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Karina Grokhovskaya, WTV Executive Producer • May 17, 2024

WTV's Ryan Shapiro, Karina Grokhovskaya, and Sadie Johnson bring you a few last words

AP Literature classes learn through literature circles

Karina Grokhovskaya
Students and parents have the chance to gain insight on advanced academic courses offered in Frisco ISD Thursday at the district’s Advanced Academics Night.

AP Literature is difficult for some students, especially after other English classes that focus on different areas of the subject. 

But to help ease the pressure, the class is using literature circles where students receive one of three books and annotate literary devices to help properly understand the text. Peer groups can collaborate and compare adaptations with the goal of improving students’ ability to understand the text.

“I personally enjoy reading in a group, so I feel like having a circle and just kind of sitting down with them, see how different perspectives kind of come to life about a book,” senior Tara Godarzi Nia said. “I might not notice a certain thing about the chapter that we’re reading with someone else. Well, and sharing that with each of the group members is definitely a really good experience and just exciting.”

For AP Literature teacher David Barr, his favorite part is hearing the students’ conversations.

“My favorite part is just eavesdropping on these conversations, just listening to all the fun things people are getting from it,” Barr said. “And when everyone is comfortable enough to be like, what is happening? And everyone’s like, I know, like I don’t understand now. And just that level of conversation and seeing like just having a group of people to share that with, I really do think it brings out that genuine reaction to the story.”

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Karina Grokhovskaya
Karina Grokhovskaya, Executive Producer
Karina Grokhovskaya is a Senior in her fourth year in broadcast and second year as executive producer for the WTV daily update. She is also in her second year on the debate team. In her free time, she loves to ice skate, read, and hang out with her friends. She is excited for her senior year and all that is to come this school year. Contact Karina:

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