Online Resources Recommended by AP Teachers
We surveyed AP English Language and Composition teachers about what online resources they recommend, and the list below comes directly from their responses. The list also includes teacher descriptions of the resources. This is not a comprehensive list, nor is it an endorsement of any of these resources by the College Board.
- Instructional videos for students and teachers; resource pages for teachers
- Offers videos, templates, and organizers to support key components of the AP English Language and Composition course.
- Online text and audio
- Provides a catalogue of speeches from a variety of different time periods; includes full speech text and audio when available.
- Online text with multiple-choice, guided reading questions, and student support
- Provides a searchable catalogue of texts paired with guiding questions, multiple-choice questions, and discussion questions. Platform scores student multiple-choice questions and provides exemplars for student written responses.
- Instructional videos for students; online tutorials and resource pages for teachers.
- Offers instructional videos to help guide teachers and students through different components of the AP English Language and Composition course.
The New York Times Learning Network
- Online text; self-directed student practice; online tutorials and resource pages for teachers and students
- Provides resources for student writing and teacher lesson plans based on current events; publishes teacher and student content with multimedia content for cross-curricular learning. Resources are free but lessons plans are limited to five per month for nonsubscribers.
- Self-directed student practice; online instructional videos for students
Provides student grammar practice; allows students to understand common written misconceptions and improve writing skills. Free for basic users but there is a premium version for a fee.
- Online tutorials and resource pages for students
- Provides “targeted and individualized writing instruction” for students to practice grammar and syntax skills through a variety of different exercises.
- Online tutorials and resource pages for teachers and students
- Provides “engaging lesson plans” that follow key concepts for the course; offers activities that reflect curriculum for the course.
- Online text; self-directed student practice
- Provides student practice for a variety of different ELA topics; offers differentiated exercises for a variety of different reading levels.
- Online text
Offers access to a complete digital magazine of longform essays that range from philosophy to science to the arts.
Voices of Democracy: The U.S. Oratory Project
- Online text
- Offers a catalogue of speeches from American history; provides curriculum units organized by theme, chronological periods, speaker, and author.
- Online text; self-directed student practice; instructional videos for students
- Provides texts, close reading questions, and videos for students to practice close reading skills.
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