This course engages students in the careful reading and critical analysis of imaginative literature. Through the close reading of selected texts, students deepen their understanding of the ways writers use language to provide both meaning and pleasure for their readers. As they read, students 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.

1- Introduction
1- Introduction
2- Course Description
3- Assessments
4- Focus and Materials
5- Plagiarism Discussion
6- MLA Formatting
7- MLA Citation
8- MLA Incorporating Sources
9- MLA Citation Updates

2- The AP Exam
1- Content and Format
2- Scoring Rubric
3- Sample Multiple Choice
Handout: Sample Multiple Choice Exam
Quiz: Sample Multiple-Choice Exam
4- Sample Essay Exam 1
Essay: Free-Response Essay 1

3- Reading & Writing Skills
1- The Close Reading
2- Close Reading continued
3- Close Reading Sample
4- Close Reading: Bleak House
5- Close Reading Conclusion
6- Close Reading: Practice
Assignment: Close Reading: Practice
7- Literary Analysis

4- Short Story
1- Introduction
Assignment: Poe’s Short Story Requirements
2- Point-of-View/Setting
Handout: Literary Elements
Assignment: Girl – point of view
Assignment: Rip Van Winkle – setting
3- Character
Assignment: White Heron – character/setting
4- Plot
Worksheet: A Small Good Thing
5- Conflict/Theme
Worksheet: How to Tell a True War Story
6- Historical Context
Essay: To Build A Fire – Historical Context
7- Literary Devices
Handout: Literary Terms
Assignment: I Stand Here Ironing
Worksheet: I Stand Here Ironing cont.
8- Analysis Essay
Handout: Literary Analysis Essay
Assignment: Short Story Analysis-Rough Draft
Essay: Short Story Analysis Final Draft
9- Case Study: Flannery O’Connor
Handout: AP Flannery OConnor Story
Handout: Flannery O’Connor Writing A Guide for the Perplexed
Handout: Flannery O’Connor New World Encyclopedia
Handout: Heath Anthology Flanner O’Connor Bio
Handout: Anagogical Vision and Comedic Form in Flannery O’Connor
Handout: Beginnings and Endings in Flannery O’Connor
Handout: Flannery O’Connor’s “Fourth Dimension”
Handout: American Gargoyles: Flannery O’Connor and the American Grotesque
Handout: Narrating Knowledge in Flannery O’Connor’s Fiction
Handout: Southern Orientalism: Flannery O’Connor’s Cosmopolis
Assignment: AP Flannery OConnor Story
Assignment: A Good Man is Hard to Find Essay-Outline
Essay: A Good Man is Hard to Find Essay-Final
10- AP Practice Exam
Handout: AP Practice Exam
Assignment: Multiple-Choice Exam Practice
Essay: Free Response Essay Practice

5- Poetry
1- Introduction
Handout: How to Read a Poem
Essay: Imagery in the Lyric Poem
2- Meter
Assignment: Sound and Sense in Poetry
3- Meter cont.
4- Rhyme
5- Structure
Assignment: Structure and Form
Essay: Sonneteers
6- Medieval & Renaissance Poetry
Handout: The Collar: Poem and Questions
Handout: The Collar: PowerPoint
Assignment: “The Ruin”
Assignment: The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam
Assignment: Canterbury Tales
Assignment: Sidney
Assignment: Shakespeare
Assignment: John Donne “The Bait”
Assignment: Milton “On His Blindness”
7- Neo-Classical & Romantic Poetry
Handout: Dickinson Frost PowerPoint
Assignment: “To His Coy Mistress”
Essay: Bradstreet & Wheatley
Essay: English Romantic Poets
Assignment: “To Autumn”
Assignment: William Blake
8- Victorian Poetry
Assignment: “Dover Beach”
Assignment: “Old Ironsides”
9- Modern and Post-Modern Poetry
Assignment: Langston Hughes: Harlem Voices
Assignment: Imagism
10- AP Exam Practice
Handout: AP Practice Exam
Assignment: Multiple-Choice Exam Practice
Essay: Free Response Essay Practice

6- Drama
1- Introduction
Handout: Shakespeare Web Quest
Assignment: Shakespeare Web Quest
2- Hamlet
Handout: Hamlet Study Guide Questions
Essay: Hamlet, Act I – Journal
Essay: Hamlet, Act II – Journal
Essay: Hamlet, Act III – Journal
Essay: Hamlet, Act IV – Journal
Essay: Hamlet, Act V – Journal
Quiz: Hamlet – Act I
Quiz: Hamlet – Act II
Quiz: Hamlet – Act III
Quiz: Hamlet – Act IV
Quiz: Hamlet – Act V
Assignment: Hamlet Study Guide Questions
Essay: Hamlet Timed Writing
3- AP Practice Exam
Handout: AP Practice Exam
Assignment: Multiple-Choice Exam Practice
Essay: Free Response Essay Practice

7- Novel
1- Introduction
2- Archetypes continued
Assignment: Archetypes
3- Love Medicine
Handout: AP Love Medicine Reader’s Journal
Assignment: Love Medicine Reader’s Journal
4- The Heart is a Lonely Hunter
Handout: AP The Heart is a Lonely Hunter
Assignment: Making Fiction Believable
Assignment: The Heart is a Lonely Hunter Journal
5- Heart of Darkness
Assignment: Heart of Darkness: Analyzing the Text
Essay: Heart of Darkness Marlow Essay
Essay: Heart of Darknes/The Hollow Man Essay
6- Frankenstein
Handout: Frankenstein Research Essay
Assignment: Frankenstein Research & Outline
Essay: Frankenstein Rough Draft
Essay: Frankenstein Final Draft
7- AP Practice Exam
Handout: AP Practice Exam
Assignment: Multiple-Choice Exam Practice
Essay: Free Response Essay Practice

8- Independent Author Study
1- Independent Study
Assignment: Independent Study: Oral Report
Essay: Independent Study: Research Paper

9- Course Review and Exam Preparation
1- Final Portfolio & Reflection
Essay: Final Portfolio
2- Exam Preparation
3- Multiple-Choice Post-Test
Handout: Sample Multiple Choice Exam
Quiz: Multiple-Choice Post Test

10- Course Survey
1- Course Survey
Handout: Course Survey
Assignment: Course Survey