Mr. Archer's English Classes
College Prep English 11
College Prep English 12
Mr. Archer Room A2
2018-19 School Year
Welcome to English Class!! Sure, English is the language we all speak everyday. So What !!! So what does that mean?
Yes, it does mean we, as learners (including myself) need to speak well in the classroom and eventually out in the real world No one (including myself) speaks perfect Standard American English. If we expect to be respected by others, especially those in power, we need to improve. We can do this in many ways other than by getting up in front of a classroom and speaking (although we will likely do this eventually).
We can improve by reading good literature, writing about what we read, writing about what is happening or has happened in our lives, and many other ways. Literature is all about life, so I guarantee that there will be some selections that you will enjoy (maybe even Shakespeare or poetry!!). Writing is all about thinking, only on paper. However, something that you will hear me say from time to time is this: Do not write (formally) as you speak (informally). So, English class is reading, writing and most importantly, thinking !
Items Needed for class:
? Literature book (provided)
? Book Cover
? Notebook for class notes and class assignments
? Pencils and/ or ink pens with dark blue or black ink only (others not accepted)
? Yourself—both physically and mentally !
? A good work ethic, a positive attitude and a willingness to learn and have fun too!
- The signed slip from the packet stating that you and your parent(s) have read, understand and will abide by the rules and expectations.