AP Daily Outline for Students Based on 100 minute days
1st Quarter: Nature Vs. Nurture: Imperialist
1st Day ½ Aug. 1st
AP student powerpoint
Review Characteristics of AP student
Day 2 - Receive Syllabus
Receive Mnemonic Terms Handout
Summer Reading Review
Receive Vocabulary List
Get to Know One Another Activity
Day 3 – Discuss Mythology/ Powerpoint
Get Mythology Assignment.
Day 4 - Notes on Types of Criticism
HOD Reading Guide
HOD Literary Critique
Assignment for Literary Critical Theory Presentations.
Turn in Mythology Summary Journals
Day 5 - Quiz over Ten Vocab List 1
Existentialism Notes with PP of HOD
Discussion of Heart of Darkness
Analysis & Interpretation Notes
Day 6 - Mnemonic Devices
Poetry Comparisons- Langston Hughes’s “The Negro Speaks of Rivers” (1134)
Matthew Arnold’s “Dover Beach” (843)
William Stafford’s “Traveling through the Dark” (903)
Multiple Choice Test on HOD
Day 7 - Elements of Style Syntax Notes
Presentation of Criticisms
Socratic Seminar Ideas and Assignment
Day 8 – Reading of “A Modest Proposal” Satire Review
Socratic Seminar of HOD
Day 9 - Timed Essay of HOD 40 minutes
Day 10 - Mythology Note Card Due
Tone, Mood, Diction Notes
Act 1 and 2 Read at Night of The Tempest
Day 11 - Chalk Talk/ QAR Sheet
Quiz over Vocabulary List 2
Prospero: Turkey or Tyrant
Give Time to Work on Questions
Day 12 - PPSSSSTTT on a monologue within the play. Annotate.
Discuss the play’s aspects and main themes using lecture
Day 13 - Test on The Tempest
Open-Ended Question Using The Tempest
Possible Extra Day Here For Multiple Choice. If not, Move on the Day 14
Day 14 - Test on Things Fall Apart
HOD and TFA Comparison Prezi.
Reading of Kipling’s “The White Man’s Burden”
Prepare to Discuss in Class:
What is the moral dilemma presented within each work?
How do the two texts represent Christianity versus African religious belief and practice?
How do they approach the relationship between the community and the individual?
Day 15 - Quiz on Vocab List 3
(Student -led) Socratic Seminar on Things Fall Apart w/ comparison to HOD (Outside Quotes or Poems)
Day 16 –Poetry Type Notes
Day 17 - Romantic Poets Notes
Poems and Look at Themes
Andrew Marvell- “To his Coy Mistress”
Look at AP Multiple Choice Questions for “To His Coy Mistress
Assignment Discussion of Romantic Poet Notes
Day 18 - Multiple Choice Test on Romantic Poets/Poetry
Discussion of Class Hand-Out and Stem Questions
Day 19 - In-Class Work on Romance Project
Day 20 - Vocab List 4
In-Class Work on Romantic Project
Hand Out-For Class and AP Questions for Test
Day 21 - Presentations
Day 22 - Test on Romance (If a Day is missed, we will take this test next Quarter)
ENJOY YOUR FALL BREAK
2nd Quarter- Nature of Good and Evil: Exploring Identity within a Text
Day 23- Fiction Notes and Characterization
Chaucer Background and PowerPoint
Hand Out Pilgrim Outline.
Prologue Group Assignment - Begin Reading Prologue
Day 24- Finish Reading Prologue.
Share Prologue Group Assignment.
Fill Out Character Outline Sheet in Partners
Assign Trading Cards Assignments
Day 25- Turn in Trading Cards
Quiz over Literary Criticisms
Multiple Choice AP Test Focusing on Poetry
Review Over Answers and Explanations
Day 26- Discussion of Sonnets, Rhythm, Rhyme, Figures of Speech
Reading of “My Mistress’s Eyes are Nothing Like the Sun.”
Discussion of poem and meaning.
Day 27 - Metaphysical Poetry Discussion
Reading of Metaphysical Poems and Creation of AP Stem Questions
Class creation of Test on Poems
Day 28 – Turn in Sonnet
Quiz on Poetry Notes
Bedford Annotation Assignment
AP Poetry Rubric Review
“London 1802” and “Douglas” AP Essay Review and Rubric Guide
“Convergence of the Twain” AP Essay Review and Rubric Guide
Day 29 – Discussion of Hamlet
Agree Disagree Exercise in Room
Receive Reading Guide
Read Act I
On-Board Notes of: Setting, Characters, Mood, Language
Act 2 for Homework
Day 30- Discuss homework reading.
Character Map of Hamlet.
Answer packet Questions.
Read Act 3 in class.
Read Act 4 as homework.
Day 31 –Bedford Annotation Assignment Due
Discuss Homework Reading
Day 32- Socratic Seminar over Hamlet
Hamlet Timed Essay
Day 33 – Quiz over Syntax and Elements of Style
AP Poetry and Prose Practice Test
Day 34 – Rhetorical Devices Notes
Shakespeare’s Rhetoric Partner Work.
Macbeth Background Information
Begin Reading Macbeth.
Finish Act I and Read Act II for homework
Day 35 – Discuss Families
Macbeth’s Choice and Change
Discuss “Power Corrupts…or Corruption Gains Power”
Act III in class
Act IV as homework.
Day 36 – Work on Study Questions
Discuss Ending and Prepare for Socratic Seminar
Day 37 – Quiz over Tone, Mood, Diction
Socratic Seminar Over Macbeth
Comparison to Hamlet and Macbeth
Day 38 – Open Ended Essay Question for Macbeth
Multiple Choice Test over Hamlet and Macbeth
Day 39 - Satire Notes and Discussion
Reading of “Macflecknoe”
Re-Visit John Swift’s “A Modest Proposal”
Discussion of Satirical Novels using definitions
Discussion of Existentialism
Day 40- MLA ESSAY COMPARISON OF HAMLET AND MACBETH DUE!
Watch Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead.
Fill out Movie Guide Comparing Shakespeare Characters to Stoppard’s Characters
Day 41 – Full AP Multiple Choice Test with Timed Essay Portion
READ Jane Eyre OVER BREAK
ENJOY YOU’RE BREAK!!!!
3rd Quarter: Domesticity in Literature—Societies Ideas of Gender Roles and Identity
Day 42- Look at Binders.
Discussion of Jane Eyre topics.
“19th Century Husband’s Letter to his Wife” by Marcus (1765)
Day 43- Teacher Led Socratic Seminar over Jane Eyre
Day 44- TIMED TEST OVER JANE EYRE
Discussion of Victorian Literature-Powerpoint
Discussion of Roles of Woman.
Day 45- Victorian Poetry Unit
Discussion of Key Poets
Review of Poetic Styles and Differences
Discussion of Poetry Project
Group Work on Victorian Poets
Day 46-Group Work on Poetry Project
Day 47- Presentations on Victorian Poetry
Hand-Outs and Test Questions
Day 48- Test over Victorian Notes and Poetry Presentations
New Vocabulary List Review
Kate Chopin’s “The Story of an Hour”
Gender Roles Discussion
Mnemonic DITS on Chopin’s Short Story
Day 49- Quiz on Rhetorical Devices
Background of Ibsen
Chalk Talk of Doll’s House
Begin Reading A Doll’s House Act I
Day 50- Quiz on Vocab List 5
Finish Reading A Doll’s House in class.
Day 51- The Art of Advertisement
Alligator River Exercise
Discussion and Time to create Socratic Seminar Questions
Day 52- Marriage Debate
Socratic Seminar of A Doll’s House
Day 53- Test over A Doll’s House
Open Ended In-class Essay
Day 54-Trifles Reading.
SIFTT Mnemonic Analysis
Discuss considerations for Critical Thinking and Writing
Choose section for Annotation.
Day 55- Quiz on Vocab List 6
Bring in Annotations and Discuss How to Annotate.
Receive Question Outlines and Dialectical Journal Outlines.
Notes on The Handmaid’s Tale and Margaret Atwood.
Begin Reading. Must have Chapters 1-13 read by next class.
Day 56- Discuss characters and character mapping. Question: Reliable Narrator?
Discuss important passages, symbolism and theme Topics.
Day 57- Quiz on Vocab List 7
Key Passage Discussion
Begin Reading 25-35. Finish as homework.
Day 58- Passage Switch Exercise
Discussion of Symbolism.
SOAPStone Mnemonic Device on Play.
Begin Reading 36 to end, excluding historical notes. Finish as homework.
Read Historical Notes in class.
Discuss the symbolism of light, dark, eyes, and branding.
“What’s in a Name” Exercise.
Comparison of Female Characters
Discuss Socratic Seminar Questions. (Possible look at Film Clips if there is time)
Day 60- Quiz on Vocab List 8
Socratic Seminar of The Handmaid’s Tale
Test on The Handmaid’s Tale
Day 61- Open Ended Essay Question Using The Handmaid’s Tale
Discussion of Oscar Wilde and Satirical Response.
Begin Reading The Importance of Being Earnest
Day 62- Quiz on Vocab List 9
Finish Reading The Importance of Being Earnest
MLA Essay Assignment.
Day 63- Discussion of Author’s Style In Subjectivity and Objectifying Gender.
Work in class on MLA Essay
Day 64- Quiz on Vocab List 10
Turn in Essay.
AP Poetry/Prose/Open-Ended Essay Practice
Day 65- AP Multiple Choice Practice Test
Receive Study Guide for Waiting for Godot.
ENJOY AND READ WAITING FOR GODOT OVER SPRING BREAK
4th QUARTER: ABSURDISM AND RECURRING THEMES ACROSS LITERARY PERIODS.
Day 66- Discussion of Key Passages in Waiting for Godot
Discuss Existentialism and Absurd
Film on Samuel Beckett and excerpts from Waiting for Godot.
Work on Packet
Day 67- Turn In Packet.
Test over Waiting for Godot.
Open-Ended Essay Question over
Day 68- Short Story Unit
Reading of Margaret Atwood Short Story.
SIFTT of Margaret Atwood Short Story as a class.
Discussion of Short Story Group Assignment.
Day 69- Short Story Class Work Day
Day 70- Turn in STEM AP Questions for Short Story
Last In-Class Work Day
Day 71- Class Handout Due
Presentation of Authors and Short Story Assignment
Day 72- Test over short stories.
Discussion of Student Needs for AP Test.
Day 73- BOOT CAMP PROJECT
Review Notes on Time Period and
Day 74-MAJOR WORKS MANIA
Day 75- Review Terminology
LITERARY TERM JEAPORDY!
Day 76- AP Open-Ended Question Review.
AP Open-Ended Question Work
Day 77-AP Multiple Choice Practice and Review.
TAKE HOME BINDERS AND ASSESS STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESSES.
Review for Exams
Bad Rep. Character Day.
Congratulations and Go Be Amazing Versions of YOU!