December 13

AP Literature December 14-18

Week 17

Monday, December 14—Wednesday, December 16

  1. Present director projects
  2. Review for Heart of Darkness final test (articles on Schoology)

*Homework:

Learning goal(s): View film as a “text”; apply knowledge of how texts are constructed to analyze “author” style and theme.

 

Thursday, December 17/Friday, December 18—Final Exam

December 13

Honors 9th Literature Dec. 14-18

9th Lit Honors                                   

Planning Your Week: Dec. 14-18

W 12/16—Finish reading The Road

Th 12/17—Final exam

 

Monday, Dec. 14

LG:  Compare how authors use different mediums to tell the same story.

  1. Compare selections from The Odyssey with the film adaptation.

 

Tuesday, Dec. 15

LG: Analyze a particular point of view or cultural experience reflected in the Odyssey, drawing on a wide reading of world literature.

  1. Read/analyze “The Land of the Dead” p.1064-69
  2. Visualize and paint your version of the land of the dead OR Scylla and Charybdis; consider modern ideas and establish a tone for your rendering of these mythical creations.
  3. Write a paragraph vividly describing your vision of these mythical creations with strong nouns and verbs
  4. Hang up the pictures. Under your picture, write a paragraph that vividly describes the underworld as you envision it. Use strong nouns and verbs.
  5. Analyze the rhetorical purpose of each picture. Who is the speaker, the subject, the audience, the intent? What is the primary message in each picture?

 

Wednesday, Dec. 15

LG:  Compare how authors use different mediums to tell the same story.

  1. Compare selections from The Odyssey with the film adaptations.
  2. The Road allusions analysis Allusions to Odyssey Inferno Metamorphoses.doc
  3. The Road group poetry readings poem group analysis The Road.doc.
  4. Compose responses for the last two reading questions for The Road.
  5. Prepare discussion questions and potential responses for the final exam.

 

Thursday, Dec. 17—Final Exam

Friday, Dec. 18—No class this period; you will take your 3rd & 4th final exams.

 

 

December 6

AP Literature Dec. 7-11

Week 17

Monday, December 7

  1. HOD quiz Book 2
  2. Assign Schoology post.
  3. Research directors and films for the director project.

*Homework: HOD Book 3 quiz Wed.; Schoology post Wed., POL performances Fri.

Learning goal(s): Create an engaging, interactive presentation to present your findings to the class.

 

Tuesday, December 8

  1. Analyze “The Leap” by James Dickey; apply analytical skills to POL poems to complete TPFASTT

*Homework: HOD Book 3 quiz Wed.; Schoology post Wed.; POL performances Fri.

Learning Goal(s): Understand the historical context of the novel; Understand the power of imagery and how language can create that impression.         

               

Wednesday, December 9

  1. Warm-up: FRQ (HOTs–composition)
  2. Practice POL and research director projects.

*Homework: POL performances Fri.

Learning goal(s): Apply writing feedback to new topics. 

 

Thursday, December 10

  1. SLO
  2. Research for Director Projects

*Homework: POL performances Fri.

Learning goal(s): View film as a “text”; apply knowledge of how texts are constructed to analyze “author” style and theme.

 

Friday, December 11

  1. Perform Poetry Out Loud poems
  2. Present director projects

*Homework:

Learning goal(s): Better understand poetry through recitation.

December 6

Honors 9th Dec. 7-11

9th Lit Honors                                   

Planning Your Week: December 7-11

Monday–Portfolios due (if you are absent, you must get the portfolio to me today)

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday—The Night Circus presentations

Thursday—The Road through p. 175

 

Monday, Tuesday, & Wednesday, December 7-9

LG: Present circus tents.

  1. Present circus tents; students not presenting will evaluate other tents.
  2. Reflect on your own performance: Each member of the group will write a reflection answering the following questions:
  • How do you think your group did overall? What grade do you deserve and why?
  • How well did your group work together?
  • Did everyone pull his or her own weight? What issues did you encounter in your groups?

Thursday, December 10

LG:  Compare how authors use different mediums to tell the same story.

  1. Review The Road; respond to the literary analysis questions.
  2. Debate issues from The Odyssey anticipation guide.
  3. Note the list of characters in The Odyssey on p. 982 of the textbook.
  4. Read the invocation to The Odyssey p. 981 and “I am Laertes’ Son” p.983.
  5. Read “The Cyclops” pp. 986-999.
    1. How does the Cyclops ignore the duties of hospitality? How does Odysseus break the rules of hospitality? What do these customs show about the Greek culture?
    2. List various ways your own culture greets and behaves toward guests. What do these behaviors show about your culture?
  6. Identify epic similes, epithets, and patronymics in “The Cyclops.”

Friday, December 11

LG:  Compare how authors use different mediums to tell the same story.  

  1. Read/analyze “The Land of the Dead” p.1064-69
  2. Read “Scylla and Charybdis” on p. 1073-1076; identify the two epic similes in the story of “Scylla and Charybdis” and explain what two things are being compared.
  3. Compare with the film adaptation in Percy Jackson and the Sea of Monsters.
December 3

Honors 9th Update for Portfolios (Friday, Dec. 3)

I will accept portfolios Monday with no late penalty. If you turn in your portfolio tomorrow, Friday, Dec. 3, you will earn 5 bonus points for keeping up with this long term assignment (given in August).

All portfolios are due Monday at the latest. If you are absent, someone must bring the portfolio to school. There is no make up for long term assignments.

Remember, you have the choice between a physical, printed portfolio (organized and in a binder) or an electronic portfolio (organized on a Weebly, Google site, etc.).

You will also have time to read The Road in class tomorrow.