East Ridge High School
Welcome to the 2012-2013 school year!!!
This site is updated daily with upcoming assignments, rubrics, study guides, and other important course information. Office Hours: Monday-Friday before and after school (by appointment). It is essential that students schedule this with Mrs. Carlson ahead of time as her before and after school time is occasionally taken up by extracurricular activities. Please remember that Wednesday mornings are reserved for staff meetings.
Office Phone: 651-768-2415 or
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AP Language and Composition
“An AP course in English Language and Composition engages students in becoming skilled readers of prose written in a variety of periods, disciplines, and rhetorical contexts and in becoming skilled writers who compose for a variety of purposes. Both their writing and their reading should make students aware of the interactions among a writer’s purposes, audience expectations, and subjects as well as the way generic conventions and the resources of language contribute to effectiveness in writing. The AP Language and Composition course…enables students to read complex texts with understanding and to write prose of sufficient richness and complexity to communicate effectively with mature readers” (The College Board 2006.)
The calendar below is subject to change based on instructor discretion. Please note that the contents for each day cover the material that will be discussed/reviewed on that particular class period. In other words, if Tuesday lists chapters 1-3, reading of these chapters will need to be completed prior to that class period.
International Film Studies
Introduction to Film Studies will develop student abilities to view films critically and to deepen their understanding of the film experience through visual discernment, analytic writing, and speaking/dramatized experiences. The course also includes critical analysis skills, extensive film terminology, the study of genre and style, historical context, and the evolution of film itself, including documentaries and foreign films.
AP Language and Composition Summer Assignment
A chronological study of American literature and the analysis of that literature will be emphasized in this course. The course also includes the study of composition: the prepared (process writing) of a research paper, personal essay, and literary analysis essay. Both formal and informal speaking experiences will be included.
Mrs. Carlson does not have any sections of English 11 third trimester. For information on the course, please contanct one of the other English 11 teachers (Ms. Carle, Ms. Hattenberger, Ms. Murphy, and Ms. Hestwood).
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