MR. BRATNOBER'S ENGLISH CLASSES
Woodbury High School
AP Language & Comp - English 11
This is the year-long AP course in expository writing for Woodbury Juniors. AP Language and Composition is designed to help English students "to write effectively and confidently in their college courses across the curriculum and in their professional and personal lives." (The College Board, AP English Course Description, May 2008, p. 6.)
The course is organized according to the College Board's current guidelines, set forth in the Course Description for Advanced Placement Language & Composition. Woodbury Juniors in AP Comp are expected to read critically, think analytically, and communicate clearly both in writing and speech.
In addition to the essays we read and write, the course will incorporate selections from American fiction. Familiar titles from Woodbury's English Eleven curriculum are represented, including American novels, plays, poems, and short stories. We'll address fiction using rhetorical analysis, close reading analysis, and other literary tools; and we will read for fun!
The Assignment Blog is a guide for Mr. Bratnober's sections of AP Comp (see link, below). ***Please consult the blog for assignments on a daily basis***. Also, please demonstrate your academic sobriety by using the Class Blog to plan ahead; or to stay current with assignments while you are ill; or to take responsibility for academic obligations before you leave on school business or family matters.
In addition to conveying course assignments, the blog includes highly useful links to topics pertinent to success in our class, including links to college writing centers, style guides, and the all-important AP Central site, where details about the May AP exam are set forth.
Honors English 9
This site supports Mr. Bratnober's section of Honors English 9, the advanced English course for freshmen at Woodbury High School. Our goals as a class include the cultivation of strong writing through reading, speech, vocabulary expansion, and above all, through a variety of exercises designed to improve writing skills.
For a full view of our goals as a course, see "Course Outline" among the CLASS DOWNLOADS, below.
For a view of daily assignments in Honors English 9, please feel free to consult our class assignment blog: http://honorsenglish9whs.blogspot.com.
Studies in Literature: SHAKESPEARE
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