Advanced Placement English Literature @ Independence High School

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"An AP English course in Literature and Composition should engage students in the careful reading and critical analysis of imaginative literature. Through the close reading of selected texts, students should deeped their understanding the ways writers use language to provide both meaning and pleasure for their readers. As they read, students should consider a work's structure, style, and themes as well as such smaller-scale elements as the use of figurative language, imagery, symbolism, and tone."

--The College Board's AP English Literature and Composition Course Description (May 2005)

Download The College Board's AP English Course Description (536k .pdf file)


Mr. Baird

Ms. Beebe
Ms. Daniell


The following links will download a pdf version of the document. You will need Adobe Acrobat

Summer Reading Project

AP Lit Green Sheet

Independent Reading Project
Generic Scoring Guide for AP English Literature (rubric) MLA Style Guide