I just finished a six-week series on issues on inclusivity and accessibility in AP English Literature. When I speak of inclusivity I refer to representation of both students and authors in this course. In accessibility, I discuss issues of gatekeeping, differentiation, and workload for AP students. Here is a recap of the six blog posts in case you missed them.
For AP teachers, there is often the tendency to give too much homework. This post will help reduce heavy workloads and still maintain rigor.
This list of engaging and rigorous titles will get even your most reluctant reader interested in reading, resulting in stronger analysis.
This blog post, emphasizing inclusivity, presents 4 quick questions based on interest, complexity, and relevance, to determine if a book is "AP worthy.'
This post details the strategy used to incorporate independent reading time into my AP Lit class while still having enough time to teach all of the material.