|AP® English Literature and Composition Section LH|
MA NCES Code:
|10, 11, 12|
|Full Year (Fall: 25 Seats; Spring: 25 Seats; )|
|Students will be expected to acquire the following novels for this class:|
The Good Earth
The Bean Trees
The Secret Life of Bees
One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest
Their Eyes Were Watching God
Death of a Saleman
These books can be found at a local or school library or can be purchased through Amazon for a few dollars each. Questions or concerns about this should be directed to the course instructor once the course has begun. Other inquiries can be submitted via Service Ticket (http://service.goVHS.org).
|Certified by NCAA for initial-eligibility (VHS School Code: 221356); Middle States Commission on Secondary Schools; Northwest Accreditation Commission|
|Course Requires a Media Kit to be Shipped to Students:|
|Course Requires a Media Kit to be Purchased by Course Sponsor |
(see additional details below):
This course is designed to promote the love of literature and to engage students to become independent thinkers and skillful writers. By using major works from different literary periods, this year long course focuses on a variety of genres. This includes the short story, the novel, drama and poetry.
This course requires extensive reading assignments to promote close and analytical interpretation of the text. It also includes challenging writing assignments, generally 3-5 pages in length, to foster strong organizational skills with attention to form, style, and structure as well as content. Some research is included.
Finally, class discussion is a major component of this course. We are a community of learners and teachers and it is important that we "hear" one another's voice. Everyone is expected to participate fully.
Students enrolled in Advanced Placement VHS courses are required to take the AP exam, and are required to report their AP examination scores to VHS (note: students who are failing their AP class are not required to take the exam). Upon receipt of the student's exam score, each score will be recorded by VHS and assigned an anonymous tracking number to ensure student anonymity and confidentiality. By enrolling in an AP VHS class, the student authorizes their school site coordinator and school administration to report AP examination scores to VHS. Exam results will not affect the student's VHS grade or future enrollment in VHS courses.
This course has recommended summer reading. All summer work for AP English Literature can be found here: AP Summer Work