections due Tuesday; second set of ZINC due Friday; No Red Ink due Sunday; obtain a copy of The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern.

 

Tuesday, March 12

Opener: Review paintings from/about The Tempest; choose one that you like the best.

Work Session:

  1. Use the word bank to compose a poem that captures the character, mood, and/or action of the painting you chose.

Closer: Cast The Tempest 1.1 pantomime.

HOMEWORK: “I Remember You” typed, annotated poem with 3 reflections due Tuesday; second set of ZINC due Friday; No Red Ink due Sunday; obtain a copy of The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern.

 

Wednesday, March 13 EARLY RELEASE

Opener: Set up Nearpod.

Work Session:

  1. Explore Shakespeare’s world: Elizabethan language, the Globe Theatre, culture, history, and overview of The Tempest with Nearpod.
  2. Analyze, rehearse, and perform Act I Scene 1 (pantomime, self-reflection, group discussion; add dialogue).

Closer: Compare and contrast class performances with professional productions of the opening scene.

HOMEWORK: “I Remember You” typed, annotated poem with 3 reflections due Tuesday; second set of ZINC due Friday; No Red Ink due Sunday; obtain a copy of The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern.

 

Thursday, March 14

Opener: Review the opening scene of The Tempest.

Work Session:

  1. Prepare group scenes for Act I, Scene 2; focus on blocking, stage directions, physical gestures, and voice inflection.
    • Annotate the scene
    • Write the actions that your groups need to complete
    • Prepare props and timing
    • Perform the scene

Closer: Compare and contrast class performances with professional productions of the opening scene.

HOMEWORK: “I Remember You” typed, annotated poem with 3 reflections due Tuesday; second set of ZINC due tomorrow, 11:59 p.m.; No Red Ink due Sunday; obtain a copy of The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern.

 

Friday, March 15

Opener: View “The Betrayed Duke Prospero” PBS video.

Work Session: 

  1. Analyze characters and themes introduced in Act I (“Somebody Wanted But So”; character & theme tracker graphic organizers).
  2. Introduce scholar’s journal; complete entries for Act I.
  3. Review elements of exposition Art & Reading ppt; summarize the exposition of The Tempest.
  4. Compose an exposition Art & Reading ppt. EOC narrative review of STEAL elements and narrative structure; revisit punctuating dialogue correctly.

Closer: Share narrative expositions, reviewing STEAL elements, narrative structure, and punctuating dialogue.

HOMEWORK: “I Remember You” typed, annotated poem with 3 reflections due Tuesday; second set of ZINC due tonight, 11:59 p.m.; No Red Ink due Sunday; obtain a copy of The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern.

March 8

AP Literature Week 9 March 11-15

Week 9

Planning Your Week

F 3/15: EPCOT meeting; ZINC 2nd check (200+ words due).

ONGOING: Work on ZINC (300+ words due April 19).

 

Monday, March 11

Opener: Perform 1.2; complete “Somebody Wanted But So” statements.

Work Session:

  1. Read Othello 1.3; read 1.3 antiphonally, analyzing Othello’s rhetorical prowess.
  2. Review sonnets in context of the Duke’s speech/poetic language.
  3. Ring the Changes–Brabantio’s Parting Shot

Closer: Compose multiple choice questions.

Homework: Read your EPCOT novel; work on ZINC (2nd checkpoint March 15).

 

Tuesday, March 12

Opener: Compose FRQ for sonnet prompt.

Work Session:

  1. Complete TWIST for Othello 1.1.

Closer: Compare STEAL for characterization in 1.1, 1.2, and 1.3.

Homework: Read your EPCOT novel; work on ZINC (2nd checkpoint March 15).

 

Wednesday, March 13–EARLY RELEASE

Opener: Watch PBS video and the Fishburne adaptation through 1.3 up to Iago’s confrontation with Roderigo.

Work Session:

  1. Analyze Iago’s rhetoric in 1.3; compare/contrast AP Lang focus on argument/rhetorical triangle vs. AP Lit focus on figurative language
  2. Compose a CEI paragraph analyzing how Shakespeare uses language to develop Iago’s character.

Closer: Fill in animal imagery and word trace charts, analyzing patterns in Act I.

Homework: Read your EPCOT novel; work on ZINC (2nd checkpoint March 15).

 

Thursday, March 14

Opener: Rehearse and perform “Fred” scenarios to solidify understanding of the role of subtext in interpretation of the scene.

Work Session:

  1. Read 2.1 and 2.2.
  2. Assign groups for 2.3.

Closer: View the Fishburne adaptation up to 2.3.

Homework: Read your EPCOT novel; work on ZINC (2nd checkpoint tomorrow).

 

Friday, March 15

Opener: Review expectations for EPCOT group meetings and documentation (Schoology structure).

Work Session:

  1. EPCOT meetings: complete a TWIST analysis from the second  section of your novel.
  2. Compose 2 theme statements for your EPCOT novel.

Closer: Analyze 2.3.

Homework: Read your EPCOT novel; work on ZINC (2nd checkpoint tonight 11:59 p.m.).

March 1

Honors 9th Literature Week 8 March 4-8

Planning Your Week

 

S 3/3: BY 11:59 p.m. Complete No Red Ink quiz

T 3/5: Poetry Anthology due in class

S 3/10: BY 11:59 p.m. Complete No Red Ink quiz

T 3/12: “I Remember You” poem due in class.

ONGOING: Bring an independent reading book to class each day; this should be a print text–no ebooks, please. 

 

Monday, March 4

Opener: Review poetry anthology assignment and rubric, dear reader tips, and reflection tips and sample.

Work Session:

  1. Compose dear reader letter and reflections for the poetry anthology.
  2. Compile materials and create table of contents for poetry anthology.

Closer: List final touches needed for poetry anthology due tomorrow.

HOMEWORK: No Red Ink due Sunday. Poetry Anthology due Tuesday. Bring an independent reading text (print only); second set of ZINC due March 15th.

 

Tuesday, March 5

Opener: Gallery walk anthologies.

Work Session:

  1. View sample poems for IRY.
  2. Compose an “I Remember You” poem to meet the requirements for sound and figurative language use.

Closer: Peer review IRY poems for poetic devices and sound effects; watch “Harlem” episode of Poetry in America.

HOMEWORK: No Red Ink due Sunday. “I Remember You” poems due Tuesday. Bring an independent reading text (print only); second set of ZINC due March 15th.

 

Wednesday, March 6

Opener: Examine paintings from/about The Tempest; choose one that you like the best.

Work Session:

  1. Use the word bank to compose a poem that captures the character, mood, and/or action of the painting you chose.

Closer: Examine Shakespearean insults and cast The Tempest 1.1 pantomime.

HOMEWORK:  No Red Ink due Sunday. “I Remember You” poems due Tuesday. Bring an independent reading text (print only); second set of ZINC due March 15th.

 

Thursday, March 7

Opener: Set up Nearpod.

Work Session:

  1. Explore Shakespeare’s world: Elizabethan language, the Globe Theatre, culture, history, and overview of The Tempest with Nearpod.
  2. Analyze, rehearse, and perform Act I Scene 1 https://folgereducation.wordpress.com/2015/02/03/5-great-ways-to-start-a-shakespeare-unit/ (pantomime, self-reflection, group discussion; add dialogue).

Closer: Compare and contrast class performances with professional productions of the opening scene.

HOMEWORK: No Red Ink due Sunday. “I Remember You” poems due Tuesday. Bring an independent reading text (print only); second set of ZINC due March 15th.

 

Friday, March 8

Opener: Review tips for voiceover, finding sound files, and creating aesthetically pleasing visuals (fonts, transitions, images).

Work Session: 

  1. Revise “I Remember You” poem to meet the requirements for sound and figurative language use.
  2. Create the video for IRY.

Closer: Peer review poems, analyzing figurative language and sound effects.

HOMEWORK: No Red Ink due Sunday. “I Remember You” poems due Tuesday. Bring an independent reading text (print only); second set of ZINC due March 15th.

March 1

AP Literature Week 8 March 4-8

Week 8

Planning Your Week

M 3/4: POL TPFASTT, annotations, and recitation due

 

F 3/8: EPCOT meeting.

ONGOING: Work on ZINC (200+ words due March 15).

 

Monday, March 4

Opener: Daily lines; turn in TPFASTT

Work Session:

  1. Present POL (recite one poem).
  2. Continue performing/directing Othello 1.1; compare/contrast with film adaptations.

Closer: Read EPCOT novels.

Homework: Read your EPCOT novel; work on ZINC (2nd checkpoint March 15).

 

Tuesday, March 5

Opener: Watch PBS Othello video (Who Is Othello?); answer discussion questions.

Work Session:

  1. Complete “Somebody Wanted But So” statements for Othello 1.1.
  2. Rehearse and perform group scenes for 1.2. 

Closer: Fill in animal imagery and word trace charts, analyzing patterns in Act I.

Homework: Read your EPCOT novel; work on ZINC (2nd checkpoint March 15).

 

Wednesday, March 6

Opener: Read Foster’s chapter “If It’s a Square, It’s a Sonnet.”

Work Session:

  1. Scansion practice; expert group annotations on sonnets.
  2. Compose an FRQ for the poetry prompt.

Closer: Self-assess FRQ response according to the AP rubric.

Homework: Read your EPCOT novel; work on ZINC (2nd checkpoint March 15).

 

Thursday, March 7

Opener: Complete a TWIST analysis of Othello 1.1 and 1.2.

Work Session:

  1. Read 1.3; analyze the Duke’s poetic language
  2. Read 1.3 antiphonally; analyze Othello’s rhetorical prowess
  3. Compare STEAL in 1.1–1.3
  4. Ring the Changes–Brabantio’s Parting Shot

Closer: View the Fishburne adaptation through 1.3 up to Iago’s exchange with Roderigo.

Homework: Read your EPCOT novel; work on ZINC (2nd checkpoint March 15).

 

Friday, March 8

Opener: Review expectations for EPCOT group meetings and documentation (Schoology structure).

Work Session:

  1. EPCOT meetings: complete a TWIST analysis for the 1st part of the novel.

Closer: Analyze Iago’s rhetoric in 1.3; compare/contrast AP Lang focus on argument/rhetorical triangle vs. AP Lit focus on figurative language

Homework: Read your EPCOT novel; work on ZINC (2nd checkpoint March 15).

February 22

Honors 9th Literature Week 7 February 25 – March 1

Planning Your Week

M 2/25: Turn in TPFASST and annotations for TWO Poetry Out Loud poems.

W 2/27: Recite ONE Poetry Out Loud poem in class.

S 3/3: BY 11:59 p.m. Complete No Red Ink quiz

ONGOING: Bring an independent reading book to class each day; this should be a print text–no ebooks, please. 

 

Monday, February 25

Opener: Collect POL TPFASST charts; review metaphors and conceits; create a metaphor that can be sustained beyond one image (2nd period create; 4th period revisit)

Work Session:

  1. Read and annotate “George Gray” on posters; use SOAPStone to analyze figurative language, diction, and sensory imagery
  2. What is the speaker’s claim? Tone? Intended audience?
  3. How is the poet entering into a broader conversation? What is the poem’s argument?

Closer: Watch “Harlem” episode of PBS Poets Series.

HOMEWORK: No Red Ink due Sunday. POL recitation of one poem due Wednesday. Bring an independent reading text (print only); second set of ZINC due March 15th.

 

Tuesday, February 26

Opener: Read “Fiddler Jones”; analyze with SOAPSTone

Work Session:

  1. Compose a response to the EOC prompt for “George Gray” and “Fiddler Jones.”

Closer: Rehearse POL recitations with your group.

HOMEWORK: No Red Ink due Sunday. POL recitation of one poem due Wednesday. Bring an independent reading text (print only); second set of ZINC due March 15th.

 

Wednesday, February 27

Opener: Rehears POL recitations with your group.

Work Session:

  1. Recite POL poems.
  2. Finish EOC prompt response for “George Gray” and “Fiddler Jones.”

Closer: Review assignment requirements for poetry anthology.

HOMEWORK:  No Red Ink due Sunday. Poetry Anthology due Tuesday. Bring an independent reading text (print only); second set of ZINC due March 15th.

 

Thursday, February 28

Opener: Stuffed Poetry: On a sheet of paper, respond to the prompts with information about yourself. Don’t over analyze. Often our gut response is the most productive.

Work Session:

  1. Stuffed Poetry Activity (Composing Your Poem)
  2. Create new list using numbers (MUST BE IN ORDER, cannot change any words–can only add)
  3. Write a poem using the answers to prompts
  4. Write stuffed poetry reflection’ turn in for review and feedback.

Closer: Compile poems and write reflections for the poetry anthology due next Tuesday.

HOMEWORK: No Red Ink due Sunday. Poetry Anthology due Tuesday. Bring an independent reading text (print only); second set of ZINC due March 15th.

 

Friday, March 1

Opener: Review “I Remember You” poem assignment and rubric; view sample poems and presentations.

Work Session: 

  1. Compose an “I Remember You” poem to meet the requirements for sound and figurative language use.

Closer: Peer review poems, analyzing figurative language and sound effects.

HOMEWORK: No Red Ink due Sunday. Poetry Anthology due Tuesday. Bring an independent reading text (print only); second set of ZINC due March 15th.

February 15

Honors 9th Literature BREAK TIME!

To Do:

  1. Enjoy some free time with friends and family.
  2. If you did not finish, complete your No Red Ink assignment.
  3. If you did not turn them in today, finish your TPFASST and annotations for Poetry Out Loud (due Monday when we get back).
  4. Memorize your selected Poetry Out Loud poem (due Wednesday when we get back).
February 15

AP Literature BREAK TIME!

To Do:

  1. Post your discussion follow-up to the discussion board in Schoology before you return.
  2. Post your completed poem to the assignment in Schoology before you return (when we get back to school, you will add a photo of your painting to pair with the poem).
  3. Begin working on your Poetry Out Loud poems. Annotate for macro elements (speaker, topic & tone, theme) and micro elements (structure, sound, figurative language). You will complete a TPFASST summary for both poems. You will memorize and recite one poem. These will be due soon after the break.
  4. Obtain a copy of your assigned research novel and start reading!
  5. Rest, relax, enjoy some free time.

 

February 8

Honors 9th Literature Week 6 Feb. 11-15

Planning Your Week

S 2/10: Complete No Red Ink quiz

T 2/12: Bring two printed poems from the Poetry Out Loud website.

S 2/17: BY 11:59 p.m. Complete No Red Ink quiz

M 2/25: Turn in TPFASST and annotations for TWO Poetry Out Loud poems.

W 2/27: Recite ONE Poetry Out Loud poem in class.

ONGOING: Bring an independent reading book to class each day; this should be a print text–no ebooks, please. 

 

Monday, February 11

Opener: Review MLA, citations, formatting quotes and titles for No Red Ink practice. Read Cofer’s “El Olvido” and discuss narrative elements.

Work Session:

  1. View Billy Collins video  “Introduction to Poetry”; TPFASTT/annotate for imagery, diction, figurative language
  2. Introduce poetry cheat sheet; QHT poetry terms.

Closer: Write a poem using the “El Olvido” or “Introduction to Poetry” template.

HOMEWORK: Bring 2 printed poems from Poetry Out Loud website Tuesday; No Red Ink due Sunday at 11:59 p.m.; second set of ZINC due March 15th.

 

Tuesday, February 12

Opener: POL Check–2 printed poems; Ponder and respond–Think about a strong memory that is tied to nature/weather, a scary storm, a perfect picnic, a cleansing rain. How is weather tied to our emotions and memories?

Work Session:

  1. Read “When I am Asked” by Lisel Mueller
  2. Complete the “first things first” chart with a partner
  3. Analyze the poem with TPFASTT and discuss with class annotations.

Closer: Write a memory poem that uses sensory imagery tied to nature; try to emulate Mueller’s style.

HOMEWORK: Annotate and complete TPFASST for 2 printed poems from Poetry Out Loud website; No Red Ink due Sunday at 11:59 p.m.; second set of ZINC due March 15th.

 

Wednesday, February 13

Opener: Ponder and respond–How does it feel to take a risk?

Work Session:

  1. Read “Constantly Risking Absurdity” in small groups
  2. Complete the “first things first” chart as a group
  3. TPFASTT independently
  4. Discuss observations and compile class annotations

Closer: Write a short  poem about taking a risk that plays with structure and uses enjambment.

HOMEWORK:  Annotate and complete TPFASST for 2 printed poems from Poetry Out Loud website; No Red Ink due Sunday at 11:59 p.m.; second set of ZINC due March 15th.

 

Thursday, February 14

Opener: Review metaphors and conceits; create a metaphor that can be sustained beyond a single image.

Work Session:

  1. Read and annotate “George Gray” on posters; use SOAPStone to analyze figurative language, diction, and sensory imagery
  2. What is the speaker’s claim? Tone? Intended audience?
  3. How is the poet entering into a broader conversation? What is the poem’s argument?

Closer: Begin annotating POL poems for “narrative” elements (STEAL, speaker, imagery, setting, figurative language, theme, structure, etc.); complete a SOAPSTone or TPFASST for one POL poem.

HOMEWORK: Annotate and complete TPFASST for 2 printed poems from Poetry Out Loud website; No Red Ink due Sunday at 11:59 p.m.; second set of ZINC due March 15th.

 

Friday, February 15

Opener: Read “Fiddler Jones”; analyze using SOAPSTone

Work Session: 

  1. Compose a response to the EOC prompt for “George Gray” and “Fiddler Jones.”

Closer: Continue annotating and analyzing POL poems.

HOMEWORK:  No Red Ink due Sunday at 11:59 p.m.; Annotate and complete TPFASST for 2 printed poems from Poetry Out Loud website due Monday after break; second set of ZINC due March 15th.