Colleges:University of PittsburghEastern Washington UniversityIndiana Wesleyan UniversityGardner Webb UniversityDegrees:BA: English with minor in CommunicationBAE: English with minors in Communication and HistoryMaster of EducationAdd on Master in Education AdministrationDepartment:EnglishCourses Taught:H. English IV, English IV, and English IEmail Addresses:Schedule:P.1 - English IVP.2 - English IP.3 - PlanningP.4 - H. English IV
Hello, my name is Richard A. Persin. I am an English teacher at East and West Montgomery High School. 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 soon. I want them to realize their true dreams and goals, I want to have them reach those that they set for themselves, and I want to have them continue and go beyond what any and all expect! For this to happen, I cannot do this alone, for it takes us all – teacher, student, parent, and community. With us all striving, my goal for our students will be achieved!Course Descriptions: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 III: English III includes a study of American literature, grammar, vocabulary, and composition. Students will be required to read and write about novels, short stories, poetry, and plays. Students will write critical essays based upon selected literature. All students will complete a research project that will include using bibliography cards, note cards, an outline, and a citation page.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, III, & IV: These courses are similar to English III 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.
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