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Farr's Pre-AP English I - 2017-2018
Summer Reading assignments are due Friday, August 25. It will be your first major grade of the year, and we will be using the reading of The Count of Monte Cristo during the first week of school. Find the details for the assignment here.

Instructor: Tom Farr

Room: 1504


Phone: 936-435-6100 ext. 1504

Conf. Period: 2:35 - 3:25

Remind: Get text message or email reminders for the class. Text @tfarr to 81010 or send a blank email to

Google Classroom: Go to, sign in to your HHS Google account, click on the plus sign and select, “Join Class.” Enter the class code f3m8x2 and click on Join.

Textbook: Prentice-Hall.  Literature:  Language and Literacy.


  • (1) Spiral Notebook (College Ruled) - For Daily Journal Writing
  • (1) Composition Notebook (College Ruled) - For an Interactive Notebook
  • Folder with 3 prongs (for Handouts/Notes)
  • 3 x 5 lined index cards – 1 pack
  • Pencils or Pens (Blue or Black Ink)
  • (1) Highlighter
  • (1) Box of Kleenex

Course Description:

Pre­AP English I is the first course in the Advanced Placement English program at Huntsville High School. It is a rigorous course with a focus on learning and applying those skills that are needed to be successful in Advanced Placement English the student’s junior and senior years. Pre­AP English I will offer the foundation skills that are necessary for success in AP classes as well as college courses. Students will develop fluency, creativity, and a sense of risk ­taking in writing by writing several times a week in a variety of ways. The main goal for Pre­AP English I is to give students a strong, working knowledge of skills necessary for success in the AP program; therefore, students will be asked to learn and apply various literary terms, analyze a variety of challenging texts, and develop close reading skills. In addition to the texts used in class, students are expected to complete outside reading. The purpose of these outside reading selections is to broaden the student’s exposure to quality literature in preparation for the AP English test and future college course work.