• AP English IV
    Summer Reading:  Cry the Beloved Country 
     

    The goal of AP English IV is for each student to increase and refine individual communication skills and to prepare for the AP English Literature and Composition exam. Students are expected to plan, draft, and complete written compositions on a regular basis.  Students edit these compositions for clarity, engaging language, and the correct use of the conventions and mechanics of written English, resulting in the production of final, error-free papers.  Students practice all forms of writing, including logical arguments, expressions of opinion, and personal forms of writing like responses to literature, reflective essays, and autobiographical narratives. Students learn and use SAT vocabulary words, read extensively in multiple genres from world literature such as selected short stories, dramas, novels, and poetry originally written in English or translated into English. Texts of literature include Hamlet, Beowulf, The Things They Carried, The Memory Keeper’s Daughter, Poisonwood Bible, Beloved, The Bluest Eye, Song of Solomon and A Play.  Students not only learn literary forms and terms associated with selections being read, but they interpret the possible influences of the historical context on literary works.  


    Helpful Links:
    AP Novels List  
    Google Classroom Code:  7tiax51  
     
    Key:
    Poetry
    Vocabulary
    Quizzes
    Tests/Major Grades 

     
  • 4th 9-Weeks

    May 9th-AP Test

    1st 3-weeks

     

    Monday

    Tuesday

    Wednesday

    Thursday

    Friday

    Week of 3/26-3/30

    Quiz (1965)

     

    Intellectually disabled Blendspace

     

    Poem:  City

     The Memory Keeper’s Article

     

    Project discussion

     

    No School

     

    Week of 4/2-4/6

    Poem:  Ode on Indolence (Romantics)

     

    Quiz (1970)

     

    Rubric

     

    Review-Character Chart

     

     

    Poem: A Fable

    (Augustan)

     

    Essay

     

     

     

     

    Poem:  Justice  Victorian

     

    SAT List 6 Test

     

    Work on Book Reviews

    Week of 4/9-4/13

     

    Poem:  Dedication for a Plot of Ground

     

    Quiz (1977)

     

    Book Reviews

     

    Quiz (1982) 

    SAT List 7 Test

    Book Reviews Due to the Google Classroom

     

    2nd Three-Weeks

     

    Monday

    Tuesday

    Wednesday

    Thursday

    Friday

    Week of 4/16-4/20

    Bad Weather Make-up Day

    B

    Poem:  Choosing a Profession

    (Romantic)

    Quiz (1988)

     

    B

    Poem:  Sonnet Reversed

    SAT List 8 Test

     

    Quiz (1989)

     

    Week of 4/23-4/27

    B

    Essay/Test Due to the Google Classroom

     

     

     

    B

    SAT List 9 Test

    Inside/Outside Questions

     

    B

    2 Timed Writes

    Week of 4/30-5/4

     

    B

    Breakdown TW

    Multiple Choice

     

    B

    2 Timed Writes

     

    3rd 3-weeks

     

     

    Monday

    Tuesday

    Wednesday

    Thursday

    Friday

    Week of 5/7-5/11

    B

    AP Review

    Discussion

     

    B

    AP Exam

     

    B

    SAT List 10 Test

    Week of 5/14-5/18

     

    Student Choice Literature

     

    B

    Student Choice Literature

     

    Week of 5/21-5/25

    B

    Student Choice Literature

     

    B

    Student Choice Literature

     

    B

    Student Choice Literature

    Week of 5/28-6/1

    Memorial Day

         

    Graduation

  • Beloved Reading Assignments:

    Quiz 1-January 19th-pages 1-86 (1/2 of book 1)

    Quiz 2-January 26th-pages 87-195 (second 1/2 of book 1)

    Quiz 3-February 1st- pages 200-277 (book 2)

    Quiz 4-February 9th- pages 282-324 (book 3)


    Test February 23rd

    Third Nine-weeks

     

    Monday

    Tuesday

    Wednesday

    Thursday

    Friday

    January 8th-12th

    Metaphysical Poetry

     

    B. 

    John Donne "The Sun Rising" or "Love's Alchemy"

    Timed Write

    Handout Beloved

    Background Information

    Watch video for Homework

     

    B. 

    George Herbert "Love" and Andrew Marvell "To His Coy Mistress"

    AP Multiple Choice

    Discuss historical references from video-Socratic

    Watch Videos for homework

     

    January 15th-19th

     

    HOLIDAY

    B. 

     

    Discuss historical references

     

     

    B. 

     

    Beloved Quiz 1

    Timed Write Deconstruct

     

    ASVAB testing

    January 22nd-26th

    Augustans

    B. 

    John Dryden

     

    Timed Write

     

    B.

    John Dryden

    Poems-Vocabulary

    Themes and Motifs

    Counselors Visit

     

    B.

    Alexander Pope

    Beloved Quiz 2

    Timelines and Characters

     

     

     

    Monday

    Tuesday

    Wednesday

    Thursday

    Friday

    January 29th-February 2nd

    Romantic Poetry

     

    B.

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

    SAT list 3 Test

    Timed Write Deconstruct

    Medea-video?

     

    B.

    Walt Whitman

    Beloved Quiz 3

    Timed Write

     

    February 5th-9th

    The Symbolists

    B. 

    Paul Verlaine

    Finish Timelines

     

     

    B.

    Yeats 

    2 Timed Writes

     

    B.

    T.S. Eliot

    Beloved  Quiz 4

    Quotes that impacted you

    John Greene Video

     

    February 12th-16th  

    Modernism

     

    B.

    William Carlos Williams

    AP Multiple Choice

    Introduce Beloved Essay Topic

     

     

    B.

    e. e. cummings

    Inside/Outside Circle Discussion

    SAT List 4 Test

     

     

     

    Monday

    Tuesday

    Wednesday

    Thursday

    Friday

    February 19th-23rd  

    The Harlem Renaissance

    HOLIDAY

    HOLIDAY

    B.

    Langston Hughes

    2 Timed Writes

     

    B. 

    Paul Laurence Dunbar

    SAT list 5 test

    Pick The Memory Keeper’s Daughter or The Poisonwood Bible

     

    February 26th- March 2nd

    The Beats

     

    B. 

    Gary Snyder

    Beloved Test

     

     

    B. 

    Allen Ginsberg

    AP Multiple Choice

    History of the 1950’s

     

    March 5th-9th

    Confessional Poets

    B. 

    Robert Lowell

    Review Timed Writes

    Read and discuss quotes and notes

     

    B.

    Anne Sexton

    Quiz 1

    Reading groups

     

    B. 

    Robert Lowell

    2 Timed Writes

     

    March 19th-23rd

    New York School of Poets  

     

    B.

     Frank O’Hara

    Poetry Due

    Read and discuss quotes and notes

     

    B. 

    John Ashberry

    Quiz 2

    Reading groups

     

     

  • 2nd 9-weeks

     

    Book Talks:  www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10C0945AAAC2BA2FB6-2nd9weeks3 

    1st 3-weeks

     

    Monday

    Tuesday

    Wednesday

    Thursday

    Friday

    Week of

    October 16th-20th

    1.     Sad Poem

    2.   Prospectus Due

    3.    Read Beowulf 1-702

    4.    Research

     

    1.     Dead Bird

    2.    Quiz #1 (1-702)

    3.    Read Beowulf Lines 702-1299)

    4.    Beowulf Discussion

    5.    Book Review

    6.    Research

     

    1.   Poetry re-work

    2.    Quiz #2 (702-1299)

    3.   Review Beowulf

    4.  Look at Prospectus  

    5.  Read Beowulf 2200-3182

    Week of

    October 23rd-27th

     

    1.    My Autumn Leaves

    2.    Quiz #3 (2200-3182)

    3.    Discuss Beowulf and our table

     

    1.     Air and Angels

    2.    Work on Hero’s Journey in Class

    3.  SAT list 2 Test

    4.  Prospectus Review and Discussion

     

    Week of

    October 30th-November 3rd

    1.     Poetry Rework

    2.   Work on Research Paper

    3.  Work on Hero's Journey

     

    1.  Loves Good Morrow    

    2.   Beowulf Test

    3.  Handout The Things They Carried

    4.  Read Chapter 1

     

    1.    Disdain Returned

    2.    Hero’s Journey Due

    3.    Notes on Vietnam

    4.  Read Chapters 2-4

    5.  Quiz Chapter 1

     

    Second 3-weeks

     

     

    Monday

    Tuesday

    Wednesday

    Thursday

    Friday

    November 6th-10th

     

     1.  Poetry rework

    2.  Research Paper Due to Google Classroom

    3.  Quiz over Chapters 2-4

    4.  Read Chapters 5-7

     Kuczek out for curriculum

     1.     Sonnet 15

    2.  Quiz Chapters 5-7

    3.  AP Test Prep

    4.  Read Chapters 8-10

     

    November 13th- 17th

     1.  Another Grace for a Child

    2.  Quiz Chapters 8-10

    3.  Vietnam Documentary

    4.  Read Chapters 11-13

     

     1.  Poetry rework

    2.  Quiz Chapters 11-13

    3.  Vietnam Documentary

    4.  Read Chapters 14-16

     

    1.  Read Chapters 17-19

    2.  Timed Write

    November 27th-December 1st 

     

     1.  We've Gotta

    2.   Quiz Chapters 14-16-home 

    3.  Quiz Chapters 17-19

    3.  Read Chapters 20-22

    4.  Vietnam Documentary

    5.  Discuss Project

    6.  Inside/Outside discuss

     

    1.   Fortunate Son

    2.  Quiz Chapters 20-22

    3.  Review Notes

    4.  Write Inside/Outside Questions (due on Google Classroom)

     

    Third Nine-weeks

     

     

    Monday

    Tuesday

    Wednesday

    Thursday

    Friday

    December 4th-8th

     1.  Poetry Explication

    2.  Work on Project

     

     1.  Poetry Explication

    2.  Test on The Things They Carried

     

     1.  Poetry Review

    2.  Work On Project

    December 11th-15th

     

     1.  Poetry Explication

    2.  Project Due

     

     1.  Final Poetry Explication

    2.  Review

     

    December 18-22

    Finals

    Finals

    Finals

    Early Release

    Finals

    NO SCHOOL


  •  
    1st 9-weeks
     
    1st 3-weeks
     Monday  Tuesday Wednesday  Thursday  Friday
     No School  No School No School  
    8/17
     8/18
     
    8/21
     
     

    8/22
     
    8/23
     
    8/24
     
    8/25
    • Swan and Shadow
    • Inside/Outside Circle Discussion
    •  Hamlet Socratic Questions
    • AP Poetry Terms Review
     
    8/28
    • Swan and Shadow
    • Inside/Outside Circle Discussion
    •  Hamlet Socratic Questions
    • AP Poetry Terms Review
    8/29
    • Next, Please
    • AP Poetry Terms Test
    • AP Literary Terms
    • Successful Framework Essay Guide (Must use on all writing)
    • Timed Write #2
    • Hamlet Act I sc i and ii 
     8/30
    • Next, Please
    • AP Poetry Terms Test
    • AP Literary Terms
    • Successful Framework Essay Guide (Must use on all writing)
    • Timed Write #2
    • Hamlet Act I sc i and ii 
     8/31
    • I Go Back to May 1937
    • Essay Due next Class
    • Quiz Act I Sc i and i
    • Discussion
    • AP Lit Terms Test Next Class
    • Discuss Timed Write
    • Read Act I Scenes iii-v
     9/1
    • I Go Back to May 1937
    • Essay Due next Class
    • Quiz Act I Sc i and i
    • Discussion
    • AP Lit Terms Test Next Class
    • Discuss Timed Write
    • Read Act I Scenes iii-v
     
    2nd 3-weeks
     
     Monday  Tuesday  Wednesday  Thursday  Friday
    Labor Day  
     
     9/5
    • Variation of the Word Sleep
    • Quiz Act I Scenes iii-v 
    • Read Act II
    • AP Lit. Terms Test
    • Hamlet Discussion
    • Vocab 1-1 Compound Sentences
    • Pass out Parental Polonius Note
    • Essay Due
     
     9/6
    • Variation of the Word Sleep
    • Quiz Act I Scenes iii-v 
    • Read Act II
    • AP Lit. Terms Test
    • Hamlet Discussion
    • Vocab 1-1 Compound Sentences
    • Pass out Parental Polonius Note
    • Essay Due
     
     9/7
     
     9/8
     
     9/11
     
     9/12
     
     9/13
     
     9/14
     
     9/15
     
     9/18
     
     9/19
     
     9/20
     
     9/21
     
     9/22
     
     
     
    3rd 3-weeks
     Monday     Tuesday  Wednesday Thursday   Friday
     9/25
    • “Scenic View” By:  Donald Hall
    • Finish Any Hamlet Notes
    • Hamlet test next class
    • Multiple Choice 1B “Picture “ by: Crowley
    • Research Paper Rubrics
    • Hamlet Act review Due
     
     9/26
    • “Scenic View” By:  Donald Hall
    • Finish Any Hamlet Notes
    • Hamlet test next class
    • Multiple Choice 1B “Picture “ by: Crowley
    • Research Paper Rubrics
    • Hamlet Act review Due
     
     9/27
    • “The Holy Longing” By: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
    • Hamlet Exam
    • Works Cited Page-MLA Format
    • Discuss Notes Sheet
    • In Paper- All woven quotes/no blocks-parenthetical documentation
    • “To be or not to Be” Soliloquy due next class!
    • Must have This and 2 article by next class-Daily grade
     
     9/28
    • “The Holy Longing” By: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
    • Hamlet Exam
    • Works Cited Page-MLA Format
    • Discuss Notes Sheet
    • In Paper- All woven quotes/no blocks-parenthetical documentation
    • “To be or not to Be” Soliloquy due next class!
    • Must have This and 2 article by next class-Daily grade
     
     9/29
    • Watch Hamlet
    • Recite “To Be or Not to Be”
    • Turn in thesis/2 articles
     
     10/2
    • Watch Hamlet
    • Recite “To Be or Not to Be”
    • Turn in thesis/2 articles
     
     10/3
    Research
    Beowulf 
    Poetry Journals Due 
     10/4
    Research
    Beowulf 
    Poetry Journals Due 
     10/5
    Research
    Beowulf 
     10/6
    Professional Learning
     10/9
    Holiday 
     10/10
    Research
    Beowulf
     
    10/11
    Research
    Beowulf
     
    Booktalks Due 
     10/12
    Research
    Beowulf
     
    10/13
    Research
    Beowulf