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Generally Important Documents
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Syllabus (revised 8-14-13)
Poetic and Dramatic Structure
Hamlet According to Freytag
Please purchase a 3 ring binder for class along with a pack of dividers. You will also need pens, pencils, at least one Sharpie permanent marker, a pack of Post-It notes, notecards, and hi-liters. If you wish to purchase classroom supplies for use by all, we always need tissues, pencils, cardstock, 11 x 17 copy paper, and hand sanitizer.
General Classroom-Related Pages for you to Check Out...
If you have signed up to take AP Lit/Comp during the 2013-14 school year, you may want to take a look at the class WIKI. You can find it by following this link. It's always a "work in progress," but you will want to bookmark it on your computer!
PLEASE DO NOT FORGET THE IMPORTANCE OF PREPARING FOR YOUR VOCABULARY QUIZ EVERY FRIDAY. WHILE I WILL NOT PLAN TO TAKE UP THE EXCERCISES, I DO EXPECT YOU TO SPEND TIME ON THE WORD STUDY DAILY. BE PREPARED! LAST SEMESTER, I OFFERED EXTRA CREDIT FOR THE COMPLETED EXERCISES.
Novels read in AP Literature & Composition:
The Stranger by Albert Camus
Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel
Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
The Swallows of Kabul by Yasmina Khadra
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
Mountains Beyond Mountains by Tracy Kidder
The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien
Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
The Prince of Tides by Pat Conroy
The Woman Warrior by Maxine Hong Kingston
Full-text plays read during the semester:
Oedipus Rex by Sophocles
Hamlet by Shakespeare (or Lear or Othello)
The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams
Much Ado about Nothing by Shakespeare
Check out these "generally" helpful sites for AP GENERALS!
Shmoop a test-prep help site
When studying for the Dante test, you can find the PowerPoint from class here.
This UNC site will provide you with a great deal of information about writing.
Here's a page that will entertain you! It's full of insults from Shakespeare's plays and has some fun facts about the bard as well!
Here's the link to the literary terms flashcard.
This link will take you to a wonderful website on Dante's Inferno!
Try Virtual Salt for your literary terms study.
Here's a link to a page that will help you with your sonnet essay.
Ms. Hogue's Tone List
Quizlet on TONE words (It's fun!!!)
Here's a page to peruse when reading Chopin!
Critical and Literary Terms
Exercise (pdf version) on imagery in Shakespeare's Hamlet.
Comparison/contrast papers found at this link.
A Very Old Man...
Purdue OWL (Online Writing Lab)
AP Poetry Terms
Click here for a handout that will remind you about the rhetorical triangle.
Here's a blog you should read before creating PowerPoint presentations for this class.