English Language and Composition: Sex Education in Schools

Although designed for the essay portion of AP English Language and Composition exam, this exercise provides an excellent opportunity for learners to practice using information found in primary source documents to support an argument. 

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Instructional Ideas

  • The resource can be used as a model for how to craft a response to essay portion of the AP Language or as a practice exercise during before the exam
  • Ask class members to design a rubric that could be used to score essays
Classroom Considerations

  • Preview all materials to determine if appropriate for your teaching situation and community

  • In addition to article excerpts, the primary sources include a chart and a cartoon
  • The sources present information that can support various stances on the question of the value of sex education
  • The resource is presented in the same format as the essay portion of the English Language and Composition exam

  • While the company has released a rubric and scored essays for some of their prompts, no such materials are included in this packet