Make college-level content accessible to all students without sacrificing the rigor required for success.
Engage your students with carefully-selected unit anchor texts that serve as models and offer opportunities for in-depth analysis. Assess skills and build exam confidence and competence throughout the course with carefully crafted AP®-style multiple-choice questions, as well as essay, analysis, argument, and synthesis prompts. Evaluate final preparation with a complete summative test that mirrors the directions, timing, question formats, and content scope of the actual AP® exam.
All with the benefit of decades of AP® expertise with our team of veteran AP® teachers, Exam Readers, Test Item Writers, Table Leaders, and College Board Consultants!
Explore curated reading lists that pair with AMSCO® AP® English coursebooks.
Teachers will first be excited about the straight talk and laser focus of these coursebooks. Next, they will appreciate how the writers expand that focus to improve all aspects of reading and writing. With texts and activities chosen to allow for scaffolded growth and diverse perspectives, there is something for learners at a variety of achievement levels and backgrounds.
Dr. Brandon Abdon, Senior Author
Doctor of Arts, English
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Patterned after the most current AP® course and exam descriptions, AP® editions provide scaffolded instruction, high-quality texts, accessible content, and multiple practice opportunities—all necessary for success on the AP® exam.
Students will learn to closely read a text, evaluate writing, and compose their own arguments—skills required in college, career, and civic life.
Written and reviewed by College Board consultants and experienced instructors, our materials meticulously cover the entire course scope and expectations in the sequence provided by the College Board and within a concise narrative.
Making AP® Accessible to ALL Students
A Commitment to Equity and Excellence
Making college-level content accessible to high school students is of the utmost importance in ensuring success.
Each text is carefully written and designed to ensure all students comprehend key ideas, learn and use concept vocabulary, and build their analytical and writing skills.
Scaffolded Learning Tasks
AMSCO® curriculum builds capacity, without sacrificing rigor, and supports students to develop the content knowledge and skills necessary to be successful.
Essential unit questions help students focus on key learning targets.
Challenging concepts are supported visually with engaging charts and graphics to improve student understanding.
Close reading, evaluating writing, and On Your Own exercises provide targeted practice for all required skills.
For AP® Lang: Writing to the Prompt features guide students to write effective argumentative paragraphs, providing instruction that builds to a complete essay response.
For AP® Lit: Features on the writer's craft and the critic's craft strengthen creative and analytic skills.
AP® Classroom Reading Lists
Increase engagement around the knowledge and skills students are learning in AP® English courses through the use of challenging and relevant novels and nonfiction.
These reading lists were curated specifically to pair with our AMSCO® AP® English Language and Composition and AP® English Literature and Composition texts.
Comprehensive Teacher Resource includes a complete answer key, with model responses to questions, and correlations to the skills and essential knowledge articulated in the Course and Exam Description. The resource also includes reproducible worksheets with scaffolded writing tasks.
For AP® Lang: A framework for teaching writing through inquiry offers guidance in generating and researching meaningful questions.
All of the items in chapter and unit tests—multiple-choice and free-response—have been meticulously constructed to model the format and quality of those on the exam.
Each question is tied to a specific learning objective, and teachers have access to scoring rubrics and model answers.
The Student Edition includes a complete practice exam mirroring the directions, timing, question formats, and content scope of the actual AP® exam. Each test item is correlated to a specific learning objective from the exam framework, allowing teachers to quickly diagnose individual and class performance.
The Teacher Resource requires a school purchase order and school delivery.
Detailed Alignment to the Corresponding AP® Curriculum Framework
The Student Edition and Teacher Resource have been carefully aligned to the AP® course description and exam framework and continuously updated following course and exam revisions by the College Board.
Correlations are included are included in the Teacher Resource.