Dear Parents:

April 2016 Parent Newsletter

Miss Rickelman's English IV

Hello! Students will continue reading Kristin Hannah's The Nightingale this month. We will be exploring supplemental texts including the following:

  • "Caged Bird" by Maya Angelou (poem)
  • "Do Not Go Gentle Into that Good Night" by Dylan Thomas (poem)
  • "War is Kind" by Stephen Crane (poem)
  • The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (film)
  • A Train in Winter by Caroline Moorehead (nonfiction)

Students will submit and present final research projects on Thursday, April 29th.

They will need to be reading according to the assignment schedule to be ready for presentations as well as their test over the novel (Friday, April 29th)

(For information about Kristin Hannah, visit

Week 3

What should students do at home?

Read Ch. 21-30


Research Project

Week 4

Read Ch. 31-end

Socratic Seminar Presentation/Reflections

Study for test over novel (including vocabulary)

Research Project

Week 5



Contact me if you have any questions, comments, or concerns about your student's progress. I am willing to meet during after-school hours for conferences when needed.