Archive for May, 2017

how to read lit like a professor

AP English 12 Summer Reading Assignment 2017

Summer Reading Assignment:

  1. Read The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger, The Alchemist by Paulo Coehlo, OR The Road by Cormac McCarthy with a critical eye, annotate, and create an Major Works Data Sheet (See the last page for template).
  2. Expect to write an essay during the first two weeks of school.
  3. Strongly suggested: Read How to Read Literature Like a Professor by Thomas C. Foster. There are also some very helpful outlines of the book you might consult.  The patterns he outlines in the book will help you analyze your summer reading and the various texts we’ll read throughout the year AND help you assert the significance of your quotes on the MWDS.
  4. Strongly suggested: Annotate your summer reading novel. We’ll be doing this sort of close reading throughout the year and starting with the summer reading is a great way to develop the skill of critical reading.

Click below for some tips on annotating


AP 12 Course Survey

Posted: May 22, 2017 in Uncategorized

AP 12 Students, if you would be so kind as to offer me your feedback, it’d be really helpful in helping me improve for the future!


crying joy

Here it is, the long awaited final!  The last assignment!  The last paper you’ll have to write for me, and probably the last one for all of high school!  Excited?  I know I am!  To be quite honest, this is also the assignment that will prove most helpful for the types of assignments and writing that will be expected of you in college, so working hard on this will make things a lot easier for you next year.

The complete final essay with works cited and title page must be submitted to Turnitin by 11:59 PM on May 31st.  Turnitin will not accept it after that, so please do not wait for the last minute.

Final project 2017

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