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Pre-AP MS English

Course Description

Preparing students for academic success is a teacher's job, but teaching empathy and respect is a teacher's joy. Using both fiction and non-fiction units, from John Steinbeck to Dr. Marin Luther King, Jr., we will explore how a writer's words can mold and shape the human heart. In this middle school seminar, we will employ creative and scaffolded lessons to help build a strong foundation for grammar, close reading, and analysis/argument writing.
Instructor Bio: Jacqueline Ward Rains has taught 7th grade English at Fort Worth Country Day for 12 years and love establishing the foundation students will build upon in their future college experience. With my additional job as the K-12 English Department Chair, I get to work with fellow teachers in establishing a healthy and challenging vertical skills alignment. Also, as a Laying the Foundation presenter, I work with teachers from across the country and benefit immensely from a powerful exchange of ideas. In my previous 19 year position with the Abilene Independent School District, I served as an AP Lead English Teacher and worked as a liaison between AP Strategies and the school district while also teaching AP Language and Pre AP English 10.

Number of Seat(s) Available: There are 24 openings remaining at this time.

Dates:February 16, 2019
Meets:Sa from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM
Instructor:Jackie Rains
Fee: $175.00Fee Breakdown