A bit late on the update this week, but what a week! We began by discussing thinking through a text, and the resulting assignment is something called Thought Plots, with the idea being (obviously) plotting your thinking about specific AP Lit elements of Slaughterhouse Five.
To get after this idea, you did a bit of reflecting on your years in high school and how you've changed and grown. You "tracked" a few indicators such as best friends and favorite bands, and then you reflected on trends you noticed in your chart and what other elements ought to be included to present a more accurate picture of where you've been. Which is, of course, is the same kind of thinking I'm hoping for with SH5.
Because Slaughterhouse is nonlinear, the "data" that emerges will be, arguably, out of order. I'm interested to see what insights you have along the way and how you begin to connect these important textual dots.
Also: Nikki Giovanni. Holy smokes! She was incredible, eh? A whole post and a few pics coming up...
To prep for this trip we talked a bit about literature as rhetoric or argument and whether or not The Novel or Poetry can meet the criteria of "the deliberate use of language to influence how a person thinks, feels, or acts."
After Nikki, you had a work day and a day to take a look at some College Board anchor papers. These days, I was out of the building and a sub was in, but as always -- Hard Work, y'all.
Here are your links:
10.5 -- Thought Plot intro; Thought Plot template
10.6 -- Nikki Giovanni My House; My Poem & Revolutionary Dreams
10.9 -- Birthday Party; Anchor papers
As far as deadlines, Thought Plots 1-4 were due Friday, but because of my absence, DUE Monday along with chapter 6 reading. Coming up, Thought Plots 5-8, Seminar, and Quarter Exams.