English with Upcoming Seniors
El Dorado Summer School 2016
We look forward to getting to know your student (and hopefully you as well!) over the next few weeks. Our most important objective this summer is to equip your students to reach the highest levels of success. They are each intelligent young men and women who can accomplish great things. We look forward to helping them unpack that capability as well as helping them prove it to themselves over the next few weeks!
If you have any questions, concerns, or comments, please feel free to contact any of us. You may leave a comment on this newsletter for us or send us an email.
Our email addresses are:
Ms. Tatiana Hicks email@example.com
Ms. Kendra Ide firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs. Holly Paoli email@example.com
Mrs. Alyson Watkins firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs. Cari Williams email@example.com
Get to Know Your Student's Summer 2016 English Teachers
Ms. Kendra Ide: Ms. Ide was born in Michigan, but she graduated from Hendrix college this spring. Now that she has finished her degree, Ms. Ide is making Arkansas her long-term home. One fun fact about Ms. Ide is that she aspires to travel to every state in our country!
Mrs. Holly Paoli: Mrs. Paoli is from Tucson, Arizona, but she graduated from UALR. Mrs. Paoli has been married for three weeks. Here's a fun fact for Mrs. Paoli: her favorite thing to do on the weekend is watching movies!
Mrs. Alyson Watkins: Originally from Oklahoma, Mrs. Watkins has lived in Arkansas off and on for the past eleven years. She is very excited to make it her and her husband's permanent home. She graduated with her Bachelors degrees from Ouachita Baptist University and recently finished her Masters degree. A fun fact about Mrs. Watkins is that her favorite summer snack is a sno-cone!
Mrs. Cari Williams: Mrs. Williams is from Georgia, but she has lived in many places since then! Her husband, their two children, and herself have made their home in Jacksonville. She graduated from UALR with a degree in Art. One fun fact about Mrs. Williams is that she loves creating costumes inspired by TV and movies.
CLASSROOM INFORMATION & UPDATES
This Week's Topics
These may change depending on class needs and pace.
Monday - Memorial Day (No Class)
Tuesday - Class Introductions, Genre of Memoir, Historical Context for A Long Way Gone (ALWG), ALWG Introduction
Wednesday - Rhetorical Devices, ALWG Prologue through Chapter 4
Thursday - Context for ALWG continued, Using Multiple Sources for Writing, ALWG Chapter 5 through Chapter 8
Friday - No Class!
Homework should be completed before the class period listed.
This list shows when the homework will be due (not assigned).
Tuesday (5/31) - ALWG Chapters 1-4
As we work with your student this summer, we want to make sure to keep you informed! We will be using this section of the newsletter to post links, definitions, etc. that may be helpful to you.
A Long Way Gone Summary: http://tinyurl.com/ALWGsummary
Ishmael Beah (ALWG's author) Interview: http://tinyurl.com/BeahVideo