National Advanced Placement English Program
College Board Resources:
College Board  is the organization that manages, writes, and distributes testing materials for SAT, AP exams, CLEP exams, and other testing materials.
Click on these links for a description of AP English Literature and Composition and AP English Language and Composition  from the College Board.

Enrollment Criteria for Tomah High School AP English Classes

   Incoming Freshmen 
  • “A” or “B” in English 8 and Reading 8 AND teacher recommendation  

   Current High School Students and Transfer Students

  • “A” or “B” in English with teacher recommendation
  • “A” or “B” in pre-requisite AP Prep or AP English course
Summer Reading Requirements:
I. All students freshman through senior grade levels read two works that appear on our AP English Independent Reading List during the summer. Some of these books may be available as ebooks in the THS Library or online. You will only be able to access this account if you are currently in high school (sorry, incoming freshmen!) For instructions on how to access  your account, click here THS Library Follett Shelf E-book Access Instructions.
Follow your specific grade level requirements!
II. Required documentation for incoming freshmen enrolled in English 9 AP Prep:
         A.  English 9 AP Prep Letter 2017
         B. Complete a Summer Reading Log 2014 for the first novel from the AP English Independent Reading List 
               1. Confused? Use this Sample Reading Log to help you.
               2. Bring your log and book with you to class on the first day of school.
         C. Complete Of Mice and Men Study Guide 2015 for Of Mice and Men.
               1. You need to finish 50% of each set of chapter questions.           
               2. Bring your study guide and book with you to class on the first day of school.
               3. Need a copy of the book? Use this Of Mice and Men PDF full text of the book!
III.  Required documentation for incoming sophomores enrolled in English 10 AP Prep:
         A. English 10 AP Prep Letter 2017
         B. Read a novel from the approved AP Reading list and complete the Blank Summer Reading Log 2014 for
               the novel.
                       1. Confused? Use this Sample Reading Log to help you.
                       2. Bring your log, study guide and books with you to class on the first day of school.
         C. Read I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings.
                       1. Complete the I Know Why study guide 2017 according to the attached directions.
                       2. Do you need a copy of the book? Read this document: I Know Why pdf book 2017
         D. Bring the study guide, play, novel, and log with you to class on the first day of school!
IV. Required documentation for juniors enrolled in AP III Literature and Composition:
         A.  AP LIterature Summer Letter 2017
         B. Read How to Read Literature Like a Professor and complete the How to Read Questions for each chapter.

             1. You will read "Arabyfor one of the questions.

             2. You will read "Story of an Hour" for one of the questions.

         C. Read The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and complete the Huck Finn Study Guide according to the requirements on the letter.

         D. Need a Huck Finn book pdf? Read it here. Find audio on Youtube or iTunes!

V. Required books for AP IV Language and Composition are Fast Food Nation or Omnivore's Dilemma, and 1984 or Brave New World.
         A.  Follow the instructions in AP Language summer letter 2017 for each book.
         B. For the sci fi book you chose, the study guides are available below:
                        1.  Use the 1984 Ap Study Guide for 1984.
                        2. Use this Brave New World AP Study Guide for Brave New World.
         C. For the Fast Food Nation or Omnivore's Dilemma annotation, follow the instructions in the summer reading letter above.

                       1. Use post-it notes to mark the 3 areas listed in the letter!

                       2. Be prepared to write about the essay your first day!

AP Resources:
AP Testing Resources:
MLA Writing Resources:
For help writing your MLA style paper, click on this link: English Writing Resources
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