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Senior Class trip to Iceland in 2019!

The Senior Class of 2019 will have the opportunity to go to Iceland over Spring Break in 2019. We will be staying in Reykjavik and Hvolsvöllur while having the opportunity to see such sites as Thingvellir National Park, Thorsmork Glacier Valley, and Alftanes peninsula. Please visit my tour site or download the detailed itinerary for more information.



The 2017 Sophomore Summer reading assignment for all incoming Pre-AP/IB and GT Pre-AP/IB students is in my "Documents Manager" folder in the "Lord of the Flies" folder.


English 3

The purpose of this course is to equip students with rigorous instruction in literary analysis and composition. Students will study challenging literature from diverse cultures. Students will practice a variety of composition techniques, thus expanding their writing skills. Through extensive vocabulary enrichment, students will become better prepared for standardized admission tests, for college, and for life skills in reading, writing, and speaking. Students may struggle, but they may also grow in knowledge and in wisdom, in their understanding of the nature of man, the purpose of life, the moral dilemma of good and evil, and all the complexities that bind individuals into one universal human experience.

 Here are the major works that we will cover.

English 3B

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald (supplied to teacher)

Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck (supplied by teacher)

A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry ( supplied by teacher)

To sign up for "Remind" for my class, text "a93k96" to 81010. I will periodically send out reminders regarding tests, quizzes, homework assignments, etc. Parents are more than welcome to sign up, as well.


Pre-AP/IB English 2
This class is designed for students who are preparing for AP or IB English their junior and senior years. Part A of the course includes a brief study of the summer reading, William Golding's Lord of the Flies, followed by reading and analysis of Antigone by Sophocles. The trimester ends with a study of William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar. Part B of the course will include studies of Elie Wiesel's Dawn, Ishmael Beah's A Long Way Gone, and William Shakespeare's The Tempest. Also included will be a research essay. There will be extensive writing practice for EOC, as well as some AP and ACT test practice.  Please check the Document Manager folder for handouts from class if you have been absent or have lost them.
To sign up for "Remind" for my class, for FALL TRI text "papib2a" to 81010. For WINTER TRI, text "papib2bwin" to 81010. For SPRING TRI, text "papib2bspr" to 81010. I will periodically send out reminders regarding tests, quizzes, homework assignments, etc. Parents are more than welcome to sign up, as well.


GT Pre-AP/IB English 2
This class is designed for gifted college-bound students who desire a rigorous, advanced-level course that involves the development of: successful study habits, analysis and criticism of literary works, and oral and written expression that centers on the development of theses supported by text evidence and proven by commentary. Part A of the course includes a short study of William Golding's Lord of the Flies along with analysis of Antigone by Sophocles during the first six weeks. The students will then read Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson and Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare. Part B of the course will include a research essay as well as studies of Elie Wiesel's Dawn and Ishmael Beah's A Long Way Gone in the first six weeks. The course ends with studying William Shakespeare's The Tempest and his sonnets. Throughough both trimesters there will be extensive practice for EOC, AP, and ACT testing.  Please check the Document Manager folder for handouts from class if you have been absent or have lost them.
To sign up for "Remind" for my class, text "gtpapib" to 81010. I will periodically send out reminders regarding tests, quizzes, homework assignments, etc. Parents are more than welcome to sign up, as well.


Books which can be bought for class:

Students are not required to have their own copies of the novels and plays that will be studied in class. However, there are those students who benefit from being able to highlight and annotate while reading. Please feel free to purchase a personal copy of the following if that will be of a benefit.

GT Pre-AP/IB

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson

Dawn by Elie Wiesel

A Long Way Gone by Ishmael Beah

The Tempest by William Shakespeare

Pre-AP/IB (for winter or spring trimester)

Dawn by Elie Wiesel

A Long Way Gone by Ishmael Beah

The Tempest by William Shakespeare

Book Retailers

The following is a list of possible locations where in-class novels can be purchased:

Barnes and Noble

Amazon.com

Half-Price Books

AbeBooks online


Mrs. Cronk's Supply List

Folder or binder (to keep returned graded work)
Loose leaf paper
Pens (blue or black) and pencils
Highlighter(s)
Colored pencils or markers (for projects in class)