AP English Lit & Comp 11B

This is the second trimester of a two trimester course for AP Literature and Composition 11B.

New this trimester: Late work will receive 60% of earned grade, please be timely and stay on top of your workload.

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Trimester Three…

Monday, March 07

Spring Conferences – Teacher Workday

Tuesday, March 08

Start new unit!

Tragic Heroes & Fatal Flaws

When does a positive personality trait become a tragic flaw?

Objective: Students will analyze their conceptions about tragic flaws and will be able to reconcile preconceptions with the literary devices and methods discussed through journaling and a brief paper. After reading students will be able to relate the literary texts and terms to their daily lives through discussions and journaling.

Today’s Agenda

  • Background information: Shakespeare & Macbeth
  • Shakespearean Glossary…
    • Write a short story using as many as the words in the glossary as you can. Your story must include at least two of the following: Witches, kings, & murder!

Wednesday, March 09

Today’s Agenda

  • Continue Shakespearean Glossary activity, present

Thursday, March 10

Today’s Agenda

  • Continue Shakespearean Glossary activity, present
    • Trade your story with another group,
    • Decode their story
    • Share – Originators will read the original story, then decoders will read the decoded version
  • Library to check out Macbeth
  • Start reading: Preface, A Study in Evil.. to page xxxv
    • Come to class tomorrow with five things that stood out to you (handwritten or typed)

HOMEWORK

  • Read Preface, A Study in Evil.. to page xxxv
    Come to class tomorrow with five things that stood out to you

    • May be handwritten or typed
    • Bullet points are best

Friday, March 11

Today’s Agenda

  • Library to check out Macbeth
  • Start reading: Preface, A Study in Evil.. to page xxxv
    • Come to class tomorrow with five things that stood out to you (handwritten or typed)

HOMEWORK

  • Read Preface, A Study in Evil.. to page xxxv
    Come to class tomorrow with five things that stood out to you

    • May be handwritten or typed
    • Bullet points are best

Monday, March 14

Today’s Agenda

  • Share five things that stood out to you
  • Volunteer for translator…
  • Day One: Macbeth
    • Act I, Scene I-II

Resource: Macbeth Reading Tips

Tuesday, March 15

Today’s Agenda

  • Recap yesterday’s reading
  • Volunteer for translator…
  • Macbeth
    • Act I, Scene III & IV
  • Improvisation, day 1
    • Groups of four to five

Wednesday, March 16

Today’s Agenda

  • Go over Tips for Reading Shakespeare
  • Hand out Spring Break Culture homework & Macbeth Mini-Teach
  • Improvisation, day 2 – present

Thursday, March 17

Today’s Agenda

  • Volunteer for translator…
  • Macbeth
    • Act I, Scene V & VI
  • Shakespearean Insults

Friday, March 18

Today’s Agenda

  • Shakespearean Insult Slinging!
  • Work in groups (Macbeth Mini-Teach)

HOMEWORK

  • Molly’s Group: Act II, Scene I – III …………………………… Present Monday April 4
  • Todd’s Group: Act II, Scene IV – Act III, Scene III .…… Present Tuesday April 5
  • Kyle’s Group: Act III, Scene IV – V ………………..………… Present Wednesday April 6
  • Natalie’s Group: Act IV, Scene I – II……………………..…… Present Thursday April 7
  • Mariah’s Group: Act IV, scene III – Act V, Scene I…..… Present Friday April 8
  • Bridget’s Group: Act V, Scene II- VII………………….……… Present Monday April 11

Monday, April 04

Today’s Agenda

  • Molly’s Group: Act II, Scene I – III

Tuesday, April 05

Today’s Agenda

  • Todd’s Group: Act II, Scene IV – Act III, Scene III

Wednesday, April 06

Today’s Agenda

  • Kyle’s Group: Act III, Scene IV – V

Thursday, April 07

Today’s Agenda

  • Natalie’s Group: Act IV, Scene I – II

Friday, April 08

Today’s Agenda

  • Mariah’s Group: Act IV, scene III – Act V, Scene I

Monday, April 11

Today’s Agenda

  • Bridget’s Group: Act V, Scene II- VII

Tuesday, April 12

Today’s Agenda

  • Choice: Literary Circles or Three books
  • Class Discussion

Wednesday, April 13

Today’s Agenda

  • Letter from your leader
  • Start watching “Scotland, PA” (Macbeth: modern version)

Thursday, April 14

Today’s Agenda

  • Finish watching “Scotland, PA”

HOMEWORK

  • Summarize Macbeth in 10 bullet points
  • Rewrite those 10 points using a science fiction backdrop
  • Using your bullet points, create your own version of Macbeth, science fiction style! (typed, 3/4 page or more)

Friday, April 15

No School – Teacher Work Day

Monday, April 18

Today’s Agenda – New Unit – The Awakening, by Kate Chopin

Introduction to Kate Chopin & Irony

Today’s objective: Today we will identify & analyze examples of irony in Kate Chopin’s short story, The Story of an Hour.

  • Writing prompt: “Knowing that Mrs. Mallard was afflicted with a heart trouble, great care was taken to break to her as gently as possible the news of her husbands death.”
    • This is the first line of the story we will be reading today in class. Using this information, make a prediction about the events that may follow.
  • Talk about the three modes of irony: verbal, situational, and dramatic (give examples)
  • Read Chopin’s The Story of an Hour
  • In groups of two, complete a graphic organizer; giving one example of each irony, discussing & answering questions

Tuesday, April 19

Today’s Agenda

  • Library to return Macbeth, check out The Awakening
  • The Awakening: writing prompt: The women’s movement
  • Discuss: The women’s movement
  • SSR – 20 min

Wednesday, April 20

Today’s Agenda

  • Documentary: The Birth of an Independent Woman, Part 1
    • Take notes, five things that stand out
  • Discuss film
  • SSR – 20 min

Thursday, April 21

Today’s Agenda

  • Discuss tomorrows Socratic Seminar
    • Read up to page 80 in The Awakening
    • Bring two essential questions for seminar
      • One question pertaining to yesterdays film, or the women’s movement in general
      • One question pertaining to the reading, up to page 80
  • SSR – The Awakening

Friday, April 22

Today’s Agenda

  • Socratic Seminar!

Monday, April 25

Today’s Agenda

  • The Awakening writing prompt: Read each prompt below carefully and choose one to address. You should be able to write at least a half page, but please keep it under a page…
    • Option 1: Examine The Awakening as feminist literature. What does the work say about the issues women faced in the late 19th Century? In a short essay, examine the principal female characters in the work and discuss how their lives exemplify women’s issues during the Victorian period.
    • Option 2: Often in literature the conflict between the quest for independence and societal conformity arises. In a short essay, discuss how Chopin creates this struggle.
  • Documentary: The Birth of an Independent Woman, Part 2
      • Take notes, five things that stand out
  • SSR – Finish The Awakening by Thursday, expect a AP exam-style writing prompt Friday

Tuesday, April 26

Today’s Agenda

  • Discussion on part 2 of The Birth of an Independent Woman
  • The Awakening writing prompt: How did the womens movement and the African-American civil rights movement overlap?
  • SSR – Finish The Awakening by Thursday, expect a AP exam-style writing prompt Friday

Wednesday, April 27

Today’s Agenda

  • Practice AP Literature & Composition exam – Multiple Choice

Thursday, April 28

Today’s Agenda

  • Practice AP Literature & Composition exam – Multiple Choice
  • SSR – Finish The Awakening by Thursday, expect a AP exam-style writing prompt tomorrow

Friday, April 29

Today’s Agenda

  • Timed AP Literature & Composition writing prompt, The Awakening

Monday, May 2

Today’s Agenda

  • Practice AP Literature & Composition exam: score

Tuesday, May 3

Today’s Agenda

  • Pass back Awakening essay’s, discuss
  • Library to check out Franz Kafka’s The Metamorphosis
  • Henrik to speak on Kafka
  • Short graphic film
  • Read first page, and “Kafka to his Father” page 108

HOMEWORK

  • Read to middle of page 8

Wednesday, May 4

Today’s Agenda

  • Discuss notes on pages 1-8
  • Pass out Symbolism Assignment, due Monday
  • SSR – Read chapter one

HOMEWORK

  • Read chapter one

HANDOUTS

Thursday, May 5

Today’s Agenda

  • Discuss chapter one
  • SSR – Start chapter two
  • Read & discuss poem A Dream Deferred, Langston Hughes
  • Many of you will be gone for the AP Exam today and Leadership tomorrow. We will be starting the film Raisin in the Sun. Lorraine Hansberry’s Raisin in the Sun is an important piece that we will not have time to read, and since the film sticks so closely to the original text, it is worth viewing. We will finish the film tomorrow.

Friday, May 5

Today’s Agenda

  • Discuss Raisin in the Sun
  • Finish Raisin in the Sun
  • Discuss Langston’s A Dream Deferred

HOMEWORK

  • Read chapter two, Metamorphosis
  • Symbolism project due Monday

Monday, May 9

Today’s Agenda

  • Symbolism project due!
  • Continue watching Raisin in the Sun

Tuesday, May 10

Today’s Agenda

  • Finish watching Raisin in the Sun
  • Discuss Langston Hughes’ “A Dream Deferred”

Wednesday, May 11

Today’s Agenda

  • The Metamorphosis writing prompt, due tomorrow
    • In chapter one of “The Metamorphosis” we meet Gregor and get to hear how he reacts when he thinks the world of dreams have intruded upon his real world.Take a moment and think of a dream you’ve had that seemed incredibly real at the time but that could not actually happen in real life. In a paragraph, try to explain your dream. What happened in the dream? What details made it seem real? What feelings did you have when you woke up from this dream?
  • Read, discuss, answer questions: The Metamorphosis handout, due tomorrow

Thursday, May 12

Today’s Agenda

  • Round table discussion The Metamorphosis handout
  • SSR – Finish The Metamorphosis by Monday

Friday, May 13

Today’s Agenda

Monday, May 16

Today’s Agenda

  • Kafka final: Two writing prompts

Tuesday, May 17

Today’s Agenda

  • Discuss Kafka final: comparing Gregor to Edna Pontillier
  • Library to check out Jane Austen’s Pride & Prejudice
  • Background info on Austen’s style & Romanticism
  • Read chapter one, discuss the narrator:
    • What type of narration is Austen using? (Third person omniscient)
    • What is the narrators attitude towards Mr. & Mrs. Bennet?
    • What are some of the social conventions of the time?

Wednesday, May 18

Today’s Agenda

  • Discuss Pride & Prejudice
  • SSR

Thursday, May 19

Today’s Agenda

  • Pride & Prejudice Character Analysis
  • SSR

Friday, May 20

Today’s Agenda

  • Pass back Metamorphosis final
  • Progress check: Character Analysis
  • SSR

HOMEWORK

  • Read to chapter 24

Monday, May 23

Today’s Agenda

  • Pride & Prejudice writing prompt
  • “Jane Austen Made Me Do It” Short Story Contest
    • Write a short story with a partner!
    • 900 words or less, include three original characters
    • Based loosely on Pride & Prejudice
    • Due Monday

Tuesday, May 24

Today’s Agenda

  • Blog on Paper!
    • Find a favorite passage from Pride & Prejudice,
    • Record the passage, and respond (anonymously) to it as well,
    • Then respond to three others

Wednesday, May 25

Today’s Agenda

  • Each group to read their first paragraph: “Jane Austen Made Me Do It” submission
  • Improv!Mr. Collin’s engagement to Charlotte, including his original proposal to Elizabeth

Thursday, May 26

Today’s Agenda

  • SSR – Read to chapter 42 / read part II
  • Time to work on  “Jane Austen Made Me Do It” submission

Friday, May 27

Today’s Agenda

  • State testing reward for 11th graders (from the math dept.)
  • Movie day

HOMEWORK

  • Read part II (through to chapter 42)
  • Get a head start on part III, to be read by Monday, June 6

Monday, May 30

No School – Memorial Day!

Tuesday, May 31

  • Start part III, Pride & Prejudice

Wednesday, June 1

  • Pride & Prejudice

Thursday, June 2

  • Pride & Prejudice

Friday, June 3

  • Pride & Prejudice

Monday, June 6

  • Pride & Prejudice test
  • Pride & Prejudice Jeopardy!
  • Finals start tomorrow…
    • AP Comp & Lit Independent Reading Final

      One page paper on first novel that addresses how the novel deals with your EQ

      One page paper on second novel that addresses how the novel deals with your EQ

    • Example Final Presentation:

      Address your Essential Question,

      Announce the titles of each novel,

      Talk about first novel, and how it addresses your EQ,

      Talk about second novel, and how it addresses your EQ,

      In conclusion, talk about how you felt about your EQ before and after reading said novels,

      Open it up to a class discussion (have two or three leading questions prepared)

    • You will turn-in:

      (1) Essential question

      (2) One page papers

      (2 or 3) Leading questions for discussion

Tuesday, June 7

  • Start Finals

Wednesday, June 8

  • Continue Finals

Thursday, June 9

Finals Schedule

8:30-10:00       Teachers available in classrooms

10:08-11:34     Period 2

11:34-12:10      Lunch

12:15- 1:41        Period 4

1:49- 3:15          Period 5

Friday, June 10

8:30-10:00       Period 1

10:08-11:34     Period 3

11:34-12:10      Lunch

12:15                    Buses Arrive

Monday, June 13

No Students – Teacher Work Day

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