Our week will be spent looking at all areas of English for the Pre-AP Classroom: Organization, Reading, Writing, and Poetry.
This class can have combined teachers of varied master levels – experienced or new. The levels we cover can also range from 6th grade Pre-AP to 10th grade Pre-AP skills. We will look at rigor and how to bring a Pre-AP classroom up to a rigorous level of reading and analyzing that our students need to not only be prepared for high school, but for the AP Exams and college also. If you wish, you may bring your favorite poem, your favorite short story, any questions you may have, and any items your students may struggle with during the year. Your Vertical Teaming Guide will be provided with registration.
Jan Harris has taught English for twenty-four years in Houston area school districts. Jan has her undergraduate degree in English and psychology from Stephen F. Austin State University and her master’s degree in literature from the University of Houston, Clear Lake (specialty – poetry). Jan has been privileged to teach grades seven through twelve, and freshman and sophomore college English. As a former Advanced Placement IV teacher, Jan finds her fun teaching literature foundations to Pre-AP seventh graders in Crosby, Texas. Jan enjoys mentoring teachers in her department, hanging with her nephew, and traveling when she isn’t at summer institutes.