Mrs. Allie Pruett

Welcome Parents and Students, 
My name is Allie Pruett and I am excited to bring AP Capstone to Tomball High school. I am a graduate of Texas A&M University and received my master's of education degree from Lamar University. I am in my 21st year of teaching. 
AP CapstoneTM  is a diploma program from the College Board. It's based on two yearlong AP courses: AP Seminar and AP Research. Rather than teaching subject-specific content, these courses develop students' skills in research, analysis, evidence-based arguments, collaboration, and presenting. 
In AP Seminar, you will develop and practice the skills in research, collaboration, and communication that you'll need in any academic discipline. You will investigate topics in a variety of subject areas, write research-based essays, and design and give presentations both individually and as part of a team. 
You can read more about AP Capstone here:
You may contact me using the information below:
281-357-3220 Ext 2316


Week of 9/3

This week we have examined the College Board definition of Argument and have been introduced, in general, to the performance tasks and EOC exam. We are building an understanding of line of reasoning so that we can build strong arguments. 

More about AP Capstone

As described by the College Board “AP Capstone is an innovative diploma program from the College Board that equips students with the independent research, collaborative teamwork, and communication skills that are increasingly valued by colleges. AP Capstone is built on the foundation of two AP courses – AP Seminar and AP Research – and is designed to complement and enhance the in-depth, discipline-specific study experienced in other AP courses.


In AP Seminar, students will investigate real-world issues from multiple perspectives, gathering and analyzing information from various sources in order to develop credible and valid evidence-based arguments. In AP Research, students will cultivate the skills and discipline necessary to conduct independent research and inquiry in order to produce and defend their scholarly work.” This AP Seminar course will introduce students to the QUEST pedagogical framework that will be utilized in Capstone over the next two years:


Question and Explore
Questioning begins with an initial exploration of complex topics or issues. Perspectives and questions emerge that spark one’s curiosity, leading to an investigation that challenges and expands the boundaries of one's current knowledge.


Understand and Analyze Arguments
Understanding various perspectives requires contextualizing arguments and evaluating the authors’ claims and lines of reasoning.


Evaluate Multiple Perspectives
Evaluating an issue involves considering and evaluating multiple perspectives, both individually and in comparison to one another.


Synthesize Ideas 
Synthesizing others’ ideas with one’s own may lead to new understandings and is the foundation of a well-reasoned argument that conveys one’s perspective.


Team, Transform, and Transmit
Teaming allows one to combine personal strengths and talents with those of others to reach a common goal. Transformation and growth occur upon thoughtful reflection. Transmitting requires the adaptation of one’s message based on audience and context.

College Fair

HARN College Fair Representatives

September 26, 2018

Cougar Block A&B

Held outside the Library

o    University of Texas at Dallas

o    Stephen F Austin State University

o    Texas State University

o    Baylor University

o    University of Houston - Downtown (Gators!)

o    University of Houston - Main (Cougars!)

o    University of Houston - Victoria

o    Lone Star College, Tomball

o    Texas A&M University at Texarkana

o    Texas A&M University

o    Academy of Art University

o    Grand Canyon University

o    US Army

o    US Marines

o    US Navy




This week we will begin by creating our first blog post on the websites that we created in class.


Last week, every student in English 3 created their own website. Currently, these websites are only viewable with a TISD Google login. 
This week students will be practicing narrative writing. At the end of the week, we will be able to post the work they created on their websites.

Creating our Eportfolios

This week students will begin creating their eportfolios.  We are using Google Sites which require viewers to log in to their TISD account in order to access the website.  These websites will serve a major role in our English 3 classes this school year, allowing students to research a topic of their choice. More information on eportfolios to come!

Notes and Make-up work

If you are absent and looking for make-up work, you should stop by Google Classroom.  I post announcements there for work that is done when I am absent or if we have taken notes during class.  This will allow those of us who might be a little slower at taking notes during class to go back through the notes from home. *** Google Classroom will not have every assignment, so you should still check with me for missed grades. 

Wish List

Listed below are things things that I would love to have for the classroom!
Quality tissues (all we have here are the thin, rough kind.)
Hand Sanitizer
Brightly colored index cards
10 sided dice
Regular dice
After Christmas I will need to replenish our crayons and markers.