AP Literature and Composition: Course Overview AP Literature and Composition: Course Overview
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AP Literature and Composition:Course Overview
OverviewStudents choosing AP English Literature and Composition should be interested in studying literature of various periods and genres and using this wide reading knowledge in discussions of literary topicsFocus on: the experience of literature, the interpretation of literature and the evaluation of literature
Basic ObjectivesIdentify Literary devices and explain how they create meaning in a particular textDevelop a sophisticated writing and reading styles.Become familiar with literary theory and movements.
Types of WritingTo Understand: Response and Reaction papersTo Explain: Analysis, Interpretation, and Explication papers: Language and StructureTo Evaluate: Making and Explaining arguments and exploring social/ cultural valueactivities: annotation, free-writing, journaling.
Units of Study1. The Short Story 5. Poetry2. Satire 6. Modern Drama3 Tragedy 7. Research4 The Novel
Outside Readings.5 books(2) Pre 1900(2) Post 1900(1) Shakespeare
Necessary MaterialsCourse notebook and reading journalClass FolderSenior Project Folder/ Portfolio
Course TextsNorton Introduction to Literature, 9th editionBritish Literature TextMisc. Course Readings.
Class Rules1. Be on time2. Treat each other w/ respect3. Come prepared