AP® English Language and Composition for New AP®Teachers

Registration is now closed for this institute.

The course will explore rhetoric as a way for our students to become “citizen orators,” understanding the powerful role of language in our world.  Special emphasis is given to fostering independent reading skills.  Teachers will become familiar with strategies and processes that will lead their students to success with argumentation, synthesis, rhetorical analysis, and the multiple choice exam.  These strategies will enable teachers to provide “equitable access” to all “willing and academically prepared students” who wish to participate in AP® courses.

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The goals of the four-day session are to assist participants with:

  • Develop critical reading practices, multiple choice strategies, methods for fostering independent thinking and class participation.
  • Focus on research methods, including recognition of fake news, writing arguments, and synthesis.
  • Identify practical strategies for ensuring the success of all students in the AP® Curriculum.

Participants should bring the following:

  • Lap top
  • Texts/novels currently used in class

Course Outline (Subject to Change):


*Independent Reading Strategies, Strategies for Student Participation, Questioning Strategies

*Multiple Choice Question Types, Ideas for Curriculum Embedding, MC Strategies, Vocabulary Notebook


*The Appeals, The 2017 Q#2 Essay, Holistic Scoring, Process Methods, Evaluation Strategies, Ideas for Developing Skills, Logical Fallacies.

*Satire Analysis Method, Introductory Satires, Embedded Satire Analysis, Novel Unit


*Argumentation:  Holistic Scoring of Student Samples, Addressing the Prompts, Organization, Issues, Building Evidence, Reasoning, Assessment and Revision Strategies

*Process Assignments for Synthesis, Visual Argument, Reading the Sources, Research Projects/Fake News


*Syntax: Mimetic Theory, Clause/Phrase Structure & Punctuation, Syntax-Language Control, Syntax-Style

*Handling the Grading, Assessment Strategies, Rubrics, Planning Strategies




Fee: $535


Yvonne Kaatz