AP Literature & COmposition
Read and complete a Dialectical Journal for Great Expectations by Charles Dickens.
- You may check out a copy of the book from the Northgate library or purchase a copy for yourself (although this is not necessary). For complete instructions on how to create and complete a Dialectical Journal see the link below.
Read and annotate the book How to Read Literature Like a Professor by Thomas C. Foster.
- Please click here for a PDF download of the book. You may also check it out from the public library or purchase a copy (again, not necessary).
- As mentioned before, you will be REQUIRED to annotate the text, marking significant passages and writing abundant marginal notes. You will need to bring the PDF or book to class the first day of school so your annotations can be checked. If you are unsure how to mark a book, I have attached an outline that describes this process in detail. Annotations are a portion of the overall grade.
Create a Literary Terms Dictionary
- Please download the document below. You will first define all the words on the list, next you will complete the second (Example from Text), third (Explanation), and fourth (Page #) boxes for the first 20 words using the books Great Expectations and/or How to Read Literature Like a Professor.
- You may choose to use the chart provided for your terms or create your own--this does not have to be typed!
- You may use either or both books to complete the chart, but you only need one example for each term.
- Here is a link to a very good Literary Terms dictionary.
Choose one of the following poets, and read five poems that your poet wrote:
- Langston Hughes
- Robert Frost
- Edgar Allan Poe
- Walt Whitman
- Maya Angelou
- The essay should be no more than TWO PAGES in length.
- Every paragraph must be at least 7 sentences long.
- You must use quotes from two of the poems and from How to Read Literature Like a Professor to prove the relationship between them--Five quotes total!
- The paper must be written in MLA format.
Complete the following paper for Great Expectations and How to Read Literature Like a Professor.
- One for each of the books.