AP Lit Skill Spotlight: Similes and Metaphors

Use songs to introduce similes and metaphors to move your AP Lit students from identification to analysis and understanding.

AP Skill Spotlight: Structure

Of all the skills in AP* Lit's CED, structure is one of my favorites! My students look puzzled when they're asked to talk about structure, often because they don't know all that it entails. Structure can refer to a poem's: form, rhyme, meter, line breaks, shifts, patterns, punctuation, and syntax. Basically, anything you can say… Continue reading AP Skill Spotlight: Structure

AP Lit Task Card Lessons and Ideas

At the beginning of the school year I was trying to think of a way to make the AP®* Lit standards visible and accessible for my students. Eventually, I turned the questions from the CED into task cards (and naturally, I made them pretty!). These task cards are available in my store here. *AP® is a… Continue reading AP Lit Task Card Lessons and Ideas