Crime and Punishment (Summer Reading)
8/23 to 9/1
- Crime-and-punishment-packet-2017-2018 (updated 6.7.17)
- Incoming Juniors: You must ALSO read AT LEAST TWO of the following:
- The Awakening (Chopin)
- The Catcher in the Rye (Salinger)
- The Scarlet Letter (Hawthorne)
- Huck Finn (Twain)
- The Crucible (Miller)
- Crime and Punishment Full Text and Audio
Tips for tackling the summer reading…
- Start early!
- Have a reading buddy (either in real life, or on the internet – Goodreads is a good place to talk about books with others online).
- Set a time every night to read, and read for at least 20 minutes.
- Find something to enjoy about each book.
- TAKE NOTES!
- Use the internet to figure out who all the characters are before you even begin to read.
- Read the “boring” ones first; then, when you are running out of steam at the end, at least you will be reading a book you are motivated to read.
- Use an audio book! Try libravox or CC prose.
If you want to do well on the exam…
- Seriously – Spark Notes (or any other resource) is no substitute for reading.
- READ the novel. A movie, study video, or study site will not prepare you for the exam.
- Look up anything that doesn’t make sense.
- Study along the way – don’t cram!
- Take notes as you read, and then review once a week. Let it sink in over the whole summer! Try checking out our Unit Packet (posted above)
- Don’t slack off or get behind schedule! You don’t want to have to try to read everything in two weeks!
9/5 to 10/13
10/16 to 11/3
- Bond Street in the early 1930s (video 2.5 minutes)
- WWI historical background (video 4.5 minutes)
- The Modernism Lab at Yale (Virginia Woolf resources)
- British history timeline (quick facts; slide to the WWI era)
- The only recording of Virginia Woolf’s voice (“On Craftsmanship” 7.5 minutes)
- “Shell Shock” (wiki explains views and theories of the time)
- Twelve-Tone/Atonal Music (video piano example)
- Cubism (link 1 to MOMA collection) and Abstract Art (link 2 to Moma collection)
- Virginia Woolf’s suicide note (text, audio, and photo)
- “The Wasteland” (poem, influenced Mrs Dalloway)
- Excerpts from Ulysses (novel, influenced Mrs Dalloway; article: why read Ulysses?)
11/6 to 11/22
- AP Poetry Handout Updated December 2016
11/27 to 12/20
- Hamlet Calendar November 2016
- Hamlet Packet Updated November 2016
- Full Text (with line numbers!)
- Citation: How to Quote/Cite Shakespeare in MLA 8
- Comprehension Help: Puns and Paradoxes in Hamlet
- Modern Translation: Hamlet text alongside “modern” language
- How did Shakespeare SOUND? (video)
1/3 to 2/2
- Poetry Connection for Huck Finn
- Strange Fruit (Billie Holiday)
- Lynching in America (VERY GRAPHIC)
- Open Yale Course: Historical Background on the Civil War/Reconstruction Era
- Huck, Jim, & American Racial Discourse with Notes (David L. Smith)
- The Struggle for Tolerance: Race and Censorship (Peaches Henry)
- Say it Aint So; Huck Finn should NOT be taught in schools (Jane Smiley)
Heart of Darkness
2/7 to 3/9
- Intro Packet for Heart of Darkness
- Hunt Hawkins Essay on Heart of Darkness
- Essay Prompts for Heart of Darkness
- Additional Resource: Teacher Website
3/12 to 3/29
4/2 to 4/25
- Ben Pimlott Introduction
- Erich Fromm Afterward
- Updated 1984 Calendar and Group Evaluation Updated April 2017
- 1984 Part Two Group Assignment
- 1984 Part Three Group Assignment
“Novel of Choice” Project
4/26 to 5/23
+ a smattering of test review…
- Various Multiple Choice Exercises
- Practice with the Timed Essay
- Check E-mail for overview of the test/strategies