• English I PreAP
     
    Welcome to High School!  
     
    To join my Remind platform (students OR parents): Text the number 81010 and type @2g28bb into the message.  Remind will prompt you with instructions afterward.   
     
    I cannot explain how excited I am to begin working with you this year!  Some things you will need to know at the beginning of school:
    • We had Summer Reading (it was on the school website all summer).  You have a choice between  The Book Thief  or A Tree Grows in Brooklyn.  When you finish reading the book (I will not check to see if you have annotations since that is a personal choice.), you will need to fill out a Major Works Data Sheet (MWDS).  Please see my attached files below.  
    • We will read numerous works this year - so if you don't LOVE TO READ - you might consider changing your perspective on the written word.  Good readers make good writers.  Good writers are successful! 
    • We will work extensively in grammar this year.  I prefer the Charlene Tess Simple Steps to Sentence Sense method.  We begin by identifying different parts of speech to understand what they do in the sentence.  Although a bit tricky, I find the logic of grammar very satisfying.  
    • We will read The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho during 2nd semester.  Please purchase or borrow a copy next January.  
    • We will be using Google Classroom often this year.  All of our vocab, our research project, and a few other items will be done digitally, so get ready!
    I look forward to getting to know you!