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APLA, AP Lit Reading Lists

Summary: Reading Lists.

Grade 11 APLA, Grade 12 AP Lit & UWHS 111

Preparation for Fall 2022-23

Ballard students, If you are taking Grade 11 APLA & Composition or Grade 12 AP Literature or Grade 12 UWHS 111 (yearlong or semester) next year, you must acquire the following book before the first day of class.

Required Books

  • Grade 11 APLA (Language & Composition) – On Writing Well: The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction by William Zinsser [Available new or used.]
  • Grade 12 AP Lit (Literature & Composition) – How to Read Literature Like a Professor by Thomas Foster [Available new or used.]
  • Grade 12 UWHS 111 (semester or yearlong version) – Writer/Thinker/Maker [Available from the UW Bookstore.]

If cost is a concern, please contact ELA Dept. Head Kristin Storey at kmstorey@seattleschools.org. Note: Students are not assured a place in an AP class until they receive their schedule in Sept.


Teachers Recommend Reading One Book Over the Summer

Additionally, your teachers strongly recommend you read at least one book for pleasure over the summer!

Grade 11 APLA Students

Grade 12 AP Lit & Composition Students

Grade 12 AP Literature Additional Reading List

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