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#APLangTop5 Session 5: A Focus on Line of Reasoning

#APLangTop5 Session 5: A Focus on Line of Reasoning

For many years, LOR—for most English teachers—stood for The Lord of the Rings. But now, LOR has come to stand for something seemingly even more complicated than Tolkien mythology: Line of Reasoning.

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#APLangTop5 Session 4: Providing & Explaining Commentary

#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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#APLangTop5 Session 3: Generating Evidence

#APLangTop5 Session 3: Generating Evidence

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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#APLangTop5 Session 2: Writing for Sophistication

#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...

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#APLangTop5 Session 1: Teaching the Rhetorical Situation

#APLangTop5 Session 1: Teaching the Rhetorical Situation

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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