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Welcome to AP English 3. The purpose of this  course is to give college-bound students the opportunity to earn college credit through the AP (Advanced Placement) Test. Typically, successful AP students are task-oriented, proficient readers who are able to prioritize their time and who also have parental support. With demanding reading requirements and an emphasis on sophosticated compositions, AP English strenghtens the two most important factors for college success-reading and writing skills. Students will develop testing strategies for the SAT and ACT Tests, write argumentative/persuasive essays, rhetorical analysis essays and synthesis essays that all focus on developing  a strong, effective argument. Students will also develop two in-depth 800-1000 word analysis essays.

 Here are the major works we will cover.

AP English 3A Fall Trimester

  • The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka (summer reading-please purchase, check out, borrow or download)
  • A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry
  • Crime and Punishment Graphic Novel by Fydoor Dostoyevsky or Othello Graphic Novel by William Shakespeare (supplied by the teacher-in class reading)

 Winter Trimester Assignments

  • A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hossieni (please purchase, check out, borrow or download)

 AP/IB English 3B Spring Trimester

  • A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hossieni (WINTER READING-please purchase, check out, borrow or download)
  • Anthem by Ayn Rand (supplied by the teacher)
  • Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck (supplied by the teacher)
  • Various speeches by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (supplied by the teacher)

Welcome to English 3. The purpose of this course is to equip students with rigorous instruction in literary analysis and composition. Students will study challenging literture from diverse cultures. Students will practice a variety of composition techniques, thus expanding their writing skills. Through extensive vocabulary enrichment, students will become better prepared for standardized admission tests, for college, and for life skills in reading, writing, and speaking. Students may struggle, but they may also grow in knowledge and in wisdom, in their understanding of the nature of man, the purpose of life, the moral dilemma of good and evil, and all the complexities that bind individuals into one universal human experience.

 Here are the major works that we will cover.

English 3A

The Crucible by Arthur Miller ( found in literature book)

Various pieces of Edgar Allan Poe (supplied by the teacher)

English 3B

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald (supplied to teacher)

Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck (supplied by teacher)

A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry ( supplied by teacher)