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Crafting Expository Arguments for Diverse Learners in AP English Language

Recommended For:
College Readiness Teachers
AP® English Language Teachers
(Grades 11-12)

12 hours (2 Day Workshop)

Writing and reading complex texts can be intimidating tasks for students of all backgrounds. From stringing together, the best words to express unique ideas to extracting important information from essays, students face incredible responsibility with not only understanding text, but also creating writing samples, statements and more. This two-day workshop will focus on the elements of language and writing through engaging students in a variety of ways.

Learning Objectives

Participants will:

● Teaching how to write arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics/texts, using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence,
● Writing informative/explanatory texts to examine and convey complex ideas, concepts, and information clearly and accurately through the effective selection, organization and analysis of content,
● Writing narratives to develop real or imagined experiences using effective techniques, well-chosen details and well-structured event sequences,
● Producing clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience,
● Developing and strengthening writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach, focusing on addressing what is most significant for a specific purpose or audience, and
● Use of technology, including the Internet, to produce, publish, and update individual or shared writing products in response to ongoing feedback, including new arguments or information.

“I will incorporate more art and music in both small groups and whole classroom situations. Also, I will create bridges for deeper cultural relevance by developing student voice through more choices of pieces. I will also utilize sentence stems to develop increased facility with analysis. Students will benefit by better engagement with pieces that have a connection to their own lives.” AP® English Language Teacher – Los Angeles, CA