Introduction and overview
My experience with AP fiction testing (mid 1990s), writing for college and about literature: table-team grading, "use your scale" (1-9)
Questions? (any time)
My questions: Are the AP essays handwritten, or keyboard possibilities?
Can students take notes? Scratch paper? Pencils, pens?
What is fiction?
Current examples of popular fiction: Harry Potter, Twilight, Hunger Games series of novels.
(Also movies, which are also fiction of a sort, but today mostly print fiction.)
Two fundamental ideas about art / literature: (fundamental = operative since classical times, taken for granted by experts)
purpose of literature: to entertain and educate.
Examples + questions:
When you read a novel as in the Harry Potter or Twilight series or an assigned short story or novel in class . . .
What kinds of pleasure?
What kinds of learning?
rhetoric or figures of speech common to both