I have to tell you all, I have really enjoyed keeping record of this school year. There have been tough times (see Week 22-26), but I have been incredibly glad to hear from readers about how these silly little posts are helping them stay afloat or try new things. I can’t tell you how satisfying that is for a planning fiend like me.
That said, the next few weeks in my AP class are going to look quite different. All year, I have been tantalized by the idea of a self-paced AP classroom - one where I am able to conference with kids all period about their reading, writing, and progress while others truck through course material. The most impactful strategy I have ever found is one on one time, so embracing that has immense appeal for me.
For that reason… we are going self-paced with our last unit before the test! It took a ton of preparation but thanks to my “extra”-ness (and my student teacher), I made it happen. And of course, I am excited to share it with you!
That said, every kid is going to be at a different place the next few weeks, so instead of posting my lesson plans, I am going to post my content for the different skills/standards. Every set will have formative assessment, practice materials, and a critical assessment. I’ll post two sets a week.
It’s test prep, so don’t expect wildly creative, meaningful moments, but I know these things have helped my sweet babies in the past. At this point, I am sure some of you are looking for the same! My handout for students is below :)
(Don't get confused. I am also doing this with my AP seniors, so their information is included on the file below as well.