July 5 - 8, 2022
Instructor: Steve Klinge
During our Advanced Placement® English Literature summer institute, we will work with each of the main areas of the English literature exam: the poetry, prose, and “open” essays and the multiple choice questions. We will discuss the new Course and Exam Description (the 2019 CED) and the online AP® Classroom materials, and we will practice using the new six-point analytical rubrics for the timed essays. We will discuss ways to prepare our students with the skills they will need on the AP® test, and we will collaborate on classroom strategies, practice test-taking, analyze readings and share best practices. We will also review the current year’s exam essay questions. The emphasis will be on practical classroom applications and on crafting lessons appropriate for our students. The workshop will be appropriate for teachers new to the AP® program as well as for experienced teachers eager to expand their repertoire and share ideas.
Scheduling/structure note: Our virtual workshop will typically include synchronous sessions of two to three hours in the morning and afternoon, with midday and post-session asynchronous work.
About the Instructor
Steve Klinge teaches AP® English Literature and AP® Language at Archmere Academy in Claymont, Delaware. He has been a reader and consultant for both the lit and the language exams. For Bedford publishers, he has contributed to the teacher editions of The Language of Composition (3e) and Literature & Composition (2e and 3e), the AP® edition of 50 Essays (5e) and American Literature and Rhetoric. He also writes about pop music for the Philadelphia Inquirer and other publications.
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