A few good sophomores


Jenna Bao

Mrs. Melissa Sullivan’s accelerated English 10 class reads “A Few Good Men” in class. Students switch roles every day in an attempt to get everyone involved. As they read, Sullivan often stops the class to discuss and analyze the text.

Jenna Bao, Associate Editor

While it is uncertain whether they can handle the truth, sophomores can barely handle the excitement of reading “A Few Good Men” in English classes.
Sophomore Luke Tenbarge said,”I really like it. It’s fun reading the play, because you can see exactly what the words are. It can be unclear in the movie.”
While the classes focused on fiction and read “Of Mice and Men” in first quarter, they will focus on nonfiction and persuasive writing in second. Students will also be reading a piece of informative nonfiction by choosing from four books, all of which are about education.
Of course, the famous play/movie is a work of fiction, but it focuses on conflicts and issues from the real world.
English teacher Mrs. Melissa Sullivan said, “[We read it because] it’s a piece of fiction but it’s about nonfiction and contemporary issues. That’s why we changed it from Julius Caesar, a classic.”
The sophomores choose roles and read out the parts of the play.
Tenbarge said,”It’s actually pretty hard not to read the lines exactly how they were done in the movie… The movie and play are basically the same line for line.”