AP English Language and Composition is designed to give teachers multiple opportunities to explore various texts and strategies in order to teach students close reading skills, rhetorical analysis, argument, and synthesis.
The course’s objectives and the choice of texts/authors are drawn from the AP Course Description published by College Board. Emphasis will be placed on using multiple innovative methods of instruction, including the use of technology in the classroom.
Patricia Cain has served as the Lead AP English teacher for Pasadena ISD in Texas for the past 13 years, where she assists both AP English Literature and AP English Language teachers at six separate high schools. In addition, she has 36 years of teaching experience, including 22 years in AP English Language and Composition. Mrs. Cain is a College Board consultant, a veteran reader for the AP Language Exam, a presenter at the AP National Conference, a writer for the College Board’s publication College Ed, and an AP Language presenter for the National Math and Science Initiative.