Mrs. Parker- Pre-AP & AP Language & Composition
Welcome to another school year. I look forward to working with students, parents, and other educators to make this school year exceptional. I am a graduate of S.W.T.S.U., now dubbed Texas State University at San Marcos, where I received my B.A. in Liberal Arts with a major in English and my teaching certification. Additionally, I recently accomplished my goal of completing my Master’s degree in Educational School Leadership from Sul Ross State University. My husband is fellow English teacher and coach, K. Parker. We have two children: Gabby, who graduated from Texas State in 2016, and Kacey, who graduated from WHS past year and is now a freshman at Texas State. We are indeed a Texan (and Bobcat) family.
While I have taught English for the past eighteen years, I continue to see each year as a new experience filled with possibilities. I truly enjoy teaching high school students because of their endless potential; each day becomes an opportunity to create a path to success. This year’s classroom motto is “You don’t have to be great to get started, but you have to get started to be GREAT!”
To access the novel by Ayn Rand, please either go to the LINKS and find the link to the online novel OR download the free version on IBooks for your Ipad.
We have started reading Chapters 1-3 on Monday/Tuesday.
• Poetry Literary Terms
• TPCASTT “Nothing Gold Can Stay”
• Poetry Notes- imagery, literary elements, sounds of poetry /“Digging” TPCASTT [Pre-AP]
• Narrative Poem- “My Papa’s Waltz” [English II]
• Renaissance/Sonnet Notes
• Sonnet 18 Shakespeare Analysis [English II]
• Minimum of 5 writing journals reflections/poems