Friday, October 26, 2012

This Seat's Taken: AP Lit, October 30, 2012

Focus: Testing out your poem with a metacognitive writing

Please meet in the library computer lab today.

1. Announcements

2. Please carefully read the two sample metacognitive poetry writings linked below to remind yourself of the purpose, tone and structure of a metacognitive writing:

Sample metacognitive #1
Sample metacognitive #2

Remember that while you may (and should!) wander around in your analysis and tirelessly question the poem, you should also try to work towards a deeper understanding by the time you finish your writing.  In other words, you should wind up in a different place from where you began.  Make sure that you are constantly, constantly referencing specific words and phrases from the poem.

3. Type a metacognitive writing of your poem directly underneath the poem itself (which you should have copied and pasted into a Google Doc).  Make sure you have an MLA heading at the top of your document. This should take you at least the entire period, and if you need more time, feel free to finish this tonight.  If, during this process, you realize that you need to switch poems, please do so tonight and perform a metacognitive writing on your new poem.

Note: You will be receiving a Tuesday writing grade for this metacognitive writing.

4. Print your writing and turn it in to Mrs. Makovsky.

HW: Finish your metacognitive writing if you did not do so in class today.  By Thursday please read Act 5, write down 10 one-liners in your composition notebook, and type a close reading of a single speech from Act 5 (read it as you read a poem). 

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