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AP® Lang: Word of the Year

It's almost the end of the school year! With the exam behind you and your students, take a moment in class to reflect on this past year (while giving them a final lesson in AP® Lang). The work on this reflection will start by studying, evaluating, and analyzing words and phrases that mainstream...

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Architecture, Design & Structure in Literature

Ernest Hemingway once famously said that “Prose is architecture. It’s not interior design.” Well-known for the sparsity and tight structure of his prose, this is no surprise. That said, there are a number of other writers (and readers) who would no doubt argue with this. Where would most poems be...

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AP® Literature at The Middle of the Year

It’s December. You’re tired. You are fairly certain that you cannot lead another discussion about—or design another activity around—something like the juxtaposition of short sentences and longer sentences in the same text and the effect that variance would have on the text.  

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AP® Lang: The Dialectical Journal

This resource is designed to provide structure, guidance, and inspiration for students to complete a series of dialectical journal entries based on their independent reading of longer works. The resources provided can be used with any text of various mediums, but this specifically is designed to...