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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
My Schedule
1st: English II Advanced
2nd: Planning
3rd: English II Advanced
4th: AP Language and Composition
5th: Writing Lab
6th: AP Language and Composition
7th: English II Advanced
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Recent Posts

Bad Romance Parody: Women's Suffrage

AP, during our discussions today, I kept thinking about this video. Does it make you rethink anything about "The Declaration of Sentiments?" What do you think the makers of this video wanted to accomplish?
AP, this graphic made me think of our Newsday Tuesday. This would be great in a synthesis essay combined with that article. 
Students, this spoke to me today. I think I needed the motivation. May it help propel you through this week, my sweet, magic skeletons. 

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
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