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AP® teachers know the roots of AP® success are established in the earlier grades. That is the idea behind Advanced Language &Literature—a complete solution for 10th grade honors and Pre-AP® English classes. Driven by the expertise of Renee Shea, John Golden, and Lance Balla, this introduction to literature and nonfiction, reading and writing, analysis and argument, is both challenging and nurturing; a book full of big ideas, thought-provoking texts, and all of the support young minds need to be prepared for AP® success.*Pre-AP is a trademark registered and/or owned by the College Board, which was not involved in the production of and does not endorse this product.
Renée H. Shea is professor of English and Modern Languages at Bowie State University, and coauthor of The Language of Composition: Reading, Writing, Rhetoric and Amy Tan in the Classroom. She has served as a reader, table leader, and question leader for both AP Literature and Language readings. She most recently served as the College Board advisor for AP Language, a liaison position with the development committee for AP Language.
Table of Contents
1. Reading the World 2. Thinking about Literature 3. Thinking about Argument 4. Thinking about Sources 5. Identity and Society
What does "identity" mean?
How is one’s identity formed?
How do personal experiences affect our identity?
To what extent does school emphasize conformity at the expense of individuality?
Central Text George Orwell,Shooting an ElephantConversation: Changes and Transformations
Jon Krakauer, The Devil’s Thumb(nonfiction)
Caitlin Horrocks, Zolaria (fiction)
Sharon Olds, My Son The Man and The Possessive (poetry)
William Shakespeare, Seven Ages of Man (poetry/drama)
James Joyce, Eveline (fiction)
The Carlisle Indian Boarding School (photographs)
Conversation: The Individual in School
Alexandra Robbins, from The Geeks Shall Inherit the Earth(nonfiction)
Faith Erin Hicks, from Friends with Boys(graphic novel)
John Taylor Gatto, Against School (nonfiction)
Horace Mann, fromThe Common School Journal
Theodore Sizer, from Horace’s School: Redesigning the American High School
Maya Angelou, from I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
Reading Workshop – Point of View in Narrative Writing Workshop – Writing a Narrative6 – Ambition and Restraint
What are the qualities of effective and ineffective leadership?
What are the benefits and dangers associated with ambition?
Is ambition an innate or learned human trait?
What are the rhetorical strategies used by effective leaders?
Central TextWilliam Shakespeare, MacbethConversation: Risk and Reward
W.H. Auden, Musee des Beaux Arts (poetry)
William Carlos Williams, Landscape With The Fall of Icarus(poetry)
Brian Aldiss, Flight 063(poetry)
Jeffrey Kluger, from Ambition: Why Some people are Most Likely to Succeed (nonfiction)
Percy Bysshe Shelley, Ozymandias(poetry)
William Shakespeare, from Henry VIII(drama)
Amy Tan, Rules of the Game (fiction)
Miguel Cervantes, from Don Quixote (fiction)
Conversation: Voices of Rebellion
Martin Luther King Jr., I’ve Been to the Mountaintop (speech)
Nelson Mandela, from An Ideal for Which I am Prepared to Die (speech)
Thomas Paine, from Common Sense (broadside)
Malala Yousafzai,Speech to the United Nations Youth Assembly
Carrie Chapman Catt,Address to the Congress on Women’s Suffrage