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Lessons for the week of 3/30 have now been posted! Make sure to read the important announcement from the College Board about AP testing ---------------------------------------------->

--March 30

New lessons will now be posted on MONDAYS. Check back for new educational opportunities starting on 3/30.

--March 26

Lessons will be posted on WEDNESDAY, 3/25. Check back for assignments!

--March 23

During this challenging time, OBHS is currently working on ways to ensure all of our students have access to an education. Please  use the contact link below if you have any questions about how I can help your child.

--March 18

Christine Hicks

Subjects Taught:

ACT/SAT Prep I, AP English 11, AP English 12, PSAT I, PSAT II

Important announcement from College Board
Welcome & Announcements

This will be the main platform that I use to post assignments for distance learning.  If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact me.
The quickest way to reach me is via email at the contact form above.

Follow me on twitter @OBHS_MrsHicks to see up to date student activities.

Current Lessons
AP Lang

Lesson for the week of 3/30- Look online at AP Classroom and complete Unit 3 Progress Check - FRQ (Free Response Question) activity.This will close at midnight on 4/5

Make sure you are watching the review videos and completing the activities associated with them.

NOTE: According to the College Board, the AP test will NOT include multiple choice questions. You should focus on reviewing the 3 types of essays: 1)Rhetorical Analysis 2)Argumentative 3)Synthesis. As we move forward, the work we complete will focus on these things.

1. Complete UNIT2 MCQ on MyAP website. Complete by Friday  3/27 at 3:00.

2. Watch the video and read the following PowerPoint document about the Synthesis Essay and complete the assignments by Wednesday, 4/1.
Synthesis Essay Video
***Access the passage in the College Board documents as you watch the review video. Complete the practice question before you watch the next video. It will be discussed at the beginning of tomorrow's video! ***
College Board/AP video 2
***Complete the chart before you watch Video #3. It will be discussed in the video.****
Video #3
***Make sure you complete the activity in the document. It will be discussed in the next video***
Video #4
Video #5

Video 5 Documents

Video 6

Video #6 Documents

About the Teacher

I have been teaching English for the last 24 years and have been at Olive Branch High School for the last 21 years. This is the 11th year that I have taught Gifted and AP English.

I graduated from the University of Mississippi with a Bachelor's Degree in English.



Lesson for the week of 3/30- Double check to make sure that your Khan Academy account is linked to your College Board account.This will help you receive the  most personalized instruction that targets your weaknesses! Watch some of the videos on reading strategies that I have assigned. Let's see who can earn the most points on Khan this week! :)

Read the two passages and complete the MC practice in the documents below.

Take care of yourselves and STAY HOME! <3

Documents for week of 3/30

1. Read the article about essential oils in the document file below.

2. Complete the predictive vocabulary and the discussion question by Wednesday, 4/1.

3. Check out the video for another perspective on essential oils

Essential Oil video

AP Lit review

AP/College Board review videos

At the end of the video there is a short review activity. Work on that before you watch the next video! The first thing that will be discussed in the second video is the short assignment. It is a great way to see if you are on the right track!
College Board/AP video #2
*** Read the documents and complete the assignments prior to video#3. They will be discussed in the video.***
Video #3

***The document for the video is above the video and labled "3_27 Practice"***


Video 4
Video 5

Video 5 documents

Video 6

Video 6 documents

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