• The Kite Runner

    by Khaled Hosseini Year Published:

    Afghanistan, 1975: Twelve-year-old Amir is desperate to win the local kite-fighting tournament and his loyal friend Hassan promises to help him. But neither of the boys can foresee what will happen to Hassan that afternoon, an event that is to shatter their lives. This is a story that explores the topics of friendship, betrayal, and most importantly: redemption. 

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  • The Great Gatsby

    by F. Scott Fitzgerald Year Published:

    The Great Gatsby, first published in 1925, is the quintessential novel of the Jazz Age. The story of the mysteriously wealthy Jay Gatsby and his love for the beautiful Daisy Buchanan, of lavish parties on Long Island at a time when The New York Times noted “gin was the national drink and sex the national obsession,” it is an exquisitely crafted tale of America in the 1920s.

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AP LANG - here's what you need to know:

  • Dear Class of 2025

    I am thrilled to have many of you in class again and so excited to be teaching this dynamic course for the second time - (full disclosure: last year was my first time teaching AP Lang, and it was not easy! The good news is I learned a lot, and I feel much more confident to teach it this year.)

    AP Language is unlike any English class you've probably ever taken. Instead of reading stories and poems, we focus our attention and analysis on the use of language and rhetoric, mostly in the form of nonfiction work. We will look at letters, speeches, and other forms of writing that utilize the art of persuasion. 

    Although our primary focus will be nonfiction, I would like to read at least one major work of fiction this year. At this point, I am considering either The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini or The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. 

    One of the great things about this course is that it offers you dual enrollment - while you are earning high school English credit, you will also be earning 3 hours of college credit through the University of Missouri - St. Louis. Additionally, your score on the AP exam in May could potentially earn you an additional 3 hours of college credit.

     

    Happy reading & writing,

    Miss Schuh