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Advanced Placement Training - English Language, 2015 & 2016; English Literature, 2015 & 2016 Master of Science in Secondary Education English Language Arts - Jacksonville State University, 2003 Bachelor of Arts in Communication - The University of Alabama, 2000 Advanced Diploma - Ashville High School, 1996

Mrs. Holli Smith

I am an Ashville native, so I'm very happy to be teaching at my alma mater. My husband Merrell and I have been married since 2013. I have  a son (Zander) and two stepdaughters (Hallie-Kate and Bayleigh). I am also the sponsor of the National Honor Society.

 

Experience

Ashville High School - English 10, Honors/PreAP English 9, Honors/PreAP English 10, AP Language, AP Literature - 2015-present

Springville High School - 10th Grade English - 2004-2015

Saks High School - 8th Grade Reading, 9th Grade English - 2003-2004

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  • Summer Reading List 

    Ashville High School – AP and Honors English Summer Reading

    Be aware that some books may confront controversial issues, explore adult situations, and contain strong language. As you read you may want to take notes, outline chapters, and do whatever works best for you to ensure you retain the material.

    Honors 9th Grade English

    And Then There Were None by Agathe Christie

    A few copies of this book are available for check out from Mrs. Smith. There will also be a test on this book the first week of school. 

    Honors 10th Grade English

    Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

    Expect a test and writing topic the first week of school.

    Warriors Don’t Cry by Melba Pattillo Beals

    There will be a test on this book the first week of school. Also, you will write your first major paper on this book during the first weeks of school, so it is important for you to take notes as you read about the main character Melba. A few copies of this book are available for check out from Mrs. Smith.

    Advanced Placement Language (11th Grade)

    The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

    Expect a test on the novel during the first week of school. You will write your first major paper on this novel during the first weeks of school, so it is important that you take notes on the major characters and themes as you read. A few copies of this book are available for check out from Mrs. Smith.

    Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson

    Expect a test and writing topic the first week of school.

    Advanced Placement Literature (12th Grade)

    Tests will be given the first week of school on the following books:

    How to Read Literature Like a Professor by Thomas C. Foster (Revised Edition, Copyright 2014)

    A few copies of this book are available for check out from Mrs. Smith.

    Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

    You will write your first major paper on this novel during the first weeks of school, so take notes as you read regarding different characters and themes. A few copies of this book are available for check out from Mrs. Smith.

    Ragtime by E.L. Doctorow

    A few copies of this book are available for check out from Mrs. Smith.

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