English 4 AP

Please see the attached syllabus with handouts under the header FILES.


Everything about this class will be designed to teach the student to learn and apply critical thinking and analysis to classic literature. The measure of success is in learning how to think, how to study, how to read at a college level, and write at a college level by the end of the school year. It is recommended that ALL AP students sign up BEFORE NOV. for the AP Lit. exam, it will benefit every student applying to college and “preference” for acceptance is higher among AP students who take the test than for students who do not. This class will be far more challenging AND rewarding than a dual enrollment VVC class; plan to learn and grow a lot this year. Please read the syllabus carefully. 


Recommended textbook purchases:

1818 FIRST EDITION Franksentein or the Modern Prometheus (anonymous)

The Picture of Dorian Gray (Oscar Wilde)

Salomé, a One Act Play  (Oscar Wilde)

Gulliver’s Travels (Jonathan Swift)

Shelley Unbound (Scott D. deHart)


GOOGLE CLASSROOM CODES: (copy EXACTLY)

PER 2     39sqdy

PER 5     1ftt3k3


*NOTE* HUSD policy does not permit summer assignments. Recommendations for summer reading:

Alastor (poem) by Percy Shelley (available online)

Siddhartha (novel) by Hermann Hes.

Reflective questions:

What does these two works suggest regarding man’s pilgrimage, what it means to be a follower or to walk alone; the pursuit of enlightenment, and life/after life?


Students should contact Dr. de Hart in person with questions or needs for tutoring. I RARELY check email after school, on weekends, or vacations. Parents or students with questions during the summer, email me but be patient and allow for a delay in response please.