AP English:
World Literature and Composition
Assignment Calendar

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Days shaded in PURPLE mean NO SCHOOL, while days shaded in YELLOW denote HALF DAYS and days shaded in GREEN herald ASSESSMENT DAYS. Use the links to the various quarters and/or breaks above to quickly find the respective assignments. Please note: These assignments are tentative, and will be updated on a daily basis. You are responsible for checking this calender on a daily basis for updated assignments.

First Quarter Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

Week 1

This week, I will introduce you to your AP English Literature class, explaining the rules by which we live and the procedures by which we function. You will understand exactly what will expected of you, as well as what to expect on the AP English Literature exam. In addition, you will begin working on your college application essays.

"Be men, or be more than men. Be steady to your purposes and firm as a rock. This ice is not made of such stuff as your hearts may be; it is mutable and cannot withstand you if you say that it shall not."

-Mary Shelley, Frankenstein

08/104

No school

08/05

No school

08/06

No school

08/07

  1. Introduction to class procedures, expectations, and texts needed for the class;
  2. Introduction to prospectus;
  3. Introduction to class website, Rediker information, and other online components.

Homework

  1. Read through and begin the work on the "College Application Essay" unit on your class homepage;
  2. Buy your school supplies and come to class prepared tomorrow.

08/08

  1. Explain the idea of Blogger's Corner on Fridays;
  2. Begin working on your first introductory blog for the week.

Homework

  1. Finish your blog post and upload it to Weebly (or your platform of choice). Once you have done that, please email me your weebly URL so I can subscribe to your blog feed;
  2. Continue working on the "College Application Essay" unit. I expect all of parts 1 and 2 to be completed by Monday. Please upload your responses to Part 2 as an extra blog post no later than Sunday midnight.

Week 2

This week you will draft your college essays and take a practice AP exam (MC). Please make sure you have a copy of Dante's Inferno by the beginning of next week.

"A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool."

-William Shakespeare, As You Like It

08/11

You will begin working on your first college essay mapping and draft.

Homework

Continue working on today's mapping and draft.

08/12

Continue yesterday's work. If you have already finished your first draft, please begin working on your second draft.

Homework

Continue working on today's mapping and draft.

08/13

You will take a practice AP exam today (Multiple Choice section). This will give us a good idea of where your reading comprehension strengths and weaknesses lie.

Homework

Continue correcting your AP exam. Remember, explain why you chose the answer you chose, and why the correct answer is correct. This only applies to questions you got incorrect.

08/14

Your first essay draft and map is due. You will be peer reviewing today, looking at content and offering suggestions for making the essay stand out (adding dialogue, being more descriptive and/or specific, etc...).

Homework

Fix your essays tonight, and come in tomorrow with a final copy.

08/15

Blogger's Corner

Homework

Complete your second map and draft. Please bring your second draft to class on Monday for peer review.

Week 3

This week, we will focus on the art of annotating. You will begin by annotating Crime and Punishment in preparation for an in-class essay this week. Afterwards, you will begin reading Inferno while annotating.

"What was taking place in him was totally unfamiliar, new, sudden, never before experienced. Not that he understood it, but he sensed clearly, with all the power of sensation, that it was no longer possible for him to address these people in the police station, not only with heartfelt effusions, as he had just done, but in any way at all, and had they been his own brothers and sisters, and not police lieutenants, there would still have been no point in this addressing them, in whatever circumstances of life."

- Fyodor Dostoevsky, Crime and Punishment

08/18

We will begin by going over your AP exam from last week. Please have your test booklet and corrected answer sheets with you in class. Afterwards, you will be annotating Crime and Punishment today. Please meake sure you have the novel with you.

Homework

If you have not purchased Inferno or Oedipus Rex, do so tonight please. Continue today's assignment.

08/19

You will continue working with Crime and Punishment. Please make sure you complete your annotations by tomorrow night in preparation for Thursday's essay.

Homework

Continue your annotations.

08/20

You will be with Mr. Garcia today.

Homework

Continue your annotations from yesteray.

08/21

In-class essay: choose a theme from the novel and explain how the author develops it.

Homework

Read Cantos I-X of the Inferno by Monday. Please annotate as you read.

08/22

Blogger's Corner

Homework

Continue your reading from the Inferno this weekend.

Week 4

This week, we will focus on Dante's Inferno and Dylan Thomas's "Fern Hill" from last week's AP practice test.

"When I had journeyed half of our life's way, / I found myself within a shadowed forest, / for I had lost the path that does not stray."

-Dante Alighieri, Inferno

08/25

We will have a brief overview of medieval Italy, Dante's life, and the epic genre. I will introduce your research essay assignment. Afterwards, you will have a reading check, and we will begin discussion of the cantos. I will be checking for in-depth annotations for the first five cantos, at least.

Homework

Continue annotating if you have not done so.

08/26

Diocesan Mass today. There will be no 4th period class today.

Homework

Continue yesterday's homework.

08/27

We will continue our discussion of the first ten cantos of the Inferno, and you may have time to continue reading and annotating to prepare for your research assignment.

Homework

Continue reading and annotating the next ten cantos for Tuesday.

08/28

We will read and analyze Dylan Thomas's "Fern Hill" from last week's AP test. You will have a two page analysis of the poem due by Sunday, 31 August, by midnight (on Google Drive).

Homework

Work on your analysis of "Fern Hill" and continue reading Inferno.

08/29

Blogger's Corner

Homework

Continue yesterday's homework.

Week 5

You will present your findings on the first ten cantos of Inferno, begin looking at the next ten cantos, then tackle "Fern Hill" by Dylan Thomas.

"I am the way into the city of woe,
I am the way into eternal pain,
I am the way to go among the lost.

Justice caused my high architect to move,
Divine omnipotence created me,
The highest wisdom, and the primal love.

Before me there were no created things
But those that last forever - as do I.
Abandon all hope you who enter here."

-Dante Alighieri, Inferno

09/01

No School

09/02

We will begin looking at "Fern Hill" by Dylan Thomas. You will have a two-page analysis of the essay due on Friday. You analysis must be thematic in nature.

Homework

Begin writing your analysis of "Fern Hill."

09/03

You will begin presenting your findings on the first 10 cantos. Remember, we are looking at how Dante says what he says, at the rhetorical devices and structures he uses to get his message across to his readers. In addition, I will present your essay assignment for Inferno.

Homework

Begin applying the same principles to Cantos XI-XX. In addition, continue reading cantos XXI-XXXIV.

09/04

We will finish yesterday's presentations. We will begin looking at cantos XI-XX of Inferno.

Homework

Continue yesterday's homeowrk.

09/05

Your analysis of "Fern Hil" is due today. We will continue looking at cantos XI-XX today, and I will meet with each of you to discuss any ideas you are developing for your essay assignment.

Homework

Finish today's essay and finish Inferno, cantos XXI-XXXIV.

Week 6

This week, we will continue our reading and analysis of Dante's Inferno. In addition, you will begin working on your research essay on the first part of the epic.

"So many times a man's thoughts will waver, / That it turns him back from honored paths, / As false sight turns a beast, when he is afraid."

- Dante Alighieri, Inferno

09/08

First, I want to discuss the essays you submitted concerning "Fern Hill." We will continue discussing Inferno, and I will be asking all of you to begin choosing a research question you want to write about. We will talk about that process today, if there is time.

Homework

Choose a research question and begin looking for support from the text. In addition, begin fixing your "Fern Hill" essays. You have until Monday to turn in a final draft.

09/09

We will finish yesterday's discussion, and I will take some time to help you begin choosing a research question, if you have not done so already.

Homework

Continue searching for support from the text. In addition, begin mapping your essay.

09/10

I will not see you in class today. Continue working on yesterday's work.

Homework

Continue yesterday's work. Do not begin any online research yet!

09/11

You will have today to continue working on your essay. Before that, I want to discuss how you will be using outside research as part of this essay. I will give you the guidelines to follow when using online scholarly research.

Homework

Begin your online search for support/dissent concerning your argument. Make sure you finish your "Fern Hill" essay and turn it in by Monday.

09/12

Blogger's Corner

Homework

Continue yesterday's homework. You will have Monday to begin outlining and drafting your essay.

Week 7

You will be working on your essays this week, both "Fern Hill" and Inferno

"Nothing I cared, in the lamb white days, that time would take me / Up to the swallow thronged loft by the shadow of my hand, / In the moon that is always rising....

- Dylan Thomas, "Fern Hill"

09/15

You will begin your first draft in class today. Please make sure you do not write an introduction, but rather begin with your thesis draft instead.

Homework

Continue working on your draft.

09/16

You will continue working on your draft.

Homework

Continue working on your draft.

09/17

You will continue working on your draft in class. Please make sure you have a rought outline to help focus your draft.

Homework

Continue working on your draft.

09/18

Peer-review day. You will be reading each others' first drafts, paying attention ONLY to content: what works with the thesis, and what does not.

Homework

Begin reworking your first draft into a second draft.

09/19

You may work on your second draft or your blog post for the week.

Homework

Work on your second draft, which is due on Monday at 4:30 pm on GoogleDrive.

Week 8

This week, you will be reviewing sonnets and practice analyzing them according to structural rules. At the end of the week, you will be introduced to Greek tragedy and begin reading Oedipus Rex by Sophocles.

"...look around you, see with your own eyes!"

-Sophocles, Oedipus Rex

09/22

Work on your second draft or your blog post for the week.

Homework

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09/23

Review of the three sonnet forms (Petrarchan, Shakespearean, and Spenserian), and practice analysis of the following sonnets: Spenser sonnets 30 and 75; Shakespeare sonnets 29 and 116; Donne sonnet 10; and Elizabeth B. Browning sonnet 43.

Homework

Work on your sonnet analyses.

09/24

You will be meeting today with Mr. Garcia.

Homework

Continue working on your sonnet analyses.

09/25

You will have some time to prepare for your presentations. We will begin presenting towards the middle of class.

Homework

Work on your blog for the week if you have not done so yet.

09/26

Finish any presentations on the sonnets remaining. Introduction to Greek tragedy and Oedipus Rex.

Homework

Read lines 1-525. Make careful annotations and be prepared for a quiz on Monday.

Week 9

Welcome to the final week of the first quarter of your senior year! Just three more to go, and you are finished! This week,

-Sophocles, Oedipus Rex

09/29

You will work in groups to apply tenets of both psychoanalytic and archtetypal literary theories to what we have read in the novel thus far.

Homework

Continue today's work and finish your reading.

09/30

Discussion of yesterday's work. I will be answering any questions you may have over these two theories and their application to literature today.

Homework

Make surey you have finished the novel by tomorrow!

10/01

We will discuss the final chapters of The Scarlet Letter today and tomorrow.

Homework

Work on your blog post for the week and on the work of the past three days.

10/02

We will finish our discussion of The Scarlet Letter and our understanding of what Hawthorne is trying to say with the novel. We will continue our reading of the novel using psycholanlytic and archetypal critical theories.

Homework

Your blog post is due tomorrow by 4:30 pm.

10/03

Blogger's Corner

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Second Quarter Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

Week 1

We will finish discussing Oedipus Rex, and you will learn about Formalist literary theory.

"A poem should be motionless in time / As the moon climbs."

-Archibald MacLeish, "Ars Poetica"

10/13

You will have a chance today to finish your deconstructions and readings from two weeks ago. Please make sure everything is done by tomorrow.

Homework

Finish today's work in preparation for tomorrow's quiz and presentations.

10/14

Quiz over Oedipus Rex. You will then present your deconstruction findings, and we will discuss the work, as well. Afterwards, I will begin my presentation on Formalist literary theory.

Homework

Please prepare for tomorrow's discussion by reading this and this.

10/15

We will continue our discussion of Formalist literary theory, and we will begin to apply it to Oedipus Rex. Afterwards, you will begin brainstorming for your Formalist essay: analyzing Oedipus Rex as a formalist would.

Homework

Continue working on brainstorming tonight. I want to see some ideas ready for drafting in class tomorrow.

10/16

You will begin drafting your essay in class today. Please make sure you have your brainstorming work with you, as I will be checking it.

Homework

Continue today's drafting. It is due on Monday.

10/17

Blogger's Corner

Homework

Finish your draft as it is due on Monday.

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Third Quarter Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

Week 1

"Be men, or be more than men. Be steady to your purposes and firm as a rock. This ice is not made of such stuff as your hearts may be; it is mutable and cannot withstand you if you say that it shall not."

-Mary Shelley, Frankenstein

01/05

No school. Teacher inservice.

01/06

Senior thesis writing day. Please have your sources with you, along with any other papers you may need to continue your thesis draft.

Homework

Continue drafting tonight. Please have your copy of Great Expectations in class on Monday!

01/07

Senior thesis writing day. Please have your sources with you, along with any other papers you may need to continue your thesis draft.

Homework

Continue drafting tonight.

01/08

Senior thesis writing day. Please have your sources with you, along with any other papers you may need to continue your thesis draft.

Homework

Continue drafting tonight.

01/09

Blogger's Corner - must be literary analysis.

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Fourth Quarter Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

Week 1

This week, I will introduce you to your AP English Literature class, explaining the rules by which we live and the procedures by which we function. You will understand exactly what will expected of you, as well as what to expect on the AP English Literature exam.

"Be men, or be more than men. Be steady to your purposes and firm as a rock. This ice is not made of such stuff as your hearts may be; it is mutable and cannot withstand you if you say that it shall not."

-Mary Shelley, Frankenstein

08/06

No school. Teacher inservice.

08/07

No school. Teacher inservice.

08/08

  1. Introduction to class procedures, expectations, and texts needed for the class;
  2. Introduction to prospectus;
  3. Introduction to class website, Edline information, and other online components.

Homework
  1. Purchase all materials for class;
  2. Print out the prospectus and bring it back tomorrow. I will be checking it as part of your binder.

08/09

Practice AP exam (MC portion)

Homework

Begin working on your first assignment. Please check the class page for the link.

08/10

Practice AP exam (Writing portion - 1 essay)

Homework

Continue working on your first assignment. I will begin checking your "Training Exercise #1" blogs on Sunday.

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