Participants will explore ways to improve and enhance a Pre-AP high school English course and will share ideas on how to develop lessons for major units to reflect AP goals. They will also discuss the AP Language and Composition and Literature and Composition exams and how to best relate Pre-AP goals to future student success on the exams.
Ideas will be shared on how to develop lessons for major units to reflect advance placement goals. Participants will discuss the AP Language and Composition and Literature and Composition exams and how to best relate Pre-AP goals to future student success on these exams.
Yvonne Kaatz teaches 11th grade AP English Language and Composition and 10th-grade Pre-AP English at Dripping Springs High School in Dripping Springs, Texas. She has taught 9th- and 10th-grade Pre-AP English for the last 27 years. She is also a reader for the AP Language and Composition Exam. For the past 12 years, she has presented at one- and two-day conferences for the College Board, and in 2006 at the AP National Conference. Since the summer of 2006, she has presented at week long conferences in Texas, Arkansas, and Oklahoma. She has also presented for Region XIII and at The University of Texas. Ms. Kaatz is currently the English Department Chair and has served as events coordinator, grade-level team leader, district curriculum advisor for Austin ISD, and AP Coordinator for DSISD. She holds a BS from Texas A&M with a specialization in writing.