English Literature

AP English Literature and Composition is a skills course, and reading, writing, and thinking skills at the highest level are the heart of this challenging English program.  Participants will identify the skills necessary for success in AP Literature through a thorough examination of 2019-2020 AP English Literature CED. Participants will closely and actively examine the AP English Literature exam format and the scoring of sample responses using the most recent analytic rubrics.  Once the skills are identified and resources are fully explored, the focus of this hands-on workshop will be the presentation, modeling, and practical application of strategies to teach close reading, analysis, questioning, grammar, rhetoric, and writing. All strategies are adaptable to any material currently in use in the participant’s curriculum. It is strongly suggested that all participants preview any materials provided by College Board concerning Updates for 2019-2020 available at AP Central.


The faculty have been selected for their teaching expertise, creativity, innovations in teaching and experience with the AP* Program curriculum. All faculty members are endorsed and certified by the Middle Atlantic Regional Office of The College Board and have demonstrated a commitment to excellence that is second to none.


  • Classes are scheduled from Tuesday – Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • Class check-in begins at 7 a.m. with as brief orientation at 7:20 a.m.
  • Participants receive a catered lunch Tuesday – Thursday.
  • Morning and afternoon coffee/snack breaks are provided each day.


Instructors encourage sharing among participants that will enhance the knowledge and skills of all participants for effective teaching. The opportunity to exchange and communicate with instructors and colleagues within the Middle Atlantic Region and beyond is a valued support resource for the entire school year.


Questions/concerns about your particular course can be addressed by going to course description and clicking on the instructor’s name. You will then be able to e-mail the instructor. Any problems call the Lewes AP* Summer Institute office at 302-644-0277.

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