When I was a new teacher, I used to teach from a textbook called The Language of Literature. I never really thought much about it, because to be honest, I was ultra-focused on other, really important things like: The Weekend, my new issue of Vogue magazine, drinking coffee and reading poems, drinking coffee and writing poems, snuggling my 30 pound cat named Tubbs, binge watching (before that was a thing) episodes of LOST, and other such matters.
The Language of Literature is vital. And I'm not talking about the textbook this time. As discussed in class, we need a high-level, domain specific vocabulary to talk about and analyze literature. Much like you've mastered the vocabulary of music or basketball or lacrosse or horseback riding, you will feel and be successful and ready to "play" once you've internalized this language.
I'd like to clarify a few things with the vocab assignment (<-- which has been altered to reflect the following):
First -- you're not making a presentation.
Second -- you are making something that people can look at and learn from.
I want you to imagine the best, most informative and entertaining classroom poster you've ever seen. Now, imagine you saw that on the Web (like the Buzzed thing shared in class).
That's what I want you to do. I want you to make a "thing" -- a GIF, meme, graphic, video, text that EXPLAINS, and ultimately, TEACHES the term you own this week. Take some time to research and explore your it. Then, create your "thing." Remember: you are responsible for your classmates' understanding! (no pressure, no pressure...heh heh heh)
After that, post your work to the AP LIT VOCAB page on our class's Wiki. We will build a virtual vocab bank and study site. Cool?
Please ask if and when you are confused or have questions. Remember: I'm here to help, guys!