Ms. LeeAnn Morgan
AP English Literature
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.
The skills and knowledge captured in the ELA/literacy standards are designed to prepare students for life outside the classroom. They include critical-thinking skills and the ability to closely and attentively read texts in a way that will help them understand and enjoy complex works of literature. Students will learn to use cogent reasoning and evidence collection skills that are essential for success in college, career, and life. The standards also lay out a vision of what it means to be a literate person who is prepared for success in the 21st century.
Journalism I is a two-semester course designed to introduce students to the world of media. Students in Journalism I will become analytical consumers of media and technology to enhance their communication skills. Writing, technology, and visual and electronic media are used as tools for learning as students create, clarify, critique, and produce effective communication. Students will learn journalistic guidelines for writing, design, and photography, which include objectivity, responsibility, and credibility. Journalism I does not require Arkansas Department of Education approval.