Below is a link to my article published in ASCD Express Feb. 13, 2014. I wrote about my experience sharing positive classroom stories on social media to change the perception of public schools: http://www.ascd.org/ascd-express/vol9/910-gage.aspx Advertisements
This video places The Scarlet Letter in context: This video summarizes “The Custom House” from The Scarlet Letter:
English I “A Christmas Memory” by Truman Capote Writing a Narrative Unit (rough draft due Nov 25, final copy due Dec. 2) Link to story: http://capoteweb.com/a-christmas-memory/ After we read Truman Capote’s story together, we will discuss the story. Follow along and underline description that you enjoy. You will receive a copy of the vocabulary … Continue reading
Here is the link to our research paper materials, including the assignment sheet, a model paper, and research sources: http://www.edline.net/pages/Mount_Vernon_High_School/Library/Research_Materials If the link doesn’t work, go to http://www.mountvernon.k12.ia.us and then go to the library site and click on “research materials.”
We marked the stressed and unstressed syllables in four different types of meter in poetry on Tuesday in Freshman English. The poems we used are printed below. Four Different Types of Meter in Poetry Example of iamb: A Thousand Years From Now By Carrie Richards For he who leans upon the ancient tree In future’s … Continue reading
Here is film of our freshman English class Jan. 9. I have a worksheet with lines from many different poems. Your job is to mark the stressed and unstressed syllables in the lines and then come up with what type of meter it is. The video shows us working on it together in class after … Continue reading
Here is a link I found online to the complete text of “A Christmas Memory” by Truman Capote. http://www.sailthouforth.com/2009/12/christmas-memory.html English I “A Christmas Memory” by Truman Capote Writing a Narrative Unit Rough Draft due Dec. 3; final copy Dec. 5, 2012 After we read Truman Capote’s story together, we will discuss the … Continue reading
Above you will find the syllabi for many of the classes I teach. On these, there may be links to important handouts. Please contact me with questions at my email firstname.lastname@example.org, or school phone (319) 895-8843.