For experienced AP Language teachers, this session will examine the breadth of the AP Language and Composition course and focus on developing curricula that will enable students to understand the principles of rhetorical theory and practice that underlie the AP Language and Composition Exam.
If teachers would like to share the overview of a unique and successful skills-based unit or the entirety of a single unique skills-based lesson, they should plan to use approximately fifteen minutes of class time at whatever point in the week we work with related concepts.
Phyllis Wright began teaching AP English in 1978 and consulting for the College Board since 1986. She has received the College Board Southwestern Region's Special Recognition Award, as well as having served on Southwest Region's Advisory Board, the AP Literature and Language Test Development Committee, and as a Reader and Table Leader for the AP Language Exam. Honored professionally as a New Mexico State Teacher of the Year, a Golden Apple Fellow, and an International Excellence in Teaching Award recipient, outside the classroom, she is an avid hiker and the Training Director for Mesilla Valley Search and Rescue Team.