February 23

AP Literature Week 8 Feb. 26 – March 2

Week 8–REGISTRATION FOR AP EXAMS MUST BE COMPLETED BY THIS WEDNESDAY, FEB. 28 through Total Registration!

Planning Your Week

Th 3/1: Finish The Awakening for class; complete scholar’s journal and article for Socratic discussion.

F 3/2: Read the scheduled section of your research novel; prepare for in-class group meeting.

 

Monday, February 26

Opener: MCM poetry; fill in data sheet

Work Session:

  1. Read The Awakening ch.16-26; complete scholar’s journal entries.
  2. Review bird and house imagery (handouts).

Closer: Continue reading The Awakening.

HW: Read research novels.

 

Tuesday, February 27

Opener: Review types of men (Robert, Alcee, and Leonce)

Work Session:

  1. Read The Awakening ch. 27-31; complete scholar’s journal entries, discussing comparison of houses, types of women, and bird imagery.

Closer: Review the novel in terms of narrative elements and Chopin’s potential themes; consider literary lenses.

HW: Read research novels and prepare for Friday’s group meeting.

 

Wednesday, February 28

Opener: View The Gilded Cage; analyze with the Feldman method of art criticism; listen to “A Bird in a Gilded Cage”and analyze lyrics. Discuss the role of the artist in light of all three of these pieces (the novel, the painting, and the song) coming from the same time period.

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.
  2. Read The Awakening ch. 32-39; complete discussion questions.

Closer: Paul Laurence Dunbar’s “Sympathy”.

HW: Read research novels and prepare for Friday’s group meeting.

 

Thursday, March 1

Opener: Review The Awakening with final quotes.

Work Session:

  1. Read “Yes, She’s a Christ Figure Too” and apply to scenes from The Awakening.
  2. Complete literary lens prompt for interpreting The Awakening.

Closer: Prepare MWDS for The Awakening.

HW: Read research novels and prepare for Friday’s group meeting.

 

Friday, March 2

Opener: Meet with research novel groups; complete the required elements for the project (handout).

Work Session:

  1. FRQ #4 Poetry
  2. Analyze sample essays; self assess according to the rubric.

Closer: Read your research novel.

HW: Read research novels.

 

February 9

AP Literature Week 7 Feb. 12-16

Week 7–REGISTRATION FOR AP EXAMS MUST BE COMPLETED BY FEB. 28 through Total Registration!

Planning Your Week

M 2/12: Read through ch.5 of The Awakening for Monday’s class; POL paraphrase and explication due to Turnitin.com

T 2/13: Recite POL poems in class; finish ch. 1-15 of The Awakening, completing scholar’s journal entries.

Th 2/15: Read through ch.26 of The Awakening for class.

F 2/16: Read the scheduled section of your research novel; prepare for in-class group meeting.

 

Monday, February 12

Opener: MCM prose; fill in data sheet

Work Session:

  1. Rehearse POL poems and work on paraphrase and explication.
  2. Read Coventry Patmore’s “The Wife’s Tragedy” from Canto IX, Book I “The Sahara” from The Angel in the House; complete a dialectical 4-column response.
  3. Discuss the poem in context of ch. 1-5 of The Awakening.

Closer: Read ch.6-10 of The Awakening.

HW: Finish ch. 6-10 of The Awakening; submit paraphrase and explication to Turnitin.com; prepare for POL recitation tomorrow.  

 

Tuesday, February 13

Opener: Watch Modern Family episode 1:14; create a t-chart comparing what each woman gains and what each woman loses; watch I Love Lucy; analyze gender roles.

Work Session:

  1. Read The Awakening ch. 11-15; complete scholar’s journal entries, discussing comparison of houses, types of women, and bird imagery.
  2. Jigsaw chapters II-V, IX, XIII from A Vindication of the Rights of Women by Mary Wollstonecraft.

Closer: Discuss The Awakening ch. 1-15 in terms of narrative elements and Chopin’s potential themes; discuss literary lenses.

HW: Read research novels and prepare for Friday’s group meeting.

 

Wednesday, February 14

Opener: Analyze songs and ads; discuss patterns among the songs, gender roles, and society’s messages toward women.

Work Session:

  1. Read The Awakening ch. 16-20; complete scholar’s journals.

Closer: Review EPCOT project; model with The Awakening.

HW: Read research novels and prepare for Friday’s group meeting.

 

Thursday, February 15

Opener: View The Gilded Cage; analyze with the Feldman method; listen to “A Bird in a Gilded Cage”; discuss the role of the artist in the turn of the 20th century.

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.
  2. Read The Awakening ch. 21-26; complete discussion questions.

 

Closer: Read Paul Laurence Dunbar’s “Sympathy”.

HW: Read research novels and prepare for Friday’s group meeting.

 

Friday, February 16

Opener: FRQ #3 prose

Work Session:

  1. FRQ #3 Prose 
  2. Analyze sample essays; self assess according to the rubric.
  3. Meet with research novel groups to plan a reading schedule.

Closer: Read your research novel.

HW: Enjoy the break!

 

February 2

AP Literature Week 6 Feb. 5 – 9

Week 6–REGISTRATION FOR AP EXAMS MUST BE COMPLETED BY FEB. 28 through Total Registration!

Planning Your Week

S 2/4: Schoology post (literary lenses applied to “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge” and “A Rose for Emily”

M 2/5: Bring your 2 poems printed from the Poetry Out Loud website; for Tuesday read ch.4 from How to Read Literature Like a Professor (p.17-19 in the pdf on Schoology) and Types of Sonnets .

T 2/6: For Wednesday, read p.571-579 (ch. 12), p. 604-610 (ch. 13), and p. 721-735 (ch.16) in the textbook. Take notes to prepare for the quiz.

W 2/7: Reading quiz for poetic diction, imagery, and form; for Thursday, read ch. 10 (p.44-47 in the pdf on Schoology) of How to Read Literature Like a Professor.

F 2/9: POL paraphrase and explication due to Turnitin.com; perform POL in class; obtain a copy of your research novel and bring to class.

 

Monday, February 5

Opener: MCM poetry

Work Session:

  1. Groups create reading schedule for research novels..
  2. Revisit “Dulce”, analyzing aural sounds and imagery; develop and intro and theme statement.

Closer: Analyze POL poems with TPFASTT/TPCASTT; compose paraphrase for both POL poems.

HW: Read ch.4 from How to Read Literature Like a Professor (p.17-19 in the pdf on Schoology) and Types of Sonnets . 

 

Tuesday, February 6

Opener: CW Tuesday–3 line poem

Work Session:

  1. Poetry mixer; place poetry handout in SN; small groups complete QHT for poetic devices.
  2. Create theme statements for poems in chapter 11.
  3. Analyze POL poems with TPFASTT/TPCASTT
  4. Compose paraphrase for both POL poems.

Closer: Write an explanation of how someone from your literary lens would view “An Occurrence” or “A Rose for Emily.”

HW: Read p.571-579 (ch. 12), p. 604-610 (ch. 13), and p. 721-735 (ch.16).

 

Wednesday, February 7

Opener: Reading quiz for diction, imagery, and form.

Work Session:

  1. FRQ #2 Poetry
  2. Analyze sample essays; self assess according to the rubric.

Closer: Read “American Sonnet” by Billy Collins

HW: Read ch. 10 (p.44-47 in the pdf on Schoology) of How to Read Literature Like a Professor; memorize chosen poem for Poetry Out Loud and compose a paraphrase and explication due Friday.

 

Thursday, February 8

Opener: Revisit weather in In the Lake of the Woods (opening and closing chapters),  the leaf/spider scene from “An Occurrence at Owl Creek” (Twilight Zone), and the escape scene from Shawshank Redemption.

Work Session:

  1. View the trailer and rain scene from Bridges of Madison County.
  2. Read “The Storm”; analyze imagery
  3. Develop a theme statement for “The Storm.”
  4. Read Paul Laurence Dunbar’s “Sympathy”.

Closer: Choose three poems from the ones we have read or from the textbook and examine them through your literary lens.

HW: Memorize chosen poem for Poetry Out Loud and compose a paraphrase and explication due tomorrow.

 

Friday, February 9

Opener: Fun Friday de-stress; focus on imagery and sensory detail

Work Session:

  1. Perform POL poems.
  2. Meet with research groups to plan a research schedule.

Closer: Read your research novel.

HW: Enjoy the weekend!

 

January 26

AP Literature Week 5 Jan. 29 – Feb. 2

Week 5

Planning Your Week

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

T  1/23: Schoology post (literary lens applied to “An Occurrence” or “A Rose”

 

Monday, January 29

Opener: MCM prose

Work Session:

  1. Discuss research and choose novels.
  2. Read “A Rose for Emily”; analyze structure, point of view, and mood.
  3. Create a single panel of a storyboard for the given line(s); plan transitions with the class to combine storyboards into a cohesive scene. Focus on what is shown in the frame; label all elements of film analysis.

Closer: Compose theme statement for “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge” and “A Rose for Emily.”

HW: Memorize chosen poem for Poetry Out Loud and compose an explication due Tuesday, February 6.

 

Tuesday, January 30

Opener: Creative writing Tuesday–camera effects.

Work Session:

  1. Poetry mixer; place poetry handout in SN; small groups complete QHT for poetic devices.
  2. Create theme statements for poems in chapter 11.
  3. Analyze POL poems with TPFASTT/TPCASTT
  4. Compose paraphrase for both POL poems.

Closer: Write an explanation of how someone from your literary lens would view “An Occurrence” or “A Rose for Emily.”

HW: Schoology post. Obtain a copy of research novel. Memorize chosen poem for Poetry Out Loud and compose an explication due Tuesday, February 6. 

 

Wednesday, January 31

Opener: FRQ

Work Session:

  1. Analyze sample essays; self assess according to the rubric.

Closer: Read choice poem.

HW: Memorize chosen poem for Poetry Out Loud and compose an explication due Tuesday, February 6. .  

Thursday, February 1

Opener: Pondering Poetry “Old Soldier”

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 statement and an introductory paragraph for an FRQ on “Dulce.”

HW: Memorize chosen poem for Poetry Out Loud and compose an explication due Tuesday, February 6.

 

Friday, February 2

Opener: Fun Friday de-stress; focus on imagery and sensory detail

Work Session:

  1. Read “The Storm”; analyze setting and imagery.
  2. Read “Desiree’s Baby”; analyze irony.

Closer: Revisit a short story or poem we have read; write an explanation of how someone from your literary lens would view it.

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

 

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.