I’m keeping my fingers crossed that we’ll be able to meet in person ALL YEAR. With that hope in mind, I’m looking forward to seeing all of you in August. If you’ve been my student before, we don’t need any introduction. If you’re new to my class and style of teaching, I hope we’re a good fit.
In my class, we respect one another’s opinions, take turns talking and listening, and work hard on assignments, even when they are challenging or boring. I choose novels and stories with care so students can be exposed to different writing styles, voices, and subjects.
We will spend a good chunk of the fall semester learning about MLA format, which is the academic standard for writing essays and papers. It’s VERY BORING, but the harder you work to understand and apply MLA format to your English papers, the easier paper writing will be in the long run. We will suffer together!
Fall 2020 Reading
Wonderstruck by Brian Selznick
Holes by Louis Sachar
The Night Gardener by Jonathan Auxier
The Breadwinner by Deborah Ellis
Spring 2020 Reading
No Fear Shakespeare “Comedy of Errors”
Code Girls (Young Reader’s Edition) by Liz Mundy
Lion: A Long Way Home (Young Reader’s Edition) by Saroo Brierley
Short stories will be provided