Pre AP English for Vertical Teams

Course Description:

Pre-AP® is a registered trademarks of the College Board, which was not
involved in the development and delivery of this professional development.

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:

Available as Institute nears

Course Schedule: 

Available as Institute nears


Phone: 253-535-8790
Fax: 253-535-7184

Instructor Biography

Kathleen Lynch Hale is a native of Rumson, NJ who has taught primarily in San Diego and Hawaii for 22 years. She earned her B.A. from Hamilton College in English with a minor in French and also holds an M.A. in English Literature from S.U.N.Y. Albany and an M.A. in English Education from Teachers College, Columbia University. She currently teaches AP English Literature and ERWC at Mission Hills High School, a California Distinguished School, in San Marcos, CA and has taught grades 7-12 over the past two decades.

Kathy has served as an AP English Literature instructor for 17 years in San Diego and Hawaii. She has attended the AP Literature Reading seven times in Louisville and Kansas City. Kathy has also worked as AP Coordinator at her site and as AP Mentor for College Board. Other leadership roles that she has held and currently holds in San Marcos Unified School District include serving as English Team Leader, a site Leadership Team member, a beginning teacher induction coach and district facilitator, a committee member for WASC, and Pageantry Director over Cheer and Dance competition teams.

As a life-long learner, Kathy has recently completed her preliminary credential in administrative services. In addition to her English credential, she also holds a supplemental one in Dance and is currently finishing her French credential. Kathy is married to Jonathan Hale, her college sweetheart, and is the proud mom of two high school sons.