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Pre-AP: Advanced Topics for AP Vertical Teams in Social Studies — Developing Reading Habits

A coherent, articulated program of effective strategies will improve student performance in essay writing by giving students a framework that allows them to develop their writing proficiency. Workshop topics include reading research, questioning grids, main idea clusters, text charting, reading pods, and utilizing the AP® Vertical Team to develop analytical and critical reading skills. Although individual teachers will benefit from the strategies presented here, the power of these strategies is best realized through an AP Vertical Team that spans grades 6–12.

Length: 1 day

Learning Outcomes

After attending this workshop, you will be able to:

  • Learn how students can improve their reading knowledge for AP Economics; AP U.S. Government and Politics; AP Comparative Government and Politics; AP Human Geography; and AP United States, European, and World History.
  • Learn new activities for student reading comprehension across grade levels.
  • Master strategies critical to AP Vertical Teams in social studies, especially in reading proficiency.

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