AP Language and Composition/ English III
An AP course in English Language and Composition engages students in becoming skilled readers of prose written in a variety of rhetorical contexts and in becoming skilled writers who compose for a variety of purposes. Both their writing and their reading should make students aware of the interaction among a writer’s purposes, audience expectations, and subjects as well as the way genre convention and the resources of language contribute to effectiveness in writing.
--AP Language and Composition
English III is a year-long course designed to build on the knowledge and skills developed in English II. We focus on American Literature and composition; we will read Arthur Miller’s play The Crucible and F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel The Great Gatsby. We will also read a variety of short stories, poems, and nonfiction texts. We will continue to develop our skills as writers, and by the end of the year, students will have written several short pieces, an informative research essay, and a persuasive research essay. Students will also be required to give several informal presentations (including reading parts during The Crucible) and one formal presentation with a partner. This course is designed to prepare students for the requirements of English IV. A complete curriculum can be found on the district webpage.
Prerequisite: English II