This course addresses multi-modal literacy focusing on analysis, comparison/contrast, argumentation, and synthesis of a variety of texts.
Our primary objective will be to develop activities to help students become critical readers and effective writers. Through the use of graphic organizers, mnemonic devices, and other tools, participants will share methods to help teach rhetorical devices, modes, annotations, documentation, and citation. Furthermore, participants will review the free-response questions, rubrics, and sample essays from the 2017 English Language Exam Reading.
As a consultant for the College Board, Eva Arce has served on several committees, including AP English Test Development, SAT Critical Reading, SAT Literature Committee and the AP Review of English Standards Commission. Currently, she is a Reading Review Panelist for College Board ELA Content Review. She has been a Reader/Table Leader/Question Leader for the national AP English Language Exam since 1997. In 2011 as a member of the Project Based Assessment Committee for the College Board, she wrote assessments for AP English Language Exams. Always innovative, Mrs. Arce, along with four of her national colleagues, developed a curriculum module The Rhetoric of Monuments that was published in June 2013 and can be seen on AP Central. She has also written on-line projects (ONBoard and ScoreBoard) for McGraw Hill Publishing. She was named Teacher of the Year in 2001, and in 2002, she received her National Board Certification. Eva Arce taught English at James Bowie High School in Austin, TX. Mrs. Arce has a Bachelor's Degree with a double major in English and French as well as a Master’s Degree with a major in English from Texas A&M University, Kingsville.