Friday, January 24, 2014

We're AP Lit Nerds and Loving It: January 24, 2014

Winter Assembly: Shortened Class

Focus: Who/what is Beloved?

1. Warming up: How is Beloved marked?

What does our friend, Thomas Foster (from How To Read Literature...) have to say about marks?

"...character markings stand as indicators of the damage life inflicts...[characters] bear signs illustrating the way life marks all who pass through it." (195)

Find a couple of good passages illustrated how Beloved is marked.  What might these marks signify? 

2. Discussing Chapters 5 through 8 of Beloved, two medium-sized groups

3. Wrapping up

1. Read your critical review book.

2. Read through Chapter 16 for Thursday (this is a large chunk of reading designed to be spread out over the next several days; please don't save it for Wednesday night). As you read, keep a Google doc where you simply type favorite/intriguing/seemingly important words and phrases from these chapters. You'll want at least ten, but the more, the better. 

3. Next poetry response due on Monday.

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