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Feb 12, 2021 - AP Literature, Honors IV    Comments Off on Mr. Bean Does Shakespeare

Mr. Bean Does Shakespeare

In this sketch, comedian Rowan Atkinson (better known as Mr. Bean or the voice of Zazu, the majordomo bird in The Lion King) explains Elizabethan theater, including the roles of king and messenger and the importance of having a poison checker. Enjoy!

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

Mar 7, 2016 - AP Literature    Comments Off on The Bard and the Doctor

The Bard and the Doctor

In this video from the British “Red Nose” fundraiser, actors David Tennant (the tenth Doctor Who) and Catherine Tate (well-known for her obnoxious schoolgirl character Lauren Cooper) spar a bit over Shakespearean sonnets. Enjoy!

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 13, 2015 - Honors IV    Comments Off on Macbeth Vocabulary

Macbeth Vocabulary

macbethPlease study the following words for your vocabulary test, which will be given on Wednesday, March 18.

WEALTH/MONEY
bounteous
largesse
recompense

POSITIVE TRAITS
dauntless
jovial
judicious
perseverence
valiant

WRONGDOING
appall
chastise
pernicious
scruples

ANGER
abhor
rancor

HONOR
bestow
homage
laudable
predominance

Choose two additional words from the remainder of the list to study.

Mar 10, 2015 - Honors IV    Comments Off on Macbeth – Text Sources

Macbeth – Text Sources

Macbeth coverIf you wish to download a copy of Macbeth to your phone or tablet, you may find copies here:

Project Gutenberg (links to .html, .epub, and Kindle-formatted versions)

Macbeth for Kindle ($.99 charge)

Macbeth for Nook ($.99 charge)

Download or listen to a streaming audio version of the play at Librivox.

An audio book file of Macbeth can be found here.

The full text of the play may be read online here.

Mar 6, 2015 - Honors IV    Comments Off on Macbeth Anticipation Guide

Macbeth Anticipation Guide

macbeth.art_.zoom_Copy each statement and indicate whether you agree or disagree.

People will do whatever is necessary to achieve their goals.

Our fate is predetermined; we cannot alter our destiny.

It is impossible to be ambitious and maintain your integrity

There are circumstances or events that justify murdering someone.

Everyone is capable of lying, killing, and betrayal; in other words, of being evil.

The world is just; if you do something wrong, you will be punished for it.

Our nature (i.e. our character) is fixed; we cannot change who or what we are.

Patriotism requires obedience to the governing authority.

True love has no ambition.

Loyalty to family supersedes loyalty to government.

You are the maker of your own destiny.

Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.

What goes around comes around (karma).

Success is worth any price you have to pay.

Your horoscope is a good indicator of how your day will go.

After you have made your selections, choose three of the statements and explain briefly what made you choose whether you agreed or disagreed with the statement. (You may do this on the back of the paper.)

Adapated from Burke, Cummins, and Herrold.

Oct 9, 2014 - Honors IV    Comments Off on Lord of the Flies Vocabulary

Lord of the Flies Vocabulary

Please study the following words for your vocabulary test, which will be given on Thursday, October 16.

RESPECT
decorum
reverence
sanctity

DISRESPECT
contemptuously
curtly
derision
specious

MOVEMENT
loitered
sauntered

AGGRESSION
belligerence
enmity
malevolently
rebuke
truculent

SOUND
clamor
lamentation
mimicry
strident

Choose two additional words from the remainder of the list to study.

Sep 15, 2014 - Honors IV    Comments Off on Sir Ken Robinson: Changing Education Paradigms

Sir Ken Robinson: Changing Education Paradigms

The following RSA Animate video illustrates the points that the speaker, Sir Ken Robinson, makes about our education traditions in this country and the long-term effects that have caused him to call for a new view of education. When you watch the following video, respond to these questions:

1.  What is the main problem that the presenter claims/proposes is an issue within America?

2.  What are two credible sources that the presenter uses to support his claims?

3.  What is one issue that you find that the presenter may be too ambiguous about?

4.  Does he offer a distinct and specific solution or does he just present the issue?

After completing the video and questions, reflect on the information. Respond in about a half-page. Consider where/when you agree with Sir Ken, how his ideas apply to your educational experience, and what you think we ought to do to address his points.

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