I currently teach Academic English 11 and 12th grade AP Literature and Composition. The 11th grade course provides a survey of American literature, focusing on the development of our country's character and moral philosophies. As a survey course, we'll explore how literary movements respond to one another, while also getting a glimpse of strategies to pick apart literature. We'll cover non-fiction, poetry, short fiction, the novel, and drama. Additional goals focus on rhetorical analysis and crafting an argument.
The Literature and Composition course will explore American, British, and World Literature ranging in historical eras and literary traditions. We'll focus on strategies to analyze challenging texts. Many of the pieces in this course are some of my favorites - they are rich and thought-provoking. We'll focus heavily on short fiction, poetry, novel, and drama. To prepare for the exam, we'll practice various AP prompts and multiple choice passages. Beyond being an academically rigorous course, the texts will provide us a means to analyze our world.
Regardless of the course, I'm looking forward to our time together!
This year I'll be in room 703. Feel free to email me with questions and concerns.