The AP English Literature course and exam ask students to engage meaningfully with a variety of literature, spanning centuries, genres, and voices. To that end, our workshop will tackle both creating a vibrant class and preparing your students for the test. Participants can expect hands-on and relevant work that will enhance what they already are doing. Participants will share texts, lesson plans, assignments, and prompts that have worked in the past with an eye to strengthen course syllabi and tweak the day-to-day activities. The daily grind may be of particular interest to participants given the demands and logistics of school this past year. Our course will also strive to strike a balance between giving the canon its due, but also bringing in newer, fresher material to engage students. We will also examine the role of supplementary texts and the possibilities with literary theory, when appropriate. When we look at the AP Lit exam, we will review multiple choice teaching strategies, essay prompt analysis, and strong writing criteria and rubric creation. With recent changes to the AP exam and course description, we will review the new writing rubrics and discuss syllabus suggestions. Participants will leave having reflected on their students, school, and class, and having worked to bring exciting and challenging material to school in the fall.
B.A. Degree, College of Holy Cross
M.A. Degree, Rutgers University
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 run from 7:30-400 – Instructors will send you an agenda with their class times. Class times may vary depending on the instructor.
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 “Ask a Question” button. You will then be able to e-mail the instructor. Any problems call the Lewes AP* Summer Institute office at 302-567-1400.
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