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The great state of Texas has been my home all my life. I graduated from Plano Senior High School and then from The University of Texas, and I’ve lived in north Harris County since 1986.

In my 25+ years as a high school educator, I have taught most levels of English as well as theatre and speech courses.

I am thrilled to be a part of the dedicated teachers and staff at Tomball Memorial in guiding our students towards success!

 

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Extra Credit play critique for 3rd MP

Attend TMHS Theatre's performance of Guys and Dolls on January 30th, 31st, Feb. 1st, or 3rd, and Play Critique form found in Google Classroom.

After the show, take a photo of yourself with one of the costumed actors or one of the technicians / directors.

You will upload this photo along with the completed critique into Google classroom.

Due no later than 11:59 PM on Wednesday, February 5, 2020.

http://www.tmhstheatre.com

Extra Credit - Pop Sonnet 2020

You will create your own sonnet out of a popular song. It needs to follow  the structure of a sonnet. See attachment for specific requirements.
 
You will turn this in to Google classroom. There is an assignment posted. in your Google classroom. Do NOT just "share" it with me. Turn it in by 11:59 PM on Wednesday, February 5, 2020.
 

You must also include the title of the song, the original artist, and the lyrics.  You should copy this information into the same Google Doc as your sonnet.

Extra Credit Opportunity (for students who did NOT avail themselves of the Scholastic Writing Contest opportunity)

Attend TMHS Theatre's performance of Shipwrecked on November 15, 15, 16, or 18, and complete the attached Play Critique Form.

After the show, take a photo of yourself with one of the costumed actors or one of the technicians / directors.

Show this photo to me when you turn in the completed (handwritten) critique.

Due no later than your class period on Wednesday, November 20, 2019.

http://www.tmhstheatre.com

(This Extra Credit option is for students who did NOT avail themselves of the Scholastic Writing Contest opportunity.)

Scholastic Writing for 2nd MP Extra Credit - due November 1, 2019

Choose ONE of the categories on the attached page and complete that assignment by the due date.  Be sure to follow the specific instructions for your chosen genre and the basic instructions below.

Turn in a printed copy of your writing by November 1st. Put your name on it.

For entering the contest:  Shortly after November 1st, we will set up the online portion and get you registered!

Grade Improvement Opportunities for 1st Marking Period

English II Pre AP Grade Improvement Opportunities - must sign up in classroom by end of day Friday 9/27.

Students may sign up to come in before or after school on Monday, September 30, after school on October 1, or before school on October 2 to attempt to improve their score on The Lord of the Flies Test or on their mood analysis essay.

Students MUST sign up (by writing their name on the lists posted in the classroom) by the end of the day on Friday 9/27 (to allow me time to prepare).

That's

Monday, September 30, 6:45 – 7:30 AM

OR

Monday, September 30, 3:00 – 3:45 PM

OR

Tuesday, October 1, 3:00 – 3:45 PM

OR

Wednesday, October 2, 6:45 – 7:30 AM

Optional Extra Credit

Attend TMHS Theatre's performance of A Piece of My Heart on September 26, 27, 28, or 30, and complete the attached Play Critique Form.

After the show, take a photo of yourself with one of the costumed actors or one of the technicians / directors.

Show this photo to me when you turn in the completed (handwritten) critique.

Due no later than your class period on Wednesday, October 2, 2019.

http://www.tmhstheatre.com

 

Major Grade Improvement

English II Pre AP students will be given the opportunity to master the curriculum and to improve one major grade per grading period according to the following guidelines:
  • Students may choose ONE of the first two major grades of each grading period to improve.
  • They may earn up to half of the original lost points.
  • After posting the grade of the second major assignment, teacher will provide students with two (2) opportunities to come in before or after school to improve their original grade on either assignment.
  • Students will have the opportunity to conference with their teacher prior to rewriting their essay.

novel needed for English II Pre AP

Students will need a personal, PAPER copy of the novel A Tale of Two Cities
with them in class every day beginning on Friday, September 20.