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

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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
 
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Welcome back!

Welcome back, students and parents! 
 
For our class, you don't need many supplies. You should have the following:
A class notebook/binder
Paper
Pens/pencils
Composition notebook - You will want one of these as soon as possible. We write in them regularly during class time. 
 
The only supplies I seem to need help restocking all year are tissues, so if any families would like to donate tissue boxes for the classroom, that would be wonderful! 
 
English II Advanced Honors will begin working with How to Read Literature like a Professor within the first week, and we should get to books of choice by the second week. 
 
AP Language and Composition will begin working with Thank You for Arguing by the first Monday, and we will get to books of choice later that week. 
 
I'm looking forward to meeting you and talking about our class more at open house! 

Summer Reading

Seniors, your summer reading is listed in the Senior Thesis Handbook. Please note that there are several thesis workdays throughout the summer to help you. I strongly encourage you to take advantage of these. They will make your senior year much easier. 
 
Juniors, here is the list for AP Language and Composition, and here is the list for English III Honors. 
AP students, I recommend that you start Thank You for Arguing early and read a few chapters at a time, which will give you plenty of time to finish before we return in August. You will likely want to start your book of choice around July. Both books should be fresh on your mind when return. 
 
Sophomores, I also recommend that you start How to Read Literature like a Professor sooner in the summer and read a few chapters a time. Start your book of choice later so that both books are finished close to the beginning of the school year. 
 
For both How to Read Literature like a Professor and Thank You for Arguing, try to get the most recent edition of the book. However, if you have free access to an old edition, the differences are not big enough to warrant spending extra money. 
 
*If you have trouble with any of these links, simply go to the library webpage for access to all of them: http://www.galepages.com/tel_k_cmsmb/summer

Testing Update

Sophomores, we will test on Thursday of next week for parts 2 and 3. 
 
We will test in Room 134. 1st period will test during 1st period. 3rd period will test during 3rd period. 
 
This means that we will not have class next Thursday, so Tuesday is our only day of class next week. Please make sure that you have read Act II and that you are ready to put the finishing touches on your argument outline. 

Open Letter Genre Analysis - 10th Grade

Click here for links to 8 different controversial open letters. One is King's, so check out the others. 
 
Click on these two links for two different takes on last year's women's march: Original Poster and Response.
 
Click here for links to several recent open letters by celebrities. 
 
Click on these two links for two different takes on race issues in America: here and here
 
Here is a satirical letter by a teacher.
 
Here is a letter from a mom to her daughter. 
 
You can find a few other types of open letters linked on this page
 
Update: an open letter from a retired teacher about the school walkout
 
There are plenty of these online, so you may find others that are more to your liking.