Course Map for Mr. Paul Drake

Advanced Placement English

Course # 4313

Month

Content

Skills

Assessment

August-

September

Intro to AP English—Six Sacred Terms

Short Stories

Theme

Elements of Style, Strunk & White

Frankenstein, Mary Shelley, 1818 text

Close Reading Skills

Mechanical Skills, EoS

Writing introductions

Critical Approaches to Literature

Paired Words Timed Writing

Short Story Timed Writing

Brief Response Essays

Short Story Test

October

The Stranger, Camus

Existentialism, Post-Modernism

Writing with Style, Trimble

Test-taking strategies

Philosophy Compass

Writing conclusions

AP Multiple Choice Test, 1994

Elements of Style Test

Timed Writing (open question, Frankenstein)

Summary Card, Frankenstein

Prose Essay

November

Figurative Language Workshop

Hamlet

Sentence Combining

Embedding quotations

Active voice writing

Sentence flexibility

Signposting/Transitions

Strong's Sentence Combining

Summary card--Stranger

Figurative Language Test

December

Hamlet

Meter

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead

Writing in Cadence

Writing in Parallel Structure

Analyzing Dramatic Structure

Case Study: Legal Analogy

Organization of the Whole Essay

Scene Presentations (group)

Logs

Hamlet Test

2 Timed Writings (open)

1 Timed Writing (prose/poetry)

Summary Card, R&G

January

Their Eyes Were Watching God

Poetry

Tone recognition

Metacognitive Cultural Analysis

Simile, Metaphor, and the Poetic Core

Metaphor paper

Sonnet assignment

2 Timed writings (1 open, 1 prose)

Summary Card, Their Eyes

February

Poetry

Brave New World, Candide, or Catch-22

“Modest Proposal” et al

Satire

Rhyme Scheme and Metrics

Closed forms

Recognizing Satire--Horatian and Juvenalian

Timed Writing (poetry)

Figurative Language Test

Satire Terms Test

Satire Prompts-“MagnaSoles”

March

Poetry

Satire

Heart of Darkness

Open forms--Contemporary Poetry

 

Writing Comparison/Contrast Essays

Multiple Choice test

Timed Writing (open question)

Summary Card, BNWorld

April

Poetry

Putting It All Together

Explication

Practice Test

May-June

Literary Terms Review

Rhetoric Unit or Film Studies

Ethos, Pathos, Logos--Writing for Effect

 

Recognizing (and avoiding) Logical Fallacy

 

Anticipating Counter-Argument

Definitions Review

AP Test