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Mr. Sullivan


Mr. Sullivan



Welcome to Mr. Sullivan's English class!

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Welcome to Mr. Sullivan's English class! I look forward to an exciting year. We will be exploring a variety of interesting literary works, novels, poems, short stories, speeches, and non fiction pieces with the aim of building communication and literacy skills, and learning about the world we live in. 

A note about summer reading: Summer reading will be due the end of the first FULL academic week of school. This means that grades 9 and 11 have until September 16th; grades 10 and 12 have until 9/9. Plays can be viewed on www.youtube.com, which will save you some time. 
 
Classroom Expectations:
Students are expected to be in class on-time and prepared to learn. Please have the following materials with you each day:
pencils
    
1. A pencil or pen                                                                        
2. Your English notebook
3. The novel or play our class is reading
4. Our textbook, or any other English materials we are using.
5. Seniors MUST bring their Senior Project Binders, and their chromebook each day. 
6. A working and fully charged chromebook. 


Class Calendars


AP Language 12/11/17
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This week's class will: Focus on Argument. Students will learn about the different types of claims. Students will learn to recognize effective argumentation, and strategies such as concession, and counter-argument. Student will also be able to determine how to synthesize your own ideas with those of the source material. Students will begin a composition circle on The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin. 

Standards:
Reading Standards 1, 2, 3,4, 6, 8A, 9, 10
Writing Standards 2, 3, 4, 5, 9,10
Speaking and Listening Standards 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
A.P Saturday Sessions!
1. October 14th 8:00AM             A.P. Saturday Session 1   NVTHS
2. Jan. 20th 8:00AM                   A.P. Mock Exam              NVTHS
3. March 24th 8:00AM               A.P. Saturday Session 3   NVTHS


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AP Literature 12/11/17
Mary Shelley's Frankenstein


This week's class will: Focus on Literary Analysis.  We are completing our exciting exploration of the play novel Frankenstein by Mary Shelley. Monday, seniors will complete a study guide and question 3 composition worksheet. A test will be given on Thursday. Tuesday, Seniors will complete a practice session from the Barron's book, as well as exploring elements of fiction including plot from the Kennedy Text. Senior Project Wednesday will include the writing of introductions and body paragraphs. Students will be introduced to our next literary feature: August Wilson't play, Fences. 


AP Learning Log: Responding to Literature.
Reading Standards 1, 2, 3, 5, 8A, 10
Writing Standards 2, 4, 5, 9, 10
Speaking and Listening Standards
1, 3, 6
Literature Circles.docx
A.P Saturday Sessions!
1. October 14th 8:00AM             A.P. Saturday Session 1   NVTHS
2. Jan. 20th 8:00AM                   A.P. Mock Exam              NVTHS
3. March 24th 8:00AM               A.P. Saturday Session 3   NVTHS
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Grade 10 Honors 12/11/17
Hamlet



This week's class will begin Shakespeare's Hamlet. Students will learn about Elizabethan England, study in-text vocabulary, and work in groups to paraphrase Hamlet's first Soliloquy. Roles will be read in class, and students are invited to read roles for class participation grades. Study guides, and open response questions follow each Act of the play to test for understanding and to improve writing skills. Monday, students were given 10 vocabulary words, which will be quizzed on Thursday. Friday, we will have an Act 1 Quiz with an open response question. 
Reading Standards 1, 2, 3, 5, 8A, 10
Writing Standards 2, 4, 5, 9, 10
Speaking and Listening Standards
1, 3, 6

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Title 1
12/11/17
This week we will work on elements of fiction including plot and setting, independent reading, and grammar exercises including: identifying parts of speech.  We will read the Brothers Grimm tales as well as Jack London's To Build A Fire. Students will complete guided reading questions on their novel, and complete Open Response strategies to improve writing. 

Reading Standards 4,5,10
Writing Standards 2, 3.A, 4, 5, 10