Your Questions Answered: FAQs About Teaching AP Lit

It's the end of July and teachers are preparing to move back into their classrooms. A good portion of these teachers are first timers, which could mean several things. Some are bright-eyed twenty-two-year-old grads, eager to step into their first job. Some are new to the teaching field after making a career shift. And others… Continue reading Your Questions Answered: FAQs About Teaching AP Lit

4 Ways Teachers Misuse “How to Read Literature Like a Professor”

You've probably heard of Thomas C. Foster's How to Read Literature Like a Professor and may already use it in your classroom. Foster's text, while not originally written for classroom use, has become a staple for many AP®* Lit teachers. Foster puzzles over this phenomenon in the preface of the book's second edition, saying he… Continue reading 4 Ways Teachers Misuse “How to Read Literature Like a Professor”

Reflections and Insights From the 2018 AP Lit Reading

Last week I spent seven days in Kansas City grading 1325 essays in a giant room that was too cold and filled with over a thousand tired educators. And it was an amazingly wonderful experience. AP® is a trademark registered by the College Board, which is not affiliated with, and does not endorse, this website. This… Continue reading Reflections and Insights From the 2018 AP Lit Reading