APSI: AP English Literature for New Teachers, Week 3

Designed for teachers new to teaching AP English Literature and Composition, this course will discuss successful classroom strategies for teaching the novel, drama, poetry and short stories as well as how to write literary analyses of these components.

Participants will look at practical techniques for grading and planning and will discuss how to prepare students for the AP national exam. Shakespeare’s King Lear will be the foundational text throughout the week.



Section Instructor Format Schedule start date
CCR42311 Linda Davey On-campus 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tuesday, August 1, 2017

FORMAT: On-campus
SCHEDULE: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
START DATE: Aug. 01, 2017

Instructor: Linda Davey

Lead Consultant

Linda Davey helped establish the AP program at Rio Rancho High School in New Mexico where she taught both AP English literature and AP English language. She is a College Board consultant for the Southwestern Region and has led workshops in AP English Literature and Language since 2004 and has been an AP exam reader for English Literature since 2001. She has presented at the AP National Conference several times and traveled to Qatar, Nassau and Singapore to present workshops. In 2007, she was honored by the College Board with the AP Special Recognition award for exemplary work in AP. Ms. Davey holds a BA in English and history from St. Andrew’s Presbyterian College and an MEd from the University of New Mexico. Retired from the classroom, she continues to enjoy working with teachers. She and her husband are horse and dog lovers and have several of each.

Term: Spring/Summer 2017

Start Date: Aug. 01, 2017

End Date: Aug. 04, 2017

Schedule: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Length: Tuesday-Friday

Location: Rice campus

Fee: $549.00

Continuing Professional Education (CPE): 30

  • Close reading strategies
  • Exam prompts, rubrics and range finders
  • Essay writing techniques
  • Curriculum basics
  • Discussion of necessary course content
  • Literary devices
  • Annotation techniques
  • Literary analysis strategies


  • Copy of The Tragedy of King Lear by William Shakespeare
  • Highlighter(s)
  • Sticky notes