:: 2014 AP* Summer Institutes at UT Austin
Pre-AP Middle School English for New Pre-AP Teachers
Institute Code AP14036
July 28 - 31, 2014, 8AM to 4:45PM
UT Thompson Conference Center
This class has reached maximum enrollment and registration is now closed.
Participants in this course will gain a basic understanding of AP English Language and Composition and AP English Literature and Composition and the role of Pre-AP English classes. They will share best practices and work together to develop a unit on a work of their choice.
Participants should bring:
- A novel, play or other long work you would like to teach, but for which you have not developed a unit
- Curriculum requirements/standards (or access to them)
- Sticky notes
- Laptops or tablets are welcome but not required
Lead Consultant: Ann Jackson
Ann Jackson retired from Crosby High School in Crosby, Texas, where she taught English for 17 years and served as department chair and English vertical team leader. She has taught all levels of high school English, including Pre-AP English II and AP Language and Composition. Prior to moving to Texas, she taught English in Louisiana for 16 years. An endorsed College Board consultant in one-day and two-day workshops and summer institutes, Ms. Jackson was twice recognized as Crosby High School’s Teacher of the Year and is a recipient of the Goldin Foundation Excellence in Education Award. Ms. Jackson received both her B.S. in Secondary Education and M.Ed. in Supervision and Administration from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge.
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- Opening Day close reading strategy
- Analysis of AP standards and how they relate to state/district/school standards
- Structuring curriculum, instruction and assessment to prepare students for AP courses
- Teaching students to develop Levels of Questions/annotating skills
- More classroom strategies for close reading and analysis of fiction, nonfiction
- Style and rhetorical analysis
- Writing for STAAR, SAT, ACT and AP
- Discussion techniques
- Preparing Pre-AP students for the synthesis question
- “Catch Up” of any incomplete topics in previous days
- Vertical teaming
- Designing a unit for a novel, play or other long work
*Topics will be adapted/altered based on participants’ needs.