APSI: AP English Language and Composition for New Teachers, Week 3, Option 1

This AP English Language and Composition workshop 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.

Lovett Hall at Rice University with sunshine

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 hands-on, interactive lessons proven effective in the classroom and that align directly with AP curriculum and college readiness. 


Section Instructor Format Schedule start date
CCR42799 Patricia Cain On-campus 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 31, 2018

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: Spring/Summer 2018

Start Date: July 31, 2018

End Date: Aug. 03, 2018

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

Length: Tuesday-Friday

Location: Rice campus

Fee: $555 Tuition includes College Board Exam Resources, course materials, parking and lunch.

Early Registration: $505 if registering by April 9

Late Registration: $605 if registering after June 25

Continuing Professional Education (CPE): 30

  • Close reading of rigorous nonfiction texts
  • Rhetorical analysis
  • Synthesis
  • Argument
  • Using mentor texts
  • Post it notes
  • Pens/pencils
  • Highlighters
  • Laptop or other device (highly recommended)