ERIC Number: ED276996
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Literary Archetypes. Advanced Placement English Curriculum Guide.
Anne Arundel County Public Schools, Annapolis, MD.
Providing students with the opportunity to earn college credit while still in high school, the Advanced Placement English course described in this guide is designed to help students (1) want to choose from a wide range of literature for independent reading; (2) develop a critical awareness about literature; (3) recognize connections among works of literature that span time, nationality, and genre; (4) increase their awareness of literature and good writing as major sources of civilization's significant ideas; (5) respond thoughtfully to literature; (6) vary the tone of their writing; (7) experiment with form in writing; (8) evaluate ideas that contradict, deviate from, or reinforce their previously formed opinions; (9) evaluate their own writing as well as the writing of their peers; and (10) grow intellectually and develop the skills necessary for critical reading, writing, and thinking. Based on the work of Northrop Frye, the course outlined in the guide is organized as a seminar and covers romance, tragedy, satire, and comedy. The bulk of the guide lists student abilities based on course objectives for each quarter, with a corresponding enumeration of course content, activities, and resources. Sections on instructional techniques and Advanced Placement journals are included, as is supplementary instructional material such as worksheets, sample tests and answer sheets, study guides, and various student handouts. (JD)
Descriptors: Advanced Placement, Advanced Placement Programs, College School Cooperation, Course Descriptions, Curriculum Guides, English Instruction, High Schools, Literary Criticism, Literary Genres, Literature Appreciation
Anne Arundel County Public Schools, 2644 Riva Rd., Annapolis, MD 21401 ($11.60).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Anne Arundel County Public Schools, Annapolis, MD.
Note: Prepared by the Curriculum Writing Committee.