Opening Days--August 1st & 2nd
I am thrilled that you have decided to finish your senior year strong by taking this course! AP Literature is the place where you explore humanity in all its complexity–from the evil villains who plague the universe to the generous souls who restore balance. We will fly through texts about life, death, and everything in between, talking philosophy and historical context while applying themes to our current lives as well as the near and far future.
Please set yourself up for success. Complete the pre-course required reading assignment. This is pre-reading for our first unit of studyon In the Lake of the Woods and A Streetcar Named Desire, so feel free to go above and beyond in your annotations and in your thinking about the work. You are invited to join the Schoology course to participate in discussions before school starts (see the assignment for details).
You can learn more about the novel and the play from scholarly research via Cobb Digital Library. Search in the Literature and Criticism databases Literary Reference Center and Literature Resource Center. You can also conduct scholarly research through the literary databases online via Cobb County Public Library System. The expectation is that you have thoroughly read the novel and the play by the time you come to class August 1. You will participate in many formative assessment opportunities prior to the summative assessment August 12.
I encourage you to complete the extra credit that is attached to the pre-course required reading assignment. It begins your journey analyzing film as text and comparing literary texts to film adaptations, important skills we will develop throughout the semester. Plus you start the course with more than one hundred percent!
Thursday, August 1
Opener: welcome and fellowship with cookies and lemonade
Friday, August 2
Opener: Answer syllabus questions; review Streetcar connections and activity from yesterday.
Homework: Sun shadow mandalas are due Monday, Aug. 5th; sign the digital syllabus
Mrs. Walter says:
suggest a poem or short story you would like to study in class. What have you always wanted to read but never found the time?