Monday, November 18, 2013

AP Lit 3G: Hamlet 1.2, Lit Like a Professor & Synthesis Pre-Writing

I won't be in class today, so here's the plan.

How to Read Lit Like a Professor

Get a stack of index cards from the white design tools cabinet.  

Everyone gets two blank cards.

Find two sentences from the chapters that seem to be of particular value or resonance for you.

Put the sentences on the cards (one sentence for each). 

Next . . . put the cards together as a deck and shuffle them.

As a class draw a single card. 

Imagine that sentence is the thesis statement for a synthesis essay.  

Work as a class to brainstorm the evidence that could prove that thesis.

If you want to take it to another level, work together to craft an effective hook intro that would lead to that thesis.


Decide as a class if you would rather discuss and close read 1.2 OR read aloud.  In either case, please record the proceedings and upload them to Google Drive for me to hear.


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Req'd Creative Post:
Allusion-Palooza. Shakespeare's work can be incredibly dense, in part because it is built upon most every idea that came before it.  Historical, Biblical, and mythological references abound.  Now it's your turn. Craft a monologue or soliloquy (take the time to research the distinction) of around 20 lines or so in which the character expresses an inability to take action or a lack of confidence in decision making.

Pack it full with as many allusions as possible -- they may be classical or modern -- the intention here is to explore how allusion can inform a text and tune your thinking to Shakespeare's strategy.
Due: Friday, November 22

Read: Hamlet, 1.3 (Click for Folger edition online; download PDF from them for handwritten markups)
Due: Wednesday, November 20

Write: Synthesis #2
Source material is anything you've read for class by assignment or choice
Workshop Draft Due: Wed., November 20th
Submission Draft Due: Tuesday, November 26th

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