AP Literature and Composition: Schedule and Assignments

 

Monday, September 10

Vocabulary: please start working on activities for unit #1 (due Wednesday, quiz Thursday)

Poetry: create a TP-CASTT for the poem "It's a Woman's World" and  brainstorm ways to respond to the prompt

Literature: continue reading The Handmaid’s Tale, pp. 143-255 (journal and role prep due Wed.)

 

H.W. No homework due tomorrow. All vocabulary activities for unit #1 are due Wednesday, Sept. 12. Vocabulary quiz for unit #1 will be Thursday, Sept. 13. The Handmaid’s Tale pp. 143-255 reading is due Wednesday, Sept. 12.

 

Tuesday, September 11

Vocabulary: complete all vocabulary activities for unit #1 (due tomorrow)

Poetry: finish any of the TP-CASTT for "It's a Woman's World" not completed in class yesterday. Discuss possible strategies for responding to the prompt.

Literature: continue reading The Handmaid’s Tale pp. 143-255. Third reader’s response journal and role prep for discussion due tomorrow.

 

H.W.  Please continue reading The Handmaid’s Tale up through p. 255. Please complete your third reader’s response and prepare your role for tomorrow’s discussion. Also, please make sure that all vocabulary activities for unit #1 are complete by tomorrow.

 

Wednesday, September 12

Vocabulary: review activities for unit #1 (quiz tomorrow)

Literature: group discussions for The Handmaid’s Tale pp. 143-255

Writing: examine the prompt, poem, and sample essays. Read and score the sample essays.

 

H.W. Please finish reading and scoring the sample poetry essays. Also, study for tomorrow’s vocabulary quiz for unit #1.

 

Thursday, September 13

Vocabulary: quiz for unit #1

Writing: discuss the sample essays and the scores. Examine a poetry prompt and begin composing an essay

 

H.W. Please finished writing your essay in response to the poetry prompt. Essays are due tomorrow. Please hand write your essays.

 

Friday, September 14

Writing: peer review poetry essays and then turn them in

Literature: continue reading The Handmaid’s Tale pp. 259-285.

Vocabulary: complete ALL vocabulary activities for unit #2.

 

H.W. Please finish reading The Handmaid’s Tale pp. 259-285. Be prepared for a reading quiz. Also, please complete ALL the activities for vocabulary unit #2.

 

Monday, September 17

Multiple Choice Practice

Writing: complete prompts

Literature: review The Handmaid’s Tale pp. 259-285 in preparation for a reading quiz tomorrow

 

H.W. Be prepared for a reading quiz tomorrow on The Handmaid's Tale pp. 259-285. Continue reading The Handmaid’s Tale pp. 259-311. Complete your fourth and final reader’s response. Also, prepare your role for the final discussion.

 

Tuesday, September 18

Reading quiz on The Handmaid's Tale pp. 259-285

Multiple Choice: review the multiple choice passage from Monday

Literature: discuss pp. 259-285 and then start reading The Handmaid’s Tale pp. 259-311. Complete your fourth and final reader’s response.

 

H.W. Continue reading The Handmaid’s Tale pp. 259-311. Complete your fourth and final reader’s response journal. Prepare your role for Thursday’s discussion.

 

Wednesday, September 19

Multiple choice practice

Literature: read The Handmaid’s Tale pp. 259-311. Complete your fourth and final reader’s response. Prepare your role for tomorrow’s discussion.

 

H.W. Complete your reading of The Handmaid’s Tale pp. 259-311. Complete your fourth and final reader’s response journal. Prepare your role for tomorrow’s discussion. Also, study for tomorrow’s vocabulary quiz for unit #3.

 

Thursday, September 20

Vocabulary: quiz on unit #2

Literature: final discussion of The Handmaid’s Tale

Writing: examine possible prompts for The Handmaid’s Tale

 

H.W. Select a prompt and create an outline for an essay. Go to the AP Literature website and study the rubric and sample essays for the prompt you’ve selected.

 

Friday, September 21

Writing: compose an essay for The Handmaid’s Tale

 

H.W. Please finish writing your essay for The Handmaid’s Tale. Essay are due Monday, September 24. Essays should be hand written. Do NOT type your essay. Also, please do NOT write on the back of your paper.

 

Monday, September 24:

Writing: turn in essays for The Handmaid’s Tale

New Unit: Gothic Literature and Romanticism (Background ppt)

Question Two: sample prompts and strategies

Literature: begin reading “A Rose for Emily” (Southern Gothic) by William Faulkner, pp. 281-289. Please annotate the text using sticky notes. Also, please answer questions #2, 3, 5 and 6 on p. 290.

 

H.W. Complete reading of “A Rose for Emily.” Also answer questions #2, 3, 5 and 6 on p. 290.  Be prepared for a reading check.

 

Tuesday, September 25

Reading check! J

Literature: discuss “A Rose for Emily”

Literature: examine question two-style examples from “A Rose for Emily”

 

H.W. Please complete the question two-style analysis items for tomorrow.

 

Wednesday, September 26

Literature: discuss the question two-style analysis with your group and then the class

Literature: in your textbook, please begin reading “A Good Man is Hard to Find” (another example of Southern Gothic)

 

H.W. In your textbooks, please read “A Good Man is Hard to Find” by Flannery O’Connor on pp. 495-509. In the “QUESTIONS” section on pg. 509, please answer questions #1-5. Be prepared for a reading quiz. 😊

 

Thursday, September 27

Reading quiz! 😊

Literature: discuss “A Good Man is Hard to Find” and examine question two-style examples from the short story

 

H.W. Please complete the analysis for the examples from “A Good Man is Hard to Find.”

 

Friday, September 28

Literature: discuss your analysis with your group and then the class

Literature: “The Fall of the House of Usher” by Edgar Allan Poe and complete questions

 

H.W. Complete your reading of “The Fall of the House of Usher” and the questions. Be prepared for a reading check on Monday.

 

Monday, October 1

Reading quiz! 😊

Literature: discuss “The Fall of the House of Usher” and analyze question two-style examples

 

H.W. Please complete the analysis for the examples from “The Fall of the House of Usher.”

 

Tuesday, October 2

Literature: discuss examples from “The Fall of the House of Usher” with your group and then the class

Writing: examine sample question two prompt, rubric, and sample essays

 

H.W. Please finish reading and scoring sample essays. Please give each essay a score and then write a 2-3 sentence explanation using the rubric language.

 

Wednesday, October 3

Writing: discuss sample essays with your group and then the class

Writing: examine question two prompt and then begin creating an essay

 

H.W. Please finish writing your question two essays. Essays are due tomorrow. Please hand write your essays. Also, please do NOT write on the back of your paper. 😊

 

Thursday, October 4

Writing: turn in your question two essays

Poetry: review of The Romantic Movement and begin reading “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner” by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

 

H.W. Please begin reading “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner,” parts I-IV and answer corresponding questions. Please be prepared for a reading check.

 

Friday, October 5

Reading check! 😊

Literature: discuss “The Rime” parts I-IV and continue reading through to the end

 

H.W. Please finish reading “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner” parts IV-VII and answer corresponding question. Please be prepared for a reading check. 😊

 

Monday, October 8

Reading check! 😊

Multiple choice practice

Literature: discuss “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner” parts IV-VII

Poetry: examine poems by William Blake “The Lamb” and “The Tyger” (half the class create TP-CASTT of “The Lamb” and the other half complete a TP-CASTT of “The Tyger”

 

H.W. Complete your TP-CASTT of “The Lamb” OR “The Tyger.”

 

Tuesday, October 9

Multiple choice practice

Poetry: discuss “The Lamb” and “The Tyger”

Poetry: read William Wordsworth’s poem “I wandered lonely as a cloud…” and create a TP-CASTT

 

H.W. Complete your TP-CASTT of Wordsworth’s poem.

 

Wednesday, October 10

Multiple choice practice

Poetry: discuss “I wandered lonely…” and then examine Lord Byron’s poem “She Walks in Beauty” and create a TP-CASTT

 

H.W. Complete your TP-CASTT of Byron’s poem.

 

Thursday, October 11

Multiple choice practice

Poetry: discuss “She Walks in Beauty” and then read John Keats’ poem “Ode to a Nightingale” and create a TP-CASTT

 

H.W. Complete your TP-CASTT of Keats’ poem.

 

Friday, October 12

Multiple choice practice

Poetry: discuss Keats’ “Ode to a Nightingale” and then begin examining Percy Shelley’s “To a Skylark”

 

H.W. Finish reading Shelley’s “To a Skylark” and create a TP-CASTT for this poem.

 

Monday, 15

Poetry: discuss Shelley’s “To a Skylark”

Literature: background and prepare to read Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

Literature: start reading Frankenstein, The Letters, pp. 1-15 and respond to questions on the study guide

H.W. Please finish reading Frankenstein, The Letters, pp. 1-15 and answering questions on the study guide. Be prepared for a reading check Monday!  

 

Tuesday, October 16

Reading check! J

Literature: discuss Frankenstein, The Letters

 

H.W. Please read Frankenstein, chapters #1-3, pp. 17-34 and respond to questions on the study guide. Be prepared for a reading check! J

 

Wednesday, October 17

Reading check! J

Literature: discuss chapters #1-3

 

H.W. Please read Frankenstein, chapters 4-6, pp. 35-54 and respond to questions on the study guide. Be prepared for a reading check! J

 

Thursday, October 18

Reading check! J

Literature: discuss Frankenstein, chapters #4-6

 

H.W. Please read Frankenstein, chapters 7-10, pp. 55-83 and respond to questions on the study guide. Be prepared for a reading check! J

 

Friday, October 19: No School! Professional Day for Teachers!

 

H.W. Please read Frankenstein, chapters 7-10, pp. 55-83 and respond to questions on the study guide. Be prepared for a reading check! J

 

Monday, 22

Reading check! J

Literature: discuss chapters 7-10

 

H.W. Please read Frankenstein, chapters 11-14, pp. 84-107 and respond to questions on the study guide. Be prepared for a reading check!

 

Tuesday, October 23

Reading check! J

Literature: discuss chapters 11-14

 

H.W. Please read Frankenstein, chapters 15-16, pp.108-123 and respond to questions on the study guide. Be prepared for a reading check! J 

 

Wednesday, October 24

Reading check! J

Literature: discuss chapters 15-16

 

H.W. Read Frankenstein, chapters 17-20, pp. 124-152 and respond to questions on the study guide. Be prepared for a reading check! J

 

Thursday, October 25

Reading check! J

Literature: discuss chapters 17-20

 

H.W. Read Frankenstein, chapters 21-24 (the end of the novel) and respond to questions on the study guide. Be prepared for a reading check! 😊

 

Friday, October 26

Reading check! 😊

Literature: discuss chapters 21-24

Writing: examine the list of question three prompts

 

H.W. Select a prompt and study the rubric and sample essays. Create your own essay. Essays are due Monday.