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.
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!
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.
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.
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.