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I am a graduate of the University of Texas (Hook 'em Horns!) and hold a B.A. degree in English.  I then moved to Tucson, Arizona to attend the University of Arizona and graduated with a M.A. in Special Education / Deaf Education.  Upon graduation, I began my teaching career at the Arizona State Schools for the Deaf and Blind, in Tucson. After a few years, I realized that I really missed Austin and decided to move back to Texas. It now has been 12 years and I am thrilled to be teaching English at the Texas School for the Deaf!

This year I will be teaching General English I, English II as well as English I and II Honors. 

I will be using Google classroom as a online course management platform for the the students to access everything that we will learn and do in English class. The website will list the daily agenda, class assignments, homework assignments as well as a calendar so students can see when their respective assignments are due or when they have a test! :o)

My grading scale is as follows: 

*Tests: 30%

  •      Tests will be announced in advance.
  •      Includes reading, writing and vocabulary tests.

Quizzes: 20%

  •      Also includes comprehension check (quiz format) if homework is to read an assigned set of pages/chapters

Projects: 25%

  •      Examples include group research assignments, writing portfolios, literature portfolio, presentations and etc.

Classwork/Participation: 15%

  •      Class discussion is a must.
  •      Writing and reading journals
  •      Class activities

*Homework: 10%

  •      Includes reading and writing assignments
  •      Also includes comprehension check (quiz format) if homework is to read an assigned set of pages/chapters
  •      It is the student’s responsibility to find out what the homework assignments are and when they are due.

**Final Examination: 15%

·      This is a cumulative examination that will assess your knowledge of writing, reading and vocabulary.

 

 
 

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