English Language and Composition

AP English Language and Composition

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AP Language and Composition
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Topics   Romanticism, French Revolution, Modernism, Identity "The life lie", dangers of modernism, modern drama Corruptability, Satire, Science Fiction
Literature   19th century European novels Modern European Drama, Russian literature Shakespearean tragedy, Science Fiction, Satire

Expository Essay

Personal Essay

Descriptive essay


Argument Essay

Comparison Essay

Expository Essay

Writing for Science

Political Writing

Essay writing cont'd

Critical Reviews

Comparative Analysis



Portfolio Artifacts   Brontë and Beethoven writing

Research paper

composition portfolio

DavidsonReads project

Composition Portfolio

AP practice tests


Composition Portfolio

Film study


Final Paper

Integrated Units  

H: "Tale of Two Cities" and the French Revolution (Research Paper)

Music: Brontë and Beethoven 

H: "Examining The Life Lie in 20th century Eastern European culture

Drama: One Acts

H: 1984 and Brave New World Paper


Field Trips & Speakers  

Tartuffe (at Davidson College)

Color of Water presentation (DavidsonReads)

Charlotte Public Library, Davidson College Library

guest lecture by Dr. J. Gill Holland




The Color of Water, McBride

Wuthering Heights, Brontë

A Tale of Two Cities, Dickens

Norton Sampler

Wild Duck, Ibsen

The Grand Inquisitor, Dostoyevsky

Norton Sampler

100 Great Essays


MacBeth, Shakespeare

1984, Orwell

100 Great Essays