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The English Team!
Sage Creek English Deparment

English

SC English Team
Contact Shannon Alberts  Shannon Alberts (760) 331-6640 English
Contact Andrea Fett  Andrea Fett (760) 331-6637 English
Contact Sarah Hunter  Sarah Hunter (760) 331-6636 English
Contact Amy Kuehl  Amy Kuehl (760) 331-6639 English
Contact Rachel Merino-Ott  Rachel Merino-Ott (760) 331-6641 English / Yearbook
Contact Corrie Myers  Corrie Myers (760) 331-6643 English Department Co-Chair
Contact Danielle Nourani  Danielle Nourani (760) 331-6642 English
Contact George Porter  George Porter (760) 331-6638 English
Contact Valerie Tapia  Valerie Tapia (760) 331-6607 English / ASB

Our Mission

To prepare students for college and career level reading, writing, oral communication and digital literacy.

 

Our Vision

The Sage Creek English teachers are passionate about our students and their individual stories and success. Using that as our foundation, our team works collaboratively with each other and with students to foster a passion for reading, build a solid foundation in written and oral communication, and have a command of digital literacy. We create a rigorous curriculum that empowers students to think critically, make meaningful connections with the human experience, and to communicate their analysis in a variety of creative and innovative mediums. Students will be challenged with texts ranging from classic literature to current non-fiction pieces to film and other multimedia. We believe that given the right set of skills, combined with their independent drive and guided collaboration, our students will become engaged 21st century participants.

 

 

English Department Letter of Recommendation

 

1. See the counseling procedure for requests here.

 For each particular teacher, coach, or administrator, print out:

  • The cover letter (click here)
  • the teacher survey (Find on Naviance under the "About Me" tab). 
  • the counselor survey (Find on Naviance under the "About Me" tab).
  • EITHER the parent brag letter or a personal brag letter you write about yourself. (Find a place to enter/print on Naviance or create a new document). 
  • (optional) your college personal statements 

2. Compile these documents in a nice way in the order they appear above. 

 

3. Bring them to the recommender IN PERSON to request a letter. 

 

4. If you are given the green light from the requested recommender, add them under the colleges tab for letters of recommendation on Naviance once the window opens. 

What will my students read in their English class?

ENG 1A: The House on Mango Street,  Romeo and Juliet

ENG 1B: To Kill a Mockingbird, Fahrenheit 451 (H)

 

ENG 2A: Lord of the Flies (all), Rhetoric Unit: Julius Caesar (all)

ENG 2B: 1984 (CP), Crime and Punishment (Honors), Social Media Unit (CP)

 

ENG 3A: ERWC Units, The Great Gatsby

ENG 3B:  Post-Modernism movement selections, The Catcher in the Rye, The Things They Carried

PLUS they will read a book a month of their choice for our Book Love assignment!

English Class Resources

Want to know the secret to staying sharp in your "gapped" English trimester? Read! Read any book you can get your hands on. Read books that interest you. Read books that challenge you. Read current events and then talk about them with your parents. Here are a few other ways to stay on top of things:

 

English 1A Vocabulary Lists & Activities: Click here

English 1B Vocabulary Lists & Activities: Click here

English 1H-A Vocabulary Lists: Click here

English 1H-B Vocabulary Lists: Click here

English 2H-A Vocabulary Lists: Click here

English 2H- B Vocabulary Lists: Click here

English 3A Vocabulary Lists:  Click here

English 3B Vocabulary Lists (click here

AP Language and Composition Vocabulary Lists:  coming soon.

 

Book Love Assignment 2015-2016: Click here

List of books frequently presented on AP English exams (for Honors students): Click here

 

Recommended Supplies*

General School Supplies:

  • 2" 3-ring binder

  • Dividers

  • Loose-leaf paper (college-ruled)

  • Pencils 

  • Pens

  • Erasers

  • Pencil pouch

  • Personal computing device with Internet access at home (e.g. PC, Mac, laptop, tablet, smartphone, etc.)

English-Specific Supplies:

  • Sticky notes
  • A pen for correcting (not blue or blank ink)
  • Highlighters (at least two different colors)
  • A personal gmail account that clearly contains their full last name and at least their first initial (more info on this later)

 

*The decision to purchase supplies suggested in this list is entirely voluntary and does not affect a student's participation or performance evaluation in the class. Students are entitled to participate in all aspects of their classes regardless of whether the student/parent decides to purchase these items.

Our Digitally Agile Students Use:
Our Digitally Agile Students Use:

Stay Connected!

Instagram:

  • @mrsmyers_insta
  • @ms.salah
  • @mrs_kuehl
  • @mrs.alberts_insta
  • @ms.hunter_insta

 

Twitter:

  • @bobcatenglish
  • @MrsAlberts
  • @MrsMyersTweets
  • @AmyKuehl07
  • @daniellenourani

Check out what's happening in our classrooms!

AP English Literature and Composition Summer Assignment

AP Lit Summer Assignment and Instructions: Click Here

AP English Language & Composition Summer Work

AP Language and Composition Summer Assignment and Instructions:  Click here.

 

I don't know what book to read!

  1. Book suggestions from your Sage Creek peers (also available in the library): Click here
  2. Cool website that suggests a book for you "What should I read next?": Click here 
  3. List of books from kids who DON'T like to read (organized by genre): Click here
  4. Use your Goodreads account to get ideas! Click here