English Literature

July 6 - 10
: 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.

About the Instructor

Steve Klinge

Steve Klinge teaches AP® English Literature and AP® Language at Archmere Academy in Claymont, Delaware. He has been a reader for both the Literature and the Language exams. As a College Board® consultant in both Literature and Language, he has conducted workshops and summer institutes within the U.S. and abroad. He is also an AP® workshop leader for the National Math & Science Initiative. For Bedford publishers, he has contributed to the teacher editions of The Language of Composition (3e) and Literature & Composition (2e), the AP® edition of 50 Essays (5e) and the forthcoming American Literature and Rhetoric. He has worked with several other publishers as a reviewer of AP® textbooks and a writer of teacher support materials. He also writes about pop music for the Philadelphia Inquirer and other publications.

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