First Edition   ©2011

Literature & Composition

Reading - Writing - Thinking

Carol Jago (Santa Monica High School, CA) , Renee H. Shea (Bowie State University, MD) , Lawrence Scanlon (Brewster High School, NY) , Robin Dissin Aufses (Lycée Français de New York)

  • ISBN-10: 0-312-38806-3; ISBN-13: 978-0-312-38806-5; Format: Cloth Text, 1568 pages

Structure and support for a successful AP* Literature course

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From Carol Jago and the authors of The Language of Composition comes the first textbook designed specifically for the AP* Literature and Composition course. Arranged thematically to foster critical thinking, Literature & Composition: Reading • Writing • Thinking offers a wide variety of classic and contemporary literature, plus all of the support students need to analyze it carefully and thoughtfully. The book is divided into two parts: the first part of the text teaches students the skills they need for success in an AP Literature course, and the second part is a collection of thematic chapters of literature with extensive apparatus and special features to help students read, analyze, and respond to literature at the college level. Only Literature & Composition has been built from the ground up to give AP students and teachers the materials and support they need to enjoy a successful and challenging AP Literature course.

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"I think the approach that this text is taking is wonderful. I especially like the fact that there are numerous paired texts and an entire section devoted to synthesis. This is truly different from what you find in other textbooks, and I think it is a much better approach."
— Lance Balla, Bellevue High School, Bellevue, WA