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As all AP teachers know, preparing our students for question 3 is like herding cats into a pool! On top of that most of my students have very little exposure to literature of literary merit. I have created this flipbook to help prepare my seniors for their challenge of the question 3 essay on the AP Literature and Composition Exam.
In this flipbook, the students will find a clear and colorful way to develop an arsenal of information to use on the AP test. I have developed possible themes of interest that might be covered on an AP exam. As the students research these themes they will develop a bank of novels, characters, quotes and explanations that could serve as examples to use on the AP exam for question 3.
While I do enjoy covering FULL novels with my students, that is not entirely possible for students that have very little exposure to literature and have not developed a love for reading the classics. As it is some of the students I teach have never read a novel cover to cover on their own, EVER!!!! They need to have as much background secured to memory as possible in a very little amount of time. Yes, I know this is not the idea, however, ultimately the idea is to get these kids to pass the test.
The way that I use this product is as an out of class end of the year project. I explain the point behind the flip book and that it is my expectation that they continuously work on developing this through out the entire year. I schedule checks during each quarter to ensure they are working on this research. I also schedule 2 or 3 days during the term that the students can have class time to discuss ideas with their classmates and conference with me regarding their information. The rest of the in class time is used exploring full novels as a book club and examining and practicing the AP literature exam.
I would love to hear from you and am always open to suggestions on making my product work best for you and your students. If you have any questions please send it to me in the Feedback and Questions section.
Best of Luck to all my fellow cat herders!