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Mrs. Seyfried's Classroom

Subject: 
English

Dear students and families:

I hope this finds you all doing well and enjoying the last part of summer! Please read below for information about our English courses at the Bollman campus of Future Forward. Feel free to contact me anytime with questions at sey022823@adams12.org. I am here to support you! 

Thank you, 

Mrs. Seyfried

NEEDED SUPPLIES (21-22 SCHOOL YEAR - all courses)

  • Notebook or binder (with paper) dedicated to English
  • A flash drive, personal Google Drive, or other online storage to back up major assignments, resumes, etc. (outside of your school account)
  • A device to bring to class each day (if an issue, please contact your home high school)
  • Pens and pencils (we will handwrite at times)
  • Highlighters - any color
  • Note cards 
  • A way to track due dates and assignments; this could be a planner, your phone calendar, etc. 
  • Your district password/log-in information - please log in before the first day if at all possible

GRADES

Grades will be updated continually in Infinite Campus throughout the school year. 

LIST OF POTENTIAL NOVELS (English 11 and 12 only)

https://docs.google.com/document/d/19XU_nrsTMtDBU4ckoSoHw8FfcSWNSB5SbDlg_1nmOVI/edit?usp=sharing

English 11

Students will understand the thematic progression of literature from the United States by studying literary texts across the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries. They will analyze and explain authors’ use of literary techniques through argumentative essays, discussions, and oral presentations. Students will flexibly use technology for both research and the presentation of information. 

 

English 12

Students will engage in the study of literary movements in order to determine how various views affect the interpretation and understanding of literature, including pieces of world literature. They will also understand how works of literature are influenced by historical context. Students will participate in independent inquiry in which they reflect upon how their own choices and actions affect how they are perceived in the world as well as how they are influenced by the time period in which they live. Students will initiate inquiry, research, and present their findings in writing and as a formal presentation.   Freshman Composition I and II Students will follow the curriculum of these courses via concurrent enrollment through Front Range Community College. Those who complete the courses with a C or better will earn three credits per semester.