:: 2014 AP* Summer Institutes at UT Austin
Pre-AP High School English for New Pre-AP Teachers
Participants will examine Pre-AP strategies that support the AP English Language and Composition and AP Literature and Composition courses. Those strategies include close reading, annotation, rhetorical analysis, argumentation, and various writing tasks including analytical writing and synthesis writing. A wide range of cross discipline reading samples will be explored to develop a deeper understanding of content and promote better test performance. Participants will leave with activities, lessons on prose and poetry, graphic organizers, an examination of digital classroom possibilities, and a renewed enthusiasm for integrating all of it into their own curriculum.
- What participants should bring:
- One significant/major piece of prose, drama or poetry that you teach in your classroom
- A sample of successful in-class activities
- Post-it Notes
Lead Consultant: Jerry Brown
Jerry Brown, a graduate of Abilene Christian University and Texas Christian University, has been teaching for over forty-five years. His professional classroom experience spans small to large schools, private to public schools, and kindergarten to college aged students. For the last 12 years, he has taught all levels of Pre-AP and AP English and mentored both students and teachers.
As an AP consultant in English Literature, he serves as an AP Literature Reader and Table Leader for the Educational Testing Service. He continues to make numerous presentations throughout the southwestern region at AP conferences and summer institutes and as a trainer for NMSI and Laying the Foundation.
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