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    12APLitr-220 Literature
    Anticipated Weekly Schedule  & 2022-2023 Syllabus Outline

    ***NOTE- See the separate page for the SUMMER 2022 Reading Announcement***

     

     

    ANTICIPATED NORMAL WEEKLY SCHEDULE OUTLINE
    (This schedule may see revisions as needed and depending on continuing COVID-19 realities)

    MONDAYS= MONDAY MEETING (MM);
    Google Classroom Weekly Class Overview & Reading/Assignment of the Week Q&A; 
    ALSO- Class/Team Building Activity; Sustained Reading Time;

    TUESDAYS= LITERATURE LESSON (LL)
    Class Literary Instruction, Readings, Discussions, Activities, & Practice Assignments; TBA;

    WEDNESDAYS= WRITING WORKSHOP (WWW)
    Mini-Lessons, Drafting Time, & Writing Conferences;

    THURSDAYS= LITERATURE LESSON (LL)
    Class Literary Instruction, Readings, Discussions, Activities, & Practice Assignments; TBA; 
    ALSO- Weekly Reading & Writing Assignments Normally DUE for Submission; Quiz & Test Day;

    FRIDAYS= DEAR fREADom SSR FRIDAY
    DEAR fREADom SSR= Sustained Silent Reading (w/ Log??); Quiz & Test Makeup Day; Catch-up Day;
    ALSO- Overview of the Next Week's Tasks, Lessons, Support Materials, & WEEKLY Assignment(s) Posted on Google Classroom;

     

     

    QUARTERLY 2022-23 SYLLABUS OUTLINE:
    (Anticipated Units, Literature, & Workload) 

    *** NOTE: Below are my best, pie in the sky aspirations, for organizing & maximizing the 12APLitr-220 Course Content, Materials, and Skills Development.  We will read excerpts, selections, and entire texts from this list (but certainly not all)...  They are based on my experiences having attended three AP-Lit Summer Institute Courses over the last 12 years, having previously taught ELA-11H for seven years, and also having previously taught AP Literature under both normal circumstances, and during Covid-19 realities.  As the course of a school year is frequently diverted by the unforeseen, never directly following its originally charted course, we will do the best we can together, but some of what is listed below is inevitably unrealistic, and will be curtailed, moved, truncated, or revised as appropriate or as needed. ***

     

    Q1: WHO ARE WE & WHERE HAVE WE BEEN? 12APLitr-220 Expectations, Transitions, & Foundations:

    • Get to know each other; Expectations & Syllabus for 12APLitr-220; Google Classroom;
    • Create/Present DEAR fREADom SUMMER Reading Book Talk/Presentation Project;
    • TRANSITIONS#1= BSC-Litr220 College Coursework & "The College Application Common Essay";
    • TRANSITIONS#2= Advanced LITERARY ANALYSIS Basics... Review Thomas Foster's "How to Read Literature Like a Professor"; Examining Author's Craft & Literary Analysis Strategies/Techniques with Selected Short Excerpts/Titles... "You Gotta Be The Book"; "Do NOT Save the Drama for Your Mama"; Poe's "Philosophy of Composition & The Singular Effect"; Plot/Effect Driven vs. Theme Driven vs. Character Driven Stories; "The Seven Basic Story Plots"; GRENDEL (Beowulf) by John Gardener & Joseph Campbell's "Hero with a Thousand Faces";
    • SHORT FICTION & PROSE EXCERPTS#1= Selected Titles; Susan Glaspell's "Trifles", A One-Act Play;
    • POETRY#1= "Music is Poetry"-An Introduction to Poetry Analysis; Basic Genres, Forms, Devices, & Terms; Comparing Poems about Love & Death;
    • FOUNDATIONS= A Survey of Selected Titles & Excerpts from Early Foundational Literature (25%)- Socrates' "Allegory of the Cave" by Plato; A Brief Review of Greek MYTHOLOGY; The Basics of EPICS- GILGAMESH, Homer's ILIAD & The ODYSSEY of Ulysses, Virgil's The AENEID; Biblical Literary Archetypes & "The Song of Solomon"; GRENDEL (Beowulf) by John Gardener;
    • FULL FICTION/DRAMA#1= Sophocles’ ANTIGONE (Theban/Oedipus-Oedipus Rex Cycle);
    • FULL FICTION/DRAMA#2= Q1/Q2 Individual/Independent/Team DEAR fREADom Modernist & Post-Modern/Contemporary Fiction (1905-1975) SSR Book Analysis Project; John Steinbeck’s THE GRAPES OF WRATH; Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce; The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner; or another selected Title;
    • AP WRITING= An Initial Look at APLit Test... Giddyup!; The Building Blocks of a Brief Paragraph; The Quote Sandwich & The Cited ID"E"A; The Complete 16-24 Sentence Academic Paragraph connecting two or more related Quote Sandwiches or Cited ID"E"As; MLA Formatting and MLA Citations;
    • ALSO/OTHER= Literary Elements & Devices, Figurative Language, & Poetic Devices/Terms; Vocabulary in Context (VOTW); Basic Grammar Review Lessons as Needed (GOTW); Oral Presentation & Oral Performance; If time, Q1 Seminal LHS APLitr-220 Team Multi-Media 9th Grade Lit Review Presentations (See Below for LHS Seminal Titles List);

     

    Q2: THE HUMAN CONDITION- WHY ME? Satire & Tragedy:

    • SHORT FICTION & PROSE EXCERPTS#2=Philospohy of Composition & Introduction to Comedy & SATIRE- Middle English and Selected CANTERBURY TALES by Geoffrey Chaucer; Possible Selected Titles & Excerpts may include “A Modest Proposal” & “Gulliver’s Travels” by Jonathan Swift, Alexander Pope and/or “Candide” by Voltaire; Mark Twain’s “The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County; Ambrose Bierce's "Devils' Dictionary"; Anton Chekhov's "The Lady with the Dog"; Geroge Orwell's "Animal Farm"; Modern Satire- Douglas Adams' "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy"; David Sedaris' "Me Talk Pretty One Day"; Frank Zappa; "Monty Python" & "Saturday Night Live"; Gary Larson's "The Far Side"; Matt Groening's "The Simpson's" & Matt Stone/Trey Parker's "South Park";
    • FULL FICTION/DRAMA#2= Elizabethan Tragedy- Christopher Marlowe’s DOCTOR FAUSTUS, and/or Shakespeare's HAMLET, OTHELLO, and/or MACBETH;
    • POETRY#2= Poetry Genres, Meter, Rhythm & The Dreaded Sonnet; 
    • FULL FICTION/DRAMA#3= Oscar Wilde's "The Importance of Being Earnest" or, Anton Chekhov's "The Cherry Orchard"; 
    • FULL FICTION/DRAMA#4= Q2/Q3- Begin Reading Individual/Independent/Team DEAR fREADom SSR Book focusing on Post-Contemporary & 21st Century Post-Milennium Fiction by Select Female Authors (1975-2015); TBA by Margaret Atwood, Barbara Kingsolver, Toni Morrison, Joyce Carol Oates, Leslie Silko, Amy Tan, etc. ???;
    • FULL FICTION/DRAMA#5= Joseph Conrad’s HEART of DARKNESS & Chinua Achebe's Criticism;
    • AP WRITING= Examining Thematic Purpose vs. Purposeful Effect vs. Narrative Voice vs. Author's Craft; Aristotle’s Rhetorical Triangle, Appeal, Voice, and Style; Writing Strategies for APLitr-220 Analysis;
    • ALSO/OTHER= Literary Elements & Devices, Figurative Language, & Poetic Devices/Terms; Vocabulary in Context (VOTW); Basic Grammar Review Lessons as Needed (GOTW); Oral Presentation & Oral Performance; If time, Q2 Seminal LHS APLitr-220 Team Multi-Media 10th Grade Lit Review Presentations (See Below for LHS Seminal Titles List);

     

    Q3: NATURE & the ABSURD REALITY of TWENTIETH CENTURY STRUGGLES...

    • FULL FICTION/DRAMA#6= Franz Kafka’s novella, METAMORPHOSIS;
    • FULL FICTION/DRAMA#7/8= "The Crucible" by Arthur Miller" and/or, Albert Camus' "The Plague", and/or Tom Stoppard's "Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead", and/or Tennessee Williams’ “The Glass Menagerie” or a “A Streetcar Named Desire”; or August Wilson’s “Fences”;
    • POETRY#3= John Ciardi’s “How Does a Poem Mean?” & 20-30 Must Read Poems;
    • Q3- Complete Individual/Independent/Team DEAR fREADom SSR Book Analysis Projects focusing on Post-Contemporary & 21st Century Post-Milennium Fiction by Select Female Authors (1975-2015); TBA by Margaret Atwood, Barbara Kingsolver, Toni Morrison, Joyce Carol Oates, Leslie Silko, Amy Tan, etc.;
    • AP WRITING= AP Literature Exam Essay Introductions & Practice;
    • ALSO/OTHER= Literary Elements & Devices, Figurative Language, & Poetic Devices/Terms; Vocabulary in Context (VOTW); Basic Grammar Review Lessons as Needed (GOTW); Oral Presentation & Oral Performance; If time, Q3 Seminal LHS APLitr-220 Team Multi-Media 11th Grade Lit Review Presentations (See Below for LHS Seminal Titles List);

     

    Q4: WHERE ARE WE GOING? 12APLitr-220 EXAM Final Preparations & Commencement Activities/Advice!

    • SHORT FICTION & PROSE EXCERPTS#3= AP Exam Short Prose Stories/Passages & AP Exam Multiple Choice Practice;
    • POETRY#4: John Donne & the Metaphysical Poets; AP Exam Poetry Multiple Choice Practice;
    • Wednesday MAY 5, 2021= AP LITERATURE EXAM!!!
    • ELA12-COMMENCEMENT Year End Projects/Activities/Advice MINI-UNITS (TBD/TBA as Time Allows)= "Pay it Forward Project"; "My Music/Favorite Song is Poetry Analysis" & "Poetry Slams"; "Production/Movie Experience & Analysis"; "Leave a Legendary Legacy Senior Memoir"; "Thank You Letter & Pay it Forward Graduation Gift"; "Senior Year Puppet Show/Video";
    • FINAL EXAM PROJECT= "Leave a Legendary Legacy Senior Memoir & Presentation";
    • LAST WEEK Goodbye… Thanks for the Memories Close;

     

    ***Seminal LHS Text Review List***

    9th Grade: "Romeo & Juliet" by William Shakespeare; "To Kill a Mockingbird" by Harper Lee;

    10th Grade: "Pride and Prejudice" by Jane Austen; "Fahrenheit-451" by Ray Bradbury; "Jane Eyre" by Charlotte Bronte; "A Raisin in the Sun" by Lorraine Hansberry; "A Doll's House" & "An Enemy of the People" by Henrik Ibsen; "Arms and the Man" by George Bernard Shaw; "Frankenstein" by Mary Shelley; 

    11th Grade: "The Great Gatsby" by F. Scott Fitzgerald; "The Scarlet Letter" by Nathaniel Hawthorne; "The Road" by Cormac McCarthy; "Death of a Salesman" by Arthur Miller; "The Catcher in the Rye" by JD Salinger;

     

Last Modified on April 27, 2022