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AP Lit: Battle Royale, Day 2

Standards

  • RL.11-12.1 Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text, including determining where the text leaves matters uncertain. Common Core State Standards English
  • RL.11-12.7 Analyze multiple interpretations of a story, drama, or poem (e.g., recorded or live production of a play or recorded novel or poetry), evaluating how each version interprets the source text. (Include at least one play by Shakespeare and one play by an American dramatist.) Common Core State Standards English
  • RI.11-12.6 Determine an author’s point of view or purpose in a text in which the rhetoric is particularly effective, analyzing how style and content contribute to the power, persuasiveness, or beauty of the text. Common Core State Standards English

Objective
Scholars will be able to identify symbols and understand their meaning in an extended text.

Warm Up
Read to class “A Horation Notion” What do you think it is about?

Activator
What part of what we read yesterday was most striking to you? What part was most surprising? What do you think that the author is trying to say?

Work Session

Reading the “Battle Royale” section again, identify various symbolic aspects of the fight scene and how it symbolizes how black people are turned against each other.

Read “What is an initiation story) on page. 296. Answer either question 1 or 2 (student choice)

Closing Session
Review

AP Lit: Battle Royale

Standards

  • RL.11-12.1 Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text, including determining where the text leaves matters uncertain. Common Core State Standards English
  • RL.11-12.3 Analyze the impact of the author’s choices regarding how to develop and relate elements of a story or drama (e.g., where a story is set, how the action is ordered, how the characters are introduced and developed). Common Core State Standards English
  • RL.11-12.7 Analyze multiple interpretations of a story, drama, or poem (e.g., recorded or live production of a play or recorded novel or poetry), evaluating how each version interprets the source text. (Include at least one play by Shakespeare and one play by an American dramatist.) Common Core State Standards English
  • RI.11-12.1 Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text, including determining where the text leaves matters uncertain. Common Core State Standards English

Objective
Scholars will be able to identify symbols and understand their  meaning in an extended text.

Warm Up
Grammar, Voice, and Independent Reading

Activator
Vocab quiz

New Vocab for the week:

  • metonymy
  • synecdoche
  • hyperbole
  • imagery
  • symbol

Work Session

In groups of 3 read “Battle Royale” from Invisible Man in textbook, p. 285.

In those groups, complete one of the essays (Teacher choice per group): 1, 3, 5, or 8.

Teacher is circulating, helping direct essays.

Closing Session
Discuss some of the answers from the essays.

Assessment Strategies
Thumbs up thumbs down, weather the students are able to understand how the battle royal is a symbol of white society keeping black people fighting each other.

AP Lit: Story of an Hour, Day 2

Standards

  • SL.11-12.1 Initiate and participate effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grades 11—12 topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively. Common Core State Standards English
  • SL.11-12.1.a Come to discussions prepared, having read and researched material under study; explicitly draw on that preparation by referring to evidence from texts and other research on the topic or issue to stimulate a thoughtful, well-reasoned exchange of ideas. Common Core State Standards English
  • SL.11-12.1.c Propel conversations by posing and responding to questions that probe reasoning and evidence; ensure a hearing for a full range of positions on a topic or issue; clarify, verify, or challenge ideas and conclusions; and promote divergent and creative perspectives. Common Core State Standards English
  • CCR.R.1 Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text. Common Core State Standards English
  • W.11-12.1 Write arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics or texts, using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence. Common Core State Standards English

Objective
Scholars will be able work in groups to collaborate on an AP level essay

Warm Up
Voice lesson
grammar lesson
show Soapstone

Activator
Thumbs up thumbs down activity: Did you understand the lesson from the day previous? What parts of the story did you find difficult?

Work Session
10 mc questions about story of an hour (p. 6-7 of teacher handbook)
In groups of 3 answer essay 1 of 2009 exam form B:
https://secure-media.collegeboard.org/apc/ap09_frq_english_literature_formb.pdf

Closing Session
Quick doodles Doodle / draw two or three concepts presented in the lesson may include words or numbers

Assessment Strategies
Essays will be read and evaluated on an AP scale.

Differentiation
as the day previous

AP Lit: Story of an Hour, Day 1

Standards

  • RL.11-12.4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in the text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone, including words with multiple meanings or language that is particularly fresh, engaging, or beautiful. (Include Shakespeare as well as other authors.) Common Core State Standards English
  • RL.11-12.5 Analyze how an author’s choices concerning how to structure specific parts of a text (e.g., the choice of where to begin or end a story, the choice to provide a comedic or tragic resolution) contribute to its overall structure and meaning as well as its aesthetic impact. Common Core State Standards English
  • RL.11-12.6 Analyze a case in which grasping point of view requires distinguishing what is directly stated in a text from what is really meant (e.g., satire, sarcasm, irony, or understatement). Common Core State Standards English

Objective
Scholars will be able to identify irony in a text and critically read a short text

Warm Up
What is irony (Define three types) DefineTheme. Define POV. Define Author’s purpose.

Activator
Discuss, have you ever had anyone you know die? How did you feel about it?

Work Session
Read and Discuss The story of an Hour (Chopin) on page 32. Read through italicized text as well. Discussing metaphors and irony. Answer questions as a class:
1.2.6.7.8.9.10.11.13.14.

Closing Session
Consider: What was ironic about the story?

Assessment Strategies

Differentiation
Mixed group pairings. Students will be able to work alone if they feel more comfortable with it.

AP Lit: The Man With Enormous Wings

Standards

  • CCR.R.1 Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text. Common Core State Standards Common Core English/Language Arts
  • CCR.R.2 Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas. Common Core State Standards Common Core English/Language Arts
  • CCR.R.3 Analyze how and why individuals, events, and ideas develop and interact over the course of a text. Common Core State Standards Common Core English/Language Arts
  • CCR.R.4 Interpret words and phrases as they are used in a text, including determining technical, connotative, and figurative meanings, and analyze how specific word choices shape meaning or tone. Common Core State Standards Common Core  English/Language Arts
  • CCR.R.5 Analyze the structure of texts, including how specific sentences, paragraphs, and larger portions of the text (e.g., a section, chapter, scene, or stanza) relate to each other and the whole. Common Core State Standards Common Core English/Language Arts
  • CCR.R.9 Analyze how two or more texts address similar themes or topics in order to build knowledge or to compare the approaches the authors take. Common Core State Standards Common Core English/Language Arts

Learning Objective
Students will be able to analyze a short text and criticize it.

Activator
voice lesson
Read together :The Red Wheelbarrow by William Carlos Williams, analyzing for imagery. (Define)

Learning session

1. Read the short story : A very old Man with enormous wings by Marquez on p. 325. Chunk into 4 parts (see mellman’s copy)
2. Answer questions 1, 4, and parts of 5 (on page 329), using the picture landscape with the fall of icarus”. Do questions together and discuss.

Closing

Homework
Finish questions if not done in class

Accomodations
Extended time if necessary.