Short Story Boot Camp DAY FOUR:
READ:  "Araby" by James Joyce and Chapter 1 from How to Read Literature Like a Professor by Thomas Foster
DUE:  1 paragraph and 1 question


As we discuss "Araby," we will identify each element of the hero's journey just like Thomas Foster does in his work.  We will discuss the symbolic implications of each element.
 
 
Short Story Boot Camp DAY THREE:
READ:  "The Yellow Wallpaper" by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, "The Story of an Hour" by Kate Chopin and 
 the Interlude and Chapter 5  from How to Read Literature Like a Professor by Thomas Foster
DUE:  1 paragraph and 1 question

As we discuss these two short stories and their intertextuality, we will break into small groups, answering questions provided by Miss Lamb.  Each question must be supported with quotes from the text to be valid!
 
 
Good morning!  Senior orientation is today.  We will go to the gym to listen to the presentation.

When we return, we will discuss our research book selections, as well as the assignments for the rest of the week.
 
 
Short Story Boot Camp DAY TWO:
READ:  "Happy Endings" by Margaret Atwood and Chapter 26: "Is He Serious? And Other Ironies" from How to Read Literature Like a Professor by Thomas Foster
DUE:  1 paragraph and 1 question

As we discuss "Happy Endings" by Margaret Atwood, we will be examining the following topics:
  • Metafiction
  • Narrator
  • Irony
  • Tone
  • Theme
  • Authenticity

 


THURSDAY:
READ:  "The Yellow Wallpaper" by Charlotte Perkins Gilman and "The Story of an Hour" by Kate Chopin as well as Chapter 5: "Now, Where Have I Seen Her Before" and "Interlude: One Stopry from 
Thomas Foster's How to Read
Literature Like a Professor

DUE:  1 paragraph and 1 question
 
 
Short Story Boot Camp DAY ONE:
READ:  "Hills Like White Elephants" by Ernest Hemingway and Chapter 12: "Is That a Symbol?" from Thomas Foster's How to Read Literature Like a Professor
DUE:  1 paragraph and 1 question

Today we will be discussing "Hills Like White Elephants" by Ernest Hemingway.  Before we begin our class, let's discuss the following questions at our tables:
  • What is your initial reaction to the story?
  • What do you think the story is about?  (Each person in your group should share)
  • As a group, pick one of the theories to go with...
  • Now, think about the story and try to recall details that support your theory.  What are the details?

As we continue our discussion, we will initially focus on symbolism and then move to tone, point of view, and other literary elements.


TOMORROW:
READ:  "Happy Endings" by Margaret Atwood" and Chapter 26: "Is He Serious? And Other Ironies" from  
Thomas Foster's How to Read Literature Like a Professor
DUE:  1 paragraph and 1 question
 
 
Today is a big day in your AP Literature life.  Today we begin boot camp and research!

First, we will go over the Short Story Boot Camp assignment.  We will be reading a short story and writing paragraphs and questions to go with them each day next week.

Then, we will begin our research project.  No need to worry, the first step is simply choosing a book and/or theme we would like to study.  We will take about a week to choose one and then go from there.  You should have your choices narrowed down by the end of next week.
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Welcome to your first day in Miss Lamb's class!  Today we will go over the syllabus.  Hang onto your copy because you never know when Miss Lamb will give you extra credit for having it with you!  As we go through the syllabus, we will cover procedures and expectations for the class. 

We wil also create cards with symbols representing ourselves.  We will explain our symbols as we introduce ourselves.  Be creative and neat because the symbol cards will be on display in the hallway!  In addition to creating your symbol card, you will write an explanation of why you chose the symbol and how it is representative of you.

If you have your summer assignment, please turn it in, if not, the last day I will take them is August 31--a week from tomorrow.  Make sure you meet this deadline in order to stay enrolled in the class!

Objective:  Review syllabus and get to know each other.

CCSS:  Writing: 11-12.10: Write for a range of tasks and purposes.
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