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 Summer Reading Letter 2015
 
         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 Summer Reading Letter 2015
        
         B. Read Othello  and complete the Othello Study Guide 2015.
                        1. Need an online copy of Othello? Use this Othello No Fear Shakespeare PDF. It contains the classic
                        lines and a modern version to help you.
 
         C. Read a novel from the approved AP Reading list and complete 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.
 
         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 Reading Letter 2015
        
         B. Complete a Book Review Form for an approved novel from the AP English Independent Reading List.
 
         C. Read Othello  and complete the Othello Study Guide 2015.
                         1. Need an online copy of Othello? Use this Othello No Fear Shakespeare PDF. It contains the classic
                        lines and a modern version to help you.
        
V. Required books for AP IV Language and Composition are Kaffir Boy, Angela's Ashes, Black Boy,  and Fast Food Nation          
         A.  Follow the instructions in   AP Language Summer Reading Letter for each book.
      
         B. For the autobiography you chose, the study guides are available below:
                        1.  Use the Kaffir Boy Study Guide 2015 for Kaffir Boy.
 
                        2. Use this Black Boy Study Guide for Black Boy.
 
                        3. Use this Angela's Ashes Study Guide 2015 for Angela's Ashes.
 
         C. For the Fast Food Nation annotation, follow the instructions in the summer reading letter above.
         
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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