Monday, February 24, 2014

AP Lit 2B/3B: Test Prep & Hamlet & Synthesis Thinking

Welcome back from vacation.  

The hard way.

Yup.  We've got a little ground to make up with the weather messing with us.

So we'll open with a test prep session: writing prompt.

You'll be given a poem and a writing prompt and fifteen minutes to complete
a) Pre-Writing
b) Thesis Statement
c) 1st Body Paragraph

That's it.

We'll then workshop your pieces and approaches.  See if we can find trends and strategies that seem to be lending themselves to more confident thinking.

From there, we'll spend some time brainstorming our next synthesis pieces by digging into "How to Read Lit Like a Professor" and the Joyce decks you've built.  We'll try to uncover some ideas and big thinking that could produce an epic synthesis.

We'll end our work today with Hamlet, as I'd like us to make some progress these next two weeks.  I think Prince Hamlet and Victor Frankenstein could have some fascinating conversations.


Blog: 3+ Posts
Req'd Post: Casting Call. Frankenstein. Please. Please. Please. Can we have a good one? Please.
Due: Feb 28

Write: Frankliners: 1st Submission
Due: Tues/Wed., Feb 25/26
Note: Be certain to put a clean "1st submission" draft in your Google Drive IN folder

Read: Frankenstein
Due: Thr/Fri. Feb 27/28
Prepare: To discuss & explore at length! 

Think & Design: Synthesis #3
Prepare: Thesis Statement & Map
Thesis & Map Due: Thr/Fr. Feb 27/28

Study: MUGS Comprehensive 1-3 Quiz
Prepare: Retakes & Comprehensive Quiz
Due: Thr/Fri Feb 27/28

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