Class Descriptions and Expectations

Senior English 136 & 136C

Course Description:

The course focuses on representative British literature from the Anglo-Saxon to the Modern period. It includes the study of 1-2 novels as well as selections from major British writers. The works are studied within the context of their time periods and themes in order to encourage understanding of literary genres and to make comparisons to the modern era. Assignments and class discussions are designed to encourage higher level thinking and sophisticated written expression. In preparation for college writing, a research paper project, following the MLA format, will be produced, usually during the second semester.

Classroom Expectations:


1. Follow directions the first time they are given.
2. Be in your assigned seat when the bell rings. 
3. Keep hands, feet, and objects to yourself. 
4. Use appropriate language; no teasing or put-downs. 
5. Keep electronic devices silent and put away. 


AP Language and Composition

Course Description:
Advanced Placement English Language and Composition involves junior and senior students in both the study and practice of written prose. The course is designed to encourage critical thinking through the analysis of various prose works and effective communication through the composition of works for a variety of purposes. Course work will focus on writer's purposes, audiences, and subjects, as well as the way different purposes and language affect communication. The focus on nonfiction prose will expose students to high-quality complex works to widen their understanding of the possibilities beyond fiction. THE STUDENT: This course is designed for college-ready juniors and seniors who are willing to commit consistent effort and substantial time to the careful study of composition. The course work can serve as preparation for those who wish to take the AP English Language Exam offered in May; however, taking the exam is not a requirement. Note: If AP Lang is taken as a junior, the course satisfies the 11th grade English requirement. If AP Lang is taken as a senior, the course satisfies the 12th grade English requirement. One semester of AP Language plus one semester of AP Literature does not equal one year's worth of English credit. AP Lang may be taken in conjunction, as an elective, with either 11th grade or 12th grade English.


Classroom Expectations:


1. Follow directions the first time they are given.
2. Be in your assigned seat when the bell rings. 
3. Keep hands, feet, and objects to yourself. 
4. Use appropriate language; no teasing or put-downs. 
5. Keep electronic devices silent and put away. 
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