AP Literature and Composition, Spring 2003 Calendar

Completed assignments are due the following class period UNLESS otherwise noted.

January February March April May
Jan 8 AP Style Objective Pretest
Handouts:   Free Response Author/Title List
Jan 10 AP Style Essay Pretest, from The Crossing Cormac McCarthy
General Discussion of Prose Devices
Handout:  from “The Hunter Gracchus”
Jan 15 Basic Elements of Prose/Short Story
Literature Backgrounds Inventory
Aristotle/Basic Elements
Handouts: “Reading and Analyzing”
Short Story Selections
1996 Prose Question/Character (Judge Pyncheon)
Assignment:  “Miss Brill” Katherine Mansfield 79-83
Assignment:  Vocabulary 1 (due 1/22)   
Jan 17 Basic Elements of Prose/Short Story

Devices of prose/literary interpretation
Handouts:   Form and Structure of Fiction
Applications “Miss Brill”
Discussion 1996 Question Response

Assignment:  Short Story 1 Response Prompt due 1/24
Jan 22 Devices of prose/literary interpretation
Group Applications, from Woman Hollering Creek, Sandra Cisneros
Assignment:  “Haircut” Ring Lardner 142-150
Jan 24 Who Killed Jim?  an investigation of point of view
Assignment:  “Paul’s Case” Willa Cather, w/ response 151-166
Assignment:  Vocabulary 2, due 1/27
Jan 27 Discussion of Paul’s Case
Jan 29 Handout:  Historical Literary Period Model
Handout:  Greece and Rise of Western Civilization
Handout:  “Silent Snow, Secret Snow “ Conrad Aiken

Assignment: “Hills Like White Elephants” Ernest Hemingway, w/response 166-171   due 1/31

Assignment: Research/Historical Literary Periods (see handout for related information, instructions and due dates)
Assignment: Take home objective AP style test, reading selection from “The Blind Man,” DH Lawrence, with     “exclusion” analysis component due 1/31
Jan 31 In-Class Timed Writing “Silent Snow, Secret Snow”
Discussion of “The Blind Man” exercise
“Rocking Horse Winner” DH Lawrence, duo response 283-295
Vocabulary 3, due 2/3
Short Story Response 2, due 2/5
“Eleven” Woman Hollering Creek (Cisneros) due 2/5
Feb 3 Presentations of Duo Responses, “Rocking Horse Winner”
“Killed at Resaca” Ambrose Bierce, handout, w/response
“Symbol and Irony,” text, 172-179
Feb 5 Discussion, “Killed at Resaca”
“The Guest” Albert Camus, w/response, 187-197
Take home objective AP style test, reading selection from Vanity Fair William M. Thackery, “exclusion”
Feb 10 Oral responses to “The Guest”
Vocabulary 4, due 2/10
Feb 12 Analysis of selection from Middlemarch George Eliot
Take home objective AP style test, reading selection from Mrs. Dalloway Virginia Woolf, “exclusion”
Feb 14 Analysis of selection from “I Stand Here Ironing” Tillie Olsen
Feb 19 Multiple Choice prose test (AP Style)
Vocabulary 1-4 test
Formal Essay, “The Prussian Officer” DH Lawrence Due  2/26
Mar 5 In class:
Discussion, “A Worn Path,” Eudora Welty, 456.Discussion, “A Worn Path,” Eudora Welty, 456.
“The Mark on the Wall,” by Virginia Woolf (handout)
Vocabulary 5, due 3/10
Duo Research Essay & Oral, As I Lay Dying, due 4/2
“Flowering Judas” by Katherine Anne Porter (handout)     
Mar 7 In class:
Discussion, “Uncivilized free and wild”
Independent Research/Renaissance
“At the End of the Mechanical Age,” Donald Barthleme (handout)
Mar 10 In class:
Discussion, “A good case for distortion”
“The Waiting” Jorge Luis Borges (handout)
Vocabulary 6, due 3/14
Mar 12 In class:
Discussion, “Much madness is divinest Sense”
Objective, from Go Tell it On the Mountain, James Baldwin
“The Wrong Lunch Line,” Nicholasa Mohr, “The Jacket,” Gary Soto
Mar 14 In class:
Discussion, “Cultural Alienation”
Solo Presentations, Selected Questions As I Lay Dying, Mar 17 – 19
Vocabulary 7, due 3/19
Mar 17 In class:
Solo Presentations
Mar 19 In class:
Solo Presentations
Vocabulary 8, due 3/31
Essay, Comparison of three works of Katherine Anne Porter “The Jilting of Granny Weatherall,” “Pale Horse, Pale Rider,” and “Flowering Judas” due 4/14
Mar 21 In class:
Objective, from “The Story of an Hour,” Kate Chopin
Independent Research/Neoclassic Note: Turn in March 31
Mar 31 In class:
Comic Elements of Literature
Independent Reading and Analysis of Comic Elements  
Catch 22, Joseph Heller, due May 9
Vocabulary 9, due 4/4
Apr 2 In class:
Duo Research, Oral Presentations
Apr 4 In class:
Duo Research, Oral Presentations
Independent Research/Romanticism    
Apr 7 In class:
AP Objective Prose Exam, including Vocabulary 5-9
Drama and the AP Test
The nature of Tragedy
Oedipus Rex, Sophocles
Medea, Euripides
Blood Wedding, Federico Garcia Lorca