Tuesday, January 26, 2016

AP Lit 4B: Sonnets & Scouting

Hi folks,

This week we continue building our new routines for AP Lit.  I'm excited about it.  I think it is going to do a lot of really great things for us in here.

So here we go . . .

Dream Time.  Compose a haiku about sonnets.  5-7-5.  Bonus points and high fives for using a kigo, writing in present tense, and having a turn (kireji).  (10 min.)

No Red Ink.  Parallel structure.  We're starting our work with No Red Ink today.  We'll make sure everyone is logged in and able to access it. (10 min.)


We'll start with sharing our experiences with the readings and a quick round robin.
Which sonnet did you choose annotate?
Choose one take away/annotation from that poem to share with the class.

Close read: "Sonnet 25: Let Those Who Are in Favour with Their Stars"
Focused SCOUTing.
S:  Diction.
C: Title.
O: Rhyme scheme and relation of the structure to the meaning; introducing the volta (more on this next class)
U: ___
T: Theme

On Demand Revisions.

We'll look at your revised On-Demand and see the extent to which the workshop helped.


Blog Prompt.
Image of a Sonnet. 
Step 1. Choose either the sonnet you annotated or another of your choosing from the assigned collection.  Post your annotations.
Step 2. Determine the rhyme scheme and organizational structure of the poem i.e. octave to sestet? sestet to octave? 
quatrain to sestet to couplet to couplet?
something else?
Step 3. Take a photo, find an image on Unsplash.com, or create an image to illustrate each structural unit of the poem.
Step 4.  Post your images in an order that reflects the sonnet.
Step 5.  Write or record your intentions.
Due. Next Class.

Read.  How to Read Lit Like a Professor
"If It's Square, It's a Sonnet."
Annotate.  Bring your annotations.
Due. Next Class. 
(We're using the basic premise of Foster's chapter next class as the spine of our lesson.  So please be familiar.)

Design. Indie Book Project Q3.
Due.  Next Tuesday. Feb 2.
Be prepared to share.