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Christine Hicks
English
662-893-3344

Subjects Taught:

AP Language and Composition (11th grade), AP Literature and Composition (12th grade), PSAT I, PSAT II, Mississippi Writers, ACT/SAT Prep I

Experience
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 12th year that I have taught Gifted and AP English.

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

Mrs. Hicks
AP Literature and Composition (12th)

Summer Reading Assignments. AP seniors are to read all three novels prior to class.

1. 1984-George Orwell
2. The Kite Runner – Khaled Hosseini

3. Cold Mountain- Charles Frazier

 

Summer reading will be evaluated during the first week of class. If the class is during the fall semester, testing will occur the first week of class in August.  If the class is during the spring semester, testing will occur during the first week of school in January. Students will be allowed to use his or her personal novel during each test, so it is important to take notes in the book and highlight important events, characters, and passages to make testing easier. Students will NOT be allowed to share books during testing.  Each evaluation will count as a major test grade.

 
PSAT Prep
Summer enrichment activities will be posted mid-June. Check on Remind to keep up to date!
AP Language and Composition (11)

Summer Reading Assignments. AP juniors are to read all three books prior to class.

1. In Cold Blood by Truman Capote OR  The Omnivore’s Dilemma by Michael Pollan

(Note: In Cold Blood is a true crime story that documents the murder of a family in rural Kansas. It can be graphic in parts. Sensitive students may elect to read the The Ominivore’s Dilemma by Pollan)

2. The Great Gatsby- F. Scott Fitzgerald

3. Into the Wild- John Krakauer

Summer reading will be evaluated during the first week of class. If the class is during the fall semester, testing will occur the first week of class in August.  If the class is during the spring semester, testing will occur during the first week of school in January. Students will be allowed to use his or her personal novel during each test, so it is important to take notes in the book and highlight important events, characters, and passages to make testing easier. Students will NOT be allowed to share books during testing.  Each evaluation will count as a major test grade.

 

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