Tuesday, December 3, 2013

AP Lit 2B/3B: The Swimmer

AP Lit 3G: The Swimmer & Hamlet

You'll start class today by solving a design and literary analysis challenge.

How might we create a visual that maps the sequence of events in "The Swimmer," the change in the protagonist over the course of the narrative, and Cheever's means of  revealing truth?

Suggestion: work big.  You might use the roll paper in the closets in the hallway.  Feel free to use the back side of already used rolls.  Nothing is sacred out there.  Take advantage of LEGO bricks and any materials on the design cart or in the closets.  Use your design kits.

strongly suggest following the DEEP process/stages here:

  • Discover (what are we trying to answer? research and gather evidence from the text? how might we make this map? what might it look like?)
  • Empathize (what will be useful to the viewer? how will this be presented in a way that makes sense to people looking at images of it online? what works best for the people making this? what mediums are most comfortable to those in the room?)  
  • Experiment (what materials can be used? in what way?  how can this look? how might we draft it out? how can we build a prototype?)
  • Produce (how do we produce a working model? how might we receive feedback on the model?  How might we create a 2nd iteration?)

Use the entire class time to do this.  If you are able to finish it, you may get rolling on more Hamlet aloud, but I've a feeling this may take the entire class to do well.


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Req'd Post:  Hamlet Writes a Sonnet
Choose any character from Hamlet and write a sonnet from that character's point of view.  Pay particular attention to which sonnet form you choose.  Be certain to include all elements of that sonnet form within your creation AND to make those choices with deliberate intention.  How can the format and rhyme scheme reflect the character?
Due: Friday, December 6

Sonnet Work:
Read: "The Sonnet" chapter in "How to Read Lit" and annotate. 
Read: you’ve got a pile of poetry to read and it’s gonna be great.  We will be examining the sonnet form and discussing why it endures.  I’ve put three links on Diigo — and highlighted the poems you need to read on the “Sonnet” page.  There are two Shakespearean sonnets you need to read as well,  ”Let Those Who Are in Favour”and “Shall I Compare Thee to a Summer’s Day?”  
Annotate three of the above sonnets.  Your choice.  
Due: Friday, December 6 (NEXT CLASS)

Read Hamlet:
Up to Act 2
Due: Friday, December 6

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