English IV DC British Literature
Like your previous ten years in English language arts, the focus in English 3 is on improving your reading and writing performance. The vehicle for this improvement is mainly reading and analysis of American literature and composition of several types of essays as well as creative writing with stories and poems. A research paper will be completed in the spring.
This is Advanced Placement English Language and Composition. It is designed to improve students’ abilities in critical reading, writing and thinking. The major emphasis during the year is providing students with skills needed to be successful on the AP Exam in May. As English 3, it is also a survey of American literature. Nonfiction also is explored extensively. Students will analyze nonfiction (essays, speeches, biography and autobiography) for purpose, audience, tone and syntax and other rhetorical strategies that influence the text and its reading. http://ritter.tea.state.tx.us/rules/tac/chapter110/index.html