Aledo ISD Advanced ELAR courses are f ocused on College Board’sAreas of Focusf or English classes: reading closely, valuing evidence, and noticing language choices. Our Pre-AP and AP Summer Studies were designed with these f ocal points in mind. All students enrolled in advanced ELAR courses are required to choose at least ONE text from a list of titles curated for their literary value and the author’s purpose and craft evident in the text. Each course’s summer study also containsa highly recommendedaccompanying task designed to support the reader’s practice of College Board’s Areas of Focus. Students will be asked to use their resulting deep understanding of texts read over thesummer in classroom discussion and compositions during the f irst unit of instruction and throughout the 2021-22 school year.