AP English Language and Composition is designed to give teachers multiple opportunities to explore various texts and strategies in order to teach students close reading skills, rhetorical analysis, argument, and synthesis. The course’s objectives and the choice of texts/authors are drawn from the AP Course Description published by College Board. Emphasis will be placed on using multiple innovative methods of instruction, including hands-on, interactive lessons proven effective in the classroom and that align directly with AP curriculum and college readiness.
In addition, participants will experience a simulated reading of the 2018 AP English Language and Composition free response questions, using the College Board released anchor essays. The course will also include a review of the course description and objectives as well as the development of a course syllabus to complete the required Audit.
Participants should bring a fully charged electronic device (tablet/IPad/laptop), sticky notes, and high-lighters.
Patricia Cain has served as the Lead AP English teacher for Pasadena ISD in Texas where she has assisted both AP English Literature and AP English Language teachers at six separate high schools. In addition, she has 36 years of teaching experience, including 22 years in AP English Language and Composition. Patricia is a College Board consultant, a veteran reader for the AP Language Exam, a presenter at the AP National Conference, a writer for the College Board’s publication College Ed, a reviewer of College Board AP Language curriculum modules, and an AP Language presenter/trainer for the National Math and Science Initiative.