POETRY RESOURCE – TP-CASTT
OCTOBER LESSON PLANS
10/2:In-class analysis and discussion of Frost’s “Mending Wall”; in-class writing on the marriage of form and content in Frost’s poem.
10/3: Frost Timed Writing. Review the 9 point grading scale for Question 3 on the AP exam.
10/5: Discuss 2016 Question 3 prompt on a deceptive character. Review/discuss/grade student samples and then grade each student’s comparing to the 8,5,3 student samples provided by Collegeboard.
10/9: Review and discuss “Mending Wall” and read/grade class’s timed writings.
10/10: Break into pairs and work on 15 lines of Mending Wall per pair: literal meaning, figurative meaning, direct relationship to title, line #s where it is not iambic pentameter – why did the author change structure there?
10/12: Each group teaches their 15 line section to the rest of the class. In – class timed essay on Frost’s marriage of form and content in “Mending Wall”. Continuing study to teach students how to EXAMINE a poem; students having difficulties with concept. Homework for 10/16: 1-write 40 minute timed write in blue book. Topic: How does Frost marry form and content to create meaning in his poem? 2- finish original sonnet due Monday.
10/16:ORIGINAL SONNET DUE; READ ALOUD TO THE CLASS; class will analyze your form, theme, and structure.
10/17: Why analyze a poem instead of simply enjoying the beauty of the poem? Examine “Theme for English B”.
10/19: Turn in worksheets on “Theme for English B”. Free-write: What is tragedy? Picasso’s painting – optic activity; Wisdom and its link to tragedy video. Homework: read The Poetics of Tragedy
10/23:Intro to Greek Tragedy, Sophocles, and Oedipus ppt
10/26: Practice Multiple Choice
10/31:”I Heard a Fly Buzz When I Died” focusing on form, structure, and analysis.
NOVEMBER LESSON PLANS
11/22-26: THANKSGIVING HOLIDAYS
DECEMBER LESSON PLANS
12/16 – 1/2/18: CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS
AUGUST LESSON PLANS
8/14: Intro to class; What is text? Complexity is the key to reading and understanding art and literature…layers. View: Pieter Brugal’s painting. HW: COMPLEX-What makes you complex? Due 8/15 Bring in a large paper bag containing 6 things that define you.
8/15:Present individual Complexity assignments. What does COMPLEXITY in literature look like?
8/17: OBSERVE, FIND PATTERNS, DRAW CONCLUIONS. Examine TEXT “The Fall of Icarus”. Write 1 Pager: Choose ANY quote from The Great Gatsby and write a one page reflection/analysis of the quote…your feelings, perceptions about the quote.
8/21: EARLY SCHOOL DISMISSAL DUE TO SOLAR ECLIPSE
8/22:.Collect Summer Reading Assignments; analyze Auden/Williams Icarus poems. HW: Read and analyze Jones/Sexton’s Icarus.
8/24: Distribute YELLOW PAGES and POWWOW Notebooks. Begin Gatsby discussion in relation to HTRLLAP. HW: RE-READ THE GREAT GATSBY FOCUSING ON CHARACTERIZATION AS DEFINED IN YOUR YELLOW PAGES. Students will be assigned one character to focus on. Whole book and characterization study due 8/29.
8/28:OBSERVE, FIND PATTERNS, DRAW CONCLUIONS. Examine TEXT “Landscape of the Fall of Icarus” and other Icarus poems in POWWOW Notebooks. TPCASTT the last two Icarus poems.
8/29: What is the American Dream of each character in GG? Have they already achieved it? What does each character need or think they need to achieve it?
8/31: What are archetypes in literature? Examining handout in AP LIT Handbook for the different archetypes. Are any of these visible in GG?
SEPTEMBER LESSON PLANS
9/4: LABOR DAY HOLIDAY
9/5: Characterization Analysis: Daisy and Tom – characters in GG.
9/7: Continue Characterization Analysis discussion for each of the major characters in GG. Timed in-class 40 minute writing using 2017 AP Lit Exam Question 3 prompt.
9/11: HURRICANE HOLIDAY
9/12: HURRICANE HOLIDAY
9/14: Characterization discussion of George and Myrtle – GG
9/18: Complete character discussion of Gatsby and Nick – GG
9/19:Introduction to Poetry and Reading a Poem: 20 Strategies from The Atlantic. HW: DUE 9.26.17 – COMPLETE CHEAT SHEET FOR THE GREAT GATSBY.
9/21: What is the difference between Structure and Form? John Donne’s “Holy Sonnet IX” and Mark Jarman’s “Unholy Sonnet” analysis; Types of Poems handouts, Sonnets Parts and Form.
9/25: Start the Rhythm, Rhyme Scheme, and Meter ppt. FOR HOMEWORK: finish reading through the ppt to discuss in class tomorrow. Be ready to elaborate on the structure of a sonnet. Focus on differences between Petrarchan, Shakespearean, and Spencerian sonnets.
9/26: Begin Rhythm, Rhyme Scheme, and Meter ppt to elaborate on the structure of a sonnet.
9/28: Fixed verse forms, blank verse and free verse with “We Real Cool”, HOMEWORK FOR MONDAY, 0CT 2: Read and analyze for literal and figurative meanings “The Red Wheelbarrow”and “The Mending Wall”. YOU MUST, MUST READ THIS ANALYSIS OF “WE REAL COOL”!!HW: Write an original sonnet; due 10.12.17