Junior Novel: Huck Finn
Senior Novel: The Great Gatsby
Heart of Darkness
Choice Novel Project
Poetry Unit Two
(AP Test May 9th)
- About the Examination
- The AP English Literature exam is three hours long and consists of two sections. One hour is given for 50–60 multiple-choice questions, followed by two hours for three to four free-response questions. Performance on the multiple-choice section of the examination counts for 45 percent of the total grade; performance on the free-response section, 55 percent.
- The Multiple-Choice Section
- The multiple-choice section of the test consists of 50–60 questions to be answered in 60 minutes. Multiple-choice questions are based on passages. Students are expected to critically read the selected passages and answer the questions based on their analysis.
- Provide an answer for each question as there is no penalty for wrong answers. Record your best guess.
- The Free-Response Section
- The free-response section of the exam consists of two parts: passage-based essays and a standard essay. This section is to be completed in 120 minutes as described below. Each essay is worth an equal portion of the overall score for this section.
- Passage-Based Essay
- Students will be required to answer two Passage-Based Essays on the exam in 80 minutes.
- One essay will be based on a prose passage and the other based on a poetry passage. It is important to reference the work as you completely answer all parts of the prompt.
- Standard Essays
- Students will be required to answer one standard essay question in 40 minutes.
- The standard essay question requires students to answer a prompt using a work or piece of literature as the basis for their answer.
Crime and Punishment (Summer Reading)
8/23 to 9/1
- Crime and Punishment packet (updated 9.1.2017)
- 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
9/5 to 9/22
9/25 to 10/16
- Frankenstein Packet (9/24/17)
- Activity One
- Activity Two
- Additional Materials
10/17 to 11/3
- AP Poetry Handout Fall 2017 (Updated 10/16/2017)
- Includes an overview, specific assignment information, due dates, and requirements, vocabulary, and the reading schedule.
- Additional Poems
- Sample Poem Explication
- Reading Questions
11/6 to 11/22
- Hamlet Packet and Calendar (updated 11/6/2017)
- Full Text (with line numbers!)
- Modern Translation: Hamlet text alongside “modern” language
- How did Shakespeare SOUND? (video)
- Act I “Relationships” Activity (E.C. if filled out) Answers
- Act II “Plotting” Activity (E.C. if filled out) Answers
- Act II “Puns” Activity (this was homework): Puns and Paradoxes in Hamlet
- Act II Analysis Questions (done in class): Answers
- Act IV Study Guide ?s are on Twitter @MrsLamp88
- (full, but only audio) Act III: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c5aa9bwEyUU
- (a film production, somewhat abridged) Act III, scene i: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wuBuCIpr9RY
- AP Hamlet Essay Prompts + One Sample Essay
- Citation: How to Quote/Cite Shakespeare in MLA 8
- Note: Consider using sources beyond our main text in your paper! For example, one might quote from the Bible…
11/27 to 12/20
- A) Calendar
- B) Introductory Readings
- C) Introductory Writing Activity
- D) Study Guide Questions
Woolf Dalloway Packet Fall 2017 (Updated 11/26/17)
Mrs Dalloway Essay Prompts and Additional Readings:
- Dalloway Essay Requirements and Prompts
- Doing the “Modernism” prompt? Read this!
- Doing the “Prufroc” prompt? Here’s the poem.
- 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?)