In the Pre-AP English classroom, text takes center stage. This workshop addresses the three key instructional shifts within a Pre-AP English classroom: reading deeply, valuing evidence, and noticing language choice and how these shifts help the reader to observe the small details within a text in order to arrive at a deeper understanding of the whole.
Participants in the workshop will prepare to prompt their students toward deep observation of literary and informational texts as a means to confirming and building knowledge. Participants will also practice strategies that help them meet their students where they are as they acquire skills that start with reading comprehension, continue with sentence- and paragraph-level writing, and progress toward essay writing. This one-day training will also provide participants their five-year certificate for teaching Pre-AP English.
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