This workshop will focus on teachers developing strategies, techniques and proficiency to support students in acquiring and demonstration skills in: Identifying rhetorical devices and their analytical effect; citing strong and thorough textual evidence to support rhetorical analysis and argumentative claims; moving beyond objective summary of a text, and identifying how various language choices of an author interact and build complex account or argument. Teachers will enhance their skills to assist students in better understanding the connection between clear thinking and clear writing. As well as helping students to develop critical thinking skills via essays and writings of various kinds of characterized by standards of clarity, evidence, craftsmanship, and logic.
Audience: Pre-AP Teachers and AP English Language & Composition Teachers
Number of Days: 2