January 19

AP Literature Week 4 Jan. 22-26

Week 4

 

Planning Your Week

 

M 1/22: Bring 2 poems printed from the Poetry Out Loud website.

T  1/23: Summative assessment in class (essay response)

 

Monday, January 22

Opener: Set up skinny notebook; read chapters from How to Read Literature Like a Professor and How to Read Novels Like a Professor.

Work Session:

  1. Microlab: review your section from How to Read Literature Like a Professor (summarize, connect to In the Lake and Streetcar; create a group poster of your responses during a silent conversation.
  2. Complete a gallery walk of each group’s discussion poster, commenting on the other two posters.
  3. Reread/review/analyze sections from chapters of ItLotW; gather your question post-its from the text and add them to the parking lot poster.
  4. Examine horse and cart metaphor for AP essay writing; compose claim statements from ItLotW and A Streetcar Named Desire.

Closer: Compose claim statements for the summative assessment questions for In the Lake and Streetcar.

 

Tuesday, January 23

Opener: Draw the novel/prompt for SA.

Work Session:

  1. Summative Assessment: In the Lake and Streetcar.
  2. Evaluate research novel choices.

Closer: HW: Complete textual lineage and post to Schoology; prepare 30 seconds of Streetcar presentations; memorize chosen poem for Poetry Out Loud due Tuesday, February 2.

 

Wednesday, January 24

Opener: Share textual lineage and present 30 seconds of Streetcar.

Work Session:

  1. Read “An Occurrence at Owl Creek bridge” and illustrate a scene with a storyboard.
  2. View The Twilight Zone episode and compare/contrast with storyboards.

Closer: Select novels for research.

HW: Memorize chosen poem for Poetry Out Loud due Tuesday, February 2.

 

Thursday, January 25

Opener: View Hitchcock montage and interview; discuss the significance of “assembly” and the parallel with composing narratives (like “Owl Creek”) (3 types of montages; elements that repeat).

Work Session:

  1. Read “A Rose for Emily”; analyze structure, point of view, and mood.

Closer: Respond to the prompt to analyze how Faulkner develops theme.

HW: Memorize chosen poem for Poetry Out Loud due Tuesday, February 2.

 

Friday, January 26

Opener: Place poetry handout in SN; small groups complete QHT for poetic devices.

Work Session:

  1. Review “Old Soldier” with poetry handout.
  2. View war film clips.
  3. Read “Dulce et Decorum Est” aloud with war sounds; analyze structure, point of view, and imagery.

Closer: Compose theme statements for “An Occurrence,” “A Rose,” “Old Soldier,” and “Dulce”

HW: Memorize chosen poem for Poetry Out Loud due Tuesday, February 2.

 

January 13

AP Literature Week 3 Jan. 15 – 19

Week 3

 

Planning Your Week

T 1/16: Schoology post for In the Lake research/inquiry project

Th 1/18: Schoology post responses to 2 classmates’ posts for In the Lake research/inquiry project; Schoology post links for 2 poems from the Poetry Out Loud website and print copies to bring to class tomrrow.

M 1/22: Bring 2 poems printed from the Poetry Out Loud website.

T  1/23: Summative assessment in class (essay response)

 

Monday, 1/15  Enjoy your holiday!

 

Tuesday, 1/16

Opener: Review ½ length multiple choice; complete data sheet.

Work Session:

  1. Complete research for the Literary Theory Research Inquiry Project on In the Lake of the Woods
  2. Investigate film directors for your film project. 
  3. Decide on 2 poems for POL performances. * Reminder that anyone who competes in the school wide performance on January 23 receives extra credit.
  4. Analyze your clip for 30 seconds of Streetcar. 

Closer: Review your feedback on the sticky note assessment for In the Lake; gather the questions you placed on post-it notes to prepare for tomorrow’s discussion.

HW: Post your 2-3 paragraphs response to research on Schoology. Comment on at least two other students’ posts by Thursday night, 11:59 p.m. Review the literary criticism section (pages 1566-88) of your Pearson text; choose two poems from POL website and post links to Schoology Thursday night, 11:59 p.m. and print copies to bring to class Monday.

 

Wednesday, 1/17 Enjoy your snow day!

Thursday, 1/18 Enjoy your snow day!

Friday, 1/19 Enjoy your snow day!

January 5

AP Literature Week 2 Jan. 8 – 12

SCHOOL IS CLOSED MONDAY DUE TO WEATHER! ENJOY YOUR DAY OFF!

Week 2

 

Planning Your Week

ASAP: Please sign your syllabus here.

Thursday, 1/11: Streetcar rhetorical precis due w/Socratic discussion

Friday, 1/12: In the Lake sticky notes due

 

Monday, 1/8

Opener: Review precis requirements and rubric along with Cobb Digital Library access and search tips.

Work Session:

  1. Complete tech menu.
  2. Locate an article on A Streetcar Named Desire from CDL; print and annotate, then compose a rhetorical precis.

Closer: Review sticky note assessment for In the Lake of the Woods.

 

Tuesday, 1/9

Opener: Review exam structure; complete ½ length multiple choice.

Work Session:

  1. Review precis structure.
  2. Read annotated article (In the Lake) and compose a class precis.

Closer: Review sticky note assessment for In the Lake.

 

Wednesday, 1/10

Opener: Review pre-course assignment for sticky notes: characterization, setting, literary elements, summaries, questions.

Work Session:

  1. Sort range finders for sample sticky notes.
  2. Read/analyze sections from the opening chapters of ItLotW; compose sticky notes for group discussion, placing them on the posters

Closer: Respond to randomly drawn discussion questions for A Streetcar Named Desire.

 

Thursday, 1/11

Opener: Gather materials for Socratic discussion.

Work Session:

  1. Participate in Socratic discussion of A Streetcar Named Desire.

Closer: Reflect on your performance and expand your thinking, adding to your response to the discussion question.

 

Friday, 1/12

Opener: Turn in sticky note assessment for ItLotW.

Work Session:

  1. Introduce pop up museum assignment for ItLotW
  2. Groups work in lab 113 to research and plan pop up museums.

Closer: Exchange contact information, set up Google doc for collaboration, and plan homework for pop-ups.

 

January 3

AP Literature Week 1 Jan. 4 – 5

Week 1

 

Planning Your Week

Friday, 1/5: Please sign your syllabus here.

Thursday, 1/11: Streetcar rhetorical precis due w/Socratic discussion

Friday, 1/12: In the Lake sticky notes due

 

Monday, 1/1 – Wednesday, 1/3 Winter Break!

 

Thursday, 1/4

Opener: 1940s music, including “Paper Moon”, lemonade & cookies

Work Session:

  1. Poker Night—A Streetcar Named Desire; simulate Mitch and Stanley’s poker night with Spit in the Ocean, Seven-card Stud, lemonade, and 40s music, including “Paper Moon.”
  2. Welcome & introductions; read & discuss classroom management plan & syllabus; complete TRSS forms.

Closer: Answer questions on Pre-Course Reading assignment (Streetcar due tomorrow w/Socratic discussion Thursday, 1/11 ; In the Lake sticky notes due Friday, 1/12).

 

Friday, 1/5

Opener: Introduce literary theory.

Work Session:

  1. Compete in a literary lenses race: match descriptions with titles of literary lenses and time periods.
  2. Review Streetcar reread in small group “Fouray” into Streetcar discussion (divide paper into 4 sections; jigsaw questions; pass around group, adding to the response).

Closer: View opening scene of A Streetcar Named Desire, analyzing the director’s choices in emphasizing Blanche’s characteristics.

 

December 20

Welcome Back! AP Literature Required Reading

Please set yourself up for success. Complete the required reading assignment. This is pre-reading for our first unit of study on In the Lake of the Woods and A Streetcar Named Desire, so feel free to go above and beyond in your annotations and in your thinking about both works. The expectation is that you have thoroughly read both books by the time you come to class January 4.

You will work with and complete assessments on these texts throughout the first two weeks of school. You can learn more about both texts from scholarly research via Cobb Digital Library.  Search in the Literature and Criticism databases Literary Reference Center and Literature Resource Center.

December 15

Last Week/Final Exams! Happy Holidays!

For questions about Tuesday and Wednesday, please see the final exam schedule.

Honors 9th Literature: We will wrap up the style analysis essay on Monday. Your final exam will include the essay as well as a multiple choice section on film terms and Tim Burton from Unit 2 in SpringBoard.

AP Literature: We will wrap up the film director projects on Monday. Your final exam will include multiple choice, AP style questions.

December 8

AP Literature Week 18 December 11-15

Week 18

PLEASE BRING YOUR TEXTBOOK TO CLASS TUESDAY THROUGH FRIDAY.

Planning Your Week

Wednesday, 12/13: Film Director Project Final Video Due to Schoology at 11:59 p.m.

Monday, 12/18: Death of a Salesman Test

Wednesday, 12/20: Final Exam

Research your director’s biography as it relates to their film career and their entire body of work. Watch several films!!

Film Analysis Rubric

Film Director Analysis Project

 

Monday, 12/11–Snow Day! No School.

 

 

Tuesday, 12/12

Opener: Review test structure for DOAS and film director project requirements.

Work Session:

  1. Finish Act I of DOAS, answering questions and completing image trace.

Closer: View The Founder.

 

Wednesday, 12/13

Opener: Connect The Founder to Willy in DOAS.

Work Session:

  1. Read Act II of DOAS, answering questions and completing image trace.

Closer: View DOAS Act I.

 

Thursday, 12/14

Opener: View film director projects.

Work Session:

  1. Read Act II of DOAS, answering questions and completing image trace.

Closer: View DOAS Act II.

 

Friday, 12/15

Opener: View film director projects.

Work Session:

  1. Read Act II of DOAS, answering questions and completing image trace.

Closer: View DOAS Act II.

 

Monday, 12/18

Opener: Review final exam requirements.

Work Session:

  1. Complete DOAS test.

Closer: Last questions for final exam preparation.

 

Tuesday and Wednesday, 12/19–12/20: Final Exams

December 1

AP Literature Week 17 November 4-9

Week 17

PLEASE BRING YOUR TEXTBOOK TO CLASS TUESDAY THROUGH FRIDAY.

Planning Your Week

Research your director’s biography as it relates to their film career and their entire body of work. Watch several films!!

Film Analysis Rubric

Film Director Analysis Project

 

Monday, 12/4

Opener: Final rehearsals for absurd plays.

Work Session:

  1. Perform absurd plays.
  2. View The Founder.

Closer: Begin pre-reading discussion questions for Death of a Salesman.

 

Tuesday, 12/5

Opener: MCM on Tuesday (poetry prompt).

Work Session: 

  1. Introduce Death of a Salesman with pre-reading discussion questions and Pleasantville clip.
  2. Read/analyze opening scene of DOAS, completing questions and image trace OR group therapy.

Closer: Discuss test structure for DOAS.

 

Wednesday, 12/6

Opener: Review FRQ requirements.

Work Session: 

  1. Compose a response to the FRQ prompt (poetry).

Closer: View opening scene of Death of a Salesman.

 

Thursday, 12/7

Opener: Review test structure for DOAS.

Work Session:

  1. Read Act I of DOAS, answering questions and completing image trace.

Closer: View The Founder.

 

Friday, 12/8

Opener: Connect The Founder to Willy in DOAS.

Work Session:

  1. Read Act I of DOAS, answering questions and completing image trace.

Closer: View DOAS Act I.

November 25

AP Literature Week 16 November 27 – December 1

Week 16

PLEASE BRING YOUR TEXTBOOK TO CLASS MONDAY AND TUESDAY.

Planning Your Week

Research your director’s biography as it relates to their film career and their entire body of work. Watch several films!!

Film Analysis Rubric

Film Director Analysis Project

 

F 12/1–Perform absurd plays.

W 12/13–Begin presentations for director projects.

 

Monday, 11/27

Opener: Review film director/style analysis project.

Work Session:

  1. Review Rosencrantz and Guildenstern as characters in Hamlet and summarize Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead.
  2. View humorous scenes: Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Funny Scenes
  3. Introduce existentialism and theater of the absurd: Existentialism in History and Literature
  4. Perform The Sandbox.

Closer: Introduce absurd plays.

 

Tuesday, 11/28

Opener: Review The Sandbox and absurd play requirements.

Work Session: 

  1. Compose absurd plays.
  2. Research film directors.

Closer: Rehearse absurd plays.

 

Wednesday, 11/29

Opener: Review FRQ requirements.

Work Session: 

  1. Compose a response to the FRQ prompt.

Closer: Rehearse absurd plays.

 

Thursday, 11/30

Opener: MCM on a Thursday.

Work Session:

  1. Compose absurd plays.

Closer: Rehearse absurd plays.

 

Friday, 12/1

Opener: Perform absurd plays.

Work Session:

  1. Introduce Death of a Salesman with pre-reading discussion questions and Pleasantville clip.
  2. Read/analyze opening scene of DOAS, completing questions and image trace.

Closer: Discuss DOAS test structure.