AP English Literature and Composition

 AP English Literature and Composition
  • Recommended Grade Level: 9-12
  • Course Credits: 1
  • Course Price: $299.00

Course Overview:

Read and analyze imaginative literature from various periods and disciplines while sharpening your understanding of how a work's style, figurative language, theme, and other literary elements contribute to its meaning and cultural significance. This course fulfills one required English credit for high school graduation.

Note: This course is not designed for ELL (English Language Learners) students. ELL students may enroll in this course ONLY if they have adequate mentor support at their home school and are able to fulfill all course requirements.

Required Materials:

Segment One

Disillusionment:

  • Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller
  • Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri

Journey:

  • **Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad

Love and Hate:

  • **Wuthering Heights by Emily Bront—Ď

Segment Two

Family:

  • The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck

More Than One Way:

  • **Hamlet by William Shakespeare

Note: All works have merit for the AP English student; texts may have mature subject matter or contain adult language or situations. If this is a concern for you or your family, we recommend researching the novel choice to determine what is appropriate.

Syllabus:

Segment One

Module 01: Disillusionment

  • 01.00 Disillusionment: Checklist
  • 01.01 Course Overview
  • 01.02 The Power of Literature
  • 01.03 Perspective and Voice
  • 01.04 The Free Response
  • 01.05 The American Theater
  • 01.06 The Disillusionment of Character
  • 01.07 Literature Through the Lenses
  • 01.08 Start at the Beginning
  • 01.09 Disillusionment: Discussion-Based Assessment
  • 01.10 Practice Essay One

Module 02: The Struggle

  • 02.00 The Struggle: Checklist
  • 02.01 The Struggle is Real
  • 02.02 Romanticism and the Ancient Mariner
  • 02.03 Multiple Choice: Prose and Poetry
  • 02.04 People and Places
  • 02.05 Storyteller and Structure
  • 02.06 Frankenstein and Rime
  • 02.07 Practice Essay Two
  • 02.08 Evaluate Evidence
  • 02.09 The Struggle: Discussion-Based Assessment
  • 02.10 Practice Essay Three

Module 03: Journey

  • 03.00 Journey: Checklist
  • 03.01 Multiple Choice: Read Stems First
  • 03.02 Practice Essay Four
  • 03.03 The Nature of Humanity
  • 03.04 Symbols, Motifs, and Themes
  • 03.05 The Research Paper
  • 03.06 Building Your Paper
  • 03.07 Developing Commentary
  • 03.08 Using MLA Format
  • 03.09 Journey: Discussion-Based Assessment
  • 03.10 Research Paper Final Draft

Module 04: Love and Hate

  • 04.00 Love and Hate: Checklist
  • 04.01 Practice Essay Five
  • 04.02 Experience the Heights
  • 04.03 Not Another Love Poem
  • 04.04 The Pieces and Parts of a Poem
  • 04.05 Establishing a Line of Reasoning
  • 04.06 Multiple Choice: Predict the Answer
  • 04.07 Who Could Tell Such a Story?
  • 04.08 Ways of Viewing Wuthering Heights
  • 04.09 Love and Hate: Discussion-Based Assessment
  • 04.10 Segment One Exam

Segment Two

Module 05: Family

  • 05.00 Family: Checklist
  • 05.01 Multiple Choice: Find the Focus
  • 05.02 How Can Grapes Be Wrathful?
  • 05.03 Family Influence
  • 05.04 Structurally Sound
  • 05.05 Practice Essay Six
  • 05.06 Analyze, Evaluate, and Apply
  • 05.07 Details and Patterns
  • 05.08 Through a Child's Eyes
  • 05.09 Practice Essay Seven
  • 05.10 The Grapes of Wrath: Analysis
  • 05.11 Family: Discussion-Based Assessment

Module 06: More Than One Way

  • 06.00 More Than One Way: Checklist
  • 06.01 Multiple Choice: Eliminate Answer Choices
  • 06.02 Queen, Prince, or Groundling?
  • 06.03 To Laugh or Not to Laugh
  • 06.04 To Be or Not to Be
  • 06.05 Evaluate and Implement: Poetry
  • 06.06 Practice Essay Eight
  • 06.07 Love Song or Not
  • 06.08 More Than One Way: Discussion-Based Assessment
  • 06.09 Practice Essay Nine

Module 07: Discovery

  • 07.00 Discovery: Checklist
  • 07.01 Awakening as Discovery
  • 07.02 Discovery Through Strategy
  • 07.03 Practice Essay Ten
  • 07.04 Multiple Choice: Putting It All Together
  • 07.05 Natural Discoveries
  • 07.06 Discover for Yourself
  • 07.07 Crushing Discoveries
  • 07.08 Evaluate and Implement: Literary Argument
  • 07.09 Discovery: Discussion-Based Assessment
  • 07.10 Practice Essay Eleven

Module 08: The Irony

  • 08.00 The Irony: Checklist
  • 08.01 Multiple Choice: Practice
  • 08.02 The Irony of Survival
  • 08.03 The Irony of Revenge
  • 08.04 The Irony of Appearances
  • 08.05 The Irony of Truth
  • 08.06 The Irony of Madness
  • 08.07 The Irony of the End
  • 08.08 Evaluate and Implement: Prose
  • 08.09 Practice Essay Twelve
  • 08.10 The Irony: Discussion-Based Assessment

Module 09: Review and Exam

  • 09.00 Review and Exam: Checklist
  • 09.01 Exam Review Part 1
  • 09.02 Exam Review Part 2
  • 09.03 Exam Review Part 3
  • 09.04 Segment Two Exam

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