English 4 AP: English Literature and Composition
The AP senior course is designed to adequately prepare the senior for the AP exam, and the demands of college level courses in general. In addition to a heavy reading load—students will also be expected to accomplish extensive writing. In-class timed essays based on readings, observations, and experiences will be required. Out of class essays—requiring multiple drafts—are based on prompts, selections, and close readings from assigned texts, novels, and short stories. During the course, classes will address a wide variety of literature. A balance of British and American works and the introduction of authors from world literature will be explored. Class time will be focused on drawing students into written and verbal discussions that demonstrate a sophisticated level of reading, analyzing and argumentative prowess, mirroring the sophistication and maturity of a college classroom.