AP® English Language and Composition

Designed for the English instructor seeking to learn or improve teaching strategies pertinent to AP English Language, this course will focus on preparing students for the national exam but have an emphasis on application to the rhetorical situations present in communications “of the real world” so that students may also become critical thinkers “beyond the classroom” as well. Participants will leave the institute with lessons and strategies they can immediately incorporate into their curriculum.



Kacie Smith has been an educator for the past sixteen years, eight of those in Frisco ISD. Prior to Frisco, she worked at the highschool level in McKinney ISD and lower grade levels in Plano ISD. Starting the Humanities program for McKinney ISD back in 2007, she has participated in curriculum writing teams for Humanities, AP Language and Composition, as well as a variety of Pre-AP grade levels over the past ten years. Teaching AP Language and Composition for over eight years, she also has experience in teaching AP Literature and Composition.