AP Literature and Composition: Schedule and Assignments

Monday, January 7

Poetry: sonnets definition of a sonnet and basic origins

Poetry: Sir Philip Sidney and Sir Edmund Spenser

 

H.W. Complete a TP-CASTT of a Sidney sonnet.

 

Tuesday, January 8

Poetry: discuss your TP-CASTT and then complete a TP-CASTT of a Spenser sonnet

 

H.W. Complete a TP-CASTT of a Spencer sonnet.

 

Wednesday, January 9

Poetry: discuss Spencer’s sonnet and then examine Shakespeare's sonnets.

Poetry: examine metaphysical poetry. Look at "A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning" in your textbook pp. 801-2.  

 

H.W. Complete a TP-CASTT of the John Donne poem, "The Flea" pp. 890-891 in your textbooks. If you do not have your textbook, please look for this poem online.

 

Thursday, January 10

Poetry: discuss carpe diem poetry and examine “To His Coy Mistress” by Andrew Marvell, p. 803. Then work with a partner to create a TP-CASTT of "To the Virgins..." in your textbook p. 815.

Poetry: review prompt and analyze the poem. Examine the rubric then score the sample poetry essays using rubric language.

 

H.W. Complete your examination and scoring of the sample essays using the rubric.

 

Friday, January 11

Poetry: discuss sample essays

Writing: respond to poetry prompt

 

H.W. Finish writing your poetry essays. Essays are due Monday, Jan. 14.

 

Monday, January 14

Writing: turn in your poetry essays

Literature: new unit: Madness/Identity

Writing: quick review of question two-style analysis

Literature: please read “The Rocking Horse Winner,” in your textbook pp. 302-315. Be prepared for a reading quiz.

 

H.W. Read the short story “The Rocking Horse Winner” pp. 302-315. Be prepared for a reading quiz.

 

Tuesday, January 15

Reading quiz! 😊

Literature: with a partner, response to QUESTIONS #1, 2, 3, and 9. Share your responses with the class.

Literature: read the short story “The Swimmer,” in your textbook pp. 607-617. Be prepared for a reading quiz.

 

H.W. Read the short story “The Swimmer” pp. 607-617. Be prepared for a reading quiz.

Wednesday, January 16

Reading quiz! 😊

Literature: with a partner, complete questions for “The Swimmer.” Share your responses with the class. Literature: read “The Destructors,” in your textbook, pp. 115-129. Also, please answer questions #1, 2, and 5 on p. 129. Be prepared for a reading quiz.

 

H.W. Read the short story “The Destructors” pp. 115-129. Also, please answer questions #1, 2, and 5 on p. 129. Be prepared for a reading quiz. This work is due Friday, January 18. Tomorrow is ADVEX DAY!

 

Thursday, January 17: ADVEX DAY!!

Literature: read “The Destructors,” in your textbook, pp. 115-129. Also, please answer questions #1, 2, and 5 on p. 129. Be prepared for a reading quiz.

 

H.W. Read the short story “The Destructors” pp. 115-129. Also, please answer questions #1, 2, and 5 on p. 129. Be prepared for a reading quiz. This work is due tomorrow, Friday, January 18.

 

Friday, January 18

Reading quiz! 😊

Literature: discuss “The Destructors”

Writing: examine a question two prompt and sample essays

 

H.W. Score the sample question two essays using the rubric.

 

Monday, January 21: No School!

 

Tuesday, January 22

Writing: discuss sample essays and the scores

Writing: complete a question two-style essay

 

H.W. Please finish writing your essays. Essays are due tomorrow.

 

Wednesday, January 23

Writing: turn in your question two-style essay

Literature: background for and begin reading Hamlet by William Shakespeare

 

H.W. In Hamlet, please read Act 1, scenes 1 and 2 and complete questions on the study guide. Be prepared for a reading quiz!

 

Thursday, January 24

Reading quiz! 😊

Literature: discuss Act 1, scenes 1 and 2. Begin creating a timeline of events in the play along with a list of characters. Also, examine key speeches in the play so far.

 

H.W. Continue reading Hamlet, Act, scene 3. Also, complete questions on the study guide. Be prepared for a reading quiz.

 

Friday, January 25

Reading quiz! 😊

Literature: discuss Act 1, scene 3. Add to your timeline/character list.

 

H.W. Continue reading Hamlet, Act 1, scenes 4 and 5. Also, complete questions on the study guide. Be prepared for a reading quiz.

 

Monday, January 28

Reading quiz! 😊

Literature: discuss Act 1, scenes 4 and 5. Add to your timeline/character list.

Multiple Choice Practice

 

H.W. In Hamlet, please read Act 2, scene 1 and 2 up to the bottom of pg. 85 when the king says “Well, we shall sift him” and answer questions on the study guide. Be prepared for a reading check!

 

Tuesday, January 29

Reading quiz! 😊

Literature: discuss Act 2, scene 1 and the beginning of scene 2. Add to your timeline/character list.

Multiple Choice Practice

 

H.W. In Hamlet, please read Act 2, scene 2 up to pg. 97 “Enter Guildenstern and Rosencrantz.” Also, please respond to questions on the study guide. Be prepared for a reading quiz.

 

Wednesday, January 30

Reading quiz! 😊

Literature: discuss Act 2, scene 2 up to where Guildenstern and Rosencrantz enter. Add to your timeline and character list.

Multiple Choice Practice

 

H.W. In Hamlet, please finishing reading the remainder of Act 2, scene 2. Also, please answer all remaining questions from the study guide. Please note, Mrs. Light will be off campus tomorrow, Thursday, January 31 and Friday, February 1. This work, and additional assignments from Thursday and Friday, will be due Monday, February 4.

 

Thursday, January 31: Mrs. Light will be off campus today.

Literature: finish reading Hamlet, Act 2, scene 2. Complete questions on the study guide. Add to your timeline/character list.

Multiple Choice Practice

 

H.W. Continue working on assignments. All assignments due Monday, February 4.

 

Friday, February 1: Mrs. Light will be off campus today.

Literature: finish reading Hamlet, Act 2, scene 2. Complete questions on the study guide. Add to your timeline/character list.

Multiple Choice Practice

 

H.W. Continue working on assignments. All assignments due Monday, February 4. Please be prepared for a reading quiz on the remainder of Act 2, scene 2.

 

Monday, February 4

Reading quiz! 😊

Multiple Choice: review practice from last week. Calculate approximate score

Literature: discuss Act 2, scene 2

 

H.W. In Hamlet, please read Act 3, scene 1. Also, please complete questions from the study guide. Be prepared for a reading quiz.

 

Tuesday, February 5

Reading quiz! 😊

Literature: discuss Hamlet, Act 3, scene 1. Examine significance speeches. Add to your timeline.

 

H.W. In Hamlet, please read Act 3, scene 2. Please respond to study guide questions. Be prepared for a reading quiz.

 

Wednesday, February 6

Reading quiz! 😊

Literature: discuss Hamlet, Act 3, scene 2. Add to your timeline.

 

H.W. In Hamlet, please read Act 3, scenes 3 and 4. Also, please respond to all study guide questions. Be prepared for a reading quiz! Please note, Mrs. Light will not be in class tomorrow. This assignment is due Friday, February 8.

 

Thursday, February 7: Mrs. Light will not be in class today.

Reading quiz! 😊

Literature: in Hamlet, please read Act 3, scenes 3 and 4. Also, please respond to all study guide questions.

 

H.W. In Hamlet, please read Act 3, scenes 3 and 4. Also, please respond to all study guide questions. Be prepared for a reading quiz!

 

Friday, February 8

Reading quiz! 😊

Literature: discuss Hamlet, Act 3, scenes 3 and 4. Add to timeline.

 

H.W. In Hamlet, please read Act 4, scenes 1-4. Please complete all questions on the study guide. Be prepared for a reading quiz.

 

Monday, February 11

Reading quiz! 😊

Literature: discuss Hamlet, Act 4, scenes 1-4. Add to timeline.

 

H.W. In Hamlet, please read Act 4, scenes 5-7. Please complete all questions on the study guide. Be prepared for a reading quiz.

Tuesday, February 12

Reading quiz! 😊

Literature: discuss Hamlet, Act 4, scenes 5-7. Add to your timeline.

 

H.W. In Hamlet, please read Act 5, scene 1. Answer questions on the study guide. Be prepared for a reading quiz.

 

Wednesday, February 13

Reading quiz! 😊

Literature: discuss Hamlet, Act 5, scene 1. Add to your timeline.

 

H.W. In Hamlet, read Act 5, scene 2. Answer questions on the study guide. Be prepared for a reading quiz.

 

Thursday, February 14

Reading quiz! 😊

Literature: discuss Act 2, scene 2. View ending of play…

 

H.W. Examine question three prompts for Hamlet.

 

Friday, February 15

Writing: begin writing your response to the question three prompt for Hamlet

 

H.W. Please finish writing your essays for Hamlet. Essays are due Tuesday, February 19.

 

Monday: February 18: No school! Presidents’ Day!

 

Tuesday, February 19

Writing: turn in your essay for Hamlet

Multiple Choice Practice (passages from summer 2018 conference)

Literature: background for Nathaniel Hawthorne and begin reading “Young Goodman Brown”

 

H.W. In your textbooks, please read “Young Goodman Brown” pp. 316-328 and answer questions #2, 3 and 4 on p. 328. Be prepared for a reading check.

 

Wednesday, February 20

Reading check! J

Multiple Choice Practice (passages from summer 2018 conference)

Literature: discuss “Young Goodman Brown”

Literature: background for The Scarlet Letter and “The Custom House”  

 

H.W. In The Scarlet Letter, Chapters 1-3, and complete study guide questions. Be prepared for a reading check.

 

Thursday, February 21

Reading check! J

Multiple Choice Practice (passages from summer 2018 conference)

Literature: discuss Scarlet Letter, chapters 1-3

 

H.W. In Scarlet Letter, read chapters 4-5, pp. 53-66 and complete study guide questions. Be prepared for a reading check! J

 

Friday, February 22

Reading check! J

Multiple Choice Practice (passages from summer 2018 conference)

Literature: discuss Scarlet Letter, chapters 4-5

 

H.W. In Scarlet Letter, read chapters 6-7, pp.67-81 and complete study guide questions. Be prepared for a reading check! J

 

Monday, February 25

Reading check! J

Literature: discuss Scarlet Letter, chapters 6-7

 

H.W. In Scarlet Letter, read chapters 8-9, pp. 82-98 and complete study guide questions. Please note, Mrs. Light will not be on campus tomorrow. This reading and tomorrow’s assignment will be due Wednesday, February 27.

 

Tuesday, February 26: Mrs. Light will not be on campus today.

Poetry: complete a TP-CASTT

Literature:  read Scarlet Letter, chapters 8-9

 

H.W. In Scarlet Letter, read chapters 8-9, pp. 82-98 and complete study guide questions. Also, complete your TP-CASTT. Please be prepared for a reading quiz on Scarlet Letter, chapters 8-9.

 

Wednesday, February 27

Reading quiz! 😊

Literature: discuss Scarlet Letter, chapters 8-9

Poetry: discuss poem

 

H.W. In Scarlet Letter, read chapters 10-11, pp. 99-112 and complete study guide questions. Be prepared for a reading check! J

 

Thursday, February 28

Reading check! J

Poetry: examine poetry prompt

Literature: discuss The Scarlet Letter chapters 10-11

 

H.W. In Scarlet Letter, read chapters 12-14, pp. 113-133 and complete study guide questions. Be prepared for a reading check! J  

 

Friday, March 1

Reading check! J

Poetry: examine poetry prompt

Literature: discuss Scarlet Letter, chapters 12-14

 

H.W. In Scarlet Letter, read chapters 15-16, pp. 134-145 and complete study guide questions. Be prepared for a reading check! J

 

Monday, March 4

Reading check! J

Literature: discuss Scarlet Letter, chapters 15-16

 

H.W. In Scarlet Letter, chapters 17-19, pp. 146-164 and complete study guide questions. Be prepared for a reading check! J

 

Tuesday, March 5

Reading check!

Literature: discuss Scarlet Letter, chapters 17-19

 

H.W. Please read The Scarlet Letter, chapters 20-21, pp. 165-181 and complete study guide questions. Be prepared for a reading check! J

 

Wednesday, March 6

Reading check! J

Literature: discuss Scarlet Letter, chapters 20-21

 

H.W. Read The Scarlet Letter, chapters 22-24, pp. 182-203 and complete study guide questions. Be prepared for a reading check!

 

Thursday, March 7

Literature: discuss The Scarlet Letter, chapters 22-24 by responding to questions with your group

Literature: review all of The Scarlet Letter

 

H.W. Prepare your summary of your assigned chapters from The Scarlet Letter.

 

Friday, March 8

Literature: share your summary with the class

Writing: examine the possible essay prompts for The Scarlet Letter. Start writing your essay.

 

H.W. Please finish writing your question three essay for The Scarlet Letter. Essays are due Monday, March 11.