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Advanced Placement®—English

Grades 10–12

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The Promise and Challenge of Advanced Placement®

Prepare Students for Success
  • 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.

Detailed Alignment to College Board Frameworks

Successfully Navigate the AP® Course and Exam
  • Each text has been carefully correlated to the corresponding AP® course and exam framework.
  • 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 Titles

  • Increase engagement around the knowledge and skills students are learning in AP® English courses through the use of challenging and relevant trade titles.
  • These lists were curated specifically to pair with our AMSCO® AP® English Language and Composition and AP® English Literature and Composition texts.
  • The texts were selected from those excerpted in the texts as well as those suggested by the College Board and frequently used titles on the exams. Additional details.