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  • 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.

     

    FIRST SEMESTER

     

    Diagnostic Assessment: AP Language exam

     

    Summer Assignment

     

    Introduction to AP Language:    Includes focus on nonfiction, essay writing, argument analysis, synthesizing sources and close readings.

     

    Grammar Refresher

     

    Argument Essay

    Synthesis Essay

    Analysis Essay

     

    Socratic Seminar

     

    Practice exams

     

    Winter Assignment TBD

     

    SECOND SEMESTER

     

    Focus on argument, analysis, synthesizing sources and practicing the exam

     

    Fishbowl & Dialectical Journal

     

    Spring Break Assignment TBD

     

    Novel Assignment

     

    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)