The one pager is a common assignment. This resource expands it to the rigors of AP Language and Composition, asking students to watch or look for rhetorical choices and to synthesize materials. Great for visual sources or text sources.
A great resource to lead in to literary analysis is the text, "How To Read Literature Like a Professor" by Thomas Foster. To effectively survey the information with students, this project separates the content into 5 presentations, assigning small
This is a complete unit for my AP Language and Composition class. It includes minilessons on creating writer's voice, active reading packet, reading and journal prompts, quizzes, reading assignments, and a final test OR project with rubric included.
This resource includes guided revision sheets for the three different Free Response Questions on the AP English Language and Composition exam. Each essay style has specific revision questions that ask students to mark up their texts.
I use this
A week long unit covering Sandra Cisnero's The House on Mango Street. Students complete a dialectic journal with modelling. The unit assessment is a literary analysis paragraph on one of the sections.
This can be paired with the entire book or
This is a complete AP Literature and Composition unit for The House on Mango Street. Spanning four weeks, this unit goes from an AP Lit Free Response Questions pre-assessment to a literary analysis presentation to close reading of different excerpts
This novel study is setup as a self-paced unit for students to work at their own rate. It asks them to interact with the novel, as well as informational texts and poetry. Students are assessed via a portfolio, which requires them to write in many
The provided document accompanies a linked YouTube playlist for videos modelling the AP Language Synthesis prompt - in particular, the 2016 prompt about monolingualism. Videos demonstrate prewriting, introduction writing, consensus, counterargument,
What is more relevant than the implication of gun violence for students? In this lesson, they'll review three sample letters before composing their own to their local representative.
Detailed Lesson Plan
To provide further practice (and check in with your students skills), try this short project! Students are given a source (I gave them AP Lang Synthesis prompt sources) which they are asked to "translate" visually. Students start with a brief source
Using the JFK rhetorical analysis prompt, I created a graphic organizer to scaffold how my students arrive at the assertions for their own writing. It asks them to start with what they notice, the evidence of it and then asks them to define the
Students will get the opportunity to interview their teacher! Together, the class will determine what they most want to know about their teacher and conduct the interview. After the interview, students will fill out an Academic Resume which will be
"Source Talk" is an activity to practice the consensus and counter argument found in the synthesis prompt sources on the AP Language and Composition exam. Students will write a dialogue between the sources to find where the sources agree and