English I increases and refines students’ written and oral communication skills through the study of reading, writing, and research. Students practice a variety of writing tasks in a variety of genres. Students plan, draft, and craft complete written compositions on a regular basis. Writers edit papers for clarity, engaging language, and the correct use of the conventions and mechanics of written English. Students read extensively in multiple genres – analyzing the works, and interpreting the possible influences of historical and cultural context.
You are in a Quest Pre AP/IB English class. This course differs greatly from the Quest class you are used to in middle school. As you are now in high school, the Great State of Texas has created a specific curriculum you need to complete in order to receive your high school diploma. Therefore, while we will do some creative projects, this is not a project based nor independent study class. We will be preparing you to meet the rigors and demands of the advanced classes you will take your junior and senior year all while meeting state standards.
I utilize Google Classroom extensively. Please use the links and codes below in order to sign up for my Classroom. Here you will find assignments, announcements, reminders, due dates, our calendar, homework, and any other relevant information useful for your success in our class.
PARENTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO MAKE CERTAIN I HAVE THEIR EMAIL ADDRESS SO THEY CAN RECEIVE TAILORED ANNOUNCEMENTS BASED ON HOW OFTEN YOU WOULD LIKE TO RECEIVE THEM FROM THE GOOGLE CLASSROOM.