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  1. #APLangTop5 Session 4: Providing & Explaining Commentary
    25
    Feb

    #APLangTop5 Session 4: Providing & Explaining Commentary

    In this session of our #APLangTop5 Most Difficult Concept Series, we focus on concretely explaining what commentary is, why it matters in the context of each essay format, and how to scaffold instruction so that students understand how to create analysis and logical coherence within their responses.

     

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  2. Getting to Know an Editor: Joseph Bianchi, AP® Social Studies
    18
    Feb

    Getting to Know an Editor: Joseph Bianchi, AP® Social Studies

    Get to know one of our editors, Joseph Bianchi, who specializes in AP® Social Studies. Joe answers our questions about how he carries over his 25 years of teaching experience to editing, what his favorite decade is, and reveals one of his hidden talents!

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  3. #APLangTop5 Session 3: Generating Evidence & Effective Quote Integrations
    11
    Feb

    #APLangTop5 Session 3: Generating Evidence & Effective Quote Integrations

    In the two sessions of the third installment of our series, “The Top 5 Most Difficult Concepts to Teach in an AP® Language Course...and how to conquer!", we focus on generating evidence for the argument essay and integrating source material in paragraphs for the synthesis essay question.

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  4. Getting to Know David Wolfford, Author of AP® United States Government & Politics
    04
    Feb

    Getting to Know David Wolfford, Author of AP® United States Government & Politics

    Get to know the author of our AP® United States Government & Politics textbook. David Wolfford answers our questions about how he maintains his love of teaching AP® Government, his tricks for memorizing student names, and his #1 classroom rule! 

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  5. #APLangTop5 Session 2: Writing for Sophistication
    28
    Jan

    #APLangTop5 Session 2: Writing for Sophistication

    Over the course of three sessions, Lauren and I use the language from the College Board released exam rubrics to inspire strategies that will enhance sophistication in students’ analysis and argument writing. Each video provides instruction on how to not only potentially earn the sophistication point, but also explains how to provide specific, concrete scaffolds to encourage student growth.

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  6. #APLangTop5 Session 1: Teaching the Rhetorical Situation & Identifying Rhetorical Choices
    15
    Jan

    #APLangTop5 Session 1: Teaching the Rhetorical Situation & Identifying Rhetorical Choices

    Need extra support teaching AP® English Language and Composition? We’ve got you covered! Join our co-authors, Timm Freitas and Lauren Peterson—current AP® teacher leaders and nationally known consultants—as they break down the most difficult concepts and offer step-by-step tips and skill-building resources.

     

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