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Gifted English I. Ms . Anderson Parents please sign-in next to your student’s name so he or she can receive 10 pts bonus! . Introduction to Ms. Anderson. Magnet High alum B.S.E. in English from Baylor University M.Ed. from LSUS 12 years experience

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gifted english i

Gifted English I

Ms. Anderson

Parents please sign-in next to your student’s name so he or she can receive 10 pts bonus!

introduction to ms anderson
Introduction to Ms. Anderson
  • Magnet High alum
  • B.S.E. in English from Baylor University
  • M.Ed. from LSUS
  • 12 years experience
  • Lead student trips overseas during Thanksgiving Break
expectations for students
Expectations for Students
  • Come to class prepared with work and a positive attitude
  • Stay organized—Homework agenda, point sheets, binders, etc.
  • Commit to the class task
  • Follow directions, verbal & written
  • Ask questions
things we will cover in english i
Things we will cover in English I
  • Literature — short stories, novels, drama, nonfiction, poetry, and more!
  • Grammar— DOL, Sentence Editing, etc.
  • Vocabulary (Vocabulary for the College- Bound Student)
  • Writing— Organization, Rhetoric, etc.
units of study 1 2
Units of Study 1 & 2

Unit One— ”The Power of One”

A study of individuals who stood up for what they believed in

*To Kill a Mocking Bird, Harper Lee

Antigone, Sophocles (class copies provided)

Unit Two— “Going the Distance…”

A study of the Journey motif

The Odyssey, Homer (class copies provided)

units 3 4
Units 3 & 4

Unit Three– “You Spin Me Right Round”

Examining spin, satire, propaganda, & logical fallacies

*Animal Farm, George Orwell

*unSpun: Finding Facts in a World of Disinformation, Brooks Jackson, Kathleen Hall Jamieson

Unit Four– “Young Love”

A look at impulsiveness, the teenage brain, cause & effect relationships

Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare (class copies provided)

grading
Grading
  • Caddo Parish scale
    • A(100-93), B(92-85), C(84-75), D(74-67), F(<66)
  • Grades are based on: tests, quizzes, homework / classwork, projects, essays, and Socratic seminars.

*Semester finals 25% of the 2nd or 4th Nine Weeks Grade

  • Progress reports will go out the week of 9/16
  • Please keep up-to-date with JPAMS
      • E-mail me with any concerns or questions!
how to contact ms anderson
How to contact Ms. Anderson
  • Email: canderson2@caddo.k12.la.us

*This is the best way to reach me with initial concerns or questions.

  • My website can be accessed from the school site.

Please bookmark this as you will use it frequently.

http://teacherweb.com/LA/CaddoMagnetHighSchool/CarrieAnderson/apt2.aspx

  • School’s Website: www.caddomagnet.com
  • Call the counselor’s office to schedule an appointment (221-2501)
  • My planning period is 3rd Per. (11:45-1:44—A days only)
tutoring
Tutoring
  • I’m available for tutoring during Activity Period (except 1st rotation)
  • Tuesdays and Wednesdays 3:35-4:30 p.m.
  • Schedule morning tutoring with Ms. Anderson