About the Course
Welcome to English I!
English I is STAAR/EOC tested subject. In order to properly prepare you for the rigor of the exam, as well as college and future careers, English I is a reading- and writing-intensive course. Students will be reading and writing daily. The class will use challenging and complex texts that can sometimes be considered controversial in nature. Our goal is to ensure all students are able to grapple with multiple ideas and perspectives in a manner that is appropriate and polite. A heavy emphasis will be placed on learning and using academic communication skills--even when, especially when, discussing difficult subjects. GT strategies are embedded in ALL sections of the course to increase student ownership of the learning process.
I look forward to working with you all over the course of the school year!