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Virtual Pre-AP English: Texts Take Center Stage

Texts take center stage in the Pre-AP English classroom, inspiring and preparing all students for close, critical reading. This virtual workshop addresses the three areas of focus for Pre-AP English: reading closely, valuing evidence, and noticing language choices. Through engagement with model lessons, participants will explore how these areas of focus help the reader observe the small details within a text to arrive at a deeper understanding of the whole.

Outcome:

Partcipants will:

  • Explore Pre-AP English 1 model lessons focusing on deep observation and analysis of texts across multiple genres
  • Collaborate and design in-person and virtual classroom activities featuring the Pre-AP shared principles and English areas of focus

Participants meet 2 times for 2.5 hours each class. Virtual workshops are facilitated by Pre-AP National Faculty and have a maximum of 20 participants. Virtual workshops are available for private purchase by a school, district, or state. To schedule a virtual workshop, email [email protected]. Include the name of the workshop you are interested in, along with the requested dates of delivery.

Due to covid-19, College Board is not currently scheduling in-person professional learning.

In-Person 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. 

Outcome:

  • 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.

Due to covid-19, College Board is not currently scheduling in-person professional learning.

In-Person 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.

Outcome:

  • Educators will examine foundational writing techniques, specifically at the sentence and paragraph level, that enable students to comprehend text and incorporate textual evidence.

Due to covid-19, College Board is not currently scheduling in-person professional learning.