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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 10/3/17
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This week's class will: Focus on the Modes of Discourse. Students will learn about the various methods for sharing ideas and persuading an audience. Students will then be able to identify, quote, explain, and analyze each of these in our texts. Students will still be able to apply SOAPS - Subject, Occasion, Audience, Purpose, and Speaker to each reading. We will introduce the use of Composition Circles with Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God. 

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 10/2/17
Mary Shelley's Frankenstein


This week's class will: Focus on Literary Analysis.  We are continuing our exciting exploration of the play novel Frankenstein by Mary Shelley. Monday, seniors will get a brief overview of Senior Project expectations. They will be given a timeline on Tuesday, which includes all of the important dates. Topic and Parent consent forms are due on Friday. Students will begin reading chapters I-V of the novel for Friday's Literature Circle. The first Saturday Session is Saturday October 14th!


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 3/27/17
Speak


This week's class will complete the young adult novel Speak. We will have our Sophomore Guidance Presentation on Monday, learn about Literature Circles and roles, work on our assigned roles on Tuesday  and Wednesday, complete a figurative language chart, and complete the literature circles for Thursday, and then meet in groups for Friday to assign new roles. Roles include one of the following: Discussion Director, Character Captain, Connector, Artistic Adventurer, Literary Luminary, and Vocabulary Enricher.
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
3/21/17
This week we will work on our Literacy Histories, independent reading, and grammar exercises including: identifying parts of speech.  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