Friday, April 22nd, 2016 AP English Language and Composition Mastery Objectives: SWBAT reflect upon creative elements and forms and respond in a critical manner, and 2) identify specific textual evidence from primary sources to support a personal response to a text. AGENDA: 1. (3rd) Watch documentary about background surrounding In Cold Blood. In groups, finish opening chapter of In Cold Blood. Analyze chapter for use of language, setting and characterization. 2. (1st/5th) Watch Dear America: Letters Home From Vietnam and as a class, compare/contrast this documentary with The Things They Carried, in the following areas: 1) importance of letters, 2) feelings about the war, 3) bonds between soldiers, and 4) any insanity that war creates. Does this documentary make The Things They Carried seem any more realistic, even though the book is fiction? HOMEWORK/UPCOMING DUE DATES: (3rd)Read all of In Cold Blood by Wednesday, May 4. First written response (see webpage) is due BY THE BEGINNING OF CLASS, this Monday, April 25. (1st/5th)Read through pg. 117 (“Church”) from The Things They Carried by Wednesday, April 27, and the remainder of the book by Wednesday, May 4.