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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.

Special Focus Materials

From Your AP Colleagues



Reading Images: An Approach and a Demonstration

An article detailing a method for analyzing images with or without text.


On Your Mark: A Guide for New Teachers

Helpful steps for new teachers to follow when preparing to teach AP English Language and Composition.


Linking AP United States History and AP English Language and Composition

A teacher discusses how she created an interdisciplinary curriculum for these two courses.


Preparing for the Synthesis Question

This article outlines six steps needed in order to write a successful essay.


A Wealth of Arguments: Using Science Writing

This article explains the benefits of discussing science writing in the English classroom.


AP English Language Students: The World Is Their Subject

The author of this article discusses ways to address the challenges of teaching a college class in a high school setting.


Adapting Literature Circles: A Study of "Reason"

This article discusses how to use the method of literature circles for both fiction and nonfiction.

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Online Resources Recommended by AP Teachers

A list of online resources recommended by your fellow AP AP English Language and Composition teachers.