AP Language & Composition Summer Work

AP Language & Composition Summer Reading Assignment


Instructor Information:

  • Mrs. Bivins
  • Email: wbivins@tfd215.org
  • Follow @Mrs_Biv on Twitter for updates
  • Turnitin Class ID: 21309499 / Enrollment Key: Bivins
  • Remind Sign-up: Text @bivaplang to 81010
  • Google Classroom Class Code: vgjqf3m

Dear Student:

Congratulations on your course selection of Advanced Placement Language & Composition. You have made a wise yet demanding choice. In this class you will be reading a variety of texts and articles and you will learn how to be critical thinkers and writers. I have high expectations for this class and demand students who are willing to put in the required effort necessary to succeed. My goal is for every student enrolled in the class to take the AP Exam in May, giving you the chance to earn college credit. That requires dedication, enthusiasm, and hard work on both our parts.

This summer you must read the novel Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe. You can obtain a copy of this novel from the bookstore, however, I recommend that you purchase your own copy. If you purchase your book from a bookstore or online, that gives you the opportunity to highlight and make notes within your pages to help you read more critically. Annotating is a useful tool in this class and will be of great benefit to you. If you have any questions, you can email Mrs. Bivins - at wbivins@tfd215.org or send a Remind message.

You must read the novel and annotate the novel thoroughly. If you checked out a copy from the school or from a library, you can use post-it notes to annotate. You will be completing two assignments for this novel. Be sure to follow all instructions carefully. Both assignments are due at the first day of school. Also the first two weeks of school we will be analyzing the novel together and you will have an exam on the novel.

You must submit both assignments to Google Classroom AND Turnitin.com by 8:25am on the first day of school. Enrollment instruction and information is included in this packet.

Be sure to contact me with any questions throughout the summer. Please do not wait until the week before the assignment is due to ask questions. Manage your time wisely, start and finish early!

~Mrs. Bivins

PDF DocumentWelcome Letter & Summer Assignments

PDF DocumentGoogle Classroom Enrollment Instructions

PDF DocumentCitation Analysis

PDF DocumentThings Fall Apart Literary Analysis Summer Essay Rubric

PDF DocumentTerminology for AP Language & Composition

Powerpoint DocumentSummer Essay Assignment Guide

PDF DocumentAll above docs combined