English Literature – Agenda

During this workshop and workshop activities, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Explore each section of the course and exam description, including the unit guides, while making connections to the course curricular requirements
  • Begin to develop a course plan by unit and topic that incorporates the full scope of your AP course into your school’s academic calendar
  • Examine formative and summative assessment items to identify content and skill pairings that are the targets of these assessments and create lesson plans to reinforce content and skill connections
  • Practice applying the scoring guidelines from the most recent AP Exam to samples of student work
  • Identify student strengths and weakness using data available through AP Classroom and Instructional Planning Reports
  • Explore ready-to-use strategies, instructional materials, and pedagogical tools pertinent to the content and skills required for success in your AP course
  • Develop meaningful connections within the AP community
  • Explore AP resources in-depth: Unit Guides, Topic Questions, Personal Progress Checks, the AP Question Bank, Instructional Planning Reports, Syllabus Development Guides, Sample Syllabi, and the AP Community.

Day 1 – Overview, Course and Exam Description, College Board Resources, Rhetorical Situation, Rhetorical Analysis FRQ

  • Welcome and Introductions
  • Housekeeping: cell phones, parking lot / sticky notes, breaks
  • College Board Equity and Access: Culturally Responsive Pedagogy
  • College Board Resources: CED, AP Central, AP Classroom, AP Daily, Instructional Resources
  • Deep Dive into Course and Exam Description
  • Course at a Glance
  • Course Framework
  • Big Ideas, Enduring Understandings, and Course Content
  • Unit Guides
  • Skills and/or Practices
  • Formative Assessment
  • Reflection and Connection

Integrated Discussion

  • Rhetorical Framework
  • Spiraling the Big Ideas
  • AP Prompt Types and Commonalties
  • Focus on Rhetorical Situation
  • Examine the Rhetorical Analysis Question
  • 2021 Rhetorical Analysis Question 1-6 Analytical Rubric
  • Synchronous and Breakout Activities:
  • Teaching Rhetorical Situation
  • Intro to Selecting and Using Course Materials (CED 85)
  • Non-fiction (essays, speeches, letters)
  • Image as text: photographs, editorial cartoons, art
  • Imaginative literature: poetry, film
  • College Board FRQs & MCQs
  • Asynchronous Activities
  • Deep dive into Course and Exam Description
  • Explore AP Central and AP Teacher Community
  • Read Student Samples from 2021 Rhetorical Analysis Question
  • Plan for Day 4 Syllabus/Lesson plan workshop

 

Day 2: Course and Exam Description, College Board Resources, Claims and Evidence, Synthesis FRQ

  • Discuss/ Score Student Samples from 2021 Rhetorical Analysis Question
  • Deep Dive into Course and Exam Description
  • Diving into Unit 1
  • Unit 1 Content, Topics, Scope, and Sequence
  • Unit 1 Skills Instructional Strategies
  • Unit 1 AP Classroom Deep-Dive
  • Reflect and Connect: Course Planning

Integrated Discussion

  • Focus on Claims and Evidence
  • Examine the Synthesis Question
  • 2021 Synthesis Question 1-6 Analytical Rubric
  • Synchronous and Breakout Activities
  • Teaching Claims and Evidence
  • Close Reading
  • Using Visual Media
  • Asynchronous Activities:
    • Read Student Samples from 2019 Synthesis Question
    • Explore AP Classroom
    • Plan for Day 4 Syllabus/Lesson Plan workshop

 

Day 3: Course and Exam Description, College Board Resources, Style, Argument FRQ, Multiple Choice

  • Discuss/Score Student Samples from 2021 Synthesis Question
  • Deep Dive into Course and Exam Description
  • Unit 1: Purposeful Planning
  • Consultant/Participant Unit of Choice
  • Unit Skills and Instructional Strategies
  • AP Classroom Connections
  • Reflect and Connect

Integrated Discussion

  • Focus on Style
  • Examine the Argument Question
  • 2021 Argument Question 1-6 Argument Rubric
  • Synchronous and Breakout Activities
  • Teaching Style
  • Tone: DIDLS
  • Teaching Multiple Choice
  • Strategies
  • Sample Questions
  • Asynchronous Activities
  • Read Student Samples from 2021 Argument Question
  • Plan for Day 4 Syllabus/Lesson plan workshop

 

Day 4: Participant Sharing, College Board Resources, Reasoning and Organization

  • Syllabus/Unit Plan/Activity Workshops
  • Syllabus/Unit Plan/Activity Sharing
  • Discuss/Score Student Samples from 2021 Argument Question
  • Deep Dive: Instructional Planning Report (1-22)
  • Examine AP Audit
  • College Board Slide
  • Group Discussion and Questions
  • Synchronous and Breakout Activities
  • Teaching Reasoning and Organization
  • Teacher Q & A
  • Evaluations and Au revoirs

 

 

 

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