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Pre AP English for Vertical Teams

Course Description:

Participants in this workshop will gain a basic understanding of AP English Language and Composition and AP English Literature and Composition, the role of Pre-AP English classes, and the importance of aligning curriculum, instruction, and assessment. We will practice specific strategies in fiction, nonfiction, poetry and drama analysis; discussion techniques; close reading and annotation; grammar, style and rhetorical analysis; and writing for AP. Participants will leave with practical methods and strategies to prepare students for AP.

Items Participants should bring:

A long or short work to develop, revise, or adapt a lesson plan or unit

Sticky notes


Computers or tablets are optional

Course Schedule: 

Available as Institute nears


Phone: 253-535-8790
Fax: 253-535-7184
Email: profdev@plu.edu

Instructor Biography

Ann Jackson teaches English 3-4 and Basic English at Home Run Ministries in Kingwood, TX. She taught all levels of English for 33 years in Texas and Louisiana public schools; she also served as department chair and vertical team leader in Crosby, TX.  An endorsed College Board consultant for over 20 years in one- and two-day workshops and summer institutes, Ms. Jackson has also written workshop material for the College Board and has served as a mentor to new consultants. She 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 Bachelor’s degree in English Education and Master’s degree in Supervision and Administration from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge