• Summer Reading for AP Lit: Don't Procrastinate!

    Summer Reading Assignment:This document includes instructions for the summer reading assignment, reading excerpts, etc.

    AP Literature Exam Titles: Choose a novel from this list for your summer reading - no plays, short stories, or poems. We'll tackle those in class together.

    We will read Slaughterhouse-Five together.

    Syllabus

     

    Essential Questions:

    How does literature reveal what it means to be human?

    What truths are universal (through time, place, etc.)?

    What makes life worth living?

    Where do we find ourselves in our reading and/or writing?

    Semester One:

    Unit 1  - Thematic Study: Identity - the Search for Self

    Part 1 - Short Fiction

    Part 2 - Poetry

    Part 3 - Drama: A Streetcar Named Desire

    Unit 1 Works 

    Unit 2 - Thematic Study: Innocence and Experience  *note that this unit bridges both semesters

    Part 1 - Short Fiction

    Part 2 - Poetry

    Independent Reading: one each nine weeks

    1. - Pre-20th Century  - Quotes and Notes due by Sept. 9 (1st half) and Oct. 7 (2nd half) to Turnitin.com

    2. - 20th Century - Quotes and Notes due by Nov. 18 (1st half) and Dec. 16 (2nd half) to Turnitin.com 

    Semester Two:

    Part 3 - Drama: Hamlet

    Unit 2 Works

    Unit 3 - Thematic Study - Conflict

    Part 1 - Short Fiction

    Part 2 - Poetry

    Part 3 - Novel: Slaughterhouse Five

    Unit 3 Works

    Independent Reading: one each nine weeks

    3. - Drama

    4. - Work published AFTER 2000

    Suggestions: Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward

                        Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

                        Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward

                        There There by Tommy Orange

                        Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer

                        Pachinko by Min Jin Lee

                        The House of Broken Angels by Luis Alberto Urrea

    Important Note about this last independent Reading Assignment - these books may not be readily available in our library. IF YOU CHOOSE to purchase a copy of one of these and the DONATE it to the class after, I will assign extra credit points.

     

    Handouts:

    AP Study Form (Quotes and Notes) 

    Literary Terms Expansion Assignment - 15 terms Fall, 10 terms Spring                  

     

     

    Grading:

    We do not have category weights in AP Lit.  That means that all points you earn are cumulative. Basic addition.

    For example, a unit test is not worth 20%, it is worth however many points are possible on the test. Please come see me if you have questions!

     

     

    MyAP Join Code:

    3rd period: NXM2Y9

    4th period: DZV2W3

     

    Remind 101: We will use this app for messaging and alerts - PARENTS, you are invited to sign up as well. We want everyone to be in the loop.

    Text the codes below to 81010

    3rd per. - @cg376

    4th per. - @c2b9ff

     

    Google Classroom:

    3rd per. - h0hsycw

    4th per. - a6zp07

     

    Turnitin.com: We will use this platform to submit our formal writing for peer-editing, revision, and practice with in-text citations.

    3rd period class id: 21719480

    4th period class id: 21719485

    Password for enrollment in each class is "dorado"