Aufses, Conversations in American Literature

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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 the following link to go to the landing page of LaunchPad for Conversations in American Literature. We also offer a course tour for Conversations in American Literature that will help you get started using this LaunchPad.

What resources are available for my students? 

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.


AP® Style Multiple Choice Practice 

After reading highlighted selections from the text, multiple choice questions (designed to mirror the structure of the AP® exam) are given to reinforce the knowledge of the highlighted readings to help students understand important concepts and strategies.



A complete online version of the textbook makes reading convenient anywhere. The e-book is customizable through the LaunchPad platform so teachers can easily hide sections that are not being covered and students can highlight and bookmark pages that are essential for reference. The e-book has easy to reference page numbers for close readings and activities that students are encouraged to complete.


e-Book with Activity

With the e-book with activity, students can easily link back and forth from the reading section to the question section to without having to search for the page. Students are encouraged to read the selections and complete the activities. Teachers can save time with the LaunchPad tool as students submit their work, and activities can be easily graded without hassle.


Links Library

The Links library, organized by chapter, is a complete list of videos and full excerpts of reading material for students to interpret and read closely.


Media – Audio, Images, Video

The Media – Audio, Images, and Video section provides students with audio versions of poetry, images of important documents, and videos of critical events that have taken place in history. These resources allow students to write about passages with multiple perspectives.


Reading Comprehension Quizzes

Reading Comprehension Quizzes are perfect practice for students to articulate the different types of reading passages that will arise on the AP® exam.


What resources are available to 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.


AP® Style Essay Practice 

Free downloadable essay prompts that teachers can assign in conjunction with reading materials. AP® Style Essay Practice also includes synthesis topics for chapters 5 and on.


Instructor Resources for each chapter 

Instructor Resources gives teachers a guide on how to approach each chapter and tips on how to teach the material. This handy resource is great for teachers who are struggling with how to pace their class.

Guide to using the book 

Guide to using the book includes instructional strategies as well as tips for teachers to plan out their entire course. The guide is a great tool to make connections between different literature and novel excerpts, and to keep students on track with analytical material.

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