Jeri Shaw

ADVANCED SOPHOMORE ENGLISH 2017-2018 school year
SUMMER READING MATERIALS:
(This is only for students who are eligible for Advanced Sophomore English.)

The Chocolate War
by Robert Cormier
Test will be Tuesday, June 20th

A Separate Peace by John Knowles
Test will be Thursday, July 27th

 Study Materials:  These are OPTIONAL!  I am including study guides for those who would like to use them in order to prepare for the test.  You do not have to complete them.  I just want to make sure you have every opportunity to feel prepared for the test.

You can access the study guides under the "useful links" tab.


REMEMBER you can always email me with any questions you
have while preparing for your tests.
jshaw@wfschools.org

Mrs. Shaw

 
Hello!  My name is Jeri Shaw.  I am currently in my 11th year at FCHS.  I teach Freshman level Literature and Composition,  Sophomore level Literature and Composition, Reading Plus, and Movie Analysis.  When offered, I also teach Novels. 

Prior to teaching at FCHS I spent two years in the Sesser-Valier school district teaching 6th, 7th, and 10th grade English.  

I have a bachelor's degree from SIU-C in English for Secondary Education with an endorsement in Speech.  I also have a master's degree from SIU-C in English.



Current Courses:
English I Literature:
    Aligned with the Common Core State  
    Standards (CCSS), students will be reading various 
    pieces of fiction and nonfiction, poetry, and 
    Shakespearean drama.  There will be CCSS based 
    writing assignments and projects as well.

English I Composition:
    Aligned with the CCSS, students will be working on 
    process writing.  There will be several formal writing 
    assignments as well as short writings and an 
    introduction to the research process.  There will be a 
    focus on grammar and vocabulary as well.  Possible 
    novel titles for the semester include:  Of Mice and Men
    and Speak.


English II Literature
    Aligned with the Common Core State 
    Standards (CCSS), students will be reading various
    pieces of fiction and nonfiction, poetry, and
    Shakespearean drama.  There will be CCSS based
    writing assignments and projects as well.  Students
    will also read Night by Elie Wiesel.

English II Composition
    Aligned with the CCSS, students will be working on
    process writing.  There will be several formal writing
    assignments as well as short writings and an
    introduction to the research process.  There will be a
    focus on grammar and vocabulary as well.  Possible
    novel titles for the semester include:  To Kill a
    Mockingbird, Lord of the Flies, Fahrenheit 451, The
    Pigman, Necessary Roughness, Nothing But the 
    Truth

      
Reading Plus
    
This is an elective course designed to assist deficient 
    readers.  Parents can look for an informational mailing 
    during the first week of school.

Movie Analysis
     This is an elective course open to juniors and seniors. 
     Students will become critics while exploring various
     genres of movies.  Students will experience movies
     ranging from silent film to musicals.  There will be a
     challenge of technology skills as well as students create 
     their own trailers for specific movies. 

Click here to see my curriculum map for composition.
Click here to see my curriculum map for literature.