English Literature – Agenda

Day 1

  • Overview
    • Introductions
    • Agenda
    • Seinfeld
  • Induction
    • Historical items
    • It’s a Mystery
    • Norman Rockwell
    • House structure
    • Commentary versus phrasing
    • Reading
      • Levels of Questioning
      • Dialectical Journals
      • Close reading
    • “The Imagery of Passion in Romeo and Juliet”
    • “Hotel California”
  • Analysis
    • Textual
    • Archetypal
    • Sociological
    • Psychological
  • Thinking skills
  • A Continuum of Comparison
  • Metaphysical conceits
    • “A Valediction Forbidding Mourning”
    • “The Great Explosion”

Homework:

  • “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” by T.S. Eliot

Day 2

  • Discussion
    • Discussion format
    • Roles
    • Harkness Discussion
  • Analysis
    • Discuss “Prufrock”
  • AP English Lit Poetry Question
    • Overview of AP grading
    • Samples
  • Writing
    • Gathering Types
      • Memory
      • Observation
      • Experience
      • Interview
      • Recorded sources
    • Writing Components
      • Anecdote
      • Speech
      • Details
      • Facts
      • Blue Car excerpt
    • Student samples

Homework:

  • “Araby” by James Joyce
  • Discussion question
  • Magazines

 

Day 3

  • Discussion: Questions and “Araby”
  • AP Lit Prose Passage
  • Organizing
    • Golden Thread
      • Thesis
      • Focus
      • Proposal
      • Tone/mood/atmosphere
      • Reflection
    • Structure: Reading and Writing
      • Magazines, songs, malls, stores, and architecture
      • Structuring types
        • Chronologic
        • Dialectic
        • Spatial
        • Associative
        • Compare/Contrast
        • Continuum
        • Fragmented
        • Pastiche
      • Analytic essay structure
      • Projects
        • Museum project
        • Grapes of Wrath website

Homework:

  • “Garden Party” by Katherine Mansfield
  • Discussion question

Day 4

  • Group Discussion: “Garden Party”
  • AP question #3
  • Rhetoric
    • Intros and Anecdotes
    • Literary Faux Pas
    • Sentence patterns
    • Reading for Punctuation
    • “In Praise of the Humble Comma”
    • Grammar Gallimaufry

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