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

Welcome to the new website! Important links are on the right-hand column. 
Contact Me: (615) 904-6789 ext. 23337
 
My Schedule
1st: English II Advanced
2nd: Planning
3rd: English II Advanced
4th: English III AP
5th: Writing Lab
6th: English III AP
7th: Study Hall 
 
 

Recent Posts

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. 

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.