AP resources are designed to support all students and teachers—with daily instruction, practice, and feedback to help cover and connect content and skills—in any learning environment.
Whether you’re teaching in person or online, these free, flexible online resources can keep your class on pace throughout the year.
Sign in to AP Classroom and explore these resources:
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.
Sign in to AP Classroom to access AP Daily.
- 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.
AP Daily Instructors
Expert AP teachers across the country can support your course virtually:
- Lead teacher: Carlos Escobar, Felix Varela Senior High School, Miami, Fla.
- Brian Sztabnik, Miller Place High School, Miller Place, N.Y.
- Susan Barber, Henry W. Grady High School, Atlanta, Ga.
- Enithie Hunter, The Lawrenceville School, Lawrenceville, N.J.
- Laura Trautman, Acadiana High School, Lafayette, La.
- Wendy Scruggs, Jack Britt High School, Fayetteville, N.C.
- Katherine Cordes, Skyview High School, Joliet, Mont.
- Susan Frediani, Plumas Unified School District, Quincy, Calif.
Higher Education Faculty Lecturers
Supplement your instruction with 30-minute videos on each unit hosted by college or university professors. Guest lecturers include:
- Kimberly Coles, University of Maryland
- Amy Cooper, United States Air Force Academy
- Samir Dayal, Bentley University
- Jim Egan, Brown University
- Jill Essbaum, UC, Riverside, Palm Desert Graduate Center
- Kathleen Harrington, United States Air Force Academy
- David Miller, Mississippi College
- Renée Moreno, California State University, Northridge
- Mark Schoenfield, Vanderbilt University
- Tarshia Stanley, St. Catherine University
The Faculty Lectures are available on the AP Classroom Course Resources page, under Overview, as well as YouTube.
Additional Resources for AP English Literature and Composition
Excerpt from the novel Lucy by Jamaica Kincaid
Excerpt for free-response question 2 (prose fiction analysis) from the sample exam in the CED. This information is now in the online CED but was not included in the binders teachers received in 2019.
The poem “To be of use” by Marge Piercy
The poem for Multiple-Choice Questions 11-19 from the Sample Exam in the course and exam description is available through your AP Course Audit account. To access, sign in and click Secure Documents in the Resources section of your Course Status page.
Quill.org: Official AP Writing Practice
College Board and Quill have partnered to provide students with meaningful practice of their sentence-level writing skills. Explore Quill’s Official AP Writing Practice with comprehensive progress reports for you and immediate feedback for students that guides them toward mastery of sentence-level skills.
Together, College Board and Quill have been running a series of experiments to evaluate the effectiveness of the Quill Connect learning tool on students’ sentence combining skills. Preliminary results are promising and suggest that students who practice sentence combining in Quill outperform students who focus on unrelated practice (e.g., grammar), especially in their use of appositive phrases, complex sentences, and relative clauses, just to name a few.
Quill is a free resource for teachers and students. Account creation is required to monitor student progress and access performance reporting.
From Your AP Colleagues
Course Perspective: English Literature and Composition
A teacher’s ideas for new AP English Literature teachers.
Calling Forth Joy: A Poet's Ideas About Teaching Poetry
The former Poet Laureate of Montana discusses how she introduces her students to poetry.
Implicit and Explicit Documentation: Teaching Students to Write from Literature
This article shows how the author uses student examples as models for discussions about incorporating sources into essays.
Why Students Plagiarize and What We Should Do: Part I
A discussion of the reasons students plagiarize and how to teach students to avoid it, along with a list of steps and strategies to help students resist plagiarism.
Anticipating and Previewing Difficult Texts such as The Bluest Eye
A teacher shares guides she uses to help students understand and begin to analyze Toni Morrison’s The Bluest Eye.
The Art of Teaching AP English Literature
A teacher discusses the idea of “justified confidence” and how to foster it in students.
Teaching "Offensive" Literature
A teacher relates his approach to speaking with parents about controversial texts in his classes.
Broadening the Curriculum: Israeli Author Amos Oz
A teacher discusses her experience teaching The Same Sea.
Islamic Women's Voices
This article discusses the potential of the novel So Long a Letter to broaden students’ perspective on Islamic culture and the legacy of colonialism as seen through women’s eyes.
How to Handle the Paper Load
A teacher explains her strategy to reduce time spent reading and grading student papers.
Online Resources Recommended by AP Teachers
A list of online resources recommended by your fellow AP English Literature and Composition teachers.