Mrs. Mandel
English IV Honors and Regular and English III Honors
West Boward High School
Broward County
http://westbroward@browardschools.com
500 NW 209 Avenue
Pembroke Pines, FL  33324
United States
Phone: (754) 323-2600
Fax: (754) 321-3672
About me

Welcome to the 2013-2014 School Year!

Welcome to Mrs. Mandel's QUIA Page. Check regularly for updates on due dates, assignments or activities you may have missed. Check calendar for tests and project due dates. Mission Statement: Promote integrity, respect, and dignity by creating lifelong learners in a safe and trusting environment. Vision: Building a spirit of collaboration and pride. To grow a community of self-reliant young adults who will explore and challenge their individual talents for future success. WEST BROWARD HIGH Suggested Summer Reading List 2013 In order to sustain their literacy skills, all students are encouraged to read one or more novels over the summer break. Some titles contain mature themes and language. Students and parents are, therefore, encouraged to research the titles at their local bookstore, library or online. 9th Grade Tuesdays with Morrie -- Mitch Albom Catcher in the Rye—J.D. Salinger Matched – Allyson Condie Divergent -- Veronica Roth Chocolate War – Robert Cormier 10th Grade Fahrenheit 451 – Ray Bradbury Lord of the Flies – William Golding Anthem – Ayn Rand Octopus Alibi – Tom Corcoran Hawk's Channel Chase -- Tom Corcoran Air Dance Iguana -- Tom Corcoran 11th Grade Kindred -- Octavia Butler Breath Eyes Memory -- Edwidge Danticat Dreaming in Cuban -- Christina Garcia They Cage the Animals at Night -- Michael Jennings Burch Ordinary People – Judith Guest Memoirs of a Geisha – Arthur Golden Going After Cacciato -- Tim O'Brien AP Language & Composition (11th grade) A Thousand Splendid Suns – Khalid Hosseini Tortilla Curtain – T.C. Boyle Note: Students may be assessed on both of these titles upon return to school. 12th Grade Fallen Angels -- Walter Dean Myers The Hobbit -- J.R.R. Tolkien The Color Purple -- Alice Walker All the King's Men -- Robert Penn Warren Hitch-hikers Guide to the Galaxy—Douglas Adams Restaurant at the End of the Universe— Douglas Adams One flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest—Ken Kesey AP Literature & Composition (12th grade) How to Read Literature Like a Professor – Thomas C. Foster A Streetcar Named Desire – Tennessee Williams Note: Students will participate in a comprehensive assessment of the play, including an essay, at the end of the first week of the new quarter. This website is most helpful for students who question whether or not they are plagiarizing: http://www.wpacouncil.org/node/9 Grammar in a Nutshell Three little words you often see Are articles - an, a, and the. A noun is the name of anything As school, or garden, hoop, or swing. Adjectives tell the kind of noun, As great, small, pretty, white, or brown. Instead of nouns the pronouns stand - Her head, his face, your arm, my hand. Verbs tell of something being done - To read, count, laugh, sing, jump, or run. How things are done the adverbs tell, As slowly, quickly, ill, or well. Conjunctions join the words together As men and women, wind or weather. The prepositions stand before A noun, as in or through the door. The interjections show surprise As Oh! How pretty! Ah! How wise! The whole are called the nine parts of speech, Which reading, writing, speaking teach. Anonymous
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      AP SUMMER READING SELECTIONS
AP Language & Composition (11th Grade) - Choose ONE selection from Section A and one from Section B.
Note:   Students may be assessed on TWO titles, one from each list.
Section A
A Thousand Splendid Suns – Khaled Hosseini
Little Bee – Chris Cleave
Section B
Puddnhead Wilson – Mark Twain
Ethan Frome – Edith Wharton

2013-2014 Florida Teens Read Award Nominees
Ashes by Ilsa J. Bick Alex, a resourceful seventeen-year-old running from her incurable brain tumor, Tom, who has left the war in Afghanistan, and Ellie, an angry eight- year-old, join forces after an electromagnetic pulse sweeps through the sky and kills most of the world's population, turning some of those who remain into zombies and giving the others superhuman senses. Lexile HL 730
Ten Miles Past Normal by Frances O’Roark Dowell
Because living with "modern-hippy" parents on a goat farm means fourteen- year-old Janie Gorman cannot have a normal high school life, she tries joining Jam Band, making friends with Monster, and spending time with elderly former civil rights workers. Lexile 960
Don’t Turn Around by Michelle Gagnon
After waking up on an operating table with no memory of how she got there, Noa must team up with computer hacker Peter to stop a corrupt corporation with a deadly secret. Lexile HL 710
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
Sixteen year old Hazel, who has cancer, meets Augustus at a kids-with-cancer support group and as they fall in love they both wonder how they will be remembered. Lexile 850
Seraphina by Rachel Hartman
In a world where dragons and humans coexist in an uneasy truce and dragons can assume human form, Seraphina, whose mother died giving birth to her, grapples with her own identity amid magical secrets and royal scandals, while she struggles to accept and develop her extraordinary musical talents.
Lexile 760
Everybody Sees the Ants by A. S. King
Overburdened by his parents' bickering and a bully's attacks, fifteen-year-old Lucky Linderman begins dreaming of being with his grandfather, who went missing during the Vietnam War, but during a visit to Arizona, his aunt and uncle and their beautiful neighbor, Ginny, help him find a new perspective.
Lexile HL 710
Every Day by David Levithan
Every morning A wakes in a different person's body, in a different person's life, learning over the years to never get too attached--until he wakes up in the body of Justin and falls in love with Justin's girlfriend, Rhiannon. Lexile HL 650
The Healing: a Novel by Jonathan Odell
With grief over the loss of her daughter, plantation mistress Amanda Satterfield crosses into madness and takes a newborn slave child as her own; seventy-five years later that child, now known as Gran Gran, must revive the buried memories of her past to heal a young girl.
Starters by Lissa Price
Sixteen-year-old Callie, having lost every family member besides her little brother when a genocide spore killed all of those who were not vaccinated, thinks she has found a way to support them by renting her body to seniors who want to be young again, but after a neurochip malfunction results in her being stuck in the life of her rich renter, she uncovers the horrible plan of her boss and must race against time to stop it.
Virtuosity by Jessica Martinez
Just before the most important violin competition of her career, seventeen-year-old prodigy Carmen faces critical decisions about her anti-anxiety drug addiction, her controlling mother, and a potential romance with her most talented rival. Lexile HL 710
The Pregnancy Project: a Memoir by Gaby Rodriguez
Gaby Rodriguez chronicles her efforts to fake a pregnancy while she was in high school in order to determine how she would be viewed by others as a result. Rodriguez discusses how she faked her pregnancy and reveals what she learned as she fought through stereotypes. Lexile 970 (non-fiction)
Outcasts United: the Story of a Refugee Soccer Team that Changed a Town by Warren St. John
American-educated Jordanian Luma Mufleh founds a youth soccer team comprised of children from Liberia, Iraq, Afghanistan, the Balkan states, and elsewhere in the refugee settlement town of Clarkston, Georgia. She uses the team to bring the children together to discover their common bonds as they adjust to life in a new homeland. Lexile 980 (non-fiction)
The Latte Rebellion by Sarah Jamila Stevenson
Asha Jamison and her best friend Carey, inspired by a racial insult, set off on a money-making trip, selling t-shirts to raise awareness for mixed-race students. Lexile 880
The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
Though she is from a family of clairvoyants, Blue Sargent's only gift seems to be that she makes other people's talents stronger, and when she meets Gansey, one of the Raven Boys from the expensive Aglionby Academy, she discovers that he has talents of his own--and that together their talents are a dangerous mix. Lexile 760
Steel by Carrie Vaughn
When Jill, a competitive high school fencer, goes with her family on vacation to the Bahamas, she is magically transported to an early-eighteenth-century pirate ship in the middle of the ocean. Lexile 800

AP Literature & Composition (12th grade)
How to Read Literature Like a Professor – Thomas C. Foster
A Streetcar Named Desire – Tennessee Williams
Note: Students will participate in a comprehensive assessment of the play, including an essay, in the first quarter.

11th  & 12th Grade Suggested Summer Reading Selections
11th Grade Regular & Honors
Kindred -- Octavia Butler
Breath Eyes Memory -- Edwidge Danticat
Dreaming in Cuban -- Christina Garcia
They Cage the Animals at Night -- Michael Jennings Burch
Ordinary People – Judith Guest
Memoirs of a Geisha – Arthur Golden
Going After Cacciato -- Tim O'Brien

12th Grade Regular
The Color Purple -- Alice Walker

12th Grade Honors
One flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest—Ken Kesey

Note: Please be advised, some titles contain mature themes and explicit language.


My links
http://Arlene.Mandel@BrowardSchools.com
http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/557/02/
http://www.bartleby.com Great Books Online
http://dictionary.reference.com/help/etymon.html Etymology
http://www.mythweb.com Mythology
http://www.npr.org/templates/topics/topic.php?topicId=1001 NPR
http://www.online-literature.com/ Online Literature
http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/557/01/ MLA Guide
http://www.folger.edu/index.cfm Folger Shakespeare Library
http://nfs.sparknotes.com/ Paraphrased Shakespeare
http://shakespeare.palomar.edu/educational.htm Shakespeare in Education
http://www.classzone.com/cz/ McDougal Littell Online Text
lit2Go Free stories and poems (Mp3)
http://www.wpacouncil.org/node/9
1000 SAT Vocabulary words
SAT Question of the Day
http://http://theliterarylink.com/definitions/html
http://web.cocc.edu/lisal/literaryterms/a_c.htm
http://new.schoolnotes.com/files/borish/Literaryanalysis.pdf
http://etc.usf.edu/lit2go/
Grammar Notes
http://SOAPSTone Notes--Please take notes from these slides.
Laying the foundation Lesson
www.nfs.sparknotes.com (No fear Shakespeare-Sparknotes)
Broward County Link to semester grades
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Activities
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