LaunchPad contains resources for you and your students. In this tutorial, we'll take a detailed look at both types separately.
When you're ready to create your LaunchPad course, you can click on the following link to go to the landing page of LaunchPad for The Language of Composition. We also offer a course tour for The Language of Composition that will help you get started using this LaunchPad.
From your LaunchPad home page, click Resources, then Content by Type. You'll see a list of all the resources available to your students. We'll now take a closer look at each.
What resources are available for my students?
e-BookAn interactive online version of the textbook. At the top right of each e-Book page is a page reference number so that students can go back and forth between their e-Book and their printed book, if they wish. In addition to LaunchPad’s notes and highlighting features, teachers can easily create assignments, hide chapters or sections that they don’t cover in their course, rearrange the order of chapters and sections, and add their own content directly into the e-Book.
e-Book with ActivityThese activities from the textbook - including reading questions, grammar as rhetoric and style exercises, and suggestions for writing - are assignable for students to respond conveniently within the LaunchPad platform.
Link LibraryThis collection of links, organized by chapter, include various texts, images, and videos that are related to the readings throughout the textbook.
QuizzesTwo types of quizzes for key readings in each thematic chapter are available to ensure that students have complete understanding of the readings and get the test prep they need. Comprehension Quizzes are quick check-ins to make sure students have read and understood the selection. AP®-Style Multiple-Choice Quizzes emulate the form, structure, and focus of the questions on the AP® English Language and Composition Exam.
What resources are available for instructors?From the same screen where you've been viewing student resources, you can scroll down to see those available to instructors. Let's now take a closer look at each.
Instructor Resources (downloadable)Find all of the resources you need here, including AP®-style essay prompts, lesson plans, suggested responses, and other content from the Teacher's Manual.
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