AP Literature & Composition

Guilford High School - English 12

General Information:

  • Course Syllabus here

  • Google Classroom will be used for Daily Poetry and all Assignment postings

  • Sign up for the Remind app text message communication: text "@CzAPLit" to 81010

Ongoing Assignments

  • Critical Reading Journal (Right Side/Left Side)

  • Daily Poetry Analysis

  • Quarterly Socratic Seminar Summative Assessments

  • Quarterly Critical Reading Journal Conferences

Essential Questions:

  1. What is a Critical Reader?

    • What do critical readers do and how can I develop those skills?

  2. What is Literature?

    • What are the elements of various forms/genre of literature and how are they used to produce literary art?

Q1 - Poetry

  • Defining and becoming a Critical Reader

  • Situation, Sound, Structure, Imagery, Figurative Language, and Tone of Poetry

  • Literary Criticism Essay Writing (Poetry)

Q2 - Prose Fiction

  • Developing Critical Reading Skills

  • Elements and Structures of Ficiton

  • Characterization

  • Historical Context of Literature

  • Literary Criticism Essay Writing (Prose)

Q3 - Lengthy Works

  • Cementing Critical Reading Skills

  • Elements and Structures of Drama and Novel

  • Developing thesis and support

  • Literary Criticism Essay Writing (Whole-Text)

Q4 - AP Test Preparation

  • Testing Skills

  • Repeated Practice

  • Critical self-Evaluation