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Sarah Esberger, English II Advanced Honors, English III AP, and Writing Lab

Welcome to my website! Important links are on the right-hand column. 
Contact Me: (615) 904-6789 ext. 23337
 

Welcome! Check your completion grades regularly through Skyward using your assigned username and password. 

 

Students and parents can access our daily activities, materials, and homework via our class Teams pages. If you are quarantined, you can check Teams each day for what you missed and a class recording of that lesson. I have also included an overview of the upcoming week below. 

 
 
My Schedule
1st: AP Language and Composition
2nd: Planning
3rd: English II Advanced
4th: AP Language and Composition
5th: AP Language and Composition
6th: Writing Lab I and II
7th: English II Advanced
 
Students, if you would like a recommendation from me, please fill out this form
 
 
 
 

Posts

November 30 Distance Day

All assignments for Monday, November 30th are available on our class Teams pages. Please go there to see what you need to do before returning to school December 1/2. 

AP Test Registration

Registration for AP tests ends this Friday, October 30th
 
If you submit your registration after this deadline, there is a $40 fee. 
 
Also, central office has stated that students who do not register will not receive the 5 AP points in quarters 3 and 4. 

National English Honor Society

Applications are open for National English Honor Society to current juniors and seniors. 
 
 
Please note, you may want to look over the application before starting to fill it out. There is a written section and a place to attach a recommendation email from a peer. 

Thinking and Speech

"Thought is restructured as it is transformed into speech. It is not expressed but completed in the word" (Vygotsky, 1987, p. 251). 

Language

"Language is the most pervasive and powerful artifact that humans possess to mediate their connection to the world, to each other, and to themselves" (Lantolf and Thorne, 2007, p. 201). 

When we discussed goals recently, I mentioned the importance of annotating while you read. I started my first doctoral class this weekend and wanted you all to see that Iā€™m practicing what I preach! 

August 13/14

There were some connectivity issues with Kiddom/Clever this morning. We have been told that these had to do with many students logging in for the first time at once. If you can, please login to Clever and Kiddom before school on Friday if you haven't logged in before. That should help with overload. 
 
Just in case, I am going to post videos and links from today. That way, you should have everything you need. I also sent emails via Skyward and linked to materials on Clever and Kiddom. You can access today's power point in the post below. 
 
Class syllabi are also on this page on the right hand side underneath my links. 
 
If you received a textbook, please fill this out asap. 
 
Here is a link to the videos we were supposed to watch in first today. Watch only videos posted on the 12th and 13th. 
 
Videos are now up on Kiddom. 

Course Postings

This year, instead of updating my website with daily assignments, I will be using the Kiddom app, which is available via the Clever Portal. 
 
On Kiddom, I will post daily updates and resources, including course videos. 
 
On Clever, there are links to daily Zoom meetings for each class for distance learners. I will post a video of each type of class I teach within a day of making the video. 
 
Zoom meetings will also be available for conferencing during my 5th period study hall and 8th period. Even if you are not distance learning, I recommend downloading the Zoom app to your device for conferences or the possibility of building closures or individual quarantines. 
 
From my Clever page, you will also see links to Teams, the online textbook for 10th grade, and turnitin.com. 
 
This year, I will also be using Remind. Text to 81010. 
Class Codes:
English II Advanced - @343998
AP Language - @3cg49c
Writing Lab - @7394gg8

Welcome Back!

Welcome back for the 2020-2021 school year! 
 
 
 
These are the required and recommended materials for AP Language and English II Advanced Honors. 
 
Required
*A place to store class materials (binder, notebook, etc.)
*Paper and pencils/pens
*A composition notebook (or other bound notebook) for writing exercises 
 
Recommended: If you have these items for other classes, you do not need to purchase extras for this class.
*Access to a laptop (your own or checked out from the school) for in-class use or distance learning
*A headset with microphone for online meetings 
*Personal sets of materials typically provided by the teacher (color pencils, highlighters, etc.) 
 
Wish List for Classroom Needs
*Tissues
*Hand Sanitizer
*Disinfecting Wipes 
 
Writing Lab Tutors
Your will need access to a laptop and a headset with microphone this year. 
 

How's your summer reading going?
 
Make sure to read what's required but also to be expanding yourself as a reader and thinker this summer! 
 
I'm excited about the books on my list for this month! What about you?