Welcome to My Class
The Writing Process
English III Research Paper
Tic Tac Toe
Junior Leadership El Paso
Red Badge of Courage
College and Career
Kid Friendly Process Rubric
Coronado High School
English/ Language Arts
Coronado High School
I have been an educator for 24 years; I have taught in
both public and
private schools, from middle school to community college,
as a teacher, professional developer,
I am devoted to my profession and simply enjoy assisting others as we all grow together through positive experiences.
Students have time to complete all assignments in class; they may work on these tasks outside of the classroom as well. Our class discussions
build the foundation
for the assignments and require focused participation.
Junior Class- American Literature
Unit 1-Career Readiness/Contrasting Expository Essay
Unit 2-Early America/Drama/Author's Purpose/Single Short Answer
Unit 3-Renaissance/Literary Elements/Persuasive Essay
Unit 4-Civil War/Literary Elements/Connecting Short Answer
Unit 5-Modern Age/Poetry/Literary Analysis
Unit 6-Research/Multimedia project/research paper
Senior Class- British Literature
Unit 1-Career Readiness/Short Answer/Resume
Unit 2-Old English Period/Interpretation of expository/literary text
Unit 3-Medieval Period/Multimedia Research
Unit 5-17th and 18th Centuries/analytical documented essay
Unit 6-Romantic & Victorian Periods/Novel
Unit 8-Modern & Postmodern
GOALS FOR THE YEAR
To focus on reading, writing, and communication skills; to understand humanity and ourselves better; to have compassion and kindness for all
CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT PLAN
We are incorporating the PBIS strategies at Coronado; I will support the students in positive behavior interventions.
Points are deducted for late work; it must be turned in no later than the following day. No credit for plagiarism.
Please use the facilities before and after class as the pass is for emergencies only.
Can be obtained anytime; just write or create an original project related to anything we are
studying. Cite your sources and present to the class.
Much gratitude to Mrs. Nazarain, Mrs. Jarquin, and Ms. Brack for their generosity of time and materials; 175 students learned how to sew in 2015-16!
Was a great year with the
class has: read
The Most Dangerous Game
practiced the entire writing process with a personal essay about their strengths, interests, and future plans, presented to the class
and critiqued each others essays.
Students have learned how to analyze poetry and use figurative language in their original poems. They have learned how to take notes on a library book of choice, write a book report, and present to the class with an original project as a visual aid. Students learned about the Holocaust through
The Book Thief
, historical video footage , El Paso Holocaust Museum PowerPoint and presenter. They have taken a District Common Assessment, practiced the short answer response and learned about grammar: subjects/predicates-phrases-clauses-and how to write the four types of sentences in the English language. They understand the importance of journals and graphic organizers. We finished studying Shakespeare's play of
Romeo and Juliet
. The students researched a topic from the play and wrote an expository essay that they shared with the class; then, they took notes on the presentations. We are currently studying subject/verb agreement and have taken another D.C.A . We have studied punctuation and capitalization. We are currently reading The Odyssey, and the students just finished writing an original adventure tale-using the entire writing process-and presenting to the class; they were awesome! Students will be creating a project using elements from The Odyssey-check the link.
class has: completed reading and analyzing the play
, compared it to the film version, and practiced the entire writing process with a persuasive personal essay using ethos, pathos, logos, and textual evidence as well as literary terms. They have: written a personal essay about their strengths, interests, and future plans, presented it to the class and critiqued other essays. Students have practiced grammar with a focus on phrases, clauses, and the four types of sentences which they have to use in all their essays. They have studied both traditional and modern Gothic literature with an emphasis on Edgar Allan Poe. They have researched and written an Analytical Essay about an American Renaissance author or historical Texas document of the time; they have presented the information to the class and critiqued other essays for originality and voice. They have also visited the library, checked out a book, taken notes, and wrote a book report which they shared with the class. They have also taken a District Common Assessment as well as practiced the short answer responses and the use of graphic organizers. We are currently studying the Civil War period; we have read a Stephan Crane and Frederick Douglas excerpt and are analyzing spirituals. We have studied poetry, and the students wrote original poems including a Shakespearean sonnet! Their poems are displayed in the hall. We just finished studying John F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King Jr.'s speeches and are now comparing three drama excerpts: The Glass Menagerie, The Frog Prince, and Our Town. Our last reading of the year is the novel:
The Things They Carried
. Students will be creating a Peace or Vietnam project inspired by any of the readings we have done this year-check the link.
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