Students in this course will read and analyze short stories, novels, drama and poetry. Students will interpret, analyze, and evaluate these works through discussion and written composition. Some creative writing will be required, particularly in reference to the different styles of authors read in class. Emphasis will be placed on the skills necessary to pass the AP Literature and Composition exam. This college-level course requires a high level of motivation and commitment due to the extensive reading and writing requirements. Several novels will be required reading over the summer in preparation for the course. May be offered only one term each school year.
Prerequisites: CAASP scores in ELA must be proficient (3) or better to qualify for this course.