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How to Read Literature

AP Lang: Unit I Notes

English 11: Only Daughter

Please read this short story from Sandra Cisneros and prepare for discussion. Only Daughter

AP Language Summer Homework

I know the last thing you would like to do this summer is to read and prepare assignments. I am sympathetic of course, but I have prepared an assignment that will help you prepare yourself for the maturity of materials and thought that an AP course in Language requires. The order of the assignments is […]

Tutoring Schedule

2016-17 Tutoring Schedule

Link to Act I of The Crucible

Act I of The Crucible

Link to Text of “Only Daughter”

Only Daughter

Patrick Henry: Speech in the Virginia Convention

Some of the finer points of Persuasion in Henry’s speech: 1. He acknowledges and empathizes with his opposition in the opening paragraph. “…different men often see the same subject in different lights…” 2. Henry proposes a false alternative based on emotion or appeal to values. “…I consider it as nothing less than a question of […]

Act III Study Questions

1. Which actions by Deputy Governor Danforth were motivated by pride? 2. What steps does Mary Warren take in Act III to resolve her internal conflict? 3. What steps does John Proctor take in Act III to resolve his internal conflict? 4. Is Reverend Hale conflicted about the actions of the court? Evidence? 5. Why […]

English 11 Honors: Week in Review September 8-11

Skills: Thought Process for an Analytical Essay We talked about the importance of beginning with an opinion about the theme of work before taking notes. I pointed out that if you lay out all of the bones of the plot, you may get confused with details that don’t support your theory of the theme. Poe […]