Hieber, Anneliese - English

Mrs. Anneliese Hieber Shreve
"Mrs. Shreve" (Shreeve)
I look forward to learning with you!


BCEC Office Phone: 828-232-4123

School Cell Phone: 828-775-2400
(Available by phone - call/text - during office hours only) Office Hours : M-F 8 am-9 am / MTWF - 2:30 pm - 4 pm

English I Honors

Spring 2021 

Buncombe County Early College

Instructor - Anneliese Shreve (She/Her)

Contact - Anneliese.Hieber@bcsemail.org

Office Phone - 828-775-2400 (Call or Text)

Room Birch 220
LMS - Canvas

Zoom links will be sent out via email and posted on Canvas

Meeting Schedule (COVID Flexible/Subject to change) - M, T, W, R, F

**Anticipate that Zoom meetings will take up to 45 minutes this semester
**Wednesday meetings are asynchronous

Zoom meetings - 

1st Block - 8:45 - 9:30 am

2nd Block - 10:15 - 11:00 am

CORE - 12 - 12:30 (days TBD by teacher)

4th Block - 1:00 - 1:45 pm 

5th Block - 2:30 -3:15 pm

Overview:  The English I Honors course is designed to provide students with a firm foundation in literary analysis, vocabulary, grammar, and writing. In each unit, the goals of reading, writing, speaking, understanding grammar and vocabulary will be intertwined. Vocabulary study, grammar, and writing assignments will be generated from the literature in order to present a unified approach to the study of the English language. Throughout the semester, students will read short stories, literary nonfiction, poetry, and informational texts. In addition to shorter texts, students will read a minimum of two longer/novel length texts. 

General Overview of Topics - Narrative Structure and Conflict; Characterization and Point of View; Setting, Mood, and Imagery; Theme and Symbol; Author’s Purpose; Argument and Persuasion; The Language of Poetry; Author’s Style and Voice; Introduction to Shakespeare; Introduction to Research

Primary Texts: Literature, Holt McDougal 2012, A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry, The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros

Policies: Due to the Honors level curriculum and pace of this course, it is imperative that students come to class prepared and ready to succeed. Student’s should come to class having completed all assigned readings and tasks. Staying caught up on class reading is absolutely necessary. 


No students will be admitted into Zoom meetings after the first 2 minutes of class. 

No late work will be accepted without prior approval or emergency circumstances.

No cell phone or earbud use in class without permission.

If a student is absent from a Zoom or in-person class, it is their responsibility to make up missing assignments. Students will have an equal amount of time as their absence to complete missing assignments.

English 1 Honors students should attend Zoom meetings from a space that is conducive to learning. Students should avoid walking around, speaking with others, riding in the car, or joining via phone during class. If a student’s behavior or environment is distracting, the student will be removed from the Zoom meeting and marked absent for the class.

Grading Policy - 

40% - Classroom work including work submitted during and after class. 

20% -  Reading and Vocabulary Quizzes

20% - Projects

20% - Essays and Tests

Final Exam - Students will take a final exam that will be worth 25% of their final semester grade.

Students are expected to have a dedicated notebook/Google File for English I Honors. **Notebooks can be digital or paper.** Note-taking is an important part of English I Honors. 

Tentative Primary Text List (Subject to change. Especially during COVID-19…) Supplementary texts are not listed. 

A Sound of Thunder by Ray Bradbury

The Most Dangerous Game by Richard Connelly 

The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allen Poe

The Lottery by Shirley Jackson

A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry

The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros

Araby by James Joyce

Poetry Unit - Selections of modern and classic poetry. 

Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare

Serial - NPR and This American Life

Our Classroom Equity Goals:

- Equity of voice:  Our class is a place where all voices are heard and valued.
- Inclusion in the space: All students are expected to and actively encouraged to participate. - Collectivism of the group: We ALL act for the great good of our class and group.