Teacher Talk: Increasing Access with Preexisting Literacies

Online

Description: There is no reason why everything, especially in the English classroom, needs to be new for students.  In fact, most students already have a strong understanding of rhetoric, argumentation, research, and literary analysis, they just don’t realize it yet.  This session will look at how fictional realities, creative opportunities, high school drama, and common social […]

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: Building Archival Knowledge through Podcasts and Documentaries

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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 […]