October 6

AP Lit Week 10 10/9 – 10/13

Week 10

Planning Your Week

M 10/9–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. All group members should be finished reading the novel.


Monday, 10/9

Opener: Quick rehearsal for drinking scene performances.

Work Session:

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


  1. Evaluate each group’s performance; identify strengths and highlight key points in the scene.
  2. Share agendas/reading questions for tomorrow’s meetings; begin thinking about potential research topics

*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, 10/10

Opener: Review plot structure (exposition, rising action, climax, denoument/falling action, resolution).

Work Session: 

  1. Read/analyze 3.1, 3.2; begin 3.3 and perform the “Temptation Scene” Lesson 16.
  2. Read & analyze 3.4 (Lesson 18: “Ocular Proof”).

Closer: Review Act III; evaluate the director’s choices in the Fishburne adaptation. 

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


Wednesday, 10/11–Senior Summit; only 3rd and 4th periods will meet.

Opener: Review research requirements for EPCOT projects.

Work Session:

  1. Research for novel projects.

Closer: Solidify research topics.

Learning Goal(s): Research to enhance understanding of literary texts.


Thursday, 10/12

Opener: Analyze the politics of casting of Othello (Lesson 18: “The Moor Is Far More Fair than Black”) and the gender issues (Lesson 19 “There’s Magic in the Web”).

Work Session:

  1. Read Act IV, Scene 1; discuss “The Slap” & Othello’s fall Lesson 20 “Is This the Noble Moor?”
  2. On Your Feet reading of Act IV, Scene 2; performance of Willow Scene (Act IV, Scene 3) Lesson 21 “O These Men, These Men!”; write a short poem, using one of Shakespeare’s lines from Act IV, Scene 2 or 3  
  3. Select two volunteers to read Act IV, Scene 3.

Closer: View film adaptation for Act IV and evaluate the director’s choices.


Friday, 10/6

Opener: Review research requirements.

Work Session:

  1. EPCOT novel group meeting (45 minutes) discuss questions established by the reading coach cast member, set action items for next week’s meeting.
  2. Complete FRQ Open Question for research novels.

Closer: Submit tentative plan for EPCOT display.

Posted October 6, 2017 by Rachael Sanford in category AP Literature

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