Pre-AP English: Texts Take Center Stage
Texts take center stage in the Pre-AP ELA classroom, inspiring and preparing all students for close, critical reading. This workshop addresses the three key areas of focus within a Pre-AP ELA classroom: reading deeply, valuing evidence, and noticing language choice. Through engagement with a close reading protocol, participants explore how the English areas of focus let the reader observe small details within a text to reach a deeper understanding of the whole.
- Educators will create a plan for instruction that facilitates deep observation and analysis of a text using the Pre-AP close reading protocol and shared principles.
Pre-AP English: From Sentence to Synthesis
The Pre-AP English classroom teaches students to craft complex sentences. By doing this, students build a foundation for complex thinking and for communicating ideas clearly. Students improve their reading comprehension through writing instruction and practice while simultaneously learning to create clear sentences that incorporate textual evidence. By first concentrating on sentences and paragraphs, participants in this workshop learn how to help students acquire strong skills they can later use with full essays and other types of writing.
- Educators will examine foundational writing techniques, specifically at the sentence and paragraph level, that enable students to comprehend text and incorporate textual evidence.