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National Advanced Placement English Program
College Board Resources:
College Board  is the organization that manages, writes, and distributes testing materials fo 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 based on writing samples
  • “A” or “B” in pre-requisite AP Prep or AP English course
Summer Reading Requirements:
I. All students freshman through junior grade levels:  Please read a minimum of two novels 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. 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 Summer Reading Packet 2014
         B. Complete a Summer Reading Log 2014 for the first novel from the AP English Independent Reading List 2014 
               1. Confused? Use this Sample Reading Log to help you.
               2. Confused? Use this Sample Reading Log to help you.
         C. Complete one book journal per chapter for a novel from the AP English Independent Reading List 2014.
               1. Fill out a Blank Chapter Journal Form 2014 for each chapter               
               2. Confused? Use this Sample journal page with answers 2014 to help you.               
III.  Required documentation for incoming sophomores enrolled in English 10 AP Prep:
         A. English 10 AP Prep Summer Reading Instructions 2014
         B. Read Grapes of Wrath and complete Grapes of Wrath Study Guide 2014
         C. Read a novel from the approved AP Reading list and complete Blank Chapter Journal Form 2014 for
               each chapter
IV. Required documentation for juniors enrolled in AP III Literature and Composition:
         A.  AP Literature Summer Reading Packet 2014
         B. Complete a Book Review Form for an approved novel that was written before 1900.
         C. Complete a Book Review Form for an approved novel that was written after 1900.
         D. Choose both novels from the AP English Independent Reading List
         E. Sample Book Review Essay
V. Required books for AP IV Language and Composition are Kaffir Boy and Fast Food Nation          
         A.  Follow the instructions in   AP Language Summer reading Directions for each book.
         B. Use the AP Literature Book Review Form 2014 for Kaffir Boy.

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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