English Literature

Instructor: Stephen Klinge

Dates: July 10-13, 2023

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Course Description

During our Advanced Placement® English Literature summer institute, we will work with each of the main areas of the English Literature exam: the multiple choice questions and the poetry analysis; prose analysis; and literary argumentation essays. We will discuss the current Course and Exam Description (the 2019 CED) and the online AP® Classroom materials, and we will practice using the current 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 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 Notes: Our virtual workshop will typically include two synchronous sessions of two to three hours, one in the morning and one in the 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 AP® Literature and AP® Language exams. For Bedford publishers, Steve has contributed to the teacher editions of The Language of Composition (3e and 4e) 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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