AP Literature and Composition

CHECKING IN FOR THE FIRST TIME?  
PLEASE READ NOTE BELOW FIRST! 
STILL AWAITING EMAILS FROM MANY OF YOU.  #worrywart
Wed 4/1:  Guys. 
 
PRACTICE PROMPT:  Did you try this prompt yet? About the Titanic?  It's right here: CLICK

If not, you should!  And when you're finished, click to see how I explain the whole thing! HERE IT IS!

Crime and Punishment: In my dream view of the world, you would have completed reading Book 3, Ch. 1-4 by today. Did you?  If not, could/would you? My notes on the chapters: CLICK HERE  Next chapter set? Book 3, Ch. 5.  My comments on that chapter will be posted a week from today!
3/30, Monday:  WAZZUP AP LIT STUDENTS!!!!
 


I hope that everyone you know or have ever met is perfect healthy and well.  I mean it.  Stay well.  Fat list! Here we go!

 

1.  HOW ARE YOU?  I haven’t heard from more than half of the students in this class!  If you haven’t, please email me right this second. Please and thanks. ccampbell@nkschools.org

 

2.  Check our website all the time.  That’s my primary method of communicating with you as a group right now, so you gotta. 

3. Academic update:  When you left, you had three books:  Lear, C & P, and your semester project book.  Let’s briefly run through each:

Lear.  You need to read Lear.  It’s good for your AP test score and your character.  Please try to read and watch Lear by Monday, April 13.  That’s when our district plans to really start teaching/learning and we’ll begin on that day with our EOP sheet for Lear.  If you need it?  click here!.  For a full list of Lear ideas, please see initial corona note below.

C&P.  Are you hooked yet? That rascal Raskolnikov! We have ended our class schedule for the text.  This was the time when I was going to send you off into the sunset of Spring Break with that tasty tale.  However.  Let’s work a new schedule.  Looks like this…..

4/1 Part 3: Chapters 1-4 (short deadline)

4/8 Part 3: Chapters 5  SPRING BREAK!  Whew.  We’re exhausted.

4/15 Part 4: Chapters 1-4

4/22 Part 4: Chapters 5-7

4/29 Part 5

5/4 Part 6 + Epilogue

4.  The AP Exam

See my note below about the exam.  They just sent me a survey about the construction of the exam, so I’m guessing they’re burning the midnight oil in anticipation of releasing the specific details this Friday, April 3.  We know it will be at home, online, about 45 minutes in length, and will include one free response question.  That’s why we’re going to practice our brains out, right? Right.

Look below for practice prompts already issued.  Write to them.  Or outline them.  Or think about them.  I’ll continue to post practice prompts until we start doing real assignments after spring break.  Even though these practice items are not for credit, thinking them through is GOOD!  Writing an outline or even an essay to the prompts is good!  Do it and send it.  Pic from phone?  Great.  Word doc attached to email?  Yes.  Any way you can!

Ready for a prompt?  Here’s a new one!  Give ‘er a go!  A favorite – CLICK HERE I'll post my thinking on this prompt tomorrow.  If you'd like, send your thought to me. I'd love to see them.

5.  GO PLAY

When your're all caught up with reading - to the end of Act 3 in Lear and to the end of Book II in C&P? 
There's a wild Kahoot game happening right now!  Go play!  Game code:  0910685.  Game ends Sunday night at midnight.

More tomorrow!

 
3/26: Hi AP learners!  I hope you've had a chance to play our Kahoot! game!  If not, the code is below and the game is open until Sunday at 11pm.

ARE YOU READY FOR A NEW PROMPT? Breathe.  Sit comfortably, When you're ready, look at this and then, if you would like? Send me your thoughts/outline/full essay.  You be you, and send me what you can!  Ready?  You sure?  click right here!  I'll post my thoughts and suggestions in a few days. ​NEW CONTENT:  Did you look at this prompt yet?  Here are my ideas and suggestions for this prompt:  Click here!

Did you take a look at the new practice question yet?  If not, click here: PRACTICE PROMPT.  When you get done?  I have some teacher comments and ideas on that prompt.  Wanna see? click right here!
3/26
Game code: 0655044


SAD NEWS.  Remotely, we can't play against each other in real time.  No hot competition from afar.  Kahoot assures me (and millions of other teachers) that they're working on that fix RIGHT NOW.  In the meantime, here's the game.  Play when you can, but the game expires SUNDAY 3/29 @ 11 pm.  

Rules of the road:
   1.  you must sign in with either your actual name (bold souls only) or your student number.  No other names can play.
   2.  the game is divided into thirds.  First, C&P through the end of Book II.  Second, Mrs. Campbell's trivia, designed to help you shift gears between the texts.  Third, Lear through the end of Act 3.  Get your books out!  How fast are you?!?!?!
  3.  TELL EVERYONE IN OUR CLASS ASAP!
   4.  Have fun.  Please stay well.  Miss you all and hope to see you super duper soon.

3/24.

1.  The new AP test will consist of one "free response" question.  There are three types (as you know).  Let's practice all three, okay? Okay.  Here's another EXCERPT.  It's such good news because there's no MOTW worry! What should you do with it?  You should try to think of what you'd say.  Write it? Take notes on our usual thinking:  intro/body/body?  You know what to do.  Want to show me?  Please do!  Screen shot! Email!  yes.  Tomorrow I will post my thoughts!  Wake up!  Try this!  CLICK HERE! 

2.  Tell your frenz to reach out to me and also check our website!

2a.  You? You email me.  AP Lit Theme #1.  PNP.  You know.

2b: The endless task:  Finalizing book choices for the end of semester project.  We still have some duplicates.  Let's end the mystery!  LET ME KNOW!  CLICK HERE!

2c.  We've been asked to reach out to each family by phone.  Talk to ya soon! Can't wait!



For the update on our exam and its revisions, click here: Test Update! 

Friday 3/20
YO YO YO!
  What's up out there!?!?!  I want you to reach out to each other and tell EVERYONE to reach out to me via email.  I've heard from about 1/3 of you - and that's about 2/3 too few.

THAT BEIGE M/C Practice?  

Did you try it?  That sweet, glum boy.  If you jotted down ideas for intro/body/body, then you're a superstar.  I'm attaching my notes on the actual prompt here.  Did we mark the same things?  click here

Did you notice? He's surrounded by nature, but only feels and sees death.  Does his heartbeat remind him he's ALIVE?  No, this grump sees heartbeats differently!  How does she characterize the speaker? Ideas?  To see my ideas and suggestions, click here

Do you need a break from Lear and Raskolnikov?  Have I got a story for you.  Joyce Carol Oates, who wrote the TW practice?  She is a great writer.  Let's get further acquainted with her by reading her MOST OUTSTANDING AND SCARY short story, "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?".  Obvi, not required, but if you like good stories, CLICK RIGHT HERE!
Wednesday 3/18
Hi guys!  I am posting the study guide for Crime and Punishment, Book II Chapters 1-4 here.  I am hoping you'll find a strong light, get out a pencil and the text, and work the chapters over.  If you're struggling, I know you'll access other online sources.  I've read them! So helpful!  But, aside from those guides?  This Mrs. Campbell Guide highlights both the things I want you to know and my favorite bits.  Click here to get started. Still miss you all.  Will someone please ring the yellow bell for old time's sakes?

CHECKING IN FOR THE FIRST TIME?  
PLEASE READ NOTE BELOW FIRST! 
STILL AWAITING EMAILS FROM MANY OF YOU.  #worrywart
3/30, Monday:  WAZZUP AP LIT STUDENTS!!!!
 


I hope that everyone you know or have ever met is perfect healthy and well.  I mean it.  Stay well.  Fat list! Here we go!

 

1.  HOW ARE YOU?  I haven’t heard from more than half of the students in this class!  If you haven’t, please email me right this second. Please and thanks. ccampbell@nkschools.org

 

2.  If you haven’t checked our website, please do so ASAP.  That’s my primary method of communicating with you as a group right now, so you gotta go see.  Where’s that website?  CLICK HERE.

3. Academic update:  When you left, you had three books:  Lear, C & P, and your semester project book.  Let’s briefly run through each:

 

Lear.  You need to read Lear.  It’s good for your AP test score and your character.  Please try to read and watch Lear by Monday, April 13.  That’s when our district plans to really start teaching/learning and we’ll begin on that day with our EOP sheet for Lear.  If you need it?  CLICK HERE.  For a full list of Lear ideas, please see initial corona note below.

C&P.  Are you hooked yet? That rascal Raskolnikov! We have ended our class schedule for the text.  This was the time when I was going to send you off into the sunset of Spring Break with that tasty tale.  However.  Let’s work a new schedule.  Looks like this…..

4/1 Part 3: Chapters 1-4 (short deadline)

4/8 Part 3: Chapters 5-7 SPRING BREAK!  Whew.  We’re exhausted.

4/15 Part 4: Chapters 1-4

4/22 Part 4: Chapters 5-7

4/29 Part 5

5/4 Part 6 + Epilogue

4.  The AP Exam

See my note below about the exam.  They just sent me a survey about the construction of the exam, so I’m guessing they’re burning the midnight oil in anticipation of releasing the specific details this Friday, April 3.  We know it will be at home, online, about 45 minutes in length, and will include one free response question.  That’s why we’re going to practice our brains out, right? Right.

Look below for practice prompts already issued.  Write to them.  Or outline them.  Or think about them.  I’ll continue to post practice prompts until we start doing real assignments after spring break.  Even though these practice items are not for credit, thinking them through is GOOD!  Writing an outline or even an essay to the prompts is good!  Do it and send it.  Pic from phone?  Great.  Word doc attached to email?  Yes.  Any way you can!

Ready for a prompt?  Here’s a new one!  Give ‘er a go!  A favorite – CLICK HERE I'll post my thinking on this prompt tomorrow.  If you'd like, send your thought to me. I'd love to see them.

More tomorrow!

 
 
 
3/26: Hi AP learners!  I hope you've had a chance to play our Kahoot! game!  If not, the code is below and the game is open until Sunday at 11pm.

ARE YOU READY FOR A NEW PROMPT? Breathe.  Sit comfortably, When you're ready, look at this and then, if you would like? Send me your thoughts/outline/full essay.  You be you, and send me what you can!  Ready?  You sure?  click right here!  I'll post my thoughts and suggestions in a few days. ​NEW CONTENT:  Did you look at this prompt yet?  Here are my ideas and suggestions for this prompt:  Click here!

Did you take a look at the new practice question yet?  If not, click here: PRACTICE PROMPT.  When you get done?  I have some teacher comments and ideas on that prompt.  Wanna see? click right here!
3/26
Game code: 0655044


SAD NEWS.  Remotely, we can't play against each other in real time.  No hot competition from afar.  Kahoot assures me (and millions of other teachers) that they're working on that fix RIGHT NOW.  In the meantime, here's the game.  Play when you can, but the game expires SUNDAY 3/29 @ 11 pm.  

Rules of the road:
   1.  you must sign in with either your actual name (bold souls only) or your student number.  No other names can play.
   2.  the game is divided into thirds.  First, C&P through the end of Book II.  Second, Mrs. Campbell's trivia, designed to help you shift gears between the texts.  Third, Lear through the end of Act 3.  Get your books out!  How fast are you?!?!?!
  3.  TELL EVERYONE IN OUR CLASS ASAP!
   4.  Have fun.  Please stay well.  Miss you all and hope to see you super duper soon.

3/24.

1.  The new AP test will consist of one "free response" question.  There are three types (as you know).  Let's practice all three, okay? Okay.  Here's another EXCERPT.  It's such good news because there's no MOTW worry! What should you do with it?  You should try to think of what you'd say.  Write it? Take notes on our usual thinking:  intro/body/body?  You know what to do.  Want to show me?  Please do!  Screen shot! Email!  yes.  Tomorrow I will post my thoughts!  Wake up!  Try this!  CLICK HERE! 

2.  Tell your frenz to reach out to me and also check our website!

2a.  You? You email me.  AP Lit Theme #1.  PNP.  You know.

2b: The endless task:  Finalizing book choices for the end of semester project.  We still have some duplicates.  Let's end the mystery!  LET ME KNOW!  CLICK HERE!

2c.  We've been asked to reach out to each family by phone.  Talk to ya soon! Can't wait!



For the update on our exam and its revisions, click here: Test Update! 

Friday 3/20
YO YO YO!
  What's up out there!?!?!  I want you to reach out to each other and tell EVERYONE to reach out to me via email.  I've heard from about 1/3 of you - and that's about 2/3 too few.

THAT BEIGE M/C Practice?  

Did you try it?  That sweet, glum boy.  If you jotted down ideas for intro/body/body, then you're a superstar.  I'm attaching my notes on the actual prompt here.  Did we mark the same things?  click here

Did you notice? He's surrounded by nature, but only feels and sees death.  Does his heartbeat remind him he's ALIVE?  No, this grump sees heartbeats differently!  How does she characterize the speaker? Ideas?  To see my ideas and suggestions, click here

Do you need a break from Lear and Raskolnikov?  Have I got a story for you.  Joyce Carol Oates, who wrote the TW practice?  She is a great writer.  Let's get further acquainted with her by reading her MOST OUTSTANDING AND SCARY short story, "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?".  Obvi, not required, but if you like good stories, CLICK RIGHT HERE!
Wednesday 3/18
Hi guys!  I am posting the study guide for Crime and Punishment, Book II Chapters 1-4 here.  I am hoping you'll find a strong light, get out a pencil and the text, and work the chapters over.  If you're struggling, I know you'll access other online sources.  I've read them! So helpful!  But, aside from those guides?  This Mrs. Campbell Guide highlights both the things I want you to know and my favorite bits.  Click here to get started. Still miss you all.  Will someone please ring the yellow bell for old time's sakes?




NOTE TO BELOVED AP LITERATURE STUDENTS

Guys! Guys! Guys!

It’s just terrible.  I feel terrible about not being with you all right now! We could be reading poems, enjoying some crazy Lear, and working in some excellent theatrical props.  Remember MAAAAP day?  It was about to go down!  I hope you're all perfectly healthy.  Please do all that is advised so we can go back to room 404 ASAP.

If it seems like I’ve been slow to check in, it’s only because my poor bosses have been trying to tell us what to do while the expectations have been changing like King Lear’s emotions.  #volatile

That said, here’s what I’d like to do. Everything below this line is voluntary.  Equity is crucial and nothing is required.  If you can? You should.  If you can’t? It’s ok.  I mean it.  Stay well.

___________________________________________________________________

Thing 1:  Read Lear.  The only way I really know to teach it is to DO it in class.  Since we can’t do that, I hope you’ll continue to plow through the text on your own.  I’d encourage you to gather some pals, but obviously NOT NOW.  Maybe you could read together via Facetime?  There’s nothing like your own voice on the man’s words to help you understand their meaning and emotion.  But, if not, let’s let the pros do it for us.

Pop the corn, get a big glass of iced water, and open your book.  Then, let’s go to YouTube for support.

You follow along and listen to them read.  The audio is SUPER helpful for understanding.

Click here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1JylxvHvdtA

Like to see it and read along?  There are very few full-length King Lear videos online produced by renowned sources.  They, oddly, prefer to sell that stuff.  Look on YouTube for a variety of community productions and classroom projects.  They’re informative and often provide bonus giggles.

National Theater (excerpts): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L_womZ_BE0Q&list=PLJgBmjHpqgs6EhaYJXFYXe5xyqCxCpeAh

Interested in the theatrical aspects (where my thespians at???): 
Click here:
https://www.rsc.org.uk/king-lear/past-productions

Thing 2:  KEEP READING Crime and Punishment!

Your next due date was to have been Wednesday, March 18 (tomorrow!) and the portion to be covered was Book II Chapters 1-4.  Are you up to speed with that?  If not, that’s ok.  Self-care.  But, on both remaining Wednesday due dates, I’ll be posting a few things to help you understand the most important things.  When we run out of the reading schedule, I’ll offer more suggestions. Don’t you worry.

 **TIPS FOR READING THE BEGINNING PORTIONS OF FAT RUSSIAN NOVELS**:

1. It’s just the beginning.  Remember that we’re still getting everything figured out. Be strong.

2. Look for obvious symbols – they’re everywhere.

3. Keep the title in your mind.  What’s the crime? What’s the punishment?

4.  Enjoy the sub-stories like Marmeladov.  There are too many to fight it and they’re often more fun than that Scrooge, Raskolnikov.

Thing 3: AP Test Prep

The CollegeBoard has sent out soothing emails about the actual test dates so I’m worrying a little less about that.  Join me!  While they’re deciding all of that official info, I want to continue to keep your skills up and keep them improving, so let’s work on that too.  Several test prep items were sent home in the last scurry out the door.  Please stack your papers and be sure you have the following:

1. A beige paper – 2003 AP Free Response Form B

2. MC Practice #2 – starts “There is a canal two rods wide…”

3.  Practice entitled “Ambush”

4.  Practice entitled “Remembrance” (my copy is so faint!  Strong light, people!)

The first one to work on? #1 on the list above – the beige one. 

 Here’s what I’d love for you to try:

Topic sentence outline:

  • Intro
  • Body
  • Body

 What would you write about?  How would you populate those paragraphs?  It’s almost exactly the same as every single essay we’ve written this year save one big difference.  NO MOTW (joy!).  You do not have to submit, of course, but I’ll post my thoughts for this prompt on Friday!

Thing 4: Semester Project Book

Should you be messing with that book right now?  Yes.

Do I know what books you’ve all chosen?  No.

Am I sure what the project will look like for all of us in the end? No.

Have I canceled our field trip bus?  NO NO NO!!!

Somehow, I’m not sure I know the outcome of all of the duplicate book choices.  Were you one? Did you rock/paper/scissors? Leg wrestle?  Lemme know? 

Until we really know what’s up with our school schedule, let’s just keep on reading.

Things to do right away?

1.  Please send me an email. How are you? Are you healthy? Let me know you’re seeing this.

2.  Read Lear.  I’ll post some final thoughts and info on that later!

3.  Read C&P.  I’ll be posting on that sweet book on the reading schedule due dates, 3/18 and 3/25

4.  Read your outside book.  If you don’t know FOR SURE that I know your title FOR SURE, please tell me!

5.  Give that beige paper a try by Friday.  I’ll post my thoughts then!

TTYL.  Can't wait.