Enroll in Advanced English Literature and Composition with Dolphin STEM Academy
This online course is designed to teach learners to become skilled readers and writers
through the study, analysis, and evaluation of literature. The course will teach learners
how to perform close readings of literature, as well as develop and strengthen their
writing skills. Advanced English Literature & Composition follows the curricular
requirements described in the AP English Course Description.
Each unit of the course will address some aspect of writing and will provide
representative samples of literary works. In some units, the learner will engage in
greater in-depth analysis of a literary work, as the focus of the Advanced English
Literature & Composition course is to provide both breadth and depth of coverage in the
readings. Learners will deepen their understanding of the ways authors use language to
bring meaning and entertainment to their readers. Learners will also consider the
structure of a work as well as its themes and literary devices. Readings in this course
will be active and extensive.
The types of writing in the course are varied and include writing arguments, analysis,
interpretations, evaluations, and even college application essays/letters. Writing is an
essential part of this course, and the writing instruction will include elements of style as
well as elements of precision and correctness. The writing students do in this course will
reinforce and support the learner’s reading.
Essential Questions for the Course
What is literature? How does literature impact our lives? How can literature express
By the end of this course, you will be able to do the following:
• In-depth study of representative works from a variety of genres and periods.
• Readings accompanied by thoughtful analysis and writing.
• Experience, evaluation, and interpretation of literature.
• Writing assignments that are focused on the critical analysis of literature, as well as
on some creative writing.