September 29

AP Literature Week 9 Oct. 2-6

Week 9

Planning Your Week

Th 10/5–Bring props/materials for Othello 2.3 performances.

F 10/6–Group meetings for EPCOT projects/research novels. Leaders should provide agendas; reading coaches should provide reading questions.


Monday, 10/2

Opener: Review Othello 1.1, 1.2, 1.3 (film adaptation and/or scene summaries).

Work Session:

  1. Analyze Iago’s rhetoric 1.3: complete questions on handout and identify literary and rhetorical strategies (metaphor, motif, ethos, logos, pathos); pay attention to Iago’s soliloquy at the end of the scene.
  2. Discuss character objectives, superobjectives, and beat changes. Review Iago’s and Roderigo’s changing motivations.
  3. View the scene, comparing & contrasting script to film.

Closer: Read 2.1, focusing on the setting change and Iago’s asides.

*Homework: Read EPCOT/research novels and prepare for group meetings Friday.

Learning Goal(s): Analyze multiple interpretations of a story, drama, or poem (e.g., recorded or live production of a play or recorded novel or poetry), evaluating how each version interprets the source text.


Tuesday, 10/3

Opener: Finish reading 2.1 and 2.2 (Herald’s scene); review setting change from Venice to Cyprus.

Work Session: 

  1. Perform subtext scenarios (Fred); discuss importance of adding cues for subtext (blocking, movement on stage, physical gestures,voice inflection, emphasis, props).
  2. Read 2.3.1-40; use stage directions promptbook to model adding cues for subtext.
  3. Assign 2.3 Drinking Scene to three groups; annotate scripts to add cues for subtext; plan props, costumes, stage scenery/backdrops for classroom productions.

Closer: Continue working on 2.3 analysis.

Learning Goal(s): Analyze character development, using textual evidence to support analysis, including uncertainties.


Wednesday, 10/4

Opener: Continue working on 2.3 analysis.

Work Session:

  1. Rehearse drinking scene to prepare for tomorrow’s production.

Closer: List items needed for tomorrow’s production.

*Homework: Bring props/materials for tomorrow’s production of Othello 2.3. Read EPCOT/research novels and prepare for group meetings Friday.

Learning Goal(s): Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis, including uncertainties; analyze the impact of the author’s choices regarding how to develop and relate elements of a story and how to structure specific parts of a text.


Thursday, 10/5

Opener: Quick rehearsal for Othello 2.3.

Work Session:

  1. Perform 2.3 Drinking Scenes
  2. View film adaptation, comparing/contrasting.

Closer: Share agendas/reading questions for tomorrow’s meetings; begin thinking about potential research topics.


Friday, 10/6

Opener: List potential research topics on a notecard; prepare to discuss with groups.

Work Session:

  1. 5th EPCOT novel group meeting (45 minutes) discuss questions established by the reading coach cast member, set action items for next week’s meeting.
  2. Submit potential research topics (notecard)
  3. Prepare TWIST and multiple choice questions for passages from research novels.

Closer: Submit tentative plan for EPCOT display.

Posted September 29, 2017 by Rachael Sanford in category AP Literature

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