• AP LITERATURE AND COMPOSITION   [PDF VERSION]

    DEPARTMENT-WIDE EXPECTATIONS

    Ms. Noonan
    Room 500

    nancynoonan@npsri.net

     
     
                                                          YEAR AT A GLANCE 2015-16

    General Time Frame*

    Unit Title

    Resources

    Assessment 

    Common Core

    Standards

    September-December

    Growth and transformation: Introduction to literary criticism in studying contemporary and canonical works

     

    Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

     

    The Mayor of Casterbridge

     

     

    Literary criticism

     

    Selected poetry, excerpts, and short stories

     

    Formative assessments, prewriting, and multiple analytical drafts will precede the submission of the benchmark piece.

     

    Performance Based Assessment: Reflection and/or paper of analysis

    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.11-12.1-6

    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.11-12.10

    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.11-12.1.a-e

    CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.11-12.4-10

     CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.11-12.1-6

    January-March

    Critical lenses for college study: A close reading of Hamlet

     

    Hamlet

     

    Supplemental readings selected by students and teachers

     

    Literary criticism

     

    Selected poetry, excerpts, and short stories

     

    Formative assessments, prewriting, and multiple analytical drafts will precede the submission of the benchmark piece.

     

    Performance Based Assessment::One-act play and performance based upon Hamlet

     

    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.11-12.1-7

     CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.11-12.9

     CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.11-12.10

     CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.11-12.1.a-f

     CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.11-12.3.a-e

     CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.11-12.4-10

     CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.11-12.1-6

     

    April-June

    Coming full circle: Zora Neale Hurston author study

    Their Eyes Were Watching God

     

    Literary criticism

     

     

    Selected memoirs and other literary and creative nonfiction

    Formative assessments, prewriting, and multiple analytical drafts will precede the submission of the benchmark piece.

     

    Performance Based Assessment:: Personal memoir

     

    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.11-12.1-6

     CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.11-12.10

     CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.11-12.3.a-e

     CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.11-12.4-10

     CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.11-12.1-6

    *English 12 CP and AP are organized in trimesters to provide the opportunity for deeper study and to assist in the transition to the semester-long classes students will encounter in college. The Year at a Glance is designed as a tentative overview; changes may be made to better address the strengths and needs of each individual class.

     
    DEPARTMENT-WIDE EXPECTATIONS 


    Grading Policy:

    50% - Benchmarks, projects, other major writing and independent reading assignments

    25% - Class work and homework/extended study

    25% - Class participation, seminar, quizzes, and additional independent reading activities

     

    Grades will not be discussed during class time. Discussions about grades and revisions should take place after school.

     

    Attendance:  It is the student’s responsibility to make up all work after an excused absence.  Make-up work for unexcused absences may be given at teacher discretion.

    Make-up work requests should be made outside of class time.

     

    Note: Requests for class work during an extended period of absence must go through the Guidance Department.

     

    Homework:  Homework/extended study is a vital component of the AP class. All extended study assignments must be brought to class on the day they are due.  Learning activities (e.g., seminar discussions) often depend upon full participation of all students in extended study, and incomplete or late work has a negative impact on everyone. Refer to the RHS Homework Policy in the student handbook for full details.

     

    Writing Assignments and Projects: All writing assignments are to be completed in MLA format.  Most papers will require demonstration that steps in the writing process have been followed. Unless otherwise indicated, work is to be submitted in hard-copy format at the beginning of class on the day it is due. Class time will not be provided for printing, and flash-drives and emailed papers will not be accepted in most cases.

     

    Late Work Policy:  Major assignments must be submitted on time in order to receive full credit. Ten points will be deducted from the earned grade if submitted one day late. The highest grade a student can achieve after the second day is a 75.

     

    Revisions:

    • Required revisions: Ongoing revision is required for any student not achieving proficiency on a benchmark.  If proficiency has not been achieved by the end of the grading period, a grade of Incomplete will be given for that quarter.
    • Students may voluntarily revise major writing assignments and benchmarks after consultation with the teacher. Revisions must be made within one week after the final draft is returned to the student.

     

    Email:  Please provide an email address on the first day of class. Check your email frequently for updates and information.