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AP English Literature and Composition

AP English Literature and Composition

Recommended Grade Level: 9 - 12

Course Credits: 1.0

Course Price: $300.00


Course Details:

Participate in an AP upscale dining experience in the AP Literature and Composition course. Students act as food critics of exquisite literary cuisine. Menu items include reading, analyzing, writing, rewriting, and discussing creations by the master chefs, renowned authors. With intensive concentration on composition skills and on authors' narrative techniques, this dining experience equips students with recipes for success in college, in a career and the AP exam.

Required Materials:

For this course you will need to supply the following materials. You can purchase the books or borrow them from your local library; you can purchase the optional videos or rent them from a video on-demand service.

  • Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
  • The Hollow Men” by T. S. Eliot
  • Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
  • Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
  • Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
  • Hamlet by William Shakespeare
  • Hamlet video (Versions available: Mel Gibson, Kenneth Branagh, Laurence Olivier) **
  • The Awakening by Kate Chopin
  • The Importance of Being Earnest video **
  • Barron's How to Prepare for the AP Advanced Placement Exam English Literature and Composition
  • Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller

**Optional

  • You will need to provide one of the following books for Module 2:
  • One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garc�a M�rquez
  • Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
  • Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bront�
  • Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
  • Moby-Dick by Herman Melville
  • Tess of the d'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy
  • Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
  • The Color Purple by Alice Walker
  • Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
  • The Stranger by Albert Camus
  • The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger
  • Beloved by Toni Morrison

With instructor approval, you can choose a work of literary merit not featured on this list. If you opt to choose an alternate work, please obtain approval before purchasing or borrowing the book.

Check with your instructor regarding the need to secure one of the following books for the module 9 Pot Luck Dinner Party assignments:

  • Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
  • A House Made of Dawn by Scott Momaday
  • Cry, the Beloved Country by Alan Paton
  • Othello by William Shakespeare

Syllabus:

Segment 1

  • Composition—analysis essay—comparison/ contrast or symbolism
  • Identification/ explanation of literary terms
  • Research—mythological and Biblical allusions
  • Identification of authors
  • Plagiarism
  • AP Exam expectations
  • Identification of poetic terms
  • Composition—AP - essay (diagnostic)
  • Heroism
  • Poetry Analysis—characterization
  • Comparison/ contrast—poetry and novel—imagery, alliteration
  • Poetry Analysis—theme, tone, mood, allusion, metaphor, allegory
  • Short Story Analysis—irony
  • Epic Poetry
  • Composition—resumes, analysis, comparison/ contrast, AP - essay, style emulation
  • Poetry Analysis—imagery, symbolism
  • Research Process
  • Short Story Analysis—diction, imagery, tone, mood, suspense
  • Short Story Analysis—plot, theme, setting, characterization, point of view
  • Characteristics of Romanticism
  • Concept of Bibliotherapy
  • Listening skills
  • Composition—college essay, analysis, letter to editor, AP - essay
  • Poetry Analysis—lyric poetry, odes, elegies, sonnets, iambic pentameter
  • Metaphysical poetry
  • Poetry Analysis—paradox, repetition, imagery, allusion
  • Short Story Analysis—comparison/ contrast, characterization, setting, theme, tone, mood, plot, point of view
  • Characteristics of Romanticism
  • Composition—AP - essay, literary analysis, creative writing, poetry rebuttal, persuasive letter writing, art connection
  • Novel analysis—theme, motif, setting, structure, social and psychological issues
  • Peer Editing

Segment 2:

  • Definition of family, “family values”
  • Poetry analysis—mood, tone, imagery, repetition, metaphor, simile, allusion, song lyrics
  • Novel analysis—social issues, theme, point of view
  • Research Skills
  • Composition—analysis of tone, definition, comparison/contrast, reader's journal, personal reflective response, poetic response
  • Drama—Shakespeare—language, theme, syntax, characterization, soliloquy, tragedy, text and film, quotation analysis
  • Evaluation of Oral Presentation
  • Soliloquy recitation
  • Poetry analysis--odes
  • Composition—description, literary analysis, creative response, AP - essay
  • Poetry analysis—irony, imagery, personification, figurative language, rhyme, rhythm, repetition, alliteration, comparison/ contrast
  • Satire, elements of satire
  • Drama—comedy and farce, comedic devices
  • Composition—literary analysis, poetry analysis, AP - essay
  • Theme
  • Composition—Poetry Analysis—poetic elements—TOASTTT
  • Major Work: Students select novel or play for project
  • Composition—MLA Works Cited Page

Accreditation & Approvals

Cognia Advanced
International Association for K-12 Online Learning
National Collegiate Athletic Association
Northwest Accreditation Commission Board
Washington OSPI
University of California
Department of Education - Idaho
Arkansas Department of Education