Pre-AP Summer Workshops: Pre-AP High School English for Experienced Teachers

The course is designed to provide participants with activities to help them better prepare their students for the challenges of upper-level AP courses. Although many activities apply to both the AP Literature and the AP Language courses, the differences will also be examined. 

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Participants will examine Pre-AP strategies that support the AP English Language and Composition and AP Literature and Composition courses.   Those strategies include closing reading, annotation, rhetorical analysis, argumentation, and various writing tasks including analytical writing and synthesis writing.  A wide range of cross discipline reading samples will be explored to develop a deeper understanding of content and promote better test performance.  Participants will leave with activities, lessons on prose and poetry, graphic organizers, an examination of digital classroom possibilities, and a renewed enthusiasm for integrating all of it into their own curriculum.


Sectionsort descending Instructor Format Schedule start date
CCR42510 Jerry Brown On-campus 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Instructor: Jerry Brown

Lead Consultant

Jerry Brown, a graduate of Abilene Christian University and Texas Christian University, has been teaching for almost 50 years. His professional classroom experience spans small to large schools, private to public schools, and early childhood to college aged students.  For numerous years, he has taught all levels of Pre-AP and AP English and mentored both students and teachers.

As an AP consultant in English Literature, he has served as an AP Literature Reader and Table Leader for the Educational Testing Service. He continues to make presentations throughout Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, New Mexico, Florida, California, Illinois, North Dakota, Minnesota, Georgia, Louisiana, and Alabama at AP conferences, summer institutes, and as a trainer for NMSI and Laying the Foundation. 

Term: Spring/Summer 2018

Start Date: June 26, 2018

End Date: June 29, 2018

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

Length: Tuesday-Friday

Location: Rice campus

Fee: $485

Early Registration: $435 if registering by March 26

Late Registration: $535 if registering after June 11

Continuing Professional Education (CPE): 26

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  • sticky notes
  • highlighters
  • a willing and open attitude