2nd - AP Language & Composition

AP Language & Composition

Welcome to second semester of AP Language & Composition.  This semester will focus on developing the argumentative and rhetorical analysis skills we practiced last semester.  Additionally, research writing will be an important feature of our instruction moving forward.  A final, important focus of the class will be on applying the grammar principles we learned last semester to strengthen your ability to craft beautiful, effective sentences.  All of this will enable you to crush the AP exam in May.  :)

AP Language & Composition Spring Semester Schedule

Writing Focus

Instructional Activities

Readings

January

Argument Essay

Research-Based Argument

January

Multiple Choice Practice

Style/Sentence Crafting

Weekly In-class AP Essays

Rhetorical Analysis

AP Exam Vocabulary (drawn from MC tests)

Friday Fiction

January

“Speech to the Virginia Convention” - Henry

“Niagara Conference Speech” - DuBois

“Afro-American Council Speech” - Washington

All the King’s Men - Warren


February

Synthesis Essay

Research-Based Argument


February

Multiple Choice Practice

Style/Sentence Crafting

Short, formal rhetorical analysis essay

Weekly In-class AP Essays

AP Exam Vocabulary (drawn from MC tests)

Friday Fiction

February

“St. Crispin’s Day Speech” - Shakespeare

“A Modest Proposal” - Swift

“Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God” - Edwards

“A Crime of Compassion” - Huttman

All the King’s Men - Warren ??


March

Synthesis Essay

Rhetorical Analysis Essay - essays that argue

March

Multiple Choice Practice

Style/Sentence Crafting

Short, formal rhetorical analysis essay

Weekly In-class AP Essays

AP Exam Vocabulary (drawn from MC tests)

Friday Fiction

March

“Cross of Gold Speech” - Bryan

“Transfiguration” - Dillard

“The Way to Rainy Mountain” - Momady

“How We Listen” - Copland

“The Light of Common Day” - Clark

All the Pretty Horses - McCarthy ??

April

Rhetorical Analysis Essay - essays that argue

Rhetorical Analysis Essay - essays that develop an idea

April

Multiple Choice Practice

Style/Sentence Crafting

Weekly In-class AP Essays

AP Exam Vocabulary (drawn from MC tests)

Friday Fiction

April

“On Going Home” - Didion

“The Serpents of Paradise” - Abbey

“The Stones of Venice” - Ruskin

“Once More to the Lake” - White

All the Pretty Horses - McCarthy ??

May-June

Review

Exam - May 10

College Application Essays (after exam)

May-June

Full practice exam




May-June

The Stranger - Camus ??

Never Let Me Go - Ishiguro ??