Wednesday, March 19, 2014

A.P. Lit Nerds: Mach 19, 2014

Focus: How can we read our book club novels like professors?

1. Warming up with a little Foster...

"The [hero's] quest consists of five things:

(a) a quester
(b) a place to go
(c) a stated reason to go there
(d) challenges and trials en route
(e) a real reason to go there" (3)

Let's try it with Sam's favorite movie: Finding Nemo

As you come to the end of your book club books, trying pairing an early scene with an ending scene and see what it reveals about the transformation of characters, symbols, settings, and other motifs.

2. Meeting your book clubs and (possibly) considering the nature of the quest in your novels

3. Wrapping up

1. Assigned book club reading for Friday

2. Poetry response due Monday after spring break (or this week if you'd like to get it done with).

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