Thursday, September 26, 2013

All Classes: Make Space Takes Shape

Thanks to Mr Tierney, Mr Bogar, Mr Leavitt, Mr B, Mrs Farley, Mr Kapiloff, Mr Logan, Mr Schoen, Mr Heath, Mr Feldspauch, Mrs Poulin and more, this is really taking shape

AP Lit 3G: Chess is Literary

Exploring literature as chess.

AP Lit 3G: Chess, Strategy & Literature

We begin by submitting our synthesis essays.  Create a Google Drive folder called "[First & Last Names] AP Lit 2013 IN," make me an editor of that folder.  Finally, put a Google Doc version of your essay in that folder.

Note: It has to be a Google doc, not just a Pages document uploaded.  I need to be able to comment on it using Google, not Pages.

This should only take a few moments.

Then . . .


Why chess?

We'll discuss at length in class.

And speaking of discussions . . .

We will practice using a class discussion protocol that we will use next week for our first formally assessed class discussion.


Write: Work on your college essay.  (If no school chosen yet, go w/ the common app prompt.  You can find that all over the interwebs.)  Your submission draft is due next Thursday or Friday, depending on which class you are in.
Due: Thursday, 8/3, Friday, 8/4

Blog: 3+ entries for Friday, 9/27
Assigned Creative Blog Post:  Mrs. Dalloway employs color in meaningful, powerful ways.  Perhaps you have noticed this, perhaps  you have not.  (Pay particular attention to flowers, foods, skies, clothing and faces.)

Use  to create a custom palette of at least three colors relating to meaning in Mrs. Dalloway.  You will need to name the palette and each color within it.  Be certain to choose purposeful names and push your self to go beyond the concrete.  (Concrete:  "blue sky" because the sky was blue.)

Share your palette on your blog w/ explanations of your choices.

Added Challenge: Create a piece of digital art employing the color palette in a way congruent to Virginia Woolf.

Dallowinian Reading Chunks (pg. #s are Mt. Blue copies, Harcourt ed.)
1: a t an O an F (1 - 29)
2: he never saw her again (29 - 64)
3: Dr. Holmes, looking not quite so kind. (64-94)
4. Elizabeth Dalloway mounted the Westminster Omnibus (94 - 139)
5. For there she was (139 - End)
One reading per night.
Blue Day classes finish the book for Tuesday, the 1st.   Gold Day classes  finish for Monday the 30th.