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