AP English Language and Composition Curriculum Map 1 Quarter In the Beginning, there was the Word: Introduction to the

Course, Close Reading. -introduction to AP -explore essential AP concepts in summer reading -introduce or review close reading & annotation -definition of the “essay” - levels of interpretation -color-marking -levels of diction -DIDLS -SOAPSTone -methods of persuasion: logos, pathos & ethos -writing process -MLA format - intro. AP exam format -develop vocabulary 2nd Quarter America, The Beautiful 3rd Quarter What Does Our Past Tell Us About Our Present? 4th Quarter The Truth, the Whole Truth and Nothing but the Truth? -understand point of view including bias, subjectivity and “poetic license” - understand and analyze features of syntax: repetition, sentence types and lengths, parallelism, paradox, stream of consciousness -analyze author’s intentions in terms of stylistic choices -explore humor, satire, and irony -hone research skills

Objectives are cumulative and practice continues over time

-analyze place in texts -analyze the author’s attitude toward the American landscape -apply knowledge of ethical, logical and emotional appeals while reading -reinforce & explore voice, diction, and syntax in essays and other literary forms - research essay process & project - continue to engage in the writing process -practice oral and written discourse of literary analysis

-understand and analyze author’s use of allusion - define and use literary concepts of metaphor, simile, personification, imagery, allusion, & hyperbole - discuss layers of meaning in text -explore author’s purpose, audience and word choice -understand levels of questioning: literal, analytical and synthesis -review grammar/sentence structure as writer’s tools -standard vs. nonstandard syntax -introduce modes of discourse The Crucible, Arthur Miller, Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury “Roselily,” Alice Walker Readings from Black, White and Jewish, Rebecca Walker The Crucible, Arthur Miller film excerpt, The Crucible film excerpt, Good Night and Good Luck “Why I Wrote the Crucible,” Arthur

Anchor Texts

On Writing, Stephen King (summer reading) Of Mice and Men, Steinbeck “Keeping a Notebook,” Joan Didion “Why I Write,” Joan Didion “On Learning to Read,” Malcom X “How Reading Changed My Live,” Anna Quindporlen, Riverside Reader excerpts from “I Hear America Reading,” Jim Burke

The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald

Additional Texts

“The Senses of Place,” a visual essay, Riverside Reader “Red, White and Beer,” Dave Barry McGraw Hill Reader “Dear Scottie,” F. Scott Fitzgerald excerpts from Nickel and Dimed in America, Barbara Ehrenreich film excerpt, 30

excerpts from The Things They Carried, Tim O’Brien In Cold Blood, Truman Capote Vietnam War Photos film excerpt, Letters Home “Guernica,” Pablo Picasso Film excerpt, Capote “Marilyn Monroe” and “A Beautiful Child,” Capote Ch. 2 “Deconstructing Media,” Mirror on America

“The Lonely, Good Company of Books,” Richard Rodriguez, McGraw Hill Reader “Grounds for Fiction,” Julia Alvarez, Riverside Reader “How to Mark a Book,” Moritmer Adler, McGraw Hill Reader

Days The Glass Castle, Jeanette Walls Nature writing: Thoreau, Carson, Dillard, Proulx “The Forest in the Seeds” and “Infernal Paradise,” Barbara Kingsolver, High Tide in Tucson Depression photos, Dorthea Lange Photos of New York City, Jonathan Rhys Meyers “On Photography,” Susan Sontag


- A.P. essay prompt pre-test -Informal response guided reading questions - Reading and Writing Autobiography - Goals essay

-Comparison /Contrast essay -response to teacherdesigned essay prompts analyzing unfamiliar text -Expository essay imitative writing -released AP Prompt writing -self-scoring and reflection -writing conferences -Revision paper

Miller Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury film excerpt, excerpt from The Declaration of Independence and The Bill of Rights Current articles regarding censorship and book banning provided by trhe ALA during Banned Books week “The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas,” Ursula K. Le Guin “Doorways: A Visual Essay,” Christopher M. Pizzi, Riverside Reader - Analyze criterion of the AP rubric, examine/discuss anchor papers -In-class essays focusing on prompt analysis, organization and using textual support -writing conferences -Revision of low scoring in-class writing - self-reflections

Death penalty cartoons, bumper stickers and t-shirts Examples of memoir and creative nonfiction essays from Mirth of a Nation Excerpts from authors such as: Jennifer Traig, James Frey, David Sedaris, Garrison Keillor, Dave Barry Excerpts from The Onion and The Daily Show with Jon Stewart

-Objective to subjective newspaper argument (narrative nonfiction) -Stream of consciousness writing -Visual argument or Photo-essay on the Death Penalty (or related topic) -Documented argument essay -Year End Self Evaluation -Advice letters Documented essay (research) Independent Study Project - reading quizzes -Post-test AP Essay -Post test AP Multiple Choice -Final Exam -research paper -AP practice essays -various writing activities

Projects Independent Study Project Assessments -AP Pre-test -reading quizzes MLA quiz -brown bag exam for Summer Reading text -Terminology test -AP pre-test essay -Narrative essay

Independent Study Project

-terminology text -reading quizzes -Practice AP Test -vocabulary quizzes -movie review -research paper -Practice AP Essay - color-marking activities,

n/a Book Trailer digital project Independent Study Project -comprehension test -reading quizzes -vocabulary quizzes -AP Practice Essay -AP Practice Multiple Choice -FL Virtual School free online activities - color-marking

-various writing activities -SOAPStone analysis -color-marking and -annotation exercises

SOAPStone analysis chapter questions, worksheets, formal/informal writing

activities, chapter questions, worksheets, formal/informal writing, SOAPStone analysis

-SOAPStone analysis -color-marking and -annotation exercises

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