World Literature / AP Literature and Composition – February 12th – 16th

World Literature. This week we will continue to read Frankenstein by Mary Shelley. We will map development of Frankenstein’s creature, as it changes and becomes an intellectual being. Students will be working on an essay this week, which will be due on Thursday.

 Important Dates:

 Monday Homework: Character Map

Tuesday Homework: Read Chapters 15-16

Wednesday Homework: Continue Working on Essay

Thursday Homework: Finish Essay


AP Literature and Composition. This week, students will be working on an essay pertaining to an individually assigned short story. Students will be researching a critical analysis of their chosen work and will be preparing for an oral presentation next week. Additionally, students will be also be reading the short stories assigned to their classmates and will be writing short responses.

Important Dates: 

Monday Homework: Read Short Story

Tuesday Homework: Work On Analysis Essay

Wednesday Homework: Work On Analysis Essay

Thursday Homework: Summaries of Classmate’s Assigned Stories

Friday Homework: Finish Summaries of Classmate’s Assigned Stories

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World Literature / AP Literature and Composition – February 5 – February 9

World Literature. This week we will continue to read Frankenstein by Mary Shelley. Students will begin to explore themes that are present such as Creator vs. Creation, Nature vs. Man, Natural Law, Father and Son, Human Responsibility, and Revenge. There is a reading quiz on Wednesday.

Important Dates: 

Monday Homework: Finish Reading Guide

Tuesday Homework: Study

Wednesday: Exam Chapters 9-11

Thursday Homework: Chapters 12-14


AP Literature and Composition. Students will be writing an essay pertaining to one of two major themes present in Hamlet. Given the scheduled power outage, extra in-class time allotted for the essay will be given. As a result, we will begin preparing for the Short Fiction and Satire unit that is next at the end of this week.

Important Dates:

Monday Homework: Essay

Tuesday Homework: Essay

Wednesday Homework: Essay

Thursday Homework: Essay Due

World Literature / AP Literature and Composition – January 2th – February 2nd

World Literature. This week we will continue to read Frankenstein by Mary Shelley. At this point, Victor has created his monster and we will be discussing the relationship that our creator, Victor, has with his creation, the monster. We will discuss the ethics and morality of creating a “human” type creature in relation to the text. Students will have an exam on chapters 3-8 on Thursday, February 1.

Important Dates: 

Monday Homework: Chapter 6

Tuesday Homework: Chapter 7-8

Thursday: Exam

Thursday Homework: Chapters 9-11

Friday Homework: Chapter 12


AP Literature and Composition. This is our last week reading Hamlet by Shakespeare. This week, we will focus on the poetic device iambic pentameter, the theme of revenge, the literary tool deus ex machina and the language of flowers, which was common in the time of Shakespeare.

Important Dates:

 Monday Homework: Write your own sonnet / Act 4, Scene 5

Tuesday Homework: Short writing response / Act 4, Scene 6-7

Wednesday Homework: Short writing response / Act 5, Scene 1

Thursday Homework: Act 5 / Scene 2

Friday: Exam

World Literature / AP Literature and Composition – January 22nd – 26th

World Literature. This week we will continue to read Frankenstein by Mary Shelley. We will take a deeper look at the protagonist, Victor Frankenstein, and discuss foreshadowing and the theme of relationships. Finally, the question of creating life becomes present in our novel. This will be a major discussion point this week.

Take note, Friday is a half-day, following the AM Schedule. We do not have class this Friday.

Important Dates: 

Monday Homework: Chapter 3

Tuesday Homework: Chapter 4

Wednesday Homework: Chapter 5

Thursday Homework: Essay due Monday


AP Literature and Composition. This week we will continue to read Hamlet by Shakespeare. The character of Hamlet develops further and we will discuss his growth as the story unfolds. Students will also have a chance to act out a part of the play in class on Wednesday!

Important Dates:

Tuesday Homework: Act 4, Scene 1 / Begin Preparation for Acting Out a Scene

Wednesday Homework: Act 4, Scene 2-3

Thursday Homework: Act 4, Scene 4

Friday: Exam (essay)

World Literature / AP Literature and Composition – January 15th – 19th

World Literature. This week we will continue to read Frankenstein by Mary Shelley.  We will continue to look at the themes presented in the novel and also discuss genres. Additionally, we will practice with some of the new vocabulary from the book.

Important Dates:

Tuesday Homework: Chapter 3

Wednesday: Review

Thursday: Quiz – Letters, Chapters 1-3, Vocabulary

Friday: Quiz on Chapters 1-5


AP Literature and Composition. This week we will continue to read Hamlet by Shakespeare.  We will continue to look at the themes presented in the novel and also discuss genres. We will also dive into the historical context of the time period to help better understand the play.

Important Dates:

Tuesday Homework: Act 3, Scene 1

Wednesday Homework: Act 3, Scene 2

Thursday Homework: Act 3, Scene 3

Friday: Test Acts 1-3

World Literature / AP Lit. & Comp. January 8th – 12th

Welcome Back Students!

Happy New Year! I hope that everyone has had a safe and restful vacation. This week we will be slowly getting back into the swing of things.

In World Literature class this quarter, we will be reading Frankenstein by Mary Shelley. This masterfully written book explores themes and ideas that, although were pure fantasy during Shelley’s life, are remarkably relevant today. Science has evolved to a level today where transplanting body parts and possibly a human head is on our horizon. Shelley raises important questions about morality, power, family and the meaning of life in her masterpiece.

This week we will begin reading the book and explore the life of the author, Mary Shelley.


In AP Literature and Composition we will be reading Hamlet by Shakespeare. This week we will begin reading the play and explore structure of the play, the characters and major themes.

This is a 4-day week due to conferences on Friday. (PM schedule) Due to this, a detailed homework schedule will be posted and sent to the class so that we can stay on track to finish in the scheduled 5 weeks allotted for this unit.

World Literature / AP Literature & Composition – December 11th – 15th

This week, will continue to prepare for the final exam (Wednesday), which covers material from the first two partials. Students have already been given a copy of a review guide and we reviewed it thoroughly last Friday. In response to the school cancellation, there will be a more detailed study guide that will be posted to the class Google Drive folder and shared to each student via email. This will be posted as early as possible, Monday morning. I will also update this blog post with a direct link when the document is available.

Students are strongly encouraged to reach out to me and ask any questions pertaining to the class materials. I understand the difficulty in having a final exam review via the web, but unfortunately this situation beyond our control. Again, please contact me with any questions or concerns you may have. I can be reached via email at: gpappas@discoveryschool.edu.hn

I am always available.

IMPORTANT DATES

Monday / Tuesday (December 11th/12th)  – Review for final exam. Updated / Revised study guides to be posted online and emailed to students.

Wednesday (December 13th)  – Final exam

World Literature / AP Literature & Composition. December 4th – 8th

Please note, this is a continuation of the blog post from last week with a few date changes. 

 

Due to the school cancellation, World Literature students should focus on the following this week:

  • Brave New World: Chapters 10-13  (as assigned in class on Tuesday)
  • Students have been sent a Take Home Test on chapters 10-13 via email. It is also shared on the class Google Drive. This is due on Thursday, December 7th.
  • Begin outlining Chapters 14-15. The notes for the chapters have been sent via Google Docs and are available to the class on the Google Drive class shared folder.

Please note, we will be finishing the book this week in preparation for the final exam next week. Take advantage of this time to read ahead. Study notes for chapters 16-17 will be posted and shared via email on Monday, December 4th.

I am available to answer any questions about the reading through email.

Due to the school cancellation, AP Literature and Composition students should focus on the following this week:

  • Finish the poetry reading/questions assigned last Tuesday in class.
  • New Poetry Worksheet. A worksheet has been sent to all students with instructions.  Please bring the completed work to class next week for discussion.
  • Poetry Writing Assignment. Students will be sent instructions for a poem writing assignment on Monday, December 4th.

Mr. Pappas

World Literature / AP Literature & Composition Updated Nov. 27th – Dec. 1st

Due to the school cancellation, World Literature students should focus on the following this week:

  • Brave New World: Chapters 10-13  (as assigned in class on Tuesday)
  • Students have been sent a Take Home Test on chapters 10-13 via email. It is also shared on the class Google Drive. This is due on Tuesday, December 5th.
  • Begin outlining Chapters 14-15. The notes for the chapters have been sent via Google Docs and are available to the class on the Google Drive class shared folder.

I am available to answer any questions about the reading through email.

Due to the school cancellation, AP Literature and Composition students should focus on the following this week:

  • Finish the poetry reading/questions assigned on Tuesday in class.
  • New Poetry Worksheet. A worksheet has been sent to all students with instructions.  Please bring the completed work to class next week for discussion.

Mr. Pappas

November 20th-23rd: World Literature and AP Literature and Composition

World Literature

This week will continue to read Brave New World by Aldous Huxley. We will review the exam from last week. Students will be reading chapters 10 & 11 for homework this week. We will also be discussing major themes in the book and spend time analyzing the text.

Important Dates:

11/20 – Homework: Read Chapter 10

11/21 – Homework: Read Chapter 11

 

AP Literature and Composition 

This week we will continue with Unit 4 of the AP Curriculum: Introduction to Poetry. Last week we looked at poetry reading techniques and began reading poetry. This week we will continue to look at and dissect poetry from the Renaissance. On Wednesday, we will review presentation techniques.

Important Dates:

11/6 – Homework: Poem Analysis