AP 12: Check this link for the make-up assignment  AND submit the typed prompt to the class Turnitin drop box 


   Timed Write #4 - Prufrock -via Turnitin

   Timed Write Make-Up - Wolsey - via Turnitin

  Turnitin info -- class registration numbers




The Work We Do

Summer Reading

Themes: Read one self-selected fiction or non-fiction book and respond to 4 of the prompts listed on the Summer Reading Assignment link of  the WHS  main page.   

AP12: There's a  specific assignment re The Handmaid's Tale.


 AP English Syllabus 2011-12

Themes Syllabus 2011-12



Fernando Botero's  Mona Lisa:  

    Parody, not plagiarism!


What is Plagiarism?

Plagiarism Worksheet 2011

The Stranger

      Chapter 1 - video


This year I teach all seniorsAP English 12 (periods 1 & 7 ) and Themes in Literature (periods 2, 3, & 5 )

 I teach all my classes in room 219. 

 I can be reached by leaving a message on the English Department phone  at (203) 977-4490.   (Warning: Not Voice Mail.  Someone checks the messages at the end of the day and puts notes into our department boxes.)

 I check my school mail three times a day: in the morning, afternoon, and before I leave school.  Contact me at

 I check my home mail between 7-9 pm.  Contact me at



Journal Topics

Quotation Sandwich

 MLA formatting - sample 1

 MLA Works Cited formatting - sample 2

           "the Angel in the House" - Wikipedia

          "The Good Wife's Guide"

Westhill Mission Statement

Westhill High School values learning because it promotes academic excellence, civic responsibility, and personal growth. Our community provides all students with opportunities to acquire, analyze, and apply knowledge.



  Hard Times Book 2

Summer Reading Assignment


 Summer Reading: Annotate Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale.

See the short description of the annotation process as provided on the summer reading page. You will be working with this text during the first two weeks of the quarter.

POD Requirements


Enrichment Sessions (2 per quarter)

  Super Saturday Session (1 for the year)

  December Mock Exam

  May AP Literature Exam

Enrichment Workshop Topics Q # 1

My Book Discussion Group

Parents and Students --  See what it's like to talk about ideas and books without worrying about tests or grades!

Join me for discussions of contemporary novels at Ferguson Library - main branch. This is our 11th year (quite a record).

We meet the last Tuesday of every month at 7 pm.  Copies of selections are available on loan for a 3 week period.

   Just looking for suggestions?  Copies of past selection titles are shelved on the lower level of MainCopies are also available at the branches.