Thursday, September 27, 2012

Background to Greek Theater

Agenda:
-Bell Work: Annotation & Bole
-Notes on Sophocles and the Greek Theater
-Video Notes--What did the Greek Theater look like?  Stages in the Greek Theater.

-Jigsaw Activity
  • Get into pairs
  • Choose an article
  • Read it and prepare to present on it
Homework:
-Prepare to present tomorrow (you will only have about 20 minutes to finish up what you have left to do)
-Homework-->AP SOAPSTone on "The Lottery"

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Introduction to Greek Culture

Agenda:
Bell Work--Anecdote & Jubilation
Homework discussion--Which other video did you pick?  What elements of American culture did you see in the video?
Greek Culture Reading Packet

  • 3 major facts from each section
  • 2 questions or comments
  • 1 fact that you find most interesting
Homework: 
Finish the packet notes
"The Lottery" SOAPSTone (AP only) due next Wed.
Vocab test on Friday

Introduction to Oedipus and Reading for Cultural Influences

Agenda:
-Vocab Quiz
-Bell Work: anaphora & aberration
-YouTube Clips

  •  Killers' "Runaways"
  • The Great Gatsby (2012) preview
  • Rammstein "Amerika"
-While watching these fill in the chart including the name of the clip, the elements of American culture that we see in it, and what images/dialogue/lyrics contribute to it.

Homework:
-Complete the chart with another video of your choice (remember you need at least one element of American culture for the middle column)
-SOAPSTone Packet due tomorrow
-Our next vocab quiz will be this Friday

Friday, September 21, 2012

SOAPSTone Intro and Style Guide Edits

Agenda:
-Vocab Catch up
-SOAPSTone Handout and Review
-Style Guide
     -Read the other sections
     -What do you like?  What do you find confusing?



Homework:
-Edit your section based on the comments provided by your peers
-Study for Vocab (Mon.)
-SOAPSTone of "Miss Brill" (Wed.)

Thursday, September 20, 2012

AP Boot Camp Test

Agenda:
-Work on the unit test
-Finish your sections of the style guide

Homework:
-Finish the sections of the style guide that you are working on.
(Tomorrow we will review one another's sections and offer our thoughts and tips)
-"Miss Brill" reading for your SOAPSTone Assignment (due on Wed.)
-Vocab Quiz moved to Mon.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Style Guide Day 2

Agenda:
-Bell Work (postponed--quiz might be pushed back)
-Review test topics
-Work on style guide (finish first two, and choose a third topic)

Homework:
-Study
-All--Read "Miss Brill" for SOAPSTone piece.  (We will review SOAPSTone on Friday, and the paper will be due on Wednesday rather than Monday)

Monday, September 17, 2012

AP/Honors Style Guide

Bell Work--
*Allegory
*Craven

Group Style Guide--
*Sign up for two sections to research
*No more than two people per section
*Fill in with enough details and tips that it would help another person writing a paper

Homework--
*Review for Thurs. Bootcamp exam
*Review for Fri. vocab exam
*SOAPSTone Assignment for all on Mansfield's "Miss Brill" (p. 182)

Friday, September 14, 2012

Gallery Walk Review of A Thousand Acres

Agenda:
-Vocab Quiz
-Jackie leading Bell Work
-Gallery Walk Review

  • Characterization
  • Theme
  • Point of View


Homework:
AP--Complete SPOTTTS for "Ballad of Birmingham"
All--Study for Thursday's exam

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Theme

Agenda:
-Theme Notes
-Looking at theme in "Once Upon a Time"
-Crafting thematic statements (be sure to follow the rules that we talked about in class)

Homework:
-Read Joyce's "Evaline" p. 218
-Write two different thematic statements for this story
-Quiz tomorrow (4 terms)
-Unit test next Thursday

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Rearranging Plot

Goal: To understand the purposeful arrangment of plot at a deeper level.  To understand how arrangement affects the emphasis of certain plot pieces. To think about how we can consider arrangement whether we are writing a short story or an analytical essay. 

Agenda:
-Group rearranging of plot events in "The Short Happy Life"
-Group sharing of the significance of the changes
-Essay handbacks

Homework:
-Hang on to the "Once Upon a Time" notes/review the reading if you have not
-AP: SPOTTS assignment on "Ballad of Birmingham" (p. 728) due Mon
        -->Write 2-3 paragraphs instead of the one
        -->One of these paragraphs should be an introduction that contains a concise thesis
        -->Try to touch on just one literary device.  Do not try to cover more than two


Monday, September 10, 2012

AP Bootcamp: Plot

Agenda:
-Review "The Short Happy Life..."
-Label the major plot events
-Notes on plot (review)
-Rearranging Plot & Meaning

Homework:
-Read "Once Upon a Time"
-Take notes focused on theme

Friday, September 7, 2012

Journal Responses and Other Housekeeping

Agenda:
-Review Bell Work Assignment
-Review Journal Response Assignment
-Sample student response-->What works?  What doesn't?
-Handbacks


Homework:
-Complete yesterday's homework if you did not
-Complete the SPOTTTS exercise for "An Athlete Dying Young"

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Marking up Text

I thought that I would post this to help you understand the purpose of marking up text a little bit better:

http://apcentral.collegeboard.com/apc/public/courses/teachers_corner/197454.html


This comes from the AP site and it gives a great idea of the type of markups that you should be doing when you read.

Point of View

Agenda:
-Review Text Marking
-Review "A Rose for Emily"
-Talk about Faulkner and Southern Gothic
-Catch-all: handouts, bell work expectations, etc.

Homework:

Reading from Perrine's Hemingway short story
Take notes based on plot like we did for bell work

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Fish Bowl on Lear

Agenda:
Today, we are going to practice how to discuss a text at a college-level.  We are going to work on becoming more aware of the way that we speak about literature.

-Housekeeping issues


HW--Tomorrow, we will continue on with bootcamp.  Read "A Rose for Emily" and explain how point of view functions in the text.  (Please write this out to hand in).