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English   ( Week 1 )
Pre-AP English HS (Combined teachers)
Ann Jackson
Target grade(s): 9-10

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Course Description

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.

Topics will include the following:
How to structure curriculum, instruction and assessment to prepare students for AP courses
Classroom strategies in fiction, nonfiction, poetry and drama
Discussion techniques
Close reading and annotation
Style and rhetorical analysis
Writing for EOC, SAT, ACT and AP
Preparing Pre-AP students for the synthesis question
Vertical teaming
Designing a unit for a novel, play or other long work

Items to Bring

  • A novel, play or other long work you would like to teach, but for which you have not developed a unit
  • Highlighters
  • Sticky notes
  • Paper
  • Computer or tablet is handy but optional

Biographical Sketch for Ann Jackson

Ann Jackson taught all levels of high school English, including Pre-AP and AP Lang and Comp, at Crosby High School in Crosby, Texas. In her 17 years there, she also served as department chair and English vertical team leader. Prior to that, she taught in Louisiana for 16 years. An endorsed College Board consultant in one- 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. She holds a B.S. in secondary education and an M.Ed. in supervision and administration from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge.

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