English Express

Volume 9

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Why should you read Me Before You?

"When I finished this novel, I didn’t want to review it; I wanted to reread it. Which might seem perverse if you know that for most of the last hundred pages I was dissolved in tears... And yet, unlike other novels that have achieved their mood-melting powers...Moyes’s story provokes tears that are redemptive, the opposite of gratuitous. Some situations, she forces the reader to recognize, really are worth crying over." - Liesl Schillinger, New York Times


Check out my Goodreads page to see what else I'm reading.

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#PKD2016 Champ Antonia

Antonia's presentation, which focused on creating awareness for the recurring social injustice of sexism in the workplace, was chosen out of 36 presentations given on April 25, 2016 before hundreds of Coppell High School learners and various teachers, counselors, and administrators.


We are so proud of all of the hard work put into #PKD2016, our finalists, and Antonia!

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What Would You Do?

We are in the middle of a project called What Would You Do? which is loosely based on ABC's show of the same name. This is a problem-based learning experience in which learners aim to answer the question: How can you incite a change in perspective at CHS?


Through the experience, learners have conducted their own research inside the school, reflect on their findings, and make connections with nonfiction texts and real-world experiences in order to ultimately make a positive impact in Coppell.

Summer Reading

The CHS English Department encourages independent reading because research and classroom experiences prove that it leads to better writing, a stronger vocabulary, an increase in practical knowledge, and involvement in the world, lifelong reading habits, and higher standardized scores in ALL subjects. The titles presented offer a broad range of literary styles, diversity of content, and maturity of language. Students are encouraged to match book selections to personal interests and values.


English III

  • Required: Read a self-selected text (fiction or nonfiction) where the main character embarks on a journey (physical or emotional).
  • Suggested: Read self-selected fiction and nonfiction.

English III AP Language and Composition

  • Required: The Crucible by Arthur Miller
  • Suggested: Read self-selected fiction and nonfiction.

English III AP/GT Language and Composition

  • Required: The Crucible by Arthur Miller
  • Suggested: Read self-selected fiction and nonfiction.
English III IB

  • Required: The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • Suggested: Read self-selected fiction and nonfiction.


See the link below for additional resources and information for other grade levels.

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#PKD2016

Read about our persuasive speaking competition, finalists, and winners!

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Read About It

The teacher and parent in my loves this short piece about support vs. interference by innovative educator George Couros!
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Want to Contribute to Our Classroom Library?

If you would like to continue helping build our library, you are welcome to donate books that you no longer wish to keep at your home. We are looking only for books that our learners desire to read. Just send any books to school with your learner, and your family's donation will be remembered inside the book cover.

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Contact Mrs. Neal

sneal@coppellisd.com

214-496-6291

samjkneal.blogspot.com

Twitter @samjkneal

#CHSReadBig

Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.


Thank you for your continued support inside and outside of the classroom!