Google Class Code for Period 4 AP: lxl7pmi
WELCOME TO ALL 2020-2021 AP STUDENTS. IT WILL TAKE SOME TIME FOR ALL OF US TO ADAPT TO THE NEW SCHEDULE, BUT THE FIRST WEEK OF SCHOOL (STARTING 9/8) GOES: A GROUP 2; A GROUP 1; B GROUP 2 AND B GROUP 1. THIS MEANS I WILL MEET WITH EACH CLASS ONLY ONE TIME NEXT WEEK.
YOU NEED TO BRING YOUR CHARGED CHROMEBOOKS WITH YOU EVERYDAY. YOU DO NOT NEED TO BRING ANY SUMMER READING BOOKS WITH YOU ON THE FIRST DAY. YOU WILL SIGN UP FOR GOOGLE CLASSROOM AND THE REMIND APP IN CLASS ON THE FIRST DAY.
MOST IMPORTANTLY: RELAX AND BREATHE AND ENJOY THE LAST OFFICIAL WEEKEND OF THE SUMMER. IF YOU OR YOUR PARENTS HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, MY EMAIL IS KMREGAN@JACKSONSD.ORG.
I LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU ALL NEXT WEEK.
Summer Reading Texts for AP Language and Composition, 2019-20
1. Thank You for Arguing by Jay Heinrichs
2. The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
3. How to Read Literature Like a Professor by Thomas C. Foster- Chapter 2, Interlude: Does He Mean That? Chapters 11, 13, 15, Interlude: One Story, Chapters 21, 24.
There is NO written work required. JUST READ. Then REREAD. We will review and test in the order I have listed them.
ADVANCED PLACEMENT LANGUAGE AND COMPOSITION Grades 11 and 12
Prerequisite: Students are nominated based on their standardized test scores, previous English grades, and teacher recommendations. This course is designed for students interested in developing interpretative skills by raising awareness about their our composing process. Students will examine selected readings from American and World Literature primarily devoted to autobiographers, diarists, political writers, critics and essayists. This course provides concentrated instruction on analyzing and interpreting exemplary writing as well as applying it to their own compositions. Summer reading and supplemental assignments are required. Having successfully met all the requirements, students will be prepared for the Advanced Placement Language and Composition Exam.
If YOU ARE ABSENT, it is your responsibility to check our class page and complete assignments.
Grading percentages in this class are as follows: 65% assessment, 25% homework and 10% participation. Important change: the final exam is worth 25% of your grade in this class.