August 18

AP Literature 8/21-8/25

WEEK 4

Planning Your Week

M 8/21: Solar Eclipse! Be prepared to revisit “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge” (comparing/contrasting text to film) on Tuesday.

W 8/23: Complete research novel interest survey (follow-up from classwork)

Th 8/24: Post your word wall entry to Schoology (follow-up from classwork) PTSA OPEN HOUSE

 

Monday, August 21–Solar Eclipse

View the eclipse!

*Homework: Review “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge” (see Schoology for links) for film/text comparison.

Learning Goal(s): Engage in close reading, making careful observations of textual detail and inferences leading to interpretation of the work’s meaning and value.

 

Tuesday, August 22

Opener: View Hitchcock montage and interview; discuss the significance of “assembly” and the parallel with composing narratives (like “Owl Creek”) (3 types of montages; elements that repeat)

Work Session:

  1. Review Twilight Zone episode of “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge” through Nearpod
  2. Compare and contrast the film with the text.
  3. Evaluate the director’s choices.

Closer: Review reading quizzes and “Owl Creek” storyboards with film notes.

*Homework:

Learning Goal(s): Participate in thoughtful discussion of literature with peers.

 

Wednesday, August 23

Opener: Overview of EPCOT research project.

Work Session:

  1. Book tasting: read excerpts from research novel choices.
  2. Evaluate content, possible themes, and style to rank and record choices on a dinner plate. Which book do you want on your plate to teach the class? Why?
  3. Show student samples to help visualize project elements

Closer: Introduce presentation component of Poetry Out Loud with videos from the POL website to illustrate quality performances.

*Homework: Complete research novel interest survey for EPCOT project.

Learning Goal(s): Make careful observations of textual detail, establishing connections and developing inferences leading to an interpretative conclusion about the text’s meaning and value.

 

Thursday, August 24 – PTSA OPEN HOUSE

Opener: Review TPCASST elements and poetry terms from SN; draw a slip with a poetry term to create a word wall of poetic elements (term, an example, visual memory aid)

Work Session:

  1. Analyze POL poems using TPCASST
  2. Begin planning recitation.
  3. Rehearse POL
  4. Review “Old Soldier” and “Dulce et Decorum Est”; analyze structure, point of view, and imagery.

Closer: Organize thematic connections and potential approaches for poetry analysis essay.

*Homework: Create POL word wall; post your word wall “brick”to Schoology (11:59 pm); practice POL.

Learning Goal(s): Make careful observations of textual detail, establishing connections and developing inferences leading to an interpretative conclusion about the text’s meaning and value.

 

Friday, August 25

Opener: Examine horse and cart metaphor for AP essay writing; discuss the quality of theme statements

Work Session:

  1. Revisit “Dulce” paragraphs and compose an introduction that responds to the prompt comparing and contrasting both poems.
  2. Extend the response, composing an essay to answer the FRQ comparing and contrasting two thematically related poems.

Closer: Complete poetry handout in SN for chosen poem.

*Homework: Practice POL.

Learning Goal(s): The student produces writing that focuses on the critical analysis of literature and includes expository, analytical, and argumentative essays.


Posted August 18, 2017 by Rachael Sanford in category AP Literature

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