AP LITERATURE AND COMPOSITION
REQUIRED SUMMER READING
Ms. Goldsmith Mr. Metcalfe
OVERVIEW: Because AP Literature and Composition is a college-level class, students will be asked to complete college-level coursework. In preparation for the class, we are assigning specific mandatory work—it must be completed by the first day of class in August. Please note, however, that you may attend this summer’s AP/HONORS SUMMER INSTITUTE as a way of fulfilling the summer reading requirement. You can sign up for the AP Summer Institute by visiting the ERHS website.
Click Here for a pdf of the summer assignment. Click Here for AP One Sheet Instructions.
Please select one of the following novels.
Crime & Punishment
Cry the Beloved Country
East of Eden
Farewell to Arms
Go Tell It on the Mountain
Light in August
One Hundred Years of Solitude
Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
The Color Purple
The Poisonwood Bible
The following two assignments must be completed by the first day of class of Semester One.Submit the assignment electronically to Canvas the first week of class.
1. Complete 25 dialectical journal entries. Analyze these 25 lines for diction, tone, figurative language, imagery, symbolism, and characterization (if appropriate). Please include the page numbers.
2. Complete an AP 1 Sheet.
Suggested Reading to Prepare for the Upcoming Year
We will be reading the following pieces of literature next year in AP Literature and Composition. You may want to read them during the summer when you can do so at your leisure. Also, you can read any books from the ERHS HONORS OUTSIDE READING LIST, any of which can be used on the Open-ended AP Essay Test. We will read much short literature and many poems, as well, in class. Pick up an anthology of each—or find them online—and enjoy reading this summer.
Oedipus Rex Hamlet
Death of a Salesman Doll’s House
Heart of Darkness The Kite Runner