Week 1: Introduction to the Course: What Is Literature? Reading, Responding, Recognizing Literature
Texts: Literature and Composition: Reading Writing Thinking Jago, Shea, Scanlon, and Aufses
Chapter 1: Thinking About Literature
Chapter 2: Close Reading
Class Activities: Getting ready to write: the nature of writing assignments in AP Literature (online materials); MLA Format, Effective use of rhetoric, Class Portfolio overview
Due to limited class time, students will read an additional novel from the summer reading list on their own time during the Poetry Unit. Students will be required to complete the summer reading assignment part 1 on that book and turn it in before the end of the poetry unit.
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