The explication of poetry is a nuanced skill that moves poetry from words on a page to transcendent human meaning making. AP Lit teachers are fortunate to be able to bring lots of poetry to their classes to appreciate, analyze, mimic, and resonate.
These nine extended lessons provide deep close reading, extensive writing opportunity, and guided class discussion. For the novice AP teacher, these lessons will allow you to acclimate to the rigor of the workload. Take it from two experienced AP teachers, you will be grading a lot of writing! For the seasoned AP Lit vet, these lessons will add variety to your repertoire. Each lesson prepares students for the AP English Literature and Composition exam.