AP English Literature and Composition
Welcome to AP English Literature and Composition
The AP English Literature and Composition course aligns to an introductory college-level literary analysis course. As the title suggests, this course is all about high level reading of fictional literature and heavily focused on writing, and it will require reading six to eight full novels and plays, as well as multiple short stories and poems. Students will need to read novels outside of class, then come to class prepared for deep discussion of the reading by using their notes and annotation of the literary work to help facilitate that discussion. In addition, students will be writing various literary analysis essays and research papers throughout the year.
2020-2021 Learning Platforms:
Due to the nature of the current COVID-19 pandemic, all classwork and assignments for this course will be posted and submitted on Google Classroom. We will also be utilizing programs including (but not limited to) AP Classroom, Zoom, TurnItIn, Remind 101 app, Microsoft Teams, and potentially others as the year progresses.
**It is highly suggested that you bring your own device (laptop or tablet) to class daily.**
Classroom chromebooks will be scarce, and I will not be delivering paper/printed materials (unless specifically requested by the student/parent) due to the nature of COVID-19 living on surfaces for several days and the inability to properly disinfect paper. However, please be aware that students are soley responsible for their devices, and any damanges will not be covered by the school or teacher.
When the Google Classroom Join Codes are available, they will be posted here:
- Period 2 AP Literature (on campus): p6w5n3g
- Period 3 AP Literature (MCPS online): tsrdhdn
- Period 4 AP Literature (on campus): uklrkjc
- Period 6 AP Literature (on campus): pxsoblq
Second Interruption Online Directions:
In the case of a second "interruption" where school campus is closed, all students will immediately shift to MCPS Online instruction, and our class will continue the very next school day synchronously via Google Classroom and Microsoft Teams. That means your class will continue during the same exact times as your normal class periods. Therefore, you will be required to use either Microsoft Teams or other daily check in methods for both attendance and learning purposes during your assigned class period times.
Disclaimer: Marion County Public Schools may record online classroom sessions utilizing third-party platforms (Zoom, Teams, Google Classroom, etc.). These recordings will only be used for educational purposes and may be shared on other learning platforms. If you do not want your child's image or identifying information recorded, utilize your device/platform controls to stop the camera feed from your device.
Student Schedule Info:
Student schedules will be finalized by Saturday morning in Skyward. First period locators will be available on the PAC doors Saturday and Sunday for anyone who does not have access to Skyward. There WILL NOT be first period locators on Monday morning, but there will be staff members with first period lists walking the courtyard if needed. This is to help avoid crowding and to maintain social distancing. Remember, you must wear a mask and your school ID at all times when on campus.
MCPS Online Students:
Textbook and Chromebook pickup will be on from 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM on Thursday, August 20th and Friday, August 21st. YOU WILL NEED A PHYSICAL TEXTBOOK FOR THIS CLASS! There is not an online textbook for AP Literature. Our AP Literature textbook is called “Perrine’s Literature: Structure, Sound and Sense”.
You must wear a mask and stay socially distanced when you come on campus. If you have student debts, you will either have to pay them or return old textbooks at that time in order to get your new textbooks.