Teacher Talk: Improving Commentary

Online

This session will examine some released student samples from the 2021 AP exam. We will workshop how to help our students revise drafts to add in commentary and evidence to improve scores in Row B of the rubric. Facilitator: Celine Gomez Celine Gomez teaches at Plano West Senior High School in Plano, TX. For the […]

Teacher Talk: Think, Feel, Believe and/or Do...How to Extend Rhetorical Analysis Line of Reasoning

Online

"Think, Feel, Believe and/or Do...How to Extend Rhetorical Analysis Line of Reasoning" Students often struggle to extend their commentary. Help students find more to say about their text evidence within their rhetorical analysis. Facilitator: Kacie Smith Kacie Smith has been an educator for the past nineteen years. Teaching AP® Language and Composition for over ten years, […]

Teacher Talk: Building Archival Knowledge through Podcasts and Documentaries

Online

As English teachers, we are known for using books to make connections to universal themes and current events. Our classroom doesn't have to be limited to written texts to make these connections.  In this session, we will look at how podcasts and documentaries can be used to supplement our texts in order to increase our […]