AP Language
and Composition
by Susan Henson


AP® Curriculum Aligned*

AP® Language and Composition may be taught at the high school or college level. The course focuses on the study of rhetoric, the art of speaking and writing persuasively. Through the study of both classical and contemporary texts, students learn to identify and construct successful arguments, arguments that attempt to persuade the reader to take action by establishing trust (ethos), pity (pathos), or logical acceptance (logos). Students in the course will learn to recognize language patterns and fallacies in order to understand the effects these have on a reader. By applying their rhetorical skills to contemporary issues, AP students will be capable of holding well-informed, critical discussions on a variety of issues at the state, national, and global level. The successful student will be prepared to take the annual AP language exam administered by the College Board in May.

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Table of Contents:

  1. Style Analysis/Close Reading
  2. Persuasion/Argumentation
  3. Understanding Satire
  4. Analyzing Current Events

These instructional support materials (available in print or eBook versions), regularly updated, cover the complete course (at regular, honors, AP and IB levels), whether it be semester, year or 2-year (IB) with daily support for all aspects of instruction. The Teacher’s Edition includes a syllabus; correlation to standards; daily pacing guide; detailed daily lesson plans; teacher edition of student activity book or lab manual with answers; class notes in PDF (for use as color overheads) and/or editable PowerPoint's (for use with light projector or smartboard); and complete editable assessments. Classroom sets include 25 printed student books and Teacher Edition with DVD. Samples are available for each course (including complete short-term limited screen view versions in eBook format upon request). After purchase of the Teacher Edition in any of the various editions, student activity books or lab manuals are available for individual purchase. Although the online eBook version is screen view only, other versions are available that allow printing student material. Click here for details.

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