AP* English Language & Composition for Experienced Instructors
We are pleased to welcome Elizabeth Duffey to the 2013 AP* Summer Institute at PLU!
Registration is Now Open - Register before June 1 to get Early Bird Price!
Elizabeth Duffey is a National Board Certified English teacher who has taught high school and community college English for thirty-seven years. At a time when most teachers retire, she has taken a new job as Instructional Facilitator of Language Arts and Social Studies for the Tacoma School District. Her focus now is in professional development that allows teachers to collaborate in order to provide quality instruction to all students. She has been a College Board* Consultant and reader for the Advanced Placement* English Language and Composition Examination since 2002. Her greatest interest in education is in helping teachers believe that all students can learn at high levels through high teacher expectations and proven reading and writing strategies and thinking routines. Outside of her several professional learning communities she enjoys reading, quilting, knitting, hiking, and cooking.
This session for experienced teachers will focus on close-reading strategies, rhetorical analysis, argumentation, and synthesis. Participants will leave with an understanding of a practical approach to the AP* English Language and Composition course and exam, and its relevancy to its college level counterpart. Participants can expect to spend one session reviewing the recent scoring of the 2012 AP* English Language and Composition Exam. Also, participants will learn strategies for teaching elements of rhetoric and will spend time with some "hands on activities" for teaching prose analysis, argumentation, and synthesis using essays from a wide spectrum of writers. Participants are welcome to bring a unit or lesson to share.
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