We learned about the different tones that authors will use when talking about literature. This felt like a review of what we learned in British Literature.
Then we started Kite Runner. It was a great book, that kept me hooked while I was reading it. By breaking up the story the way Hosseini did, he was able to keep talking about his themes while appearing fresh. He showed the parallels and the differences between two very different cultures. Our discussions were a bit slow and awkward, but it was nice to hear the thoughts of other people who had just read what I had read. Not going to write much else here, we spent a lot of class time reading. We studied this book quite well, and came up with a good theme statement. The most important theme, in my opinion, was that guilt leads to redemption.
We did peer reviews of poetry blogs this time around, and that was super helpful. I needed to be more concise and accurate with my words and thesis. We also did some practice multiple choice on the Kite Runner, which went smoothly. I need to do more practice AP Lit multiple choice. I did not do well on the 52 that we were given in class. Reviewing my answers made me realize that there are usually two that are similar, but one is always backed better by the text.
We did a final Kite Runner summary and analysis blog. We also read through all of Oedipus Rex, which is a very unique play. It explores 2000 year old tragedy, and I am still amazed by how well it was written, despite being so old. It was still fascinating.
That is all we did. It was mostly reading Kite Runner, which I enjoyed, and some multiple choice work.