October 13

AP Lit Week 11 10/16 – 10/20

Week 11

Planning Your Week

Th 10/19–Othello Test; prepare list of animal imagery and word trace.

F 10/20–Group meetings for EPCOT projects/research novels in the learning commons. Leaders should provide detailed agendas for the group paper and the project requirements.

 

Monday, 10/16

Opener: Review plot structure (exposition, rising action, climax, denoument/falling action, resolution) based on the five act Shakespearean play structure.

Work Session:

  1. Read & analyze 3.4 (Lesson 18: “Ocular Proof”).
  2. Read Act IV, Scene 1; discuss “The Slap” & Othello’s fall Lesson 20 “Is This the Noble Moor?”
  3. Discuss the contrast between Act II Scene 3 and Act IV Scene 1, noting the parallels between Othello’s comments on “turning Turk” and the way he sends Desdemona to bed. Discuss the similarity to Shakespeare’s comedies with other/fantasy worlds where the characters endure complications before everything ends happily ever after. Discuss Iago’s status as “magician”/”puppeteer.”

Closer: Review Act III–IV; evaluate the director’s choices in the Fishburne adaptation; note the shift in the sequence of events between the play and the film.

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, 10/17

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. On Your Feet reading of Act IV, Scene 2; performance of Willow Scene (Act IV, Scene 3) Lesson 21 “O These Men, These Men!”
  2. Select two volunteers to read Act IV, Scene 3
  3. Write a short poem, using one of Shakespeare’s lines from Act IV, Scene 2 or 3.
  4. Create a green-eyed monster; analyze Iago’s & Emilia’s comments about jealousy and create an artistic rendition of the abstract concept.

Closer: Share green-eyed monsters. 

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

 

Wednesday, 10/18

Opener: Assign final casting call for Act V.Lesson 22 “Murder’s Out of Time.”

Work Session:

  1. Perform Act V.
  2. Final conclusions Lesson 25 “Here Is My Journey’s End”
  3. Review Othello Acts IV-V
  4. Review word search and Iago’s bestiary for Othello test; create infographic to illustrate your findings.

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

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.

 

Thursday, 10/19

Opener: Quick review of Othello.

Work Session:

  1. Othello test.

Closer: Continue planning research; revise FRQ.

 

Friday, 10/20

Opener: Meet with novel groups; leaders review plan for the day.

Work Session:

  1. Research in the learning commons.

Closer: Regroup and summarize the day’s accomplishments and make a list of next steps.


Posted October 13, 2017 by Rachael Sanford in category AP Literature

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