Piedmont High School
Advanced Placement English IV: Literature and Composition
Phone: (704)753-2810 ext. 1523
Advanced Placement Literature and Composition is an introduction to college level reading, analysis, and discourse British and American Literature across genres from the sixteenth century to present. Emphasis will be placed on reading critically, interpreting literature, and writing for a variety of purposes, audiences and contexts.
- AP Multiple Choice Diagnostic Practice Test
- Free-response Question: Thematic essay on Summer reading assignment
- Free-response Question: Close Reading Poetry
The course will be broken down into seven units. Each unit will include one major anchor text clustered with several supplementary texts. The units will incorporate pre-reading activities, reader’s response assignments, class discussions, and critical response essays. For each unit, students will select an essay to workshop and revise in preparation for their final portfolio. The units are as follows:
Unit 1 - Heroes
Unit 2 - Gothic and Romantic Literature
Unit 3 - Poetry
Semester 2: Unit 4 - Parody and Satire
Unit 5 - Social Science Fiction
Unit 6 - Literature Circles
Unit 7 - Project and Final Portfolio
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