April 26

AP Literature Week 15 April 29 – May 3

Week 15

Planning Your Week

F 5/3: Research paper due to Turnitin.com. Please drop off a hard copy with signed integrity page before the senior picnic.

W 5/8: AP Exam begins at 8:00 a.m. at Due West United Methodist. Please arrive at 7:30 a.m.

M 5/13: Film director projects due.

W 5/15: ZINC 400+ words due.

 

Monday, April 29

Opener: Review research paper requirements (individual revision, group research, individual reflection). Introduce film director project.

Work Session:

  1. MCM: Complete a prose and poetry passage; collaborate with peers to review strategies.

Closer: View a film sample from an Oscar-winning director.

Homework: Research paper due Friday; AP Exam next Wednesday; film director projects due May 13; ZINC due May 15.

 

Tuesday, April 30

Opener: Review symbols in literature; revisit weather chapter in How to Read Literature Like a Professor.

Work Session:

  1. View the clips from Bridges of Madison County  and The Shawshank Redemption; analyze the impact of weather on setting and characterization.
  2. Graffiti notes analyzing prose excerpts: “The Storm”, :The Story of an Hour”, the opening chapter of To Kill a Mockingbird; L’etranger, In the Lake of the Woods, Snow Falling on Cedars.

Closer: Prepare two novel cards for the exam (major characters, plot elements, tone, shifts, author’s style, motifs & symbols, and a claim statement) One SHOULD be your EPCOT novel.

Homework: Research paper due Friday; AP Exam next Wednesday; film director projects due May 13; ZINC due May 15.

 

Wednesday, May 1

Opener: Review FRQ rubric for prose essasys.

Work Session:

  1. Compose a response to the prose FRQ.

Closer: Self-assess according to the rubric.

Homework: Research paper due Friday; AP Exam next Wednesday; film director projects due May 13; ZINC due May 15.

 

Thursday, May 2

Opener: Review FRQ rubric for poetry essays.

Work Session:

  1. Complete planning for poetry FRQs (speed dating).

Closer: Polish research papers.

Homework: Research paper due tomorrow; AP Exam next Wednesday; film director projects due May 13; ZINC due May 15.

 

Friday, May 3–Senior Picnic during class.

Homework: AP Exam next Wednesday; film director projects due May 13; ZINC due May 15.

April 26

Honors 9th Literature Week 15 April 29 – May 3

Planning Your Week

M 4/29 – W 5/1: EOC; brush up on your skills with USA Test Prep. Get plenty of rest!

W 5/8: The Night Circus projects due in class (submit all written materials to Turnitin.com).

Bring your copy of The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern to class each day.

 

Monday, April 26 – Wednesday, May 1

Please report to lab 304 during our normal class period for End of Course Testing. The bell schedule is slightly altered to allow enough time for testing, so please be present and on time each and every day.

 

HOMEWORK: The Night Circus projects due May 8; ZINC due May 15.

 

Thursday, May 2

Opener: Review The Night Circus project requirements and due dates.

Work Session:

  1. View Tim Burton’s Movie Montage (1982-2005); list stylistic techniques characteristic of Burton. Watch “What If Tim Burton Directed Frozen?”  and discuss stylistic changes
  2. Dr. Seuss Read Aloud; analyze style.
  3. Review “The Cask of Amontillado” for style.

Closer: Complete Activity 2.12 “Film in Context: An Authorial Study”; read the biographical essay “Tim Burton: Wickedly Funny, grotesquely Humorous” and answer the text-dependent questions and the main idea statement under “Working from the Text.”

HOMEWORK:The Night Circus projects due May 8; ZINC due May 15.

 

Friday, May 3

Opener: Review graphic organizer format (web organizer for key subjects/points and influences discussed in the biographical essay.Watch the short “Vincent” by Tim Burton.

Work Session:

  1. Begin Activity 2.13 “Setting the Mood and Understanding Tone: Wonka Two Ways”; read the excerpt from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Read the excerpt and complete the table identifying mood and the stylistic elements that contribute to it.
  2. Watch the beginning of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory; jigsaw the cinematic techniques to take film notes on Burton’s style.

Closer: Groups share findings from the “close viewing” then discuss Burton’s style.

HOMEWORK:The Night Circus projects due May 8; ZINC due May 15.

April 19

Honors 9th Literature Week 14 April 22 – 26

Planning Your Week

 

S 4/21: No USA Test Prep this weekend. Enjoy your Easter!

M 4/29 – W 5/1: EOC; brush up on your skills with USA Test Prep. Get plenty of rest!

Bring your copy of The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern to class each day.

 

Monday, April 22

Opener: EOC Question of the Day

Work Session: 

  1. Compose an informational/expository essay (EOC prep).
  2. Self-score based on the expository rubric.

Closer: Read Part IV and V of The Night Circus. 

HOMEWORK: Keep up with your reading schedule for The Night Circus; work on ZINC; review for the EOC.

 

Tuesday, April 23

Opener: EOC Question of the Day

Work Session:

  1. Research for The Night Circus projects.

Closer: Read Part IV and V of The Night Circus. 

HOMEWORK: Keep up with your reading schedule for The Night Circus; work on ZINC; review for the EOC.

 

Wednesday, April 24

Opener: EOC Question of the Day

Work Session:

  1. Compose informational CEI paragraphs for symbols in The Night Circus. 
  2. Research for The Night Circus projects.

Closer: Read The Night Circus part IV and V.

HOMEWORK: Keep up with your reading schedule for The Night Circus; work on ZINC; review for the EOC.

 

Thursday, April 25

Opener: EOC Question of the Day

Work Session:

  1. Compose an argumentative essay (EOC prep).
  2. Research for The Night Circus projects.

Closer: Finish reading Part V of The Night Circus. 

HOMEWORK: Keep up with your reading schedule for The Night Circus; work on ZINC; review for the EOC.

 

Friday, April 26

Opener: EOC Question of the Day

Work Session: 

  1. Compose a narrative response (EOC prep).

Closer: Research for The Night Circus.

HOMEWORK: Work on ZINC; review for the EOC; get some rest and prepare for the EOC Monday through Wednesday.

April 19

AP Literature Week 14 April 22-26

Week 14

Planning Your Week

 

M-Th 4/22-25: EPCOT presentations

ONGOING: Work on ZINC (400+ due May 15).

 

Monday, April 22 – Thursday, April 25

Present EPCOT projects and work on individual and group research papers.

Homework: Work on ZINC; revise individual research paper; begin research for group paper.

 

Friday, April 26

Opener: Introduce film director project.

Work Session:

  1. Revise research papers.

Closer: Finalize research needs.

Homework: Work on ZINC; finish research papers.

April 12

Honors 9th Literature Week 13 April 15-19

Planning Your Week

 

S 4/14: USA Test Prep

M 4/15: The Night Circus quiz Part II and III in class; The Tempest scholar’s journal, questions, and article summary/citation due to Turnitin.com by 11:59 p.m.

T 4/16: Socratic discussion on The Tempest. 

W 4/17: The Night Circus Part III questions due to Turnitin.com by 11:59 p.m.

 

The Tempest online text.

Bring your copy of The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern to class each day.

 

Monday, April 15

Opener: EOC Question of the Day; Complete The Night Circus quiz Part II-III.

Work Session: 

  1. Compose a CEI paragraph to analyze structure (“Opening Night”).
  2. Self-score based on the expository rubric.

Closer: Review The Tempest scholar’s journal and Socratic discussion expectations; complete precis for your chosen article.

HOMEWORK: Tempest Socratic discussion tomorrow; submit scholar’s journal and questions to Turnitin.com; bring printed items and article to class tomorrow. USA Test Prep due Sunday. Keep up with your reading schedule for The Night Circus; work on ZINC.

 

Tuesday, April 16

Opener: EOC Question of the Day; review Socratic expectations

Work Session:

  1. Discuss motifs in The Tempest, sharing scholar’s journal findings and research findings.

Closer: Complete reflection for Socratic discussion.

HOMEWORK: USA Test Prep due Sunday. Keep up with your reading schedule for The Night Circus; work on ZINC.

 

Wednesday, April 17

Opener: EOC Question of the Day

Work Session:

  1. Q3 Touchstone
  2. Complete Part III questions for The Night Circus and submit to Turnitin.com

Closer: Read The Night Circus part IV and V.

HOMEWORK: USA Test Prep due Sunday. Keep up with your reading schedule for The Night Circus; work on ZINC.

 

Thursday, April 18

Opener: EOC Question of the Day

Work Session:

  1. Review The Night Circus through Part IV with group prompts.

Closer: Share group posters.

HOMEWORK: USA Test Prep due Sunday. Keep up with your reading schedule for The Night Circus; work on ZINC.

 

Friday, April 19

Opener: Assign group projects for The Night Circus.

Work Session: 

  1. Brainstorm ideas and begin research for group projects.

Closer: Finish reading The Night Circus Part V.

HOMEWORK: USA Test Prep due Sunday. Keep up with your reading schedule for The Night Circus; work on ZINC.

April 12

AP Literature Week 13 April 15-19

Week 13

Planning Your Week

T 4/16: Green-eyed monster due

W 4/17: Infographic due

F 4/19: EPCOT meeting

M-Th 4/22-25: EPCOT presentations

ONGOING: Work on ZINC (400+ due May 15).

 

Monday, April 15

Opener: Review animal imagery and word trace, infographic rubric.

Work Session:

  1. Finish Othello Act V.
  2. View film adaptation, comparing and contrasting structure and plot.

Closer: Compose film analysis response section of the Othello test.

Homework: Work on ZINC (next checkpoint is May 15); finish EPCOT requirements.

 

Tuesday, April 16

Opener: Review multiple choice prose strategies.

Work Session:

  1. Compete in a multiple choice team battle.

Closer: Respond to Othello final conclusions.

Homework: Work on ZINC; finish EPCOT requirements.

 

Wednesday, April 17

Opener: Review elements of rhetorical analysis.

Work Session:

  1. Respond to the rhetorical analysis prompt of the Othello test.

Closer: Revise research individual essay.

Homework: Work on ZINC; finish EPCOT requirements.

 

Thursday, April 18

Opener: Review EPCOT rubric requirements and pitfalls from previous projects.

Work Session:

  1. Work on EPCOT projects and group research.

Closer: Submit individual research paper.

Homework: Work on ZINC; finish EPCOT requirements.

 

Friday, April 19

Opener: Review expectations for EPCOT research paper.

Work Session:

  1. EPCOT meetings: wrap up project requirements and group research.

Closer: Complete EPCOT requirements in Schoology.

Homework: Work on ZINC; finish EPCOT requirements (presentations start Monday).