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

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