Colleges:University of PittsburghEastern Washington UniversityIndiana Wesleyan UniversityGardner Webb UniversityDegrees:BA: English with a minor in CommunicationBAE: English with minors in Communication and HistoryMaster of EducationAdd on Master in Education AdministrationDepartment:EnglishCourses Taught:English I, English II, and H. English IVEmail Addresses:Schedule:P.1 - English II (MLA)P.2 - PlanningP.3- English IP.4 - H. English IV
Hello, my name is Richard A. Persin. I am an English teacher here at Montgomery Central High School - East Campus. Although I cover the curriculum given by the state, one of my goals is to always push my students to be ready for the upcoming change into the real world that they will be experiencing. I want them to realize their true dreams and goals for life, and through hard work and perseverance, grow to reach the set goals, and then set new ones to continue their ongoing journey! For this to happen, I cannot do this alone, for it takes us all – teacher, student, parent, and community. With us all striving to do our parts, it all can be achieved!
English I: English I surveys genre-based literature, grammar, vocabulary, and composition. Students will be required to read and write about novels, short stories, poetry, plays, and nonfiction. Students will explore, create, and write essays and reflections based on their learnings from the readings and other works explored within the class.
English IV: English IV surveys the literature of England's & Europe's major writers. Requires students to integrate all the language arts skills gained throughout their education. Students continue to explore expressive, expository, argumentative, and literary contexts. The emphasis is placed on argumentation by developing a position of advocacy through reading, writing, speaking, listening, and using media.
H. English I & IV: These courses are similar to English I and IV, but they require students to study more challenging texts, to demonstrate critical thinking in generating thought-provoking questions, and to work as self-directed and reflective learners independently and as leaders and collaborators in groups.
“We cannot always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future.” ~Franklin Delano Roosevelt