Pre-AP Junior English 2017-2018
Lena VanCamp, Pre-AP Junior English Teacher
This is a fast paced, rigorous course that prepares students for their college experience and career choice. Students will learn, through the Common Core State Standards, to give equal attention to literary and informational texts. This course focuses on text analysis and critical thinking, including comparing and contrasting texts and mediums, and prepares students to be analytical about resources and ideas. This course also utilizes writing programs to show students how to craft and support an argument and to explain their ideas. This class will incorporate advanced lesson extensions so that the students will be challenged in their learning and work.
At the end of this course, you will
1st 9 Week Period:
2nd 9 Week Period:
3rd 9 Week Period:
4th 9 Week Period:
Students will be prepared, be safe, be supportive, be responsible, and be good school citizens. Students have daily procedures for entering the classroom, putting up cell phones, obtaining classroom supplies, logging to their computers and particular programs we use that day. Students have procedures for turning in assignments. Students view daily assignments on the teacher’s website. Students use HAC to see grades and missing assignments.
Students who disrupt class may receive detention during the lunch period. After five offenses of detention, students are assigned a period of after school detention. Students who commit serious offenses may receive ISS or OSS.
Students receive grades based on:
Dierks High School is a member of the Advance-ED Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools. Faculty have met strict requirements, the physical plant passed rigid inspection, the library contains a plentiful supply of books and materials, and has a host of other things that are essential for students to receive a good education. These grades will be accepted by any college without question.
A = 90-100
B = 80-89
C = 70-79
D = 60-69
F = 0-59
Classwork, bellwork, homework, etc. is worth 40% of a student’s grade. Tests, quizzes, essays, speeches, and presentations are worth 60% of a student’s grade.
This is a list of texts that have been on the AP Literature exams since 1971! The years the text was on the exam is next to the title in parentheses.Peterson's Master AP English Literature and Composition
This is one of the resources we will use to practice strategies for the AP English Literature and Composition exam.