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

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World Literature

On this week we will start reading and analyzing our first book for the first quarter.

We will review and understand the work in progress of a syllabus in order to prepare the ¨Master Syllabus¨ for the first semester.

World Literature: May 3-6

Tues: Read Mein Kampf excerpt and complete as an in-class assignment- due end of class on Wed (Farewell Manzanar Group)/ Strange Pilgrims group reads-: Maria dos Prazeres and Seventeen Poisoned Englishmen-finish reading for homework

Wed: Graded discussion for Mein Kampf and Strange Pilgrims. Finish in-class work from Tuesday if not completed and submit by end of class

Thurs: Continue working on Mein Kampf reading and response and Strange Pilgrims questions

Fri: Discussion Mein Kampf; Begin Brothers Grimm Fairytale series-
Reading day for Snow White http://pinkmonkey.com/dl/library1/story158.pdf

Brothers Grimm Fairytale graded discussion-moved to Monday

 

World Literature: Apr. 25 to 28

MON: 11th grade-reflection writing; Orange-Gary Soto poem analysis and in-class writing due on Google Docs or notebook paper

TUES: Farewell Manzanar-chapter questions up to Ch. 10; Garcia-Marquez-I Only Came to Use the Phone & Ghosts of August (due Wed)-Classwork-Create a google doc:Rate each story on a scale of 0 (worst)-5 (best). How did each story compare to the others we have read? You need to compare it to at least two other stories.  What did you like or not like about it? How could it have improved? Your review should be about a page long.

WED: Garcia-Marquez: graded discussion on  Only Came to Use the Phone & Ghosts of August; Manzanar- continue working on questions and reading

THURS: Manzanar-discussion of novel check-in (graded); Garcia-Marquez: Maria dos Prazeres:Rate each story on a scale of 0 (worst)-5 (best). Classwork-Create a google doc:  How did the story compare to the others we have read in Strange Pilgrims? You need to compare it to at least two other stories. What did you like or not like about it? How could it have improved? Your review should be about a page long.

FRI: Manzanar-continue working on questions and reading; Garcia-Marquez: graded discussion Maria dos Prazeres

Have a good holiday! See you May 3, Tues

World Literature: April 11 to 14

MON:Reading Day both novels;  answer journal question in class-response must be 2 paragraphs

TUES:

Manzanar: Ch. 3-6- questions and graded discussion due

Strange Pilgrims: The Saint is due and graded discussion

WED:Reading day (both novels); answer journal question in class- response must be 2 paragraphs

THURS:

Graded discussion both novels

Ch. 7-9 Manzanar

“Sleeping Beauty on the Airplane” and “I Sell My Dreams” due