Pre-Course Reading Announcement
Please use this form to submit your blog address for your Pre-Course Reading. You can find more information concerning this assignment at https://phssummerreading.wordpress.com/12th-grade/ This work is due the first day of class and maximum grading points will go as follows: 100 maximum points for work submitted by Tuesday, January 7, 2020. 90 maximum points for work submitted on Wednesday, January 8, 2020. 80 maximum points for work submitted by Thursday, January 9, 2020. 70 maximum points for work submitted on or after Friday, January 10, 2020. Submit work here (You must be logged into Office 365 to complete the form).
No Pre-Course Reading will be accepted after Friday, January 24, 2020.
I am looking forward to a GREAT semester of learning, fun and many challenges with the AP Literature curriculum. You have elected to take a demanding college-level class in the study of English Literature and Composition. bell hooks stated in her work Teaching to Transgress that, "The classroom remains the most radical space of possibility in the academy.” This course will be a 'space of possibility.' It is my goal and intent to push you past where you think you can go.
My expectations of you are high because you deserve the very best. Our time together will be a partnership. So it will be imperative that you avoid procrastination and shortcuts (like plagiarism) because they will only rob you of precious opportunities to learn. This course can be compared to that of fledgling garden, it will require your daily attention. You will succeed as an individual according to the effort put into the course. I am looking forward to seeing you all score well on the AP exam in May;
If you do become overwhelmed or confused, ask questions, seek help. I am here to help. Thank you for accepting the challenge of this course, I believe it will be a fruitful journey.
Composition book (kept in class)
Pens and Pencils
The following texts are required for the course and the remainder will be provided to you:
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
The Hand Maid's Tale: The Graphic Novel by Margret Atwood
The Color Purple by Alice Walker
Weekly Agenda for Week 1 (1.6.20 -1.10.20)
Monday: Your Literary History
Tuesday: Group One-Pagers using Pre-Course Reading Short Stories/Collaborative Stay and Stray
Wednesday: Critical Lens Mini-Lesson/Didactic Critical Lens of Children Stories
Thursday: Didactic Critical Lens of Children Stories with in-class presentations
Friday: Discussion of AP Exam and Timed Writing Using AP FRQ