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Aug 12, 2019 - AP Literature, Honors IV, Life on Campus    Comments Off on Welcome Back!

Welcome Back!

back-to-school

Congratulations, seniors! Welcome to your last year of high school and your first step into life beyond Dr. Phillips. This year will go much faster than you expect and cost much more than you think it will, so save your pennies!

To prepare you for the college environment, your course is designed to emulate those expectations. The course syllabus may be accessed by clicking the appropriate link to the right. Assignments and papers will be submitted to Canvas, where they will also be marked and returned to you. The course calendar will be housed in Canvas as well. Additional resources, forms, and detailed explanations about assignments will be posted on this website.

AP Literature is designed to help you accomplish the following:
• see complexity
• find patterns
• recognize shifts in a passage
• make inferences based on the evidence available
• determine how form suits function
• connect seemingly small details to the meaning as a whole
• follow the relationship of diction’s influence on tone, and tone’s influence on mood
• appreciate point of view

English 4 Honors is designed to help you accomplish the following:
• read for information and enjoyment
• analyze and discuss essays, short stories, poetry, plays, and novels
• write for a variety of audiences
• select the proper form of writing to suit your function
• determine the veracity and suitability of evidence
• learn how to cite evidence using MLA format

To get the most out of this year, be prepared, be curious, ask questions, and enjoy. I’ll do my best to send you off in style—it’s your job to do the work to get there. Here’s to an excellent year!

Skills list courtesy of Brian Sztabnik (@TalksWTeachers), Miller Place High School

Oct 9, 2016 - AP Literature    Comments Off on Congratulations, NEHS Members!

Congratulations, NEHS Members!

Congratulations to the newly-inducted members of NEHS!

Shereen Abousaouira
Stephany Bedoya
Sara Bernate
Chloe Bey
Stephon Davis
Tamia Dawkins
Elyse Decker
Tara Guillaume
Gabriella Guzman
Kristalle Liang
Robin Maaya
Cristina Mandry-Campbell
Amelia Martin
Raian Natsheh
Viviana Osorio
Valeria Reyes
Marina Russell

Oct 16, 2015 - AP Literature    Comments Off on Congratulations, NEHS Members!

Congratulations, NEHS Members!

Congratulations to the newly-inducted members of NEHS!

Michele Bowersox
Alexandra Garrett
Leila Hafizbegovic
Kiana Jiang
Aliya Junaideen
Faisal Mithavayani
Kelly Peebles
Kaylah Riley
Carmen Rodriguez
Nicolina Trimarche

Mar 11, 2014 - Honors IV    Comments Off on Johnson’s Updated Dictionary 2014

Johnson’s Updated Dictionary 2014

johnsonAfter our study of Samuel Johnson’s dictionary, we decided to apply our knowledge of satire and create some definitions of our own. Here are some especially good examples of modern additions to the Dictionary:

booty -the largest inanimate object that has the power to control a man’s mind.

cheerleading– throwing people and ourselves in the air, but still not considered a sport.

credit card – a magical plastic card that makes teenagers feel all-powerful and omniscient, all while secretly depriving said teens of money not yet attained.

Florida – a state enslaved by and dependent on a mouse and oranges.

gangster – a teenage male who still lives with his mother.

hair – something to be removed unless it’s on a head or part of an eyebrow.

headphones -the amazing wire that brings music to your ears but breaks at the drop of a dime.

hello – to approach a female with sexual intentions.

Instagram – the place where everyone who owns a camera is either a model or a photographer.

marriage – a reason to have a party a few years (or weeks) before you break up. Ex: Kim Kardashian.

moded – things are not going your way; to get burned.

Oscar – an award given to great actors, but not Leonardo DiCaprio.

rabbit – an animal so adorable it makes even the strongest, manliest men to act like squealing little girls.

spray tan – a spray that tricks girls into thinking they look tan but actually turns them into Oompa Loompas.

swag-males using the power of style and fashion in order to impress females.

textbook – a heavy and expensive object you receive on the first day of class and open only twice throughout the year: midterm and final exam.

unbeweaveable – describes a girl’s crazy hairstyle involving fake hair and wild colors.

vegan – a person who protests the murder of animals but eats their only food supply.

women – can’t live with ’em, can’t eat without ’em.

YOLO – excuse used to do something incredibly stupid.

Nov 6, 2013 - AP Literature, Honors IV    Comments Off on Congratulations, NEHS Members!

Congratulations, NEHS Members!

Congratulations to the sustaining and newly-inducted members of NEHS!

Henry Black
Brett Fielder
Shaayann Khalid
Amanda Rivera
Anthony Rojas

Mar 7, 2013 - Honors IV    Comments Off on Johnson’s Updated Dictionary

Johnson’s Updated Dictionary

johnsonAfter our study of Samuel Johnson’s dictionary, we decided to apply our knowledge of satire and create some definitions of our own. Here are some especially good examples of modern additions to the Dictionary:

alligator – an aggressive mascot that protects Florida from Seminoles.

Apple – company that brainwashes people to buy anything they sell; a fruit.

boyfriend/girlfriend – intimate partner for arguing and special moments.

cell phone – something everyone under the age of 50 can’t be without; brain tumor; a device that enslaves humans to a small screen.

college – main cause of gaining 15 lbs.

dance – event students use to do inappropriate things in front of administrators.

eyebrows – hair above your eyes so your face doesn’t look weird.

Facebook – website used to get to know someone without ever talking to them; acceptable stalking.

female – sex that produces ova or bears young, makes all smart decisions, should be president, wears the pants, and according to Beyonce, “runs the world.”

Hollister – the cave where kids work for pennies.

Instagram – social media website where everyone is a photographer; device used by females to get the attention of males.

male – sex that produces sperm.

money – something the government takes away from you.

senioritis – the lack of caring about how scientific this definition should be.

soccer (football) – a sport the whole world except the U.S. plays.

sour gummies – God’s gift to the world.

teacher – a human who ruins children’s hopes and dreams.

television – a brain microwave; the device which major corporations use to brainwash the populace.

trench coat – attire that should be illegal in all states except Rhode Island; used by pocketwatch vendors and your mom’s felon uncle.

UF – college where people who think they are smart and good sports go to get beaten by FSU; acronym for the University of Florida.

word – this.

Oct 31, 2012 - AP Literature, Honors IV    Comments Off on Congratulations, NEHS Members!

Congratulations, NEHS Members!

Congratulations to the sustaining and newly-inducted members of NEHS!

Courtney Alakan
Alex Azzopardi
Karina Baron
Jennifer Carvajal
Priyanka Chandra
Harrison Chau
Drew Doyle
Kristen Edson
Stephanie Gomez
Adel Hanna
Tyissha Hudson
Kerlande Joseph
Linda Le
Ricky Liang
Michelle Maki
Josiah Martin
Eve Miller
Michaela Myers
Denise Nguyenphu
Nick Roberts
Ana Salas
Shannon Satorre
Stephanie Schreiber
Marianne Scotti
Shane Thomas
Justice Thornton
Dazhane Turman
Lexus Walker
Joanne Zamora
Valerie Zephyr