Monday, January 4, 2016

AP Lit: Back from the Break

Welcome back.

We've got some recalibrating and redefining to do here for these first couple of classes.  Some new routines and habits to build. These are the direct result of the feedback you folks provided before break.

So here we go . . .

Cross Class Discussions & Getting Back to How to Read Lit Like a Prof.

We'll be using Medium to do this.  You'll need to register for an account using your school Gmail and the reply to the various prompts there on the post.  Use the highlighting and other commentary features there on Medium to reply to others' ideas.

These discussions/commentaries are due by the next class after they are assigned.

Due Dates Calendar.

I've added a calendar on the front page of the blog, there along the right hand sidebar.  It's right below the link to AP Lit blog posts.   You won't find every day's class described there, but you will find all the due dates.

You have several major due dates including the NEXT indie book project -- for Q3 -- listed.

I will make sure major projects/assessments are on here and do my best to include minor ones as well.

General Analysis Skills.

We're going to use SCOUT to give us a framework for this as we focus on not just how to analyze but how to write about our analytical reads.

Specifics:  Diction, Character, Setting, Point of View
Comparisons:  Metaphor/Similar, Figurative Language, Analogies, Allusions, Symbolism
Organization:  Rhetorical structure, rhyme scheme, narrative structure
Unusual: Any of the Above and Other Features
Theme:  Theme, Tone, Symbolism/Motif

Today we'll look at diction using Quizlet and art and our last two novels, Mrs. Dalloway and The Hours.

We'll be comparing and contrasting Woolf and Cunningham's uses of diction to help us get a handle on how to better characterize and discuss word choice.

Multiple Choice Test Prep.

Once every two weeks there will be a multiple choice prep.  One reading, one set of questions.  I'm going to try and combine this with our close reading work and curate the best selections I can the test prep materials.  I'm also going to share a folder with you folks of all of my test prep materials so that you can feel free to pursue even more test prep if you so choose.


Blog.  Weeks 1 - 6.  
Prompts Available.  3+ Attempts Per Standard Required.
Revise Previous Posts.  Post New.

Read.  How to Read Lit: Where Have I Seen Her Before?
Discuss.  Medium.
Due.  Next Class.

Submit & Revise.
Synthesis 2.
Indie Book Project Q2.
Blog posts.

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