Southwestern Central High School
COURSE NAME: CREDIT HOURS:
English 12 1 High School
AP English Literature and Composition College Board and College determined
JCC English 1540: Writing about Literature 3 hours
TEXT Perrine's Literature AUTHOR: Arp, et al.
EDITION: 10th Ed PUBLISHER: Wadsworth Carnage
TEXT: Responding to Literature AUTHOR: J. Stanford
EDITION: 5th PUBLISHER: McGraw Hill
· Post its
· USB drive
· The Awakening, Kate Chopin
· Beowulf, Anonymous
· How to Read Literature Like a Professor, Foster
· Frankenstein, Shelley
· Interpreter of Maladies, Lahiri
· A Lesson Before Dying, Gaines
· The Oedipus plays, Sophocles
· A play by Shakespeare
· Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, Stoppard
· A Streetcar Named Desire, Williams
· Short Stories
· Optional Novel Choices
English 11 Advanced, or alternate English 11 criteria set forth for entry into AP (maintain 92 averages each quarter in English 11, score 92 on Regents, recommendation from teacher.)
(adapted from the AP English Literature and Composition Course Description on collegeboard.com)
This is a college level course and students are expected to take the AP English Literature and Composition exam.
Students will consider a work's literary artistry, and reflect on the social cultural and historical values it reflects and embodies. Students will learn to discover multiple meanings in literature by active close reading and taking time to understand a work's complexity, to absorb its richness of meaning, to analyze how that meaning is embodied in literary form. Careful attention will be paid to a work's textual detail and historical context provides a foundation for interpretation, whichever critical perspectives are brought to bear on the literature studies. Different types of literary criticism will be explored in this context.
This is a writing intensive course. Writing instruction will focus on development of ideas in clear, coherent and persuasive language. Structure, style and organization will be emphasized.
Students will interact with text in a variety of ways, beginning with active reading. Students will learn how to be aware of and attentive to a work's structure, style and themes, and various techniques (such as figurative language, character, imagery, symbolism and tone) that are used in writing to evoke emotional response in the reader.
TOPICS TO BE STUDIED:
Students will experience a wide variety of literary genre, including novel, short story, drama, and poetry with a focus on British and American authors from the 16th through the 21st centuries.
METHODS OF INSTRUCTION:
· Lecture- Discussions
· Direct Instruction
· Cooperative learning
· Discovery learning
WORK REQUIRED BY THE STUDENT:
· Read all assignments as given, prepare for and participate in class discussions.
· Write a number of short critical analysis papers from a choice of topics concerning the literature studied. Some of these papers may include reference to commentary from secondary source material relevant to the literature being read and written about.
· Students are expected to keep a folder of all written work for periodic review, and will choose their portfolio pieces from the folder.
· Students are required to take the AP Exam in May.
EVALUATION OF STUDENT PROGRESS:
Students will be evaluated on their ability to define, describe, illustrate, explain, integrate, and measure key elements of the course material. Students will also be evaluated on their ability to generalize new and prior knowledge into new learning situations.
The student's final grade is determined by averaging scores on in-class exams, take-home exams, case studies, comprehensive assignments or projects, and class participation. Take-home exams and graded homework assignments provide students with feedback on their progress as a topic is being studied. In-class exams provide a focused evaluation of understanding and proficiency in each topic studied. Case studies, comprehensive assignments or projects provide higher-level understanding of the topics being studied. The final project also evaluates the student's comprehensive knowledge and skills learned from the coursework.
Class Participation 10-50 points each
Written responses 50- 100 points each
Short papers (2-5 pages) 100 points each
Tests/Quizzes 50- 100 points each
Projects 100 points each
Final Literary analysis Paper 100 points
Your grade is calculated by dividing the total points you earned by the total possible points of the course.