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Melanie Thomas, AP English Literature and Composition

AP Lit Students: Please Check Grades on Skyward
As we near the end of the first semester, it is important to check for missing assignments.  Please review Skyward and see me ASAP if you have a missing grade.
Welcome to AP English Literature and Composition
Looking ahead to 3rd term?  We are reading Mrs. Dalloway and The Sun Also RisesMrs. Dalloway must be completed by the start of Q3; TSAR must be completed by February 1.  Please secure these texts and begin reading as soon as possible.
Looking ahead to 4th term?  It's Students' Choice term!  See me for details.
Second Quarter Schedule (subject to change)
Week 8
12/6: "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge" http://www.gutenberg.org/files/375/375-h/375-h.htm
Short Story Assignment: narrative structure
Week 9:
12/9: Short Story Assignment
12/10: Short Story: read aloud!
12/11-12: Thesis Work Day
12/13: Wrap up.  All Writing Lab and FOSA meetings must be completed by today at 3 p.m.
Week 10: Exam Week
12/17: Thesis Midterm-- Chapters 1 and 3 due via Turnitin.com by 11:59 p.m.
Remember Iambic Pentameter?  No? 
Check Out This Helpful Guide to Identifying Meter in Poetic Verse!
AP Literary Terms Test Key (see below)
During second term we will be exploring the drama as a literary medium.  We will be reading three plays: Macbeth, by William Shakespeare; A Doll's House, by Henrik Ibsen; and The Importance of Being Earnest, by Oscar Wilde.  I will provide students with hard copies of each of these plays.
During third term we will be analyzing Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf, and The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway. 
You are welcome to check out these books from the library or use e-copies of the books.  You also can purchase these books used from Amazon for less than $5!  Please see me if you need assistance with the purchase.