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Welcome to the 2014-2015 school year. I'm thrilled to have you in AP English Language and Composition or AP English Literature and Composition. We are going to have a lovely and challenging year. The syllabus, calendar, and homework assignments for each course can be found under the course tabs for either AP English III or AP English IV. Help with ongoing components of this course are found under the other titled tabs above. Archived assignments from previous years are still available under course tabs.
Extra Credit for Attendance of a School or Community Play:
Students may receive up to 15 points extra credit on a low daily grade for attending a school, or community play. Students must furnish the Playbill, and write a literary and/or argument essay depending on the AP level course they are currently enrolled. Please see the attachment for these requirements.
A Quick Warning about Plagarism: You may not use direct or indirect wording off of any source and represent these ideas as your own. If papers contain any percentage of direct wording from a source that is not from the given writer/student, that student will receive a 0. Please do not access outside literary sites, or other student papers to write your essays. Do not "write papers together".
You may attend any AP Teacher's tutorials. Tutorials will start the week of September 2.
Williamson: Tuesday mornings and Thursday afternoons
Taylor: Wednesday mornings and Thursday mornings
Dickinson: Monday afternoon and Friday afternoons
History of The Spirit of English
The Spirit of English is a mascot that the seniors create for the current juniors in the AP English Language and Composition course. The Spirit of English inspires and urges us to do our best all year. The mascot moves around the room to different locations to watch over students who need a little extra inspiration for the day. There have been 6 mascots; 3 of which there is no photo documentation. Below are the mascots from 2011 (foot) and 2012 (Poptart). This year we have a lovely bird that will remind us to take flight.
About Amanda Williamson
Hello, I currently live in Sugar Land TX with my two sons, Michael (21)and Parker (13) and my cocker spaniel mix Sandy. I love to play the flute and read. I grew up in Amarillo TX, and went to undergraduate school at Texas Tech University. I received my Masters of Education at Texas Christian University.
I have taught English and reading for the past 28 years. I have taught Advanced Placement English for 20 years. I have recently started teaching English at Ridge Point High School in Fort Bend ISD. Previously. I was at L.V. Hightower High School in FBISD for the past 10 years serving as an English teacher and the Department Chair. I have also taught at Elkins High School in FBISD and Robert E. Lee HIgh School in HISD. I served as the secondary gifted coordinator for HISD in the late 90's.
You can contact me at: firstname.lastname@example.org