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datum: 18.05.2024

Course code:

FLVS_APLIT

Course name:

AP English Literature and Composition Online

Course length:

2 semesters

Grade:

9 - 13

Partner:

FLVS - Florida Virtual School Global

Description

For a year, students participate in the AP Dinner Party in the AP Literature and Composition course. Menu items include reading, analyzing, writing, rewriting, and discussing creations by the master chefs, renowned authors. Through close reading of the text of these authors, you'll discover the various ways writers use language to provide meaning and pleasure for their readers. The AP Literature and Composition course requires intensive concentration on composition skills (both yours and the author's) in areas of structure, style, and theme. You'll also analyze authors' narrative techniques, like use of figurative language, imagery, symbolism, and tone. The AP Literature and Composition dinner party equips students with recipes for success in college, in a career and the AP exam.

This course is designed to be highly teacher facilitated. Instructors give a great deal of specific and timely feedback. Students have opportunities for oral examinations, discussions, and whiteboards. Teachers conduct synchronous Elluminate sessions, which require critical thinking and analysis.

Student assessment occurs at a variety of levels throughout the lesson and course. Students are assessed via oral assessment and other synchronous sessions. Actual course assessment types include student assessed work, auto-graded, partially auto- graded, and totally instructor graded assignments.

This course provides high school students with college-level instruction in active, close reading, and analysis of imaginative literature. Through the close reading of works of literary merit, students learn to consider how a work's style, figurative language, theme, and other literary elements contribute to its meaning and cultural significance.This approach to analyzing prose and poetry allows students to establish connections, make observations about textual details, and sharpen their understanding of these nuances through their own writing. This course will effectively prepare students for the AP Exam and learning beyond the exam by enabling them to read, analyze, and write about complex texts.

 

Course Structure

Segment One

Module 01 - Disillusionment

  • The Power of Literature
  • Perspective and Voice
  • The Free Response
  • The American Theater
  • The Disillusionment of Character
  • Literature Through the Lenses
  • Start at the Beginning

Module 02 - The Struggle

  • The Struggle is Real
  • Romanticism and the Ancient Mariner
  • Multiple Choice: Prose and Poetry
  • People and Places
  • Storyteller and Structure
  • Frankenstein and Rime
  • Evaluate Evidence

Module 03 - Journey

  • Multiple Choice: Read Stems First
  • The Nature of Humanity
  • Symbols, Motifs, and Themes
  • The Research Paper
  • Building Your Paper
  • Developing Commentary
  • Using MLA Format

Module 04 - Love and Hate

  • Experience the Heights
  • Not Another Love Poem
  • The Pieces and Parts of a Poem
  • Establishing a Line of Reasoning
  • Multiple Choice: Predict the Answer
  • Who Could Tell Such a Story?
  • Ways of Viewing Wuthering Heights

Segment Two

Module 05 - Family

  • Multiple Choice: Find the Focus
  • How Can Grapes Be Wrathful?
  • Family Influence
  • Structurally Sound
  • Analyze, Evaluate, and Apply
  • Details and Patterns
  • Through a Child\'s Eyes
  • The Grapes of Wrath: Analysis

Module 06 - More Than One Way

  • Multiple Choice: Eliminate Answer Choices
  • Queen, Prince, or Groundling?
  • To Laugh or Not to Laugh
  • To Be or Not to Be
  • Evaluate and Implement: Poetry
  • Love Song or Not

Module 07 - Discovery

  • Awakening as Discovery
  • Discovery Through Strategy
  • Multiple Choice: Putting It All Together
  • Natural Discoveries
  • Discover for Yourself
  • Crushing Discoveries
  • Evaluate and Implement: Literary Argument

Module 08 - The Irony

  • Multiple Choice: Practice
  • The Irony of Survival
  • The Irony of Revenge
  • The Irony of Appearances
  • The Irony of Truth
  • The Irony of Madness
  • The Irony of the End
  • Evaluate and Implement: Prose

Module 09 - Review and Exam

  • Exam Review Part 1
  • Exam Review Part 2
  • Exam Review Part 3

Course syllabus

Materials required

For this course you need to secure the following textbook and materials (if lab kit is listed, check first the possibility of using your school lab prior to buying the lab kit):

DescriptionNumberTypeSource
Reading Material - List of BooksBookprovided by student from the school library

Price

course fee: 811,- EUR / 19 300,- Kč

Student’s Experience

I have found the AP course English Literature and Composition both educational and enjoyable. It was challenging in all the right ways, and even though I have fallen behind and had to pay for my mistakes later, I have managed to complete the course and undergo the final exam with no regrets, which I take for my biggest achievement. The course taught me many things from literary theory and practice, ways of analysis, classics from the English literature, and much more, but the most valuable thing I learned is the skill - the skill to analyze a work which I have never seen before, the skill to write a developed essay in such a short time, and the skill to constantly learn from my mistakes. I am glad that I got introduced to so many fascinating works and ideas and I am grateful for every challenge.
Thanks to the course, I also made two new friends, which I believe is just as valuable as any knowledge.

Thank you for your amazing guidance, Mrs. Hornová. You have always been very patient and kind, and your approach and teachings have been the most helpful.

Ema L., 2021