August 19

AP Literature August 22-26

WEEK 4

Planning Your Week:

Sun. 8/21–complete 45 minutes of Membean training (vocabulary)

Wed. 8/24–Read “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge”; Schoology post due 11:59 p.m.

 

Monday, August 22

    1. Warm-up: Multiple Choice Monday

           2. Review Streetcar/In the Lake essay with peers; plan revisions (submit to Turnitin.com and provide a clean, printed copy NEXT Tuesday).

           3. Discuss elements of style, comparing/contrasting film techniques with writing techniques: M. Night Shyamalan montage; Tim Burton montage, Hitchcock montage; Hitchcock              opening scene and interview about Psycho.

*Homework: Revise/edit In the Lake/Streetcar, submit to Turnitin.com, print a clean copy to turn in NEXT Tuesday.

                Learning goal(s): Demonstrate mastery of standards by revising and editing a timed writing assessment.

 

Tuesday, August 23

     1. Creative Writing Tuesday (camera angles)

     2. Continue discussing elements of style, comparing/contrasting film techniques with writing techniques: M. Night Shyamalan montage; Tim Burton montage, Hitchcock montage;            Hitchcock opening scene and interview about Psycho.

     3. Analyze opening description of “The Black Cat”for Poe’s style.

     4. Analyze images to preview reading “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge”; model analysis of the opening paragraphs of the short story.

*Homework: Finish reading/analyzing “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge”; Schoology post due 11:59 p.m. Wednesday; Streetcar/In the Lake revised paper due NEXT Tuesday.

                Learning Goal(s): Use textual evidence to support your analysis of the explicit and inferred meanings of a short story, including uncertainties; understand that texts may                              illustrate multiple themes with many implications; understand film as text.

                

Wednesday, August 24

       1. FRQ Wednesday 

       2. Assign dramaturgy research projects (Lesson 3 “I Am Not What I Am”) 

       3. Distribute play map (Lesson 1 “Who Can Control His Fate?”)

       4. Anticipation guide strategy: Assess the given statements, asserting your opinion and persuading others to take your position. 

*Homework: Schoology post due 11:59 p.m. WednesdayStreetcar/In the Lake revised paper due Tuesday.

              Learning Goal(s): Use textual evidence to support your analysis of the explicit and inferred meanings of a play, including uncertainties; understand that texts may illustrate                         multiple themes with many implications; understand film as text.

 

Thursday, August 25

  1. Pondering Poetry Thursday
  2. Review “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge,” focusing on elements of style and comparing with Hitchcock, Burton, and Shyamalan.
  1. Othello introductory scenarios (write, rehearse, & perform a skit to flesh out the given scenario connecting modern situations to themes/events in the play)

*Homework:  Streetcar/In the Lake essay final draft due Tues, Aug. 30.

 Learning goal(s): Understand a range of themes that will be addressed in Othello.

Friday, August 26

1. Fun Friday Logic Problem

2. Finish writing and perform introductory scenarios

3. Distribute play map.

4. Complete a round-robin reading of 1.1.74-160 (Lesson 2 “Zounds, Sir, You’re Robbed”)

a. students sit in a circle and read a complete thought, stopping at the period, question mark, exclamation mark, or semicolon

b. read part-by-part instead of sentence-by-sentence; jot down notes circling unfamiliar words and writing questions

c. discuss the action:

i. who are Roderigo & Iago? What kind of people are they? What does each seem to want from the other? Who’s in control? What has just happened? Who is Brabantio? What sort of person do you think the Moor is? What about Brabantio’s daughter—how do you picture her? Why is it that neither Othello nor Desdemona is mentioned by name in this scene?

ii. What sort of language does Iago use to tell Brabantio of his daughter’s elopement? On what sort of fears and prejudices is Iago playing?

d. Divide the scene into three sections; cast a different set of actors for each section & have students read in succession. Discuss the differences between the readings & instruct them to try to imagine the voices as they continue reading.

e. Act the scene—cast characters; the rest of the class will serve as directors to suggest movement, inflection, & interpretation.

5. Finish reading 1.1; discuss the following questions:

a. Why do Iago, Roderigo, & Brabantio hate the man they are discussing?

b. What reasons does Iago give for continuing to follow his master?

c. What kind of person do you expect the man they discuss to be? How do you imagine him? Count the number of times the word Moor is used in 1.1. Can you draw any conclusions?

*Homework: Review research novel choices and make your selections in Schoology; Streetcar/In the Lake revised paper due Tuesday.

Learning goal(s): Understand a range of themes that will be addressed in Othello.

 


Posted August 19, 2016 by Rachael Sanford in category AP Literature

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