Review the Historical significance of the time period 1890-1965. This will be done on a physical timeline. Students will come with key events written out on paper (from HW assignment) and present key historical events in the World/USA/Mississippi. Gallery Walk, discussing key events.
Monday: Begin working on the Literary Criticisms Research Project.
Research your assigned literary criticism(s)
Create a presentation to present to your classmates. It must include:
1. The history of your criticism (How did it come about? Purpose?)
2. Guiding questions to apply to a reading (what questions would you ask yourself while using Feminist Criticism?)
3. Application of analysis:
Choose a short text (poem, song, art, short story, etc.) that you can analyze by applying your assigned theory to. For instance, how can your analysis of The Giving Tree be further illuminated in meaning by applying Feminist Literary Criticism? You must be able to explain its application to the class with evidence
4. Handout with all information provided (to save your classmates from having to write it all down)
5. Key terms that are essential to understanding and applying your criticism
6. Websites/sources listed that you consulted for research
7. A visual that helps illuminate/support your presentation
Present your presentation. Your handout is not the presentation, it is to aid in presenting. You must have a powerpoint, prezi, video, etc., some way to teach the class about the criticism. Also, feel free to be creative in the presentation component. Your audience members are your classmates, after all. Be engaging!
Tuesday: Half of class dedicated to prep. Begin Presenting.
Wednesday: AP Test Prep! Yay!
Bookmark Lit. Crit. Review.
Choose a criticism and find a text to apply it to and present to class (this may be a visual text, art, video clip, song lyric, etc.)
Thursday: Vocabulary: SAT prep vocabulary
Video clip of Faulkner’s Pulitzer Prize acceptance speech.
Based on this text, who was the man that wrote this? What was happening in society that prompted him to write this? Annotate. Discuss.
William Faulkner Webquest
HW Extension: Read and annotate Faulkner’s letters/biography
Free-Write Friday (use one of the As I Lay Dying covers as inspiration for a creative text of your choice)
Review Biographical and Historical Criticism.
Review the Dialectical Journal requirements.
Begin applying one of the criticisms to our reading of an informational article about Faulkner’s Yoknapatapha. Annotate.
Begin reading the first chapter on the novel As I Lay Dying
Complete the Dialectical Journal for the first chapter
HW Extension: Read the first 6 chapters of the novel As I Lay Dying and complete the Dialectical Journal for each chapter.
Tuesday: Review the following vocabulary terms
- Diction (formal, neutral, informal)
- Irony (verbal, understatement, hyperbole, overstatement, double entendre)
Apply to our reading of “Hills like White Elephants” by Ernest Hemingway (through annotation)
Create a scene reminiscent of Hemingway’s short story by using his as a model. Focus should be on tone, dialogue and diction.
Enrichment Homework: Read and annotate the scholarly article “Symbolism in Hills Like White Elephants”
Be prepared to discuss and analyze in class tomorrow!
Wednesday: Warm Up: Hump Day Test Prep! Students will complete test prep questions in preparation for the AP exam. New strategies will be introduced each week and applied to the excerpt.
Review Irony (if needed, based on yesterday’s lesson)
Read and annotate (focusing on the use of irony) “The Story of an Hour”
Using “the Story of an Hour” as a model, create a story in which you employ the element of irony.
Publish in the form of a Gallery Walk. Each student will be able to walk around the room and provide commentary to their classmates using post-it notes.
Thursday: Vocabulary (expansion of non-literary; SAT prep vocabulary)
Review theme and symbolism by applying it to my analysis of visuals
Begin reading “A & P” using the sticky note reading strategy (whole group)
Analyze the text by answering questions based on theme and symbolism in the short story
Share your summary comic/article with your elbow partner.
Monday: Inclement Weather (no school)
Tuesday: CTLS Pre-test
Create 10-15 HOT questions over the novel All the Light We Cannot See in preparation for the Socratic Seminar on Friday
Wednesday and Thursday: EOC Field Test for American Literature
Review the 2018 AP Contract_AP
Friday: Socratic Seminar and review the Parallel Reading assignment
Welcome to AP Literature and Composition!
Thursday: Student Information sheet and Self-Portrait assignment
Submit Summer Reading
Friday: Marshmallow Challenge and Introductions activities