JAMIE PICKERING, PRESENTER

Jamie Pickering was a high school English teacher for 35 years, 34 of them in the Paradise Valley Unified School District in Phoenix, Arizona. Currently, she is the Literacy Coach for the Career and Technical Education department in PVUSD. She has been an adjunct English faculty member at Paradise Valley Community College and a part time education program instructor at the University of Phoenix and Arizona State University-West Campus. 
Jamie has been a College Board reader of the Advanced Placement English Literature and Composition examination for twelve years. She received her Bachelor of Arts in English at Arizona State University and her Master of Arts in Secondary Education at Northern Arizona University. This will be Jamie's eleventh year presenting this class for the summer institute.


PHOENIX DESERT SUMMER INSTITUTE
ADVANCED/HONORS   ENGLISH STRATEGIES GRADES 7-10
CLASS DESCRIPTION
CLASS SYLLABUS
I. Advanced Placement Program®

  * AP Exams

  * Reading/Grading exam essays

  * Multiple Choice questions

II. Language

  * Verb Usage

  * Sentence Structure

III. Genres

  * Literary Analysis

  * Tone and Purpose

  * Short Story  

  * Poetry

  * Drama

  * Shakespeare

  * Non Fiction

IV. Vocabulary

V. Close Reading

VI. Rhetoric

VII. Composition

VIII.AP Test Modifications



“Advanced/Honors English Strategies” offers teachers hands-on activities, group discussions, and multiple strategies to prepare for the rigorous course work expected of students in advanced and honors English classes grades 7-10. This workshop focuses on helping participants explore and articulate all aspects of middle school and high school English curriculums, anchored in the skills, knowledge, and habits of mind students need for achieving the ELA AZ College and Career Readiness Standards. Participants will learn strategies for increasing rigor and student expectations to ensure students’ success in both advanced/honors courses and in Advanced Placement English courses, available during the 11th and 12th grades. Both middle school and high school teachers will discover knowledge that can benefit all of their students.