About The Teacher

 Holli Smith

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Degrees and Certifications:

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

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 two stepdaughters (Hallie-Kate and Bayleigh) and a son (Alexander). I am also the sponsor of the National Honor Society.

 

Experience

Ashville High School - English 10, PreAP English 9, 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 – PreAP and AP 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.

    PreAP 9th Grade English

    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 in Mrs. Smith’s room before the end of school. A writing assignment is to be completed while reading this book. It is due the first week of school. There will be no test on this book. Obtain a copy of the assignment from Mrs. Smith or the AHS office before the end of school. If you lose your assignment, another copy can be found on Mrs. Smith’s website: hollismith.edublogs.org.

     

    PreAP 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

    Complete the Dialectical Journal while reading. It is due the first week of school. There will also be a test the first week of school. You will use the information you’ve collected in your Dialectical Journal to write your first major paper during the first weeks of school. Obtain a copy of the instructions for the journal from Mrs. Smith’s website: hollismith.edublogs.org

     

    Advanced Placement Language (11th Grade)

    The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

    Complete the Dialectical Journal while reading. It is due the first week of school. You will use the information you’ve collected in your Dialectical Journal to write your first major paper during the first weeks of school. Obtain a copy of the instructions for the journal from Mrs. Smith’s website: hollismith.edublogs.org. Expect a test on the novel during the first week of school as well.

    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)

    Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

    Complete the Dialectical Journal while reading. It is due the first week of school. You will use the information you’ve collected in your Dialectical Journal to write your first major paper during the first weeks of school. Obtain a copy of the instructions for the journal from Mrs. Smith’s website: hollismith.edublogs.org. Expect a test on the novel during the first week of school as well.

    Ragtime by E.L. Doctorow

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

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