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

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).

March 29

AP Literature Week 12 April 8-12

Week 12

Planning Your Week

F 4/12: ZINC due 11:59 p.m.; EPCOT meeting

ONGOING: Work on ZINC (300+ words due April 12; 400+ due May 15).

 

Monday, April 8

Opener: Review strategies for analyzing prose multiple choice.

Work Session:

  1. MCM prose passage
  2. Review Othello Acts I, II, and III up to the Temptation scene; discuss the transition from Venice to Cyprus and how setting reflects characterization and plot.
  3. Rehearse sections of the Temptation scene and perform.

Closer: Summarize the Temptation scene; assign green-eyed monsters; analyze Iago’s & Emilia’s comments about jealousy and create an artistic rendition of the abstract concept.

Homework: Work on ZINC (next checkpoint is April 12); finish EPCOT requirements.

 

Tuesday, April 9

Opener: Review character objectives, beat changes, and superobjectives (Somebody Wanted But So).

Work Session:

  1. Finish analysis of Othello 3.4.

Closer: Compare/contrast script with film adaptation.

Homework: Work on ZINC (next checkpoint is April 12); finish EPCOT requirements.

 

Wednesday, April 10

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; select two volunteers for performance of Willow Scene (Act IV, Scene 3)
  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  

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

Homework: Work on ZINC (next checkpoint is April 12); finish EPCOT requirements.

 

Thursday, April 11

Opener: Review FRQ feedback and fill in student data sheet.

Work Session:

  1. Compose a response to the prompt.

Closer: Self-assess according to the rubric.

Homework: Work on ZINC (next checkpoint is April 12); finish EPCOT requirements.

 

Friday, April 12

Opener: Review expectations for EPCOT research.

Work Session:

  1. EPCOT meetings: begin research.

Closer: Complete EPCOT requirements in Schoology.

Homework: Work on ZINC (next checkpoint is April 12); finish EPCOT requirements.

March 22

AP Literature Week 11 March 25-29

Week 11

Planning Your Week

W 3/27: Perform Othello 2.3; turn in annotated script

F 3/29: EPCOT meeting

ONGOING: Work on ZINC (300+ words due April 9).

 

Monday, March 25

Opener: Review strategies for analyzing prose multiple choice.

Work Session:

  1. MCM prose passage
  2. Continue analysis of Othello 2.3; add subtext (stress, inflection pauses, physical gestures) and blocking (entrances, exits, props, placement).

 

Closer: Rehearse 2.3.

Homework: Read your EPCOT novel; work on ZINC (3rd checkpoint April 9).

 

Tuesday, March 26

Opener: Review Othello “quiz” requirements.

Work Session:

  1. Finish analysis of Othello 2.3.

Closer: Rehearse 2.3; prepare for tomorrow’s performances.

Homework: Read your EPCOT novel; work on ZINC (3rd checkpoint April 9).

 

Wednesday, March 27

Opener: Quick rehearsal of 2.3.

Work Session:

  1. Perform Othello 2.3 group scenes.
  2. Compare/contrast student performances with the Fishburne adaptation of the film.

Closer: Fill in animal imagery and word trace charts, analyzing patterns in Act II.

Homework: Read your EPCOT novel; work on ZINC (3rd checkpoint April 9).

 

Thursday, March 28

Opener: Review FRQ feedback and fill in student data sheet.

Work Session:

  1. Compose a response to the prompt.

Closer: Self-assess according to the rubric.

Homework: Read your EPCOT novel; work on ZINC (3rd checkpoint April 9).

 

Friday, March 29

Opener: Review expectations for EPCOT research.

Work Session:

  1. EPCOT meetings: begin research.

Closer: Complete EPCOT requirements in Schoology.

Homework: Enjoy your break! Work on EPCOT novel project requirements; work on ZINC (next checkpoint is April 9)

March 15

AP Literature Week 10

Week 10

Planning Your Week

F 3/22: EPCOT meeting

ONGOING: Work on ZINC (300+ words due April 19).

 

Monday, March 18

Opener: Assign dramaturgy groups.

Work Session:

  1. Go to the library to research dramaturgy topics, exploring resources and preparing a short presentation to provide context to peers.
  2. Presentations begin tomorrow.

Closer: Complete MCM.

Homework: Read your EPCOT novel; work on ZINC (3rd checkpoint April 9).

 

Tuesday, March 19

Opener: .MCM on a Tuesday.

Work Session:

  1. Present Moors, Turks, Venice, & Cyprus
  2. Rehearse and perform “Fred” scenarios to solidify understanding of the role of subtext in interpretation of the scene.
  3. Read 2.1 and 2.2.
  4. Assign groups for 2.3.

Closer: View the “beach scene” in the film adaptation; analyze for film elements.

Homework: Read your EPCOT novel; work on ZINC (3rd checkpoint April 9).

 

Wednesday, March 20

Opener: Present Ira Aldridge, Paul Robeson, Recent Othello Productions.

Work Session:

  1. Annotate scripts, determine blocking, interpret subtext, & rehearse 2.3.

Closer: Fill in animal imagery and word trace charts, analyzing patterns in Act I.

Homework: Read your EPCOT novel; work on ZINC (2nd checkpoint March 15).

 

Thursday, March 21

Opener: Present Epilepsy.

Work Session:

  1. Annotate scripts, determine blocking, interpret subtext, & rehearse 2.3.

Closer: View the Fishburne adaptation up to 2.3.

Homework: Read your EPCOT novel; work on ZINC (2nd checkpoint tomorrow).

 

Friday, March 22

Opener: Review expectations for EPCOT group meetings and documentation (Schoology structure).

Work Session:

  1. EPCOT meetings: compose 2 additional theme statements; list potential research topics.

Closer: Perform 2.3.

Homework: Read your EPCOT novel; work on ZINC (3rd checkpoint April 9).

March 8

AP Literature Week 9 March 11-15

Week 9

Planning Your Week

F 3/15: EPCOT meeting; ZINC 2nd check (200+ words due).

ONGOING: Work on ZINC (300+ words due April 19).

 

Monday, March 11

Opener: Perform 1.2; complete “Somebody Wanted But So” statements.

Work Session:

  1. Read Othello 1.3; read 1.3 antiphonally, analyzing Othello’s rhetorical prowess.
  2. Review sonnets in context of the Duke’s speech/poetic language.
  3. Ring the Changes–Brabantio’s Parting Shot

Closer: Compose multiple choice questions.

Homework: Read your EPCOT novel; work on ZINC (2nd checkpoint March 15).

 

Tuesday, March 12

Opener: Compose FRQ for sonnet prompt.

Work Session:

  1. Complete TWIST for Othello 1.1.

Closer: Compare STEAL for characterization in 1.1, 1.2, and 1.3.

Homework: Read your EPCOT novel; work on ZINC (2nd checkpoint March 15).

 

Wednesday, March 13–EARLY RELEASE

Opener: Watch PBS video and the Fishburne adaptation through 1.3 up to Iago’s confrontation with Roderigo.

Work Session:

  1. Analyze Iago’s rhetoric in 1.3; compare/contrast AP Lang focus on argument/rhetorical triangle vs. AP Lit focus on figurative language
  2. Compose a CEI paragraph analyzing how Shakespeare uses language to develop Iago’s character.

Closer: Fill in animal imagery and word trace charts, analyzing patterns in Act I.

Homework: Read your EPCOT novel; work on ZINC (2nd checkpoint March 15).

 

Thursday, March 14

Opener: Rehearse and perform “Fred” scenarios to solidify understanding of the role of subtext in interpretation of the scene.

Work Session:

  1. Read 2.1 and 2.2.
  2. Assign groups for 2.3.

Closer: View the Fishburne adaptation up to 2.3.

Homework: Read your EPCOT novel; work on ZINC (2nd checkpoint tomorrow).

 

Friday, March 15

Opener: Review expectations for EPCOT group meetings and documentation (Schoology structure).

Work Session:

  1. EPCOT meetings: complete a TWIST analysis from the second  section of your novel.
  2. Compose 2 theme statements for your EPCOT novel.

Closer: Analyze 2.3.

Homework: Read your EPCOT novel; work on ZINC (2nd checkpoint tonight 11:59 p.m.).

March 1

AP Literature Week 8 March 4-8

Week 8

Planning Your Week

M 3/4: POL TPFASTT, annotations, and recitation due

 

F 3/8: EPCOT meeting.

ONGOING: Work on ZINC (200+ words due March 15).

 

Monday, March 4

Opener: Daily lines; turn in TPFASTT

Work Session:

  1. Present POL (recite one poem).
  2. Continue performing/directing Othello 1.1; compare/contrast with film adaptations.

Closer: Read EPCOT novels.

Homework: Read your EPCOT novel; work on ZINC (2nd checkpoint March 15).

 

Tuesday, March 5

Opener: Watch PBS Othello video (Who Is Othello?); answer discussion questions.

Work Session:

  1. Complete “Somebody Wanted But So” statements for Othello 1.1.
  2. Rehearse and perform group scenes for 1.2. 

Closer: Fill in animal imagery and word trace charts, analyzing patterns in Act I.

Homework: Read your EPCOT novel; work on ZINC (2nd checkpoint March 15).

 

Wednesday, March 6

Opener: Read Foster’s chapter “If It’s a Square, It’s a Sonnet.”

Work Session:

  1. Scansion practice; expert group annotations on sonnets.
  2. Compose an FRQ for the poetry prompt.

Closer: Self-assess FRQ response according to the AP rubric.

Homework: Read your EPCOT novel; work on ZINC (2nd checkpoint March 15).

 

Thursday, March 7

Opener: Complete a TWIST analysis of Othello 1.1 and 1.2.

Work Session:

  1. Read 1.3; analyze the Duke’s poetic language
  2. Read 1.3 antiphonally; analyze Othello’s rhetorical prowess
  3. Compare STEAL in 1.1–1.3
  4. Ring the Changes–Brabantio’s Parting Shot

Closer: View the Fishburne adaptation through 1.3 up to Iago’s exchange with Roderigo.

Homework: Read your EPCOT novel; work on ZINC (2nd checkpoint March 15).

 

Friday, March 8

Opener: Review expectations for EPCOT group meetings and documentation (Schoology structure).

Work Session:

  1. EPCOT meetings: complete a TWIST analysis for the 1st part of the novel.

Closer: Analyze Iago’s rhetoric in 1.3; compare/contrast AP Lang focus on argument/rhetorical triangle vs. AP Lit focus on figurative language

Homework: Read your EPCOT novel; work on ZINC (2nd checkpoint March 15).

February 15

AP Literature BREAK TIME!

To Do:

  1. Post your discussion follow-up to the discussion board in Schoology before you return.
  2. Post your completed poem to the assignment in Schoology before you return (when we get back to school, you will add a photo of your painting to pair with the poem).
  3. Begin working on your Poetry Out Loud poems. Annotate for macro elements (speaker, topic & tone, theme) and micro elements (structure, sound, figurative language). You will complete a TPFASST summary for both poems. You will memorize and recite one poem. These will be due soon after the break.
  4. Obtain a copy of your assigned research novel and start reading!
  5. Rest, relax, enjoy some free time.

 

February 8

AP Literature Week 6 Feb. 11-15

Week 6

Planning Your Week

M 2/11: Finish The Awakening. 

T 2/12: Bring 2 printed poems from the Poetry Out Loud website.

W 2/13: Finish scholar’s journal for The Awakening and submit to Turnitin.com.

Th 2/14: Edna’s Last Supper (Socratic discussion)

F 2/15: Bring a copy of your EPCOT novel to class.

ONGOING: Work on ZINC (200+ words due March 15).

 

Monday, February 11

Opener: Daily lines; Introduce EPCOT project and group assignments. Create a reading schedule for you EPCOT novel.

Work Session:

  1. Read “Sympathy” by Paul Laurence Dunbar and develop an introductory paragraph complete with theme statement and thesis.

Closer: Review body biographies and complete analysis and men and women in the novel.

Homework: Locate 2 poems from the Poetry out Loud website and bring printed copies to class.

 

Tuesday, February 12

Opener: Review TPFASST format

Work Session:

  1. Complete scholar’s journals for The Awakening. 

Closer: Analyze poems for Poetry Out Loud.

Homework: Finish scholar’s journal for The Awakening and prepare for Socratic discussion Thursday.

 

Wednesday, February 13

Opener: Introduce micro-research inquiry.

Work Session:

  1. Research topics under literary theories for connections to The Awakening.

Closer: Wrap up scholar’s journals for The Awakening.

HomeworkSubmit scholar’s journals to Turnitin.com; prepare for tomorrow’s discussion.

 

Thursday, February 14

Opener: Set up Edna’s Last Supper and prepare preliminary responses to assigned questions.

Work Session:

  1. Discuss The Awakening.

Closer: Finish responses to assigned questions and post to Schoology.

Homework: Submit responses to Schoology.

 

Friday, February 15

Opener: Brainstorm themes for The Awakening.

Work Session:

  1. Create art for themes from The Awakening; add titles to peers’ art, then compose a poem based on the titles you receive.

Closer: Share poems.

Homework: Read EPCOT novels.

February 1

AP Literature Week 5 2/4 – 2/8

Week 5

Planning Your Week

M 2/4: Read The Awakening through ch.26.

T 2/5: Read The Awakening through ch.29.

F 2/8: Bring 2 printed poems from the Poetry Out Loud website. Finish The Awakening. BY 11:59 p.m. complete ZINC 100+ words.

S 2/10: Finish scholar’s journal for The Awakening and submit to Turnitin.com.

ONGOING: Work on ZINC (100+ words due Feb. 8).

 

Monday, February 4

Opener: Daily lines

Work Session:

  1. Complete MCM
  2. Finish episode of Modern Family and connect to “great conversation” about themes/human condition.
  3. Review The Awakening ch.1-15 with post it conversation: 1. What do you think about women’s roles, society’s expectations, and the conflict those create for an individual? 2. What does Chopin seem to be saying? 3. Find evidence and create a scale poster to visualize a range of essay scores.

Closer: Read The Awakening ch.16-26 and work on scholar’s journal for your chosen motif.

Homework: Finish The Awakening through ch.26 (read and complete scholar’s journal); work on ZINC.

 

Tuesday, February 5

Opener: Daily Lines (poetry); view clips from Bridges of Madison County and read the weather chapter from How to Read Literature Like a College Professor. 

Work Session:

  1. Read and discuss “The Storm”; analyze imagery and apply Foster’s claims to the story.
  2. Develop a theme statement for “The Storm.”

Closer: Introduce Poetry Out Loud; read The Awakening ch.25-29 and work on scholar’s journal.

Homework: Finish The Awakening through ch.29 (read and complete scholar’s journal). Locate 2 poems from the Poetry Out Loud website and bring printed copies to class Friday; work on ZINC.

 

Wednesday, February 6

Opener: Review thematic concepts discussed so far in Daily Lines (justice, tyranny, love, desire, sacrifice, failure to adapt, humor).

Work Session:

  1. Compose a response to the poetry prompt.
  2. Self-assess with the FRQ rubric.

Closer: Read ch.30-39 of The Awakening.

Homework: Bring 2 printed poems from POL website by Friday and finish scholar’s journal through ch.39 of The Awakening; work on ZINC.

 

Thursday, February 7

Opener: Daily Lines; view The Gilded Cage and use the Feldman method for art analysis; listen to “A Bird in a Gilded Cage” and read “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings.” Analyze the role of the artist.

Work Session:

  1. Read and discuss chapters 21-26 of The Awakening.
  2. Complete discussion questions on types of houses, types of women, and bird imagery.

Closer: Introduce EPCOT research novel choices.

Homework: Research novel choices and fill out the Google form to make your selections; bring 2 printed poems from POL website tomorrow; read through ch.39 of The Awakening and add scholar’s journal entries; work on ZINC.

 

Friday, February 8

Opener: Daily Lines; introduce EPCOT research project.

Work Session:

  1. Map Edna in her various settings (New Orleans and Grand Isle).

Closer: Begin analysis for Poetry Out Loud poems.

Homework: Finish scholar’s journal for The Awakening.