Friday, August 31, 2012

Save the Last Word for Me

Good Morning,

-Review of the 5 parts of a tragedy
-Active listening exercise with your assigned character

-Complete a paragraph for each of your assigned questions on King Lear
-Remember to finish your "A Million Words or Less" assignment

Coming up:
-Another active listening exercise
-Sign-ups for the different bell ringers
-A Thousand Acres
-Beowulf & Grendel

Thursday, August 30, 2012

AP Bootcamp: Tragedy/Characterization

Today, we are going to start our AP Bootcamp with our summer reading, King Lear.

Bellringer: Is the tragic figure a result of his own flaw or fate?
-We said:
  • He could be either
  • It could be the result of how others around him acted, not his fault.  An example of this is how Cordelia did not express her love for the King, which he did not expect.
  • It could be the result of a flaw.  Lear acts rashly in how he divides up his land, and he is quick to banish Cordelia and Kent.

  • Tragedy's progression throughout the ages
  • The five stages of action in a Shakespearean Tragedy
Understanding the structure of King Lear, we went on to review our first literary element, characterization.  In order to this we thought of characterization through the analogy of a river.

1. Complete the worksheet for a character from King Lear.  Make sure to include quotes and specific examples to back up the aspects that you choose for that character.
2. Review the five stages of action in a tragedy, and explain how each act in King Lear fits these stages. 

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Welcome to AP English/Honors World Literature!

Welcome to AP English/Honors World Literature!

I am looking forward to a great year.

Today's agenda is:
-Syllabus Review
-What's ahead
      -General Assignments
       -Upcoming Units
       -What you need to do now

-A Million Words or Less (due the day you get back from the long weekend)
          **Do not forget to have your parents sign this!  There is no line for this signature
-Complete the Finder Binder Sheet
-Review King Lear (we will start extensive discussions tomorrow)