• 11
  • CADR
  • Grade 9-11 Blocks
  • Honors/AP
YBK371 - AP English Language Composition/Honors U.S. History Block
2 Semesters 2 Credits Fulfills: US History

The AP course in English Language and Composition engages students in becoming skilled readers of prose written in a variety of periods, disciplines, and rhetorical contexts in addition to becoming skilled writers who compose for a variety of purposes. The purpose of the AP curriculum is to enable students to read complex texts with understanding and to write prose of sufficient richness and complexity to communicate effectively with mature readers. Students will study a wide variety of prose styles from many disciplines and historical periods to gain understanding of the connections between interpretive skill in reading and writing. Major assignments include timed writes,  Socratic  discussions,  and  synthesis  projects.  By  the  end  of  this course, students will be able to write college level essays, have the skills necessary to complete a college level exam, and demonstrate control of language at the college level. In addition students will also engage in a historical exploration of United States History. The honors portion of the class will focus on project based learning and ask the essential question: What does it mean to be an American? 

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