Advanced Placement Literature and Composition
Mrs. Rouse
rrouse@homercenter.org

Rules for Classroom Management
  1. Pay attention – do no other work
  2. Use time wisely – work bell to bell
  3. Be prepared – bring all materials (paper, pencil, books, assignments)
NO LATE WORK
  1. No interruptions – come, ask, go
  2. Show respect – use of appropriate language, manners

Grading Scale
High school’s standardized scale:
100% -- 94% A
93% -- 85% B
84% -- 76% C
75% -- 70% D
Incomplete/Course failure
Weighted 1.1%


Language Arts Standards

1.1 Learning to Read Independently
1.3 Reading, Analyzing, and Interpreting Literature


Required summer reading
Novels: To Kill a Mockingbird, Lord of the Flies, Heart of Darkness, Things Fall Apart,
Their Eyes Were Watching God
Survey of British Literature: a sampling of authors from the eight literary time
periods (Macmillan Literature Series English and
Western Literature)
Drama: Macbeth, Pygmalion, Waiting for Godot
Poetry: a selection of modern and contemporary canonical poets
Short fiction/novellas: a selection of noteworthy short stories from the text Literature:
An Introduction to Reading and Writing (Roberts and Jacobs),
“A Country Doctor,” Metamorphosis, Anthem


1.4 Types of Writing and 1.5 Quality of Writing
Research paper, essay exams, reader response journal, literary analysis, poetry,
autobiographical essays




1.6 Speaking and Listening
Classroom discussion, both small and whole group


1.8 Research
Research paper following MLA format




Honors 10/11 English
Mrs. Rouse
rrouse@homercenter.org

Rules for Classroom Management
  1. Pay attention – do no other work
  2. Use time wisely – work bell to bell
  3. Be prepared – bring all materials (paper, pencil, books, assignments)
NO LATE WORK
  1. No interruptions – come, ask, go
  2. Show respect – use of appropriate language, manners

Grading Scale
High school’s standardized scale:
100% -- 94% A
93% -- 85% B
84% -- 76% C
75% -- 70% D
Incomplete/Course failure
Weighted 1.1%


Language Arts Standards

1.1 Learning to Read Independently
1.3 Reading, Analyzing, and Interpreting Literature


Required summer reading

Novels: The Scarlet Letter and The Great Gatsby


Drama: Our Town and Raisin in the Sun

Poetry: a selection of American poets

Short fiction: a selection of short stories by American literary figures


1.4 Types of Writing and 1.5 Quality of Writing
Research paper, essay exams, reader response journal, literary analysis, poetry


1.6 Speaking and Listening
Classroom discussion, both small and whole group


1.8 Research
Research paper following MLA format
American literature time period report




Honors 10/11 English
Mrs. Rouse
rrouse@homercenter.org

Rules for Classroom Management
  1. Pay attention – do no other work
  2. Use time wisely – work bell to bell
  3. Be prepared – bring all materials (paper, pencil, books, assignments)
NO LATE WORK
  1. No interruptions – come, ask, go
  2. Show respect – use of appropriate language, manners

Grading Scale
High school’s standardized scale:
100% -- 94% A
93% -- 85% B
84% -- 76% C
75% -- 70% D
Incomplete/Course failure
Weighted 1.1%


Language Arts Standards

1.1 Learning to Read Independently

1.3Reading, Analyzing, and Interpreting Literature

Required summer reading

Novels: Jonathan Livingston Seagull, The Little Prince, student choice


Drama: Antigone, A Midsummer’s Night Dream, Taming of the Shrew, Cyrano de
Bergerac

Poetry: Dante’s Inferno Virtual Tour

1.4 Types of Writing and 1.5 Quality of Writing
Children’s book, essay exams, reader response journal, literary analysis, poetry, essays,
reports

1.6 Speaking and Listening
Classroom discussion, both small and whole group
Oral presentation

1.8 Research
Researched report




College Bound Senior English
Mrs. Rouse
rrouse@homercenter.org


Rules for Classroom Management
  1. Pay attention – do no other work
  2. Use time wisely – work bell to bell
  3. Be prepared – bring all materials (paper, pencil, books, assignments)
NO LATE WORK
  1. No interruptions – come, ask, go
  2. Show respect – use of appropriate language, manners

Grading Scale
High school’s standardized scale:
100% -- 94% A
93% -- 85% B
84% -- 76% C
75% -- 70% D
Incomplete/Course failure



Language Arts Standards
1.1 Learning to Read Independently
1.3 Reading, Analyzing, and Interpreting Literature

Novels: Flowers for Algernon, Lord of the Flies, Of Mice and Men, To Kill a
Mockingbird
Survey of British Literature: a sampling of authors from the eight literary time
periods (Macmillan Literature Series English and
Western Literature)
Drama: Macbeth
Poetry: a selection of contemporary poets


1.4 Types of Writing and 1.5 Quality of Writing
Research paper, essay exams, reader response journal, autobiographical essays, poetry,
modes of discourse including narrative, descriptive, explanatory and persuasive
essays


1.6 Speaking and Listening
Informative speech covering research paper
Classroom discussion, both small and whole group


1.8 Research
Required eight page research paper following MLA format