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AP® English Literature and Composition (Experienced Teachers)

July 9-12, 2018

Bryant Conference Center

Tuscaloosa, AL

Instructor: Bob Wofford

Registration Information

Course Description

Designed to provide an overview of the structure and content of an AP English Literature course for juniors and seniors, this course will enable participants to examine their current teaching units and methods and to develop strategies for teaching students with a focus on AP skills. 

Participants will:

  • simulate a reading from the AP English Literature Exam
  • examine AP multiple-choice questions as a teaching tool
  • develop strategies for teaching prose and poetry in line with the skills students need to perform well on the AP English Literature Exam
  • develop strategies to teach composition in order to help students identify the rhetorical strategies needed to write effective AP essays
  • examine strategies for teaching novel/drama/poetry AP units


Other possible topics include scope and sequence, design-down curriculum, and vertical teaming, depending on participants’ needs. 

What participants should bring:

  • an AP lesson to share if they would like to share something (we will upload documents to a shared file system (dropbox)
  • sticky notes, highlighters, pens
  • a copy of their current syllabus


Instructor Bio

Robert Wofford is a retired teacher of AP English Literature at Las Cruces High School in New Mexico, and was also a facilitator for gifted and talented students. A College Board endorsed AP English Literature Consultant, he has presented at numerous conferences and Advanced Placement Summer Institutes in the United States and has repeatedly presented at the national Advanced Placement Annual Conference. He is a member of the College Board’s Consultant Advisory Panel and has participated in National Endowments for the Humanities’ summer seminars for secondary school teachers, (studying Dante in Siena, Italy, and Thoreau at Walden Pond) and he taught for one year in Canada as a Fulbright exchange teacher.  Mr. Wofford has been a reader for the AP English Literature exam and he holds a BA in English education and an MA in English with a focus on rhetoric and the teaching of writing from New Mexico State University.