AP Literature and Composition Grades 11-12
Course # 313 Level: Advanced Placement Length: 1 yr Credit: 1 in English
Prerequisite: Grades of A/B in previous English courses and recommendation of English teacher.
This course is designed for native English speakers or for those students who are fluent in the English language and desire to receive advanced placement credit in college.
The AP English course in Literature and Composition engages students in the careful reading and critical analysis of imaginative literature. . As they read, students should consider a work’s structure, style, and themes as well as the use of figurative language, imagery, symbolism, and tone.
The course includes intensive study of representative works from various genres and periods. Careful attention to both textual detail and historical content should provide a foundation for interpretation and evaluation.
Writing assignments may include expository, analytical, and argumentative essays. Attention is given to the development and organization of clear, coherent and persuasive language, including elements of style and matters of precision and correctness.
Aug.9-17 Review of Literary terms/Résumé
Aug. 12-Sept. 30 Poetry/tests:
Elizabethan Era, 17th Century, 18th Century, Romanticism, 20th Century
Novel:The Count of Monte Cristo to be completed by the end
of the Romanticism unit -essay test
Dysfunctional families in literature
Oct. 1-10 Oedipus Rex
Oct. 12-Nov. 13 Hamlet
Nov. 16-30 The Taming of the Shrew
Dec. 1- 14 A Streetcar Named Desire
CHRISTMAS VACATION ASSIGNED READING-Oliver Twist and Huck Finn
Jan. 21-25 Test/project Oliver Twist
Jan 28-Feb. 1 Huck Finn Test/project
Feb. 4 -5 Babbitt- Test
Feb 6-7 Cannery Row -Test
Feb./March/April -Wednesdays After school full length practice AP exams
Specific dates TBA
Feb. 8 Lewis vs. Steinbeck-Test
Feb. 11-15 CARNAVAL RECESS-NO SCHOOL
Feb. 18 A Farewell to Arms- Test
Feb. 20 -March 10 Their Eyes were Watching God
March 11- 13 Ethan Frome
March 18-22 SPRING BREAK-NO SCHOOL
March 25-28 The Awakening
April 2- 5 Project (last three novels)
April 9-27 Review AP Practice Exams-critical reading
May AP Exam 8:00 AM
May-June Death of a Salesman
Oliver Twist (film)
Great Expectations (film)A Midsummer Night’s Dream