May 10

AP Literature Week 17 May 13-17

Week 17

Planning Your Week

M 5/13: Film director projects due.

W 5/15: ZINC 400+ words due.

 

Monday, May 13–Wednesday, May 15

Opener: Submit film director projects.

Work Session:

  1. View film director projects.

Closer: Connect stylistic techniques to other film texts.

Homework: ZINC due May 15.

 

Thursday, May 16

Final Exam for any students not conflicting with AP Exams.

 

May 10

Honors 9th Lit Week 17 May 13-17

Planning Your Week

W 5/15: ZINC 400+ words due.

M 5/20: Tim Burton style analysis essay due in class.

T or W 5/21 or 5/22: Final test (Tim Burton style analysis)

 

Monday, May 13

Opener: Review style analysis essay requirements and ZINC requirements.

Work Session:

  1. Complete SRI post-assessment.
  2. Work on ZINC.

Closer: Draft style analysis essay.

HOMEWORK: ZINC due May 15; style analysis essay due May 20.

 

Tuesday, May 14

Opener: Watch “What If Tim Burton Directed Frozen?”  and discuss stylistic changes. Review “Vincent” (4th only).

Work Session:

  1. View the opening credits, title sequence, and frame story of Edward Scissorhands; fill in the chart with observations and interpretations.
  2. Plan your essay’s body paragraphs.

Closer: Continue watching Edward Scissorhands.

HOMEWORK: ZINC due May 15; style analysis essay due May 20.

 

Wednesday, May 15

Opener: Review essay requirements and structure.

Work Session:

  1. View the neighborhood establishing scenes in Edward Scissorhands; analyze the development of character, setting, and plot.
  2. Discuss the questions p.168 with your group (take notes if necessary to study for this section of the final unit test).
  3. View the neighborhood establishing scenes a second time; analyze cinematic techniques using the chart p.169; compose the EI portion of your body paragraph using the template p.170.

Closer: Continue viewing Edward Scissorhands.

HOMEWORK: ZINC due tonight; style analysis essay due May 20.

 

Thursday, May 16

Opener: Review discussion questions p.172 and p.175 for the plot development and cinematic techniques; focus on the editing in the telephone scene.

Work Session:

  1. Finish watching Edward Scissorhands and discuss questions p. 178
  2. Continue drafting body paragraphs using the template sentence structure p. 173 and p.176.

Closer: Begin analysis of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children.

HOMEWORK: Style analysis essay due May 20.

 

Friday, May 17

Opener: Connect the analytical statement structure to the paragraph structure (p.179) and the paragraph structure to the essay structure (p.182-3).

Work Session:

  1. Continue analyzing Miss Peregrine using the chart p. 180-1.

Closer: Review elements for quality introductions and conclusions; draft these for your essay.

HOMEWORK: Style analysis essay due May 20.

May 3

AP Literature Week 16 May 6-10

Week 16

Planning Your Week

W 5/8: AP Exam begins at 8:00 a.m. at Due West United Methodist. Please arrive at 7:30 a.m.

M 5/13: Film director projects due.

W 5/15: ZINC 400+ words due.

 

Monday, May 6

Opener: Review film director samples.

Work Session:

  1. Research for film director projects.

Closer: Compose script for your film director project.

Homework: AP Exam Wednesday; film director projects due May 13; ZINC due May 15.

 

Tuesday, May 7

Opener: Review AP Exam structure.

Work Session:

  1. Complete full multiple choice exam and outline 3 essays.

Closer: Prepare two novel cards for the exam (major characters, plot elements, tone, shifts, author’s style, motifs & symbols, and a claim statement) One SHOULD be your EPCOT novel.

Homework: AP Exam tomorrow; film director projects due May 13; ZINC due May 15.

 

Wednesday, May 8

Opener: Review film director project requirements.

Work Session:

  1. Watch sample of an Oscar winning director’s work.

Closer: Revise script for film director project.

Homework: Film director projects due May 13; ZINC due May 15.

 

Thursday, May 9

Opener: Review film director project requirements.

Work Session:

  1. Watch sample of an Oscar winning director’s work.

Closer: Revise script for film director project.

Homework: Film director projects due May 13; ZINC due May 15.

 

Friday, May 10

Opener: Review film director project requirements.

Work Session:

  1. Watch sample of an Oscar winning director’s work.

Closer: Revise script for film director project.

Homework: Film director projects due May 13; ZINC due May 15.

May 3

Honors 9th Literature Week 16 May 6-10

Planning Your Week

W 5/8: The Night Circus projects due in class (submit all written materials to Turnitin.com).

W 5/15: ZINC 400+ words due.

M 5/20: Tim Burton style analysis essay due in class.

T or W 5/21 or 5/22: Final test (Tim Burton style analysis)

 

Monday, May 6

Opener: Review style analysis essay requirements.

Work Session:

  1. Watch “What If Tim Burton Directed Frozen?”  and discuss stylistic changes.
  2. Review cinematic techniques. 
  3. Review graphic organizer format (web organizer for key subjects/points and influences discussed in the biographical essay.Watch the short “Vincent” by Tim Burton.

Closer: Meet with Night Circus groups to finalize project plans.

HOMEWORK:The Night Circus projects due Wednesday; ZINC due May 15; style analysis essay due May 20.

 

Tuesday, May 7

Opener: Complete the tone chart on p.158 and “The Language of Style Analysis” p.159.

Work Session:

  1. Groups compose responses to one of the questions on p.160.
  2. Review scenes 10-12 in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Quickwrite response: What effect does Burton want to create in the scene at home and in the scene in front of the factory? What choices does Burton make to create these effects?

Closer: Groups share findings from the “close viewing” then discuss Burton’s style.

HOMEWORK:The Night Circus projects due tomorrow; ZINC due May 15; style analysis essay due May 20.

 

Wednesday, May 8

Opener: Set up Night Circus projects.

Work Session:

  1. Gallery walk Night Circus presentations; evaluate peers’ models.

Closer: Clean up Night Circus projects.

HOMEWORK: ZINC due May 15; style analysis essay due May 20.

 

Thursday, May 9

Opener: Review requirements for style analysis essay.

Work Session:

  1. Finish watching Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. 

Closer: Begin analysis of Alice in Wonderland.

HOMEWORK: ZINC due May 15; style analysis essay due May 20.

 

Friday, May 10

Opener: Complete the narrative writing prompt p. 162.

Work Session:

  1. Analyze style as you view scenes 14-16 p.163, filling in the graphic organizer p.164 with observations.
  2. Compose leveled questions and answer within your group.
  3. Complete the interpretation section of the chart p.164.

Closer: Continue analyzing Edward Scissorhands.

HOMEWORK: ZINC due May 15; style analysis essay due May 20.

April 26

AP Literature Week 15 April 29 – May 3

Week 15

Planning Your Week

F 5/3: Research paper due to Turnitin.com. Please drop off a hard copy with signed integrity page before the senior picnic.

W 5/8: AP Exam begins at 8:00 a.m. at Due West United Methodist. Please arrive at 7:30 a.m.

M 5/13: Film director projects due.

W 5/15: ZINC 400+ words due.

 

Monday, April 29

Opener: Review research paper requirements (individual revision, group research, individual reflection). Introduce film director project.

Work Session:

  1. MCM: Complete a prose and poetry passage; collaborate with peers to review strategies.

Closer: View a film sample from an Oscar-winning director.

Homework: Research paper due Friday; AP Exam next Wednesday; film director projects due May 13; ZINC due May 15.

 

Tuesday, April 30

Opener: Review symbols in literature; revisit weather chapter in How to Read Literature Like a Professor.

Work Session:

  1. View the clips from Bridges of Madison County  and The Shawshank Redemption; analyze the impact of weather on setting and characterization.
  2. Graffiti notes analyzing prose excerpts: “The Storm”, :The Story of an Hour”, the opening chapter of To Kill a Mockingbird; L’etranger, In the Lake of the Woods, Snow Falling on Cedars.

Closer: Prepare two novel cards for the exam (major characters, plot elements, tone, shifts, author’s style, motifs & symbols, and a claim statement) One SHOULD be your EPCOT novel.

Homework: Research paper due Friday; AP Exam next Wednesday; film director projects due May 13; ZINC due May 15.

 

Wednesday, May 1

Opener: Review FRQ rubric for prose essasys.

Work Session:

  1. Compose a response to the prose FRQ.

Closer: Self-assess according to the rubric.

Homework: Research paper due Friday; AP Exam next Wednesday; film director projects due May 13; ZINC due May 15.

 

Thursday, May 2

Opener: Review FRQ rubric for poetry essays.

Work Session:

  1. Complete planning for poetry FRQs (speed dating).

Closer: Polish research papers.

Homework: Research paper due tomorrow; AP Exam next Wednesday; film director projects due May 13; ZINC due May 15.

 

Friday, May 3–Senior Picnic during class.

Homework: AP Exam next Wednesday; film director projects due May 13; ZINC due May 15.

April 26

Honors 9th Literature Week 15 April 29 – May 3

Planning Your Week

M 4/29 – W 5/1: EOC; brush up on your skills with USA Test Prep. Get plenty of rest!

W 5/8: The Night Circus projects due in class (submit all written materials to Turnitin.com).

Bring your copy of The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern to class each day.

 

Monday, April 26 – Wednesday, May 1

Please report to lab 304 during our normal class period for End of Course Testing. The bell schedule is slightly altered to allow enough time for testing, so please be present and on time each and every day.

 

HOMEWORK: The Night Circus projects due May 8; ZINC due May 15.

 

Thursday, May 2

Opener: Review The Night Circus project requirements and due dates.

Work Session:

  1. View Tim Burton’s Movie Montage (1982-2005); list stylistic techniques characteristic of Burton. Watch “What If Tim Burton Directed Frozen?”  and discuss stylistic changes
  2. Dr. Seuss Read Aloud; analyze style.
  3. Review “The Cask of Amontillado” for style.

Closer: Complete Activity 2.12 “Film in Context: An Authorial Study”; read the biographical essay “Tim Burton: Wickedly Funny, grotesquely Humorous” and answer the text-dependent questions and the main idea statement under “Working from the Text.”

HOMEWORK:The Night Circus projects due May 8; ZINC due May 15.

 

Friday, May 3

Opener: Review graphic organizer format (web organizer for key subjects/points and influences discussed in the biographical essay.Watch the short “Vincent” by Tim Burton.

Work Session:

  1. Begin Activity 2.13 “Setting the Mood and Understanding Tone: Wonka Two Ways”; read the excerpt from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Read the excerpt and complete the table identifying mood and the stylistic elements that contribute to it.
  2. Watch the beginning of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory; jigsaw the cinematic techniques to take film notes on Burton’s style.

Closer: Groups share findings from the “close viewing” then discuss Burton’s style.

HOMEWORK:The Night Circus projects due May 8; ZINC due May 15.

April 19

Honors 9th Literature Week 14 April 22 – 26

Planning Your Week

 

S 4/21: No USA Test Prep this weekend. Enjoy your Easter!

M 4/29 – W 5/1: EOC; brush up on your skills with USA Test Prep. Get plenty of rest!

Bring your copy of The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern to class each day.

 

Monday, April 22

Opener: EOC Question of the Day

Work Session: 

  1. Compose an informational/expository essay (EOC prep).
  2. Self-score based on the expository rubric.

Closer: Read Part IV and V of The Night Circus. 

HOMEWORK: Keep up with your reading schedule for The Night Circus; work on ZINC; review for the EOC.

 

Tuesday, April 23

Opener: EOC Question of the Day

Work Session:

  1. Research for The Night Circus projects.

Closer: Read Part IV and V of The Night Circus. 

HOMEWORK: Keep up with your reading schedule for The Night Circus; work on ZINC; review for the EOC.

 

Wednesday, April 24

Opener: EOC Question of the Day

Work Session:

  1. Compose informational CEI paragraphs for symbols in The Night Circus. 
  2. Research for The Night Circus projects.

Closer: Read The Night Circus part IV and V.

HOMEWORK: Keep up with your reading schedule for The Night Circus; work on ZINC; review for the EOC.

 

Thursday, April 25

Opener: EOC Question of the Day

Work Session:

  1. Compose an argumentative essay (EOC prep).
  2. Research for The Night Circus projects.

Closer: Finish reading Part V of The Night Circus. 

HOMEWORK: Keep up with your reading schedule for The Night Circus; work on ZINC; review for the EOC.

 

Friday, April 26

Opener: EOC Question of the Day

Work Session: 

  1. Compose a narrative response (EOC prep).

Closer: Research for The Night Circus.

HOMEWORK: Work on ZINC; review for the EOC; get some rest and prepare for the EOC Monday through Wednesday.

April 19

AP Literature Week 14 April 22-26

Week 14

Planning Your Week

 

M-Th 4/22-25: EPCOT presentations

ONGOING: Work on ZINC (400+ due May 15).

 

Monday, April 22 – Thursday, April 25

Present EPCOT projects and work on individual and group research papers.

Homework: Work on ZINC; revise individual research paper; begin research for group paper.

 

Friday, April 26

Opener: Introduce film director project.

Work Session:

  1. Revise research papers.

Closer: Finalize research needs.

Homework: Work on ZINC; finish research papers.

April 12

Honors 9th Literature Week 13 April 15-19

Planning Your Week

 

S 4/14: USA Test Prep

M 4/15: The Night Circus quiz Part II and III in class; The Tempest scholar’s journal, questions, and article summary/citation due to Turnitin.com by 11:59 p.m.

T 4/16: Socratic discussion on The Tempest. 

W 4/17: The Night Circus Part III questions due to Turnitin.com by 11:59 p.m.

 

The Tempest online text.

Bring your copy of The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern to class each day.

 

Monday, April 15

Opener: EOC Question of the Day; Complete The Night Circus quiz Part II-III.

Work Session: 

  1. Compose a CEI paragraph to analyze structure (“Opening Night”).
  2. Self-score based on the expository rubric.

Closer: Review The Tempest scholar’s journal and Socratic discussion expectations; complete precis for your chosen article.

HOMEWORK: Tempest Socratic discussion tomorrow; submit scholar’s journal and questions to Turnitin.com; bring printed items and article to class tomorrow. USA Test Prep due Sunday. Keep up with your reading schedule for The Night Circus; work on ZINC.

 

Tuesday, April 16

Opener: EOC Question of the Day; review Socratic expectations

Work Session:

  1. Discuss motifs in The Tempest, sharing scholar’s journal findings and research findings.

Closer: Complete reflection for Socratic discussion.

HOMEWORK: USA Test Prep due Sunday. Keep up with your reading schedule for The Night Circus; work on ZINC.

 

Wednesday, April 17

Opener: EOC Question of the Day

Work Session:

  1. Q3 Touchstone
  2. Complete Part III questions for The Night Circus and submit to Turnitin.com

Closer: Read The Night Circus part IV and V.

HOMEWORK: USA Test Prep due Sunday. Keep up with your reading schedule for The Night Circus; work on ZINC.

 

Thursday, April 18

Opener: EOC Question of the Day

Work Session:

  1. Review The Night Circus through Part IV with group prompts.

Closer: Share group posters.

HOMEWORK: USA Test Prep due Sunday. Keep up with your reading schedule for The Night Circus; work on ZINC.

 

Friday, April 19

Opener: Assign group projects for The Night Circus.

Work Session: 

  1. Brainstorm ideas and begin research for group projects.

Closer: Finish reading The Night Circus Part V.

HOMEWORK: USA Test Prep due Sunday. Keep up with your reading schedule for The Night Circus; work on ZINC.

April 12

AP Literature Week 13 April 15-19

Week 13

Planning Your Week

T 4/16: Green-eyed monster due

W 4/17: Infographic due

F 4/19: EPCOT meeting

M-Th 4/22-25: EPCOT presentations

ONGOING: Work on ZINC (400+ due May 15).

 

Monday, April 15

Opener: Review animal imagery and word trace, infographic rubric.

Work Session:

  1. Finish Othello Act V.
  2. View film adaptation, comparing and contrasting structure and plot.

Closer: Compose film analysis response section of the Othello test.

Homework: Work on ZINC (next checkpoint is May 15); finish EPCOT requirements.

 

Tuesday, April 16

Opener: Review multiple choice prose strategies.

Work Session:

  1. Compete in a multiple choice team battle.

Closer: Respond to Othello final conclusions.

Homework: Work on ZINC; finish EPCOT requirements.

 

Wednesday, April 17

Opener: Review elements of rhetorical analysis.

Work Session:

  1. Respond to the rhetorical analysis prompt of the Othello test.

Closer: Revise research individual essay.

Homework: Work on ZINC; finish EPCOT requirements.

 

Thursday, April 18

Opener: Review EPCOT rubric requirements and pitfalls from previous projects.

Work Session:

  1. Work on EPCOT projects and group research.

Closer: Submit individual research paper.

Homework: Work on ZINC; finish EPCOT requirements.

 

Friday, April 19

Opener: Review expectations for EPCOT research paper.

Work Session:

  1. EPCOT meetings: wrap up project requirements and group research.

Closer: Complete EPCOT requirements in Schoology.

Homework: Work on ZINC; finish EPCOT requirements (presentations start Monday).