August 26

AP Literature 8/28 – 9/1

WEEK 5

Planning Your Week

BRING TEXTBOOK TO CLASS Tuesday and Wednesday; Bring research novel to class EVERYDAY.

M 8/28 (11:59 p.m.): Read the Pearson chapter “Meeting Poetry: An Overview” p.534-544 AND the two poems on  p. 552-555 “An Old Soldier Cleans His Rifle for the Last Time” and “Ogichidag”; consider the questions after each poem and respond to the Schoology prompt.

T 8/29: Bring your POL printed poems to class tomorrow. Annotate for unknown words, punctuation, categories of the nouns & verbs, structure & shifts, point of view/speaker, and thematic topics.

W 8/30: Read “The Other Wife” (short story, pdf on Schoology); read the Pearson section “Writing an Explication of a Poem (Essay Length)”p.563-9 and write an explication for the POL poem you plan to recite, due Tues., 9/5 before class (Turnitin.com).

 

Monday, August 28

Opener: Read the quotations about poetry. Pick the one that best fits your beliefs about poetry. Ponder and respond as to how or why you aligned yourself with a particular quote.

Work Session:

  1. Review Edna St. Vincent Millay poem “Now Goes Under”;View ppt;
  2. Interpret the meaning of selected lines, considering the possible speaker, topic, situation, tone, etc.; contrast how meaning shifts when structure is considered.
  3. Read and annotate the poem in its entirety. Mark hard stops and words you do not know.  Identify nouns/verbs/adj./adv. that create tone and theme.
  4. Revisit MC responses from the half-length exam.
  5. Read/analyze “Sonnet V” (quick application of strategies: punctuation, categories of the nouns & verbs, structure & shifts, point of view, thematic connections).

Closer: Present poetry word wall posters.

*Homework: Read the Pearson chapter “Meeting Poetry: An Overview” p.534-544 AND the two poems on  p. 552-555 “An Old Soldier Cleans His Rifle for the Last Time” and “Ogichidag”; consider the questions after each poem and respond to the Schoology prompt.

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; continue increasing your poetry “tool box” and becoming more comfortable with analysis of poetry.

 

Tuesday, August 29

Opener: Present poetry word wall posters.

Work Session:

  1. Take the poetry multiple choice (pretest) for the poem “My Picture”; record responses on iRespond and on the paper.
  2. Read the Attack the Question This Way handout; consider new approaches and strategies to answer the MC questions on the AP exam.
  3. Retake the MC with the AQTW (post-test)
  4. Compare scores; justify a rationale for using certain strategies.

Closer: If time permits, independently read your research novel, taking note of emerging themes, characterization, plot events, setting details, and other literary devices.

*Homework: Bring your POL printed poems to class tomorrow. Annotate for unknown words, punctuation, categories of the nouns & verbs, structure & shifts, point of view/speaker, and thematic topics.

Learning Goal(s): Participate in thoughtful discussion of literature with peers; acquire new strategies for improving multiple choice performance.

 

Wednesday, August 30

Opener: View the clip from Memphis Belle of a ball turret gunner to build context.

Work Session:

  1. Read “The Man He Killed” p. 548-9 and  “The Death of the Ball Turret Gunner” p.550.
  2. Then read “Writing a Paraphrase . . .” p.561-3.
  3. Begin paraphrasing your POL poems.

Closer: If time permits, independently read your research novel, taking note of emerging themes, characterization, plot events, setting details, and other literary devices.

*Homework: Read “The Other Wife” (short story pdf in Schoology); Read Pearson textbook “Writing an Explication of a Poem (Essay Length)”p.563-9; write an explication for the POL poem you plan to recite, due Tues. in class (Turnitin.com).

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 31

Opener: View “The Other Wife” pre-thinking and reading quiz/creative writing ppt. Respond to the stimulus.

Work Session:

  1. “The Other Wife” reading quiz
  2. Trios at a restaurant activity; (silent conversation in a cup)
  3. Write theme statements on index cards about the short story to practice
  4. Create a web of the texts we’ve read–how do they connect? Consider ITLOTW, ASND, “Now Goes Under” and “My Picture” in discussion
  5. Create posters for themes

Closer: Post a picture of your plate to Schoology; respond to and comment on someone else’s ideas/picture.

*Homework: Practice POL and write your explication using the model in the Pearson textbook.

Learning Goal(s): Write for a variety of purposes to enhance analysis of literature.

 

Friday, September 1

Opener: Go over group recorder forms and individual documentation; Brainstorm a list of what makes us feel valued/successful while working with partners and collaborating; establish group norms

Work Session:

  1. First EPCOT novel group meeting (45 minutes); establish timeline for reading the book, determine roles, set action items for next week’s meeting, agree to group social contract and norms
  2. Finish web of texts.
  3. Rehearse POLin trios; offer feedback on performances and suggestions for interpretation

Closer: Read your research novel

*Homework: Practice POL and write your explication using the model in the Pearson textbook.

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


Posted August 26, 2017 by Rachael Sanford in category AP Literature

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