Friday, February 20, 2015

A.P. Lit Is Forming Book Clubs: February 20, 2015

Focus: How do AP Lit book clubs work?

1. Warming up: Listening to a page from each of the book club possibilities:

James Joyce's Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
Albert Camus' The Stranger
Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse-Five
Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre
Dostoyevski's Crime and Punishment

2. Taking time to peruse and form book clubs

3. Setting up the reading and syllabus calendar with your book club and establishing the means by which you will share information with me...Google folder? Google site? Blog? Good old-fashioned notebook?

You need a syllabus for each day your book club meets.

Click here for a very straightforward sample syllabus.
Click here for a well-focused opening syllabus.
Click here for an "outside the box" sample syllabus.

Book clubs will meet on the following eight days:
February 23, 25, and 27
March 2, 4, 16, 18, and 20
Note: March 20 will be your final discussion day for book clubs.

1. Your first book club meeting is this Monday; complete your assigned book club reading/syllabus. Purchase your book if need be.

2. Poetry response due this Monday.

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