Directions for your assignment on the short story can be found here: Hunters in the Snow, or after the page break. You can write out your answers in a notebook or on a piece of paper, or type them into the assignment document or one like it. This should be included in your learning portfolio that we will review at the end of the quarter.
We are using Katherine Anne Porter’s “The Jilting of Granny Weatherall” (text can also be found after the page break) to look at the effects of character and narrative style. Here are the Figurative Language and Characterization 2020 notes. Read through them and/or go through the videos after the page break, then read and annotate the short story. You can do this on your own, but I highly recommend you watch the guided annotation video after the page break.
You can print and annotate the story, annotate it in a word processing program such as Google Docs or Microsoft Word, or you can just take notes in a notebook or separate document. Continue reading →
AP English 12 focuses largely on the interpretation of literature. In addition to analyzing poetry and prose on the multiple choice section, you’ll also have to write three essays, one of which is analyzing a poem, another of which is analyzing prose.
For our upcoming bildungsromanunit, you’ll have the choice between three texts.
I do have some copies I can lend out — and if you need one please don’t be afraid to ask — but you should try to get your own copy so you can write in it. Used is fine, so feel free to hit up McKay’s or thriftbooks.com .
The final project we are working towards will be a digital presentation of one of the characters in your novel complete with quotes from the novel and your own analysis. Keep this in mind as you read so that you can select a character you’d like to present and pick out quotes that best portray that character.