AP LANG SUMMER READING ASSIGNMENT
REQUIRED NONFICTION MEMOIR
REQUIRED FICTION BY STEPHEN KING--READER'S CHOICE
AP ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND COMPOSITION COURSE DESCRIPTION
AP LANG STUDENTS FROM THE FIRST TO THE MOST RECENT
AP LANG CLASS OF 2015
AP LANG CLASS OF 2020
NARRATIVES IN AP LANG
AP LANG WRITERS
AP LANG SUPPLEMENTAL READING LIST
AP LANG RECRUITMENT LETTER
AP LANG TESTIMONIALS
ABOUT MR. APPLEBY
Mr. Appleby has been a certified classroom teacher since 1985. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of Iowa, a Master's in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of New Orleans, and is currently working on finalizing his credentials for the HLC at Indiana University.
In August, 2011, Mr. Appleby joined the faculty of Clay High School. Mr. Appleby has taught AP English Language and Composition for 5 years. He has attended 3 AP Summer Institutes and is currently an active participant in Notre Dame's AP-TIP program.
As stated in the introductory letter above, Mr. Appleby stresses improving reading skills, writing skills, and critical thinking skills. At Clay High School, AP Lang is a dual-credit course with Ivy Tech: students who qualify earn college-level credit. The cost of both the dual credit instruction and AP Lang exam is free to qualified Clay students.
Mr. Appleby recruits the best and the brightest of Clay students, but AP is an inclusive program. If you are willing to work hard and have demonstrated your ability to compete through GPA, Class Ranking, PSAT, or Accuplacer, Mr. Appleby believes AP Lang is the place for you.
Mr. Appleby is a reflective practitioner. Whole group instruction, small group work, self evaluation, and peer editing are all incorporated into daily classroom routines. Some students love Mr. Appleby and find AP Lang both challenging and a great opportunity to prepare for college-level work. Some students, frankly, find either Mr. Appleby or the AP workload taxing. Nevertheless, Mr. Appleby is student focused and remains sensitive to the needs of his student population. When concerns arise, Mr. Appleby works faithfully to resolve conflicts and provide an optimal learning environment.
Interested students can see Mr. Appleby in Room 124 or email him at email@example.com. Students are also encouraged to consult with their counselors before or during scheduling.