AP Language and Composition
The AP English Language and Composition course focuses on the development and revision of evidence-based analytic and argumentative writing, the rhetorical analysis of nonfiction texts, and the decisions writers make as they compose and revise. Students evaluate, synthesize, and cite research to support their arguments. Additionally, they read and analyze rhetorical elements and their effects in nonfiction texts—including images as forms of text— from a range of disciplines and historical periods.
Diagnostic Assessment: AP Language exam
Introduction to AP Language: Includes focus on nonfiction, essay writing, argument analysis, synthesizing sources and close readings.
Winter Assignment TBD
Focus on argument, analysis, synthesizing sources and practicing the exam
Fishbowl & Dialectical Journal
Spring Break Assignment TBD
AP Language Exam: May
Novel and/or Commercial Project
Year Long Assignments
Journal Responses, Timed-Writes & Timed-Write Workshops, Novels (still to be announced but likely The Great Gatsby, and possibly Catcher in the Rye, The Crucible, The Scarlett Letter)