Course Overview — a two-page PDF from the College Board

Course Description — the most comprehensive guide to AP Lit from the College Board

Poetry Essay Prompts – from Sandra Effinger (Ms. Effie)

Prose Essay Prompts – from Sandra Effinger (Ms. Effie)

Open-Ended Prompts (Q3) — a PDF of prior open-ended essay questions from the exam

Multiple Choice Question Stems — Have your students develop their own multiple choice questions


The Joy of Reading — one man’s love of reading with a dozen recommendations

Close Reading Strategies Video — an AP Literature teacher from Connecticut shares his strategy

Thug Notes — the entertaining way to review literature

How and Why We Read — John Green discusses the value of empathetic reading


Quick Write Prompts

How to Write a Thesis Statement — a five-minute video from Shmoop

An Exam Reader’s Advice on Writing — Conni Shelnut, an AP teacher since 1981, offers her best tips


Improving Practice — Sarah Brown Wessling from the Teaching Channel

Lesson Planning — 3 questions when lesson planning

Exam Prep

Poetry Prompt – video advice from a Q1 reader

Prose Prompt – video advice from a Q2 reader

Open-Ended Prompt – video advice from a Q3 reader


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