Phoenix AP English Literature and Composition & English II

    Instructor: Timothy Blaine Mountain 

    Classes: 1st, 4th, 6th, & 7th period

    Conference: 5th Period/A-Day 

    Email: timothy.mountain@allenisd.org

    Tutoring times:  Before School (Monday, Wednesday)

    Course Description:  AP English Lit is a curriculum grounded in analysis and enjoyment of imaginative literature through written and verbal discourse.  Students will deepen their understanding of the ways writers use language to create meaning and pleasure for their readers.  As well as reading and thinking critically, students will explore and continue to improve their own style of writing through analytical, explanatory, reflective, and creative pieces.

    Reading Selections:

    • The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka
    • Frankenstein, or the Modern Prometheus by Mary Shelley
    • Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
    • Hamlet by William Shakespeare
    • an assortment of short stories
    • Student-choice novels chosen from a list of works representative of significant social and historical movements
    • Poetry from various authors

    Textbook (distributed by school)

    Meyer, Michael.  The Bedford Introduction to Literature.   5th Ed.  Boston:  Bedford/St. Martin’s, 1999.


    • Composition book (black and white marble, college-ruled, 100 sheets)
    • 3 x 3 sticky notes (yellow, pink, blue, green)—The more you can bring, the better.
    • Colored pencils for marking and annotating
    • Blue and black ink pens
    • College ruled notebook paper
    • Some sort of organizational system that works for you (binder, folder…)
    • Dependent upon your class period: