Fall AP: AP English Language

Developed for teachers interested in acquiring content and strategies for teaching advanced courses, these seminars will be facilitated by a master teacher and will provide a forum for the exploration and discussion of course content, best practices and instructional strategies.

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Participants will work with all aspects of the AP Language Exam – multiple choice and free response questions. The seminar will focus specifically on strategies to build students’ foundational strengths in both reading rigorous nonfiction texts and responding critically to those texts through either analysis or argument. Multiple classroom materials and strategies will be shared throughout the day.

Topics will include the following:

+ Reading rhetorically
+ Foundational skills to enable students to respond to synthesis and argument questions
+ Key elements for rhethorical analysis


Section Instructor Format Schedule start date
CCR42428 Patricia Cain On-campus 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Saturday, November 4, 2017

INSTRUCTOR: Patricia Cain
FORMAT: On-campus
SCHEDULE: 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
START DATE: Nov. 04, 2017

Instructor: Patricia Cain

Lead Consultant

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. 

Term: Fall 2017

Start Date: Nov. 04, 2017

End Date: Nov. 04, 2017

Schedule: 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Length: One Saturday

Location: Rice campus

Fee: $185

Early Registration: $160 until August 3

Late Registration: $210 after October 24

Continuing Professional Education (CPE): 6

Continuing Education Units (CEU): 0.6

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  • Laptops/electronic devices (highly encouraged)
  • Gmail/Google Drive access
    • Participants will be working on Google Docs to create materials that will be ready for classroom use.