|Language Arts I and II||
My name is Suzanne Easley and this is my third year teaching 9th and 10th grade English at Milan C-2 School District. Language Arts cultivates excellent reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills. The top priority reading skills for the third quarter are
1. Determining the theme or main idea of a text.
2. Analyzing the development of the theme in the text.
3. Providing an objective summary of the text.
My ninth graders are writing narratives that prioritize a strong thesis statement, organization, development, and grammar/mechanics.
A picture is worth a thousand words. In light of that fact, a snap chat story can easily represent a 3,000 word narrative. We are converting snap chat stories into 250 words. Come join us!
Beginning third quarter, my sophomores will be reading To Kill a Mockingbird.
Imagine a small town filled with gossip, cruelty, poverty, and the few elite. Imagine Boo Radley, the man who was out-casted based on hearsay. Imagine Mayella Cunningham, the oldest girl of the town drunk, starved for attention. Imagine an African-American Tom Robinson, being in the wrong place at the wrong time, and suddenly being accused of rape.
Atticus Finch urges his daughter Scout (as well as readers) "if you can learn a simple trick, Scout, you'll get along a lot better with all kinds of folks. You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view […] until you climb into his skin and walk around in it." (3.85-87)
Please visit our classroom as we examine the best and worst of human nature!
For Atticus, real courage is doing the right thing at the time, even if people talk "trash" about you in the process.
P.S. We are currently working on the Milan Wildcat movie of To Kill a Mockingbird!!
|Phone: 660-265-1474||Email: Suzanne Easley|