Online and In Person APSI 2021

This is a work in progress.  Will not be completed early summer in time for the first APSI.  This notice will be removed when this section is completed. 5/9/2021

Links

Shakespeare Illustrations  …
Sixwords  …
Effective educational videos
The Danger of a SingleStory … (video link)
The Danger of a Single Story – transcript
Jacob Lawrence The Migration Series
The Warmth of Other Suns .. (video link … reading excerpts from book)
A teacher’s guide to visible thinking activities
50 greatest works of immigration Literature
5 Common Myths about Culturally Responsive Pedagogy
Culturally Responsive Teaching and the Brain:  Promoting Authentic Engagement and Rigor Among Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students (student resources)
Ernest Morrell On Culturally Responsive Learning (video link)
Embrace Action Research
Effective Educational Videos — Brame 2015
Austin ISD Social and Emotional Learning Blog ***
Great summer reading idea/approach ****
100 Books about Nature ****

 

Articles to read ..
Neil Gaiman:  Why our future depends on libraries, reading, and daydreaming
The Psychological Comforts of Storytelling
Process over product:  why does it matter?  …
In education, process as important as final product
Project-based Learning:  It’s the Process, Not the Product
20 Poems Every Man Over 30 Should Know By Heart   …
Borrowing a Literacy Strategy From Band Class  …
**Non-White Authors to Diversify Your AP Lit Curriculum  …
(link)  College Acceleration for All?  Mapping Racial Gaps in Advanced Placement and Dual Enrollment Participation …

Activities
AP Lit and More: Literature is a Verb An Introductory Lesson
AP Lit and More:  Activity for above lesson

AP Materials
AP English Lit Conceptual Framework  …
AP English Literature and Composition Key Questions by Course Skill 
Ready for Rigor Chart  ***
Culture Tree  ***
Warm Demander Chart ***
Trust Generators ***
Two Mindsets ***
Literary Analysis Guideposts adapted from How to Read Literature Like a Professor
AP English Literature and Composition Skills — one page chart with A, B,C,D,E,F skills alined
Instructional Strategies …..
Novel and Play Excerpts
An Enemy of the People … Character Study
The Poisonwood Bible …Setting and Character Study
Murder in the Cathedral – The individual’s opposition to authority
Under the Feet of Jesus – Setting and Character Study
All the Light We cannot See - “Poetry, but written in Prose”
A Lesson Before Dying
A Day No Pigs Would Die - Example of an entire unit with poetry, songs, essays, etc. arranged around one book

New 2021
Exit West – annotation of opening by author and excerpts
A Novel About Refugees That Feels Instantly Canonical Exit West – The New Yorker
Exit West and the Edge of Dystopia – The Atlantic
Bear Town – Opening
The Water Dancer – The New Yorker – Conduction
The Water Dancer - Opening
Americanah – Opening
An excerpt from Chapter 36 of Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie – diversity, equity, inclusion
The Realities of Race — Americanah (New York Times)
Americanah author explains ‘Learning to be Black in the US‘  NPR “Fresh Air”
Homegoing – Opening
How Homegoing Has Changed My Teaching ***
The Nickel Boys – Prologue
The Nickel Boys – Chapter One
A Good Read Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead – A Good Read
The Underground Railroad Ajarry
Lesson Plan for teaching The Underground Railroad ….
Interview with Colson Whitehead NPR Fresh Air
Watership Down – Chapter One
Why Watership Down should be on every student’s reading list ……
Less – excerpt which appeared in The New Yorker
Hamnet – First excerpt chapter one
Hamnet – Second excerpt chapter one
Ceremony – excerpt …
Ceremony - A timeline of Tayo’s journey and Myth time in Ceremony
The Book Thief – longer excerpt
The Book Thief – teaching ideas
The Warmth of Other Suns – nonfiction (video reading of the opening to chapter “The Great Migration, 1915–1970)
The Warmth of Other Suns – nonfiction (transcript to above video)
The Warmth of Other Suns – nonfiction (excerpts chapter one)
The Warmth of Other Suns – nonfiction (excerpts Chicago)

 Poetry Links

Asian American Poetry ***  Poetry Foundation
Native American Poetry *** Poetry Foundation
U S Latinx Poetry **** Poetry Foundation
Lift Every Voice **** Black American Poetry
Black History Month (teach anytime!)  Poets.org  (poetry and essays)
Teach Living Poets ****
American Life in Poetry ****
Poetry International Archives *****
Words without Borders *****
100 Best Poetry Websites & Famous Poems Sites   ****

 

 

 

Past AP presentations that might prove helpful
Why read fiction and why re-read?

Two versions of Debussy’s “Clair de Lune
Piano Version   …
David Oistrakh on violin, Frida Bauer on piano, recorded in Paris, 1962

 

DAY ONE
The Last Battle *** Read with partner, answer questions, and discuss
The Psychological Comforts of Storytelling Read and discuss–whole group
All Roads Lead Where….  adapted from Andrew Shipe

DAY TWO

 

DAY THREE

DAY FOUR

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