:: 2013 AP* Summer Institutes at UT Austin
Pre-AP High School English for Experienced Pre-AP Teachers
Institute Code AP13016
Participants will explore ways to improve and enhance a Pre-AP English course by focusing on the following items:
- Close reading
- Annotating the text
- Analyzing and Author’s Style
- Attacking an AP Prompt
- Writing Multiple-Choice Questions
- Developing personal voice in writing
- Creative ways to teach literary analysis
- Creative ways to teach poetry and analysis
Ideas will be shared on how to develop lessons for major units to reflect advance placement goals. Participants will discuss the AP Language and Composition and Literature and Composition exams and how to best relate Pre-AP goals to future student success on these exams.
What participants should bring:
A copy of one major work of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, or drama that you plan to teach and that is most often taught in schools across your state.
Lead Consultant: Yvonne Kaatz
Yvonne Kaatz teaches 11th grade AP English Language and Composition and 10th-grade Pre-AP English at Dripping Springs High School in Dripping Springs, Texas. She has taught 9th- and 10th-grade Pre-AP English for the last 23 years. For the past nine years, she has presented at one- and two-day conferences for the College Board, and in 2006 at the AP National Conference. Since the summer of 2006, she has presented at week long conferences in Texas, Arkansas, and Oklahoma. She has also presented for Region XIII and at The University of Texas. Ms. Kaatz is currently the English Department Chair and has served as events coordinator, grade-level team leader, district curriculum advisor for the Austin ISD and AP Coordinator DSISD. She holds a BS from Texas A&M with a specialization in writing.
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