Expository Reading and Writing Course (ERWC)
ERWC was developed by the California State University in order to prepare college-bound seniors for the literacy demands of higher education. Through a sequence of instructional modules, students in a yearlong, rhetoric-based course develop advanced proficiencies in expository, analytical, and argumentative reading and writing. Upon completion of the course, students will have increased their awareness of the rhetorical strategies employed by authors and will be able to apply those strategies in their own writing.
College Prep Greek Mythology
The curriculum of the Mythology course includes studying Greek and Roman myths, viewing film clips, writing original myths, and participating in literary research. In preparation for classes at the college level, students will also study pertinent grammatical areas that improve content and style of essays. Subject matter for essays will be generated from reading short stories and applying them to everyday issues.
AP Literature and Composition
The AP English Literature and Composition course aligns to an introductory college-level literary analysis course. The course engages students in the close reading and critical analysis of imaginative literature to deepen their understanding of the ways writers use language to provide both meaning and pleasure. As they read, students consider a work’s structure, style, and themes, as well as its use of figurative language, imagery, symbolism, and tone. Writing assignments include expository, analytical, and argumentative essays that require students to analyze and interpret literary works. This is a weighted course.
The summer reading assignment for AP Literature and Composition can be found HERE.