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AP Daily videos are short, searchable instructional segments you can:

  • assign to students before or after class to maximize time for discussion.
  • assign alongside topic questions to address misunderstandings.
  • encourage students to take advantage of on their own, on mobile devices or computers.
  • track to see which students are watching each video in each class.

Topic questions are formative questions to check student understanding as you teach. Assign topic questions to reveal student misunderstandings and target your lessons.

Progress checks help you gauge student knowledge and skills for each unit through:

  • multiple-choice questions with rationales explaining correct and incorrect answers, and
  • free-response questions with scoring guides to help you evaluate student work.

My Reports highlights progress for every student and class across AP units.

The question bank is a searchable database of real AP questions. You can:

  • find topic questions and practice exam questions, indexed by content and skills.
  • search for any question, passage, or stimulus by text or keyword.
  • create custom quizzes that can be assigned online or on paper.

Learn how to get started in AP Classroom.

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  • Made for any learning environment, AP teachers can assign these short videos on every skill and/or required reading as homework alongside topic questions, warm-ups, lectures, reviews, and more.
  • AP students can also access videos on their own for additional support.
  • Videos are available in AP Classroom, on your Course Resources page.

View the list of lessons for AP Daily videos for AP English Language and Composition

AP Daily Instructors

Expert AP teachers across the country can support your course virtually:

  • Lead teacher: Dawn Knight, Westfield High School, Westfield, Ind.
  • Alfonso Correa, School for the Talented and Gifted, Dallas, Texas
  • Greg Jones, Duluth East High School, Duluth, Minn.
  • Aaron Gillego, Pine Crest School, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
  • John Zainea, Chelsea High School, Chelsea, Mich.
  • Timm Freitas, Whitinsville Christian School, Whitinsville, Mass.
  • Jacqueline Rackard, Broward County Public Schools, Lauderhill, Fla.
  • Stephanie Hyatt, Lee High School, Huntsville, Ala.

Higher Education Faculty Lecturers

Supplement your instruction with 30-minute videos on each unit hosted by college or university professors. Guest lecturers include:

  • Tamara Black, University of Southern California
  • Jonathan Bush, Western Michigan University
  • Irene Clark, California State University, Northridge
  • Denise Comer, Duke University
  • Thomas Hitchner, University of California, Los Angeles
  • David Jolliffe, University of Arkansas
  • Michael Neal, Florida State University
  • Carl Whithaus, University of California, Davis
  • Danielle Zawodny Wetzel, Carnegie Mellon University

The Faculty Lectures are available on the AP Classroom Course Resources page, under Overview, as well as YouTube.

Additional Resources for AP English Language and Composition

Lessons Developed with the National Constitution Center

Argument: In this lesson, students will encounter some differing and subtle interpretations of the amendments in the Bill of Rights. They will be asked to consider these perspectives as they develop their own arguments considering historic Supreme Court cases and their own interpretations of the law. They will then be asked to develop a complete argument in essay form that considers different perspectives. Leader’s Notes (.pdf/1.59MB), Student Handbooks (.pdf/1.1MB), and handouts (.pdf/1.11MB) are available for your use.

Precision of Language: In this lesson, students will encounter historic drafts of the amendments in the Bill of Rights and examine how some of the revisions in those drafts may have affected the later interpretation of those amendments. Once students have a more developed understanding of the role of revision in clarifying a text, they will work with their own texts to do the same. Leader’s Notes (.pdf/1.46MB), Student Handbooks (.pdf/1.1MB), and handouts (.pdf/1.11MB) are available for your use.

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