Analysis

Art as Argument

By Jessica Salfia Understanding visual rhetoric is not just an important part of most AP Language and Composition curriculums, but it is an essential skill our students need as members of society. We are bombarded with images—images intended to persuade and influence us. Our students must be able to identify Read more…

By Jessica Salfia, ago
Analysis

3 Tips for Using Literature as Mentor Texts

"When it comes to writing and mentor text study in a literature intensive course, I rely on a few tricks of the mentor-text trade that encourage students to deliberately craft their writing, not just get words on the page in the allotted time. The best way I know how to do that is to the use the literature itself as our mentor texts." Here are 3 tips for using the literature you're already studying to guide your writers. @ncte #nctevillage

By karlahilliard, ago
Analysis

Metaphorically Speaking

Me: “Today we are going to talk about poetry! Who’s excited?” Every class I’ve ever had: *crickets* I’m not sure about your students, but mine don’t love poetry.  A few years ago, when we switched to the standards which shall not be named and our focus shifted to informational text, Read more…

By Toni Poling, ago