Sunday, October 4, 2015

AP Lit: Last of True Grit, Opening of Our Work with J. Alfred Prufrock

This Monday and Tuesday, will be putting a bookmark in our work with True Grit.  We will inevitably come back to Portis and his work because that's how this class works -- building connections, finding patterns, reading and re-reading, uncovering layers and intentions.

Verse 15.
We'll open with a Verse 15.  Trying to name what I want us to be doing each class, opening with a cold reading and a close reading and annotation.  Verse on days we've been focused on prose.  Prose on the days we've been focusing on verse.

So today, thanks to my friends on the #aplitchat Twitter chat (click on it -- it's a real thing and they are neat folks) we'll be looking at Barbara Crooker's "And Now It's October" via The Writer's Almanac.

15 mins.  We're going to hold ourselves to that.  We can always continue the discussion . . . on the blogs.

Elements of Fiction & Sketchnoting.

Extending from our work with the LEGO metaphors, we'll identify the key elements of fiction & determine Portis' development of each in True Grit.

We will use this as the basis for our first intentional work with sketchnoting as I will show you techniques for turning doodles into ideas and ideas into pre-writing.

I may have posted this list before, but here are a few resources around sketchnoting you may find helpful.

Here are a few resources to help:

First Time Sketchnotes on Sketchnote Army

Sunni Brown's Doodle Revolution 


Show Your Learning.

Blog. 3+ Posts.
Req'd Critical Creativity Challenge. Sketchnote T.S. Eliot's "The Lovesong of J. Alfred Prufrock"  Document your process as you go.  Simple as that.  
Due. Friday. 10.9.15.

Read, Annotate & Literary 3x3.  Eliot's "Prufrock." 
Due. Next Class.

Study. Vocab Quiz 1.
Next Class.  We keep pushing it back because I keep forgetting to remind you.
See the link to the list on the right hand side of this blog.
Expect a Quiz a Week for the Rest of the Month.
Don't Quiz Well?  Retake as Many Times As You Like.
Or. Create a roots-based product to demonstrate your knowledge.
It's all about evidence.

Revise. Synthesis 1. 
Due. ASAP.  Revise as many times as you like.
Final Revision Due. Monday. Oct. 27.