• This school year I will be teaching English 12 CP and English 10 CP. Below is a brief description of each class.

    • ENGLISH 12 CP Overview
      This course provides students with challenging reading, writing, and thinking experiences. The design, materials, and approaches for this course enable students to establish a mindset that anticipates the intellectual sophistication necessary for success beyond high school. Students receive instruction and practice in the workshop model. Students will analyze literature from diverse authors. In order to develop writing skills, students will focus on literary analysis, narrative and persuasive writing techniques. Students will be required to write a research paper reinforcing MLA format. Students will analyze the study of literary genres such as memoir, existentialism, drama, and nonfictional works of literature as they develop their critical thinking skills in a culminating project.
      Memoir Book Club
      Unit Purpose:
      In this unit, students will read memoirs to craft their own memoirs.
      12th-grade teachers refresh/review those same skills from the year prior to check for complete understanding.  The main focus of 12th grade will be to read a memoir as inspiration for writing the college essay.

    • English 10 CP Course Overview:
      The English 10 CP course is a survey of American Literature from pre-colonial to present day that includes textbooks, novels, essays, and online resources that can be utilized via Google Classroom and other applications. Students will embrace the approach of the Workshop while working through the course curriculum. Teachers will present mentor texts to model/enrich alongside student selections of works that coincide with each unit of study.
      Some highlights include:
      The Crucible
      Literary Analysis
      Book Clubs--Independent Choice
      Narrative Writing
      The Great Gatsby
      Research Writing
      Julius Caesar
      Unit 1 Overview:
      Through our excerpted study of The Crucible, the class will explore a variety of themes that permeate early American literature. Students will piece together historical/sound information amidst the drama of the texts to come to a better understanding of what drove the conflicts of the time period. Exposure to other core texts of the time (i.e. the writing of Jonathan Edwards and indigenous people) and a variety of multimedia (i.e. History Channel documentaries, WebQuests) will provide a well-rounded experience for learners.

    • Study Skills for Transitional Students
      Provides an outlet for students to discuss work experiences after returning from their sites. The class allows time for students to complete journal topics and assignments they have missed due to work-based experiences. Time management, workplace decision-making, and workplace conflict management are all topics to be covered.