• Access to Teacher Resource Drive/Materials

    How can a teacher get the support materials for Literature and Composition: Reading, Writing, and Thinking Second Ed.  ??? Thank you, Kathy Tyson, M.Ed., BCBA
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  • Scoring with Poetry

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  • Scoring with Poetry Webinar

    11/29/17 6:30 PM
    In this webinar, Robin Aufses and Renee Shea, coauthors of Lit & Comp 2e will discuss strategies to both engage students in poetry and succeed on the AP® Exam. The lower scores on the 2017 exam point to the n...
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  • Building the Foundation for a Successful AP® English Program Webinar

    11/1/17 6:00 PM
    Authors John Golden, Tracy Sholz, and Renee Shea will identify and describe the essential skills and knowledge that ninth grade students need to practice and develop in order to be prepared for and be successful in an...
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  • The Poetry Essay: Understanding Meaning vs. Listing Devices (AP® Annual Conference)

    7/16/16 9:00 AM
    Author Renee Shea presents at the AP® Annual Conference in Anaheim, CA.   The greatest impediment to successful poetry analysis is that students find it difficult to identify meaning. Yet when teachers ask ...
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  • AP® Literature Panel with Renee Shea & Robin Aufses (Part 1)

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  • AP® Literature Panel with the Authors of Literature & Composition, 2nd Edition

    2/22/17 5:30 PM
    To join this webinar, you must register here.   Submit your questions today for our AP* Literature panel with the authors of the new Literature & Composition! On Wednesday, February 22 at 5:30 EST, Renee and...
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  • Look Inside Literature & Composition, 2nd Edition: Chapter 5

    Take a look inside the new edition of Literature & Composition, 2nd Edition! Chapter 5 is the first thematic chapter in Literature & Composition, with the theme "Home & Family."   You can take a look...
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  • Banned Books Week 2016: The Most Frequently Challenged Books

    September 25 through October is the annual ALA Banned Books Week. To celebrate, we'll be doing a post every day this week on banned books. Below is a list from the American Library Association of the top Banned & ...
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  • Read Author Renee Shea's Interview with Amit Majmudar, Ohio's First Poet Laureate

    Bedford, Freeman, & Worth author Renee Shea recently interviewed Ohio's first poet laureate, Amit Majmudar for World Literature Today. You can read Renee's interview here: http://www.worldliteraturetoday.org/blog/...
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  • Model the Essay Process

    This post was originally published on the HS Bits Blog, which was active from 2008-2013.   Clay Burell again, this time using screencasting to demonstrate how one might approach an AP® poetry prompt.   ...
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  • What is your favorite piece of literature to teach?

    We know that you teach a lot of literature in your high school courses! Of all of them, what is your favorite piece? Be sure to tell us the grade level you typically use the piece in.
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  • The Poetry Essay: Understanding Meaning vs. Listing Devices

    Here is the powerpoint for Renee and Lance's session at APAC. Thanks to all who could attend!
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  • Share your post-AP® exam lesson plan ideas here!

    You and your students have made it through AP® Exams, and now its time to have some fun! Let's discuss what to do with your students between now and the end of school
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  • Poetry in the Language Classroom 2

    This post was originally published on the HS Bits Blog, which was active from 2008-2013.   Most people do not associate poetry with the AP® Language course, but for some years my province's curriculum requir...
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  • Poetry in the Language Classroom

    This post was originally published on the HS Bits Blog, which was active from 2008-2013.   Some years ago when I was teaching a non-AP® Grade 11 university-prep course, and we were required to include poetry...
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  • Teaching with Best American Poetry

    This post was originally published on the HS Bits Blog, which was active from 2008-2013.   Poet and critic Charles Bernstein points out that contemporary poetry - despite some of its postmodern conceits - is not ...
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  • Difficult Poems

    This post was originally published on the HS Bits Blog, which was active from 2008-2013.   In his new book of essays, Attack of the Difficult Poems, poet, critic, and professor Charles Bernstein writes elegantly ...
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  • Going Bro with Jane Austen

    This post was originally published on the HS Bits Blog, which was active from 2008-2013.   A friend once told me that he majored in English only to meet girls. My AP® English classes might be something like ...
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