“it’s a Good Writing Wednesday!” AP Literature and Composition August 28, 2013 Mr. Houghteling
AGENDA • Vladimir Nabokov— “Good Readers and Good Writers” • Annotation and discussion.
“Good Readers and Good Writers” • Reading Nabokov • Annotate. • Track qualities of good readers (be/have/do) on the table.
Good readers should… • The reader should belong to a book club. • The reader should identify himself or herself with the hero or heroine. • The reader should concentrate on the social-economic angle. • The reader should prefer a story with action and dialogue to one with none. • The reader should have seen the book in a movie. • The reader should be a budding author. • The reader should have imagination. • The reader should have memory. • The reader should have a dictionary. • The reader should have some artistic sense.
HOMEWORK • Complete your reading of “Good Readers and Good Writers.” Complete the table as you finish the reading. • Be prepared for a quickquiz on the reading tomorrow. • Banned Books and The Catcher in the Rye.
Popular Fiction Banned Books Literature • To Kill a Mockingbird • Brave New World • The Catcher in the Rye • The Color Purple • The Chocolate War • I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings • Of Mice and Men • The Bluest Eye • The Handmaid’s Tale • The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn ttyl (series) Twilight (series) And Tango Makes Three The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian The Hunger Games (series) What My Mother Doesn’t Know The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big, Round Things Harry Potter (series) Captain Underpants (series)
Vladimir Nabokov • Born to noble family in Russia. • Was trilingual at an early age. • After WWI, the Nabokovs fled Russia for England, then Berlin. After his father was murdered, Nabokov became a poet, fleeing Berlin in 1940 to U.S. • Wrote Lolita, ranked 4 on the Modern Library’s 100 Best Novels. Pale Fire was ranked 53 on that list. • Nabokov is noted for his complex plots, clever word play, and use of alliteration.