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Ten Essential Webpages for an AP High School English Classroom (Grades 10-12)

Tired of re-explaining comma usage, proper quoting technique and citing data to your students? These web pages can serve as reference points for those students who make simple grammatical errors, and allows you some much needed relief from misused grammar.
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Ten Essential Webpages for an AP High School English Classroom (Grades 10-12)
  • Katelyn Ringrose says:
    This web page, created by John F. Kennedy schools, houses a powerpoint on how to effectively research and create a works cited page for a given topic. Students struggle with where and how to gather information, and going through this powerpoint together in class can ease some of their confusion.
  • Katelyn Ringrose says:
    Cambridge English webinars are completely free for teachers, and after the presentation instructors are available to chat one-on-one. There is nothing more helpful for professional development than instructors from one of the top universities in the world aiding you in your AP classroom! They usually have about two or three webinars scheduled per month.
  • Katelyn Ringrose says:
    Literary terms can act as lenses through which to view literature, this page is extremely helpful as it consolidates (in glossary form) all the terms a successful AP student needs to know.
  • Annotated Text

    Website
    faculty.bucks.edu
    faculty.bucks.edu
    Katelyn Ringrose says:
    Annotating texts should be one of the first thing a student learns to do in an AP classroom, this crucial skill will follow them through university and life. Viewing an example of an actual well annotated text will help them better understand what information they need to collect from a text.
  • Sample Student Essays

    Website
    aptestreview.flvs.net
    aptestreview.flvs.net
    Katelyn Ringrose says:
    Sample essays are absolutely indispensable when it comes to getting your students to score 4's and 5's on the AP exam.
  • Katelyn Ringrose says:
    This twenty-six page workshop focuses on several key aspects of writing and editing, it's great for teachers because you can use parts of it as materials for lessons - and it comes with many examples of how to properly utilize literary styles.
  • AP Central

    Website
    apcentral.collegeboard.com
    apcentral.collegeboard.com
    Katelyn Ringrose says:
    There's nothing better than the official AP website for showing students what they need to concentrate on for the big test!
  • Katelyn Ringrose says:
    Academic styles are nitpicky, so having a reference page is a must. The owl is the best standard reference for MLA style I have ever found.
  • Katelyn Ringrose says:
    Comma use can be confusing, and as a result my students either entirely forget to use them - or overuse them like crazy. I like assigning them this short video because it saves a lot of time during the editing process, and makes them better writers!
  • Katelyn Ringrose says:
    These thirty-two free and complete lesson plans are designed to heighten ESL Students' reading, listening, and speaking skills. They are very easy to put together, and you can pick and choose in order to tailor the lessons to the needs of your particular classroom.