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Vines, Jentry


English I Pre-AP & English II Pre-AP

  • Bachelor of Arts-English Literature-2003-University of Houston
  • Currently pursuing Masters Degree in English Literature at St. Mary's University
    "Dwell in Possibility." ~Emily Dickinson


Hello Clark Cougars and Clark Cougar Parents! 

My name is Jentry Vines and this is my first year at Clark High School.  I am beyond excited to be a part of the Clark Family.  They say it's the promised land here at Clark, and I couldn't agree more!  As an educator for the past eleven years, I can honestly say that I love what I do.  One of my greatest joys is sharing the passion I have for writing and literature with my students. Sadly, writing is becoming a lost art, and it's my mission to foster a love for writing within my students-one that will stay with them long after they leave the walls of my classroom.  I want them to see the magical places writing can take them because, "Once you write something down, it's yours forever." 

I teach English I and II Pre-Ap and my students are such an incredible gift to me.  Perhaps John Keating said it best in the film Dead Poet's Society:

"We don't read and write poetry because it's cute. We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race. And the human race is filled with passion. And medicine, law, business, engineering, these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love, these are what we stay alive for."



Class Schedule

1st Period   Conference  

2nd Period   English II   Pre-Ap  

3rd Period   English I   Pre-Ap  

4th Period   English I   Pre-Ap  

5th Period   Connections/Lunch  

6th Period   English II   Pre-Ap  

7th Period   English II   Pre-Ap  

8th Period   English I     Pre-Ap  

Student Handouts

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English II Pre-AP Non-Fiction Independent Reading Assignment.docx 2/11/2014
persuasive essay ratiocination.docx 2/28/2014
WNB#4.doc 2/12/2014
Notes leading up to The Odyssey.pdf 3/20/2014
Odyssey Books 1-8.pdf 3/21/2014
Crossover Short Answer Response.docx 12/16/2013
persuasive essay final draft checklist.docx 2/28/2014
letter to students.doc 2013-2014.doc 9/25/2013
exemplification example intro revised.doc 12/9/2013
Multi-Genre RJ#1 Directions (3).doc 12/2/2013
Nonfiction Indep Reading 12-13.doc 11/13/2013

Lesson Plans

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Vines English I -PreAP Apr.7-11. 2014.doc 4/7/2014
Vines-English II Pre-AP April 7-11 (1).doc 4/7/2014