Does this response get the thesis point?
Does it contain a line of reasoning and have strong commentary?
Can it earn the sophistication point?
These are all great questions with tangible teaching solutions, so join Timm and Beth as they explore practical ways to help students effectively meet the expectations associated with scoring well on the AP® scoring rubric.
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Presenter: Timm Freitas
Timothy Freitas, a College-Board-endorsed AP® English Language and Composition consultant, has been teaching AP® English Language and Composition for more than a decade and AP® English Literature and Composition for almost as long. He graduated from the University of Massachusetts (Dartmouth) with a BA in Writing, Communication and Rhetoric and an MAT in Secondary English Education. Timothy has presented at the AP® Annual Conference (APAC), he has been an AP® Reader and sample-selection Table Leader, he was a member of the College Board's Instructional Design Team for the new AP® English Language and Composition framework, and he recently co-authored an English Language and Composition textbook for Perfection Learning. Over the years, Timothy has been a consultant and professional development facilitator for both the Massachusetts Math and Science Initiative (now Mass Insight Education) and the National Math and Science Initiative--typically working in Urban environments. Timothy teaches in Massachusetts, currently at Whitinsville Christian School, where he instructs English and theology; before moving to work in a private school, he was formerly teaching at Blackstone Valley Tech. In his free time, Timothy also oversees The Garden of English--a website and Youtube channel--meant to assist both students and teachers with planning and instruction, and all this is done while being a husband and father of five.
Presenter: Beth Hall
After earning her MFA in Creative Writing in 2014, Beth Hall began her career as a high school English teacher, quickly finding a passion for teaching nonfiction and helping students hone their writing skills. In 2019, she began a YouTube channel called Coach Hall Writes as a medium to allow her to supplement her students’ instruction outside the classroom. Hall’s videos quickly gained notoriety among AP® Language and Composition teachers and students because of the videos’ conciseness and clarity.