AP English Language and Composition Course Description— This is the core document for this course. It clearly lays out the course content and describes the exam and AP Program in general. Score exam responses from AP high school students, with opportunities to score exams online from home (some subjects). Learn to apply a rubric consistently, which provides valuable knowledge for scoring their own students' essays. Get compensated for training and scoring. 1 – Essays earning a score of 1 meet the criteria for the score of 2 but are undeveloped, especially simplistic in their explanation and argument, weak in their control of language, or especially lacking in . Medium-scoring essays complete the tasks of the essay topic well - they show some insight but usually with less precision and clarity than high-scoring essays. There may be lapses in correct diction or sophisticated language, but the essay is generally well written. AP ® ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND COMPOSITION FREE-RESPONSE QUESTIONS (Suggested time—40 minutes. This question counts for one-third of the total essay section score.) Many recent college graduates have faced record levels of unemployment. even shows that a bachelor’s degree pays off for jobs that don’t require one: secretaries.
This is just a sampling - we have hundreds! In addition to the test, I always ask my freshman on the last day of class to write down the one thing we did that year that I should not do with the class the following year.
Then I ask them to write down the most valuable thing I should keep doing. They cannot talk or share with each other. I believe the Writing Academy made the difference for these 4th graders. I am thankful for all that the Writing Academy did to support our academic efforts in writing!
Only one other school in my region scored 95 this year. I am just thrilled to see that this works for our students here at Banquete. I am very proud of my students. Now my school is using 2nd and 3rd grade curriculum. I have used the program all year and it works! Last year my coworker and I implemented TWA into our writing curriculum completely.
I have never seen kids so excited to write! It completely changed how I taught, how my kids learned, and the whole tone of my room. I was able to watch my kids go from dreading the unknown of 4th grade writing to loving coming to class and being successful writers. I define their success in the capability to really express themselves. They were proud of their work and took a great sense of accomplishment in their writing abilities.
I am a huge fan of TWA philosophy and how it can really impact students if given even the smallest chance. We were very pleased with the outcomes.
We have 13 schools in our district. The information from these TWA sessions are invaluable! We appreciate the quality training, and credit The Writing Academy with helping to increase our score. They loved it and used The Writing Academy all year. The fourth grade writing scores were so high now we are going to train our teachers district- wide. In fact, our 4th grade scores were so much higher than the state average a nearby district will be calling you to have your consultants come to their school!
Today, my 7th grade students played Magnifying Baseball in class. When I told them no, they asked if we could please play tomorrow in class.
Thanks for teaching me how to make writing fun for the kids. I attended the TWA workshop last summer in Kemah and absolutely loved it! After the week in Kemah, my co-worker and I immediately went back to our school and began sharing all of the wonderful information we had received with our students.
Today was the first day this school year that I have had fun teaching! It has encouraged me to Teach BIG tomorrow. Today we were learning about the 4 types of sentences. Instead of just telling the kids the types, I taught by location and incorporated hand signals. The students were so excited and participated like never before. How awesome is it that I actually changed and I was successful with the kids.
Thank you for your inspiration! This is the best writing workshop I have been to in the last 7 years. I know teaching Narrative and Expository Writing will be more fun this way. It reminded me that even Pre-AP kids like manipulatives and movement. I have been attending workshops for 20 years! Using the check mark and the not sign on the multiple choice section is eye opening. So many useful ideas and strategies to take directly back into the classroom!
So many to choose from for differentiating instruction to different learners. All of the learning games make it fun and make me want to teach again!
Everything was fun and engaging. Her sense of humor is refreshing and keeps you entertained and engaged. I love the structure and organization you have created for us to teach grammar in a meaningful way. It will completely be my big change this year!
I liked the short selections. It is something we can do from start to finish in one class period. Teaching BIG means teaching from your heart. What was my favorite part? Sentence storming was pretty amazing!! My favorite part was using pasta as a comma! I will take that to my classroom.
She was very energetic and the 3 days from morning to end of the day were Awesome!! Plenty of hands-on activities that I will use in the classroom. Cardenas, Sam Houston Elem. Best all day PD I have ever attended no lie! I loved the I-Write Chart.
Graphic organizers — awesome. The ideas were great and actually putting them into practice was even better! I loved the Blueprint. Thank you for the super ideas that make the abstract process of writing concrete. Her enthusiasm was contagious! This was the best seminar I have ever attended! I love the hands-on manipulatives, handouts, and skits! Not to mention the snacks! My favorite part of the seminar was the strawberry used for object placement.
That story will stay with me for the rest of my life and will be shared. I have fallen in love with all of you! Carter, 4th Grade teacher, Felix Cook Jr. This is exactly what I needed this summer as I transition to a new campus. I love My Bucket!
I am so grateful to have these activities ready to go. It makes the beginning of the year much easier. I have been teaching 26 years and I have attended many trainings…the Writing Academy has been the best by far!!! There was so much information given, however, it did not get overwhelming. My favorite part was having ALL the activities copied and complete for instant use in the classroom.
Also, the motivation provided to teach BIG! I have been so intimidated by this subject and now I feel like I have the knowledge and abilities to not only teach writing but teach the LOVE of writing! Thank you for the overall inspiration and praise to God! The one who blessed you with these talents! I loved the splashes of development to expository papers. The whole staff is a blessing! Each of you are an inspiration and a light for me when teaching.
All of the games will make writing more enjoyable for the lil ones. I had an ah-ha moment every time we received more and more activities! Physical demonstration, organization, and materials provided! I loved how manipulatives are used in ELA.
Easy to modify for special education students.
Very interactive, definitely not boring! I loved all of the activities and waves make-n- takes. My ah-ha moment was seeing how easy it will be for the students to learn to write a complete sentence by using the weather sentences. You made us feel special. The whole Expository presentation was great. I cannot wait to take it back to my classroom. We were so pampered, and went home feeling ready to teach writing!