This course offers teachers the information, tools, and strategies for successful AP English Literature classes; the course will look at curriculum, pedagogy, and technology. Participants will review the 2017 essay prompts and released multiple-choice questions to develop strategies and skills students need to analyze literature and to write effective essays. The course will focus on teaching skills and will include options for curriculum, classroom content, summer reading, and vocabulary. Participants will share and discuss teaching strategies. This course will offer participants ways to revise, refresh, and renew.
Sandra Daye, a graduate of Appalachian State University (ASU), has taught every grade and ability level of high school English in North Carolina public schools. She has certification in English, reading, and gifted education. The last six years of her classroom teaching were at Grimsley High School in Greensboro where she served as mentor and lead AP English Literature and Composition teacher for the Guilford County School system.
She has worked as a College Board consultant, leading both one day and weeklong AP Summer Institutes in the Southern Region since 1980. She became a reader and then a table leader at the AP Exam Reading. Sandra is a past president of the North Carolina English Teacher Association and was practitioner-in-residence at ASU. She received the College Board’s award for Outstanding Support and Participation in the AP Program and the College Board’s Outstanding AP Teacher award. She is a National Board Certified Teacher in adolescent/young adult English/language arts. Since 2011, she has served as an AP mock exam scoring consultant for Laying the Foundation and as a teacher mentor and student study session leader for NMSI.