AP Language & Composition…At A Glance
Welcome to AP Language and Composition, a course designed to be the equivalent in rigor of a college course in rhetoric, literature studies, and composition. The focus of AP Language and Composition is intensive analysis of literature – fiction, poetry, drama, and most significantly, nonfiction. This focus on nonfiction will require students to recognize rhetorical, stylistic, and literary devices and strategies that can be used to enhance their own writing. Special attention in this course will be devoted to preparing students for the AP Language and Composition examination, which tests students' reading and writing abilities by asking them to recognize and analyze how an author shapes a piece of writing to serve the overall purpose or themes.
Remind: Send a text message to 81010 and in the message part type
@51be8 - for 1st period
@7476a - for 2nd period
@12bcab - for 3rd period
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Period 1 Class Code: 10446489 Password: reed1
Period 2 Class Code: 10446523 Password: reed2
Period 3 Class Code: 10446538 Password: reed3
You will need a binder exclusively for this class. The binder should be 1"-1.5" and you will need four tabs for your binder labeled:
Instructions for Speech -- Handout
Links to entries on the reading list.
Entry 2: "Letter to his son," Robert E. Lee
Entry 4: "Poor Richard's Almanack," Benjamin Franklin
Entry 6: "Stride toward Freedom," Martin Luther King, Jr.
Entry 7: "Protect Ourselves," Malcolm X
Entry 8: "Yo Soy Joaquin/I am Joaquin," Rodolfo Gonzales
Entry 9: "What Is An American," Michel-Guillaume Jean de Crevecoeur
-You are only reading pages 3 & 4 of this doc. The paragraphs should be highlighted in the pdf; if not, start at "In this great American asylum..." and end at "...This is an American".
Entry 10: "The Crisis," Thomas Paine
-Worksheet to go with this Entry.