• Course Overview

    While the goal of this course is not to teach to the test, AP Literature is designed to prepare students to take the College Board’s Advanced Placement Test in Literature and Composition in May. It is primarily designed to reflect a college level course that requires close reading and careful analysis of a varied selection of literature, as well as the development of advanced writing skills. In addition, students are required to be independent learners and be able to manage long-term projects and assignments.

     

    CORE TEXTS 

    SEMESTER 1:

    The Mortal Immortal, Mary Shelley

    Rime of the Ancient Mariner, Samuel Taylor Coleridge

    The Birthmark, Nathaniel Hawthorne

    Frankenstein, Mary Shelley

    A Room of One's Own, Virginia Woolf  with accompanying poetry studies

     

    Independent novel project and teaching presentation

     

    SEMESTER 2:

    Introduction to satire via animated shorts

    Mindfulness Unit: Segue Way into Second Semester

    Satire Unit:  The Importance of Being Earnest, Oscar Wilde

    The Heart of Darkness, Joseph Conrad

    20th Century seminal works - independent and project

    AP TEST PRACTICE

    Siddharta, Herman Hesse

    Short story unit

    Modern Storytelling:  Stranger Things and Archetypes

    Senior Project

    Independent 21st Century novel, accompanies Senior Project