AP Literature

All AP Lit students are required to complete the assignments outlined below.

Do we have a summer assignment? Yes, but you actually get until 2nd semester to turn it in. Failure to complete these by the due dates will result in a zero without the chance to turn it in later. It will also give cause for a level change in English class. Being well-read is the biggest attribute to success on the AP Lit test. So, starting now, read all the things (see assignment number 4 below)!  

Due Semester 2:  ASSIGNMENT 1 - REQUIRED: Read through all of the the vocabulary packets below, and highlight any terms that you do not know or often forget.These terms will become your own personal study guide over the course of the class.  If you want to work ahead, this is the doc that explains the vocab work. Due by January 10th.

There are separate links to all the terms:  Allusions List Tone List SAT Vocab List Literary Devices List

ASSIGNMENT 2 - REQUIRED: Read How to Read Literature Like a Professor by Thomas Foster, and start your interactive notebook. If you don’t know what this is, research it. In your interactive notebook: 1. Take basic notes on all the chapters. 2. Choose five chapters, (for now- we will see how many people are in the class and adjust the number as needed) and create a one-pager with visuals and at least two quotes with proper MLA citations that provide an in depth analysis of the chapter. Your one-pagers should be on a basic 8 x 11 piece of printer paper in order to be displayed inside the classroom. You should copy and paste the final product into your interactive notebook as well. Again, if you are unsure of what a “one-pager” is, do a quick Google images search for ideas. You can purchase/borrow the book on your own, or copies will be available via the media center. 3. Use this link to sign up for chapters.

ASSIGNMENT 3 - REQUIRED: Read The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien, and complete the analysis worksheet. Chapter 1 must be read by January 16th. The entire book should be finished by January 27th. You can purchase/borrow the book on your own, or copies will be available via the media center. Link to WKST

ASSIGNMENT 4 - OPTIONAL: Be well-read! Challenge yourself to read as much as you can before the class starts by doing the extra credit as linked above. Plus, for each book you read and complete the AP Lit Analysis Worksheet you can bump a summative score in the grade book.  For each poem/short story you read and complete the AP Lit Analysis Worksheet you can bump a formative score in the grade book. You can only read the books/poems/stories listed for the challenge and will need to check out the AP Lit book from the media center. Below are links to additional readings and WKSTs you can use for extra credit during the course itself and give yourself more exposure to literature often on the test.. Extra credit readings for Q3 are due March 9 and Q4 are due May 13. Click here for more information about extra credit.  


SC Young Adult Book List


***Dates for assessments are estimates and can change per teacher discretion.***

Questions about AP Literature books and assignments should be directed to Mrs. Weaver at alicia.weaver@beaufort.k12.sc.us.