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English Course Syllabi 2018-2019

English 1 CP/H: Here

English 2 CP/H: Here

English 3 CP: Here

AP Language & Composition: Here

Expository Reading and Writing (ERWC): Here

AP Literature & Composition: Here


What will my students read in their English class?

ENG 1A: The House on Mango Street,  Romeo and Juliet, To Kill a Mockingbird, Fahrenheit 451 (H)

ENG 2: Lord of the Flies (all), Rhetoric Unit: Julius Caesar (H), 1984 (CP), Crime and Punishment (H), Social Media Unit (CP)

ENG 3: ERWC Units, The Great Gatsby, The Catcher in the Rye, The Things They Carried

AP Language and Composition: The Great Gatsby, The Catcher in the Rye, AP Lang reader

Expository Reading and Writing (ERWC): The Alchemist, Freakonomics, ERWC Units

AP Literature and Composition: 

The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, Bless me, Ultima, Frankenstein, or, The Modern Prometheus, A Doll’s House OR The Importance of Being Earnest, Things Fall Apart, Jane Eyre 

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. 

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.

AP Summer Work

AP Lit Summer Assignment and Instructions: Click Here

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



The 2019-2020 English Team!
Sage Creek English Deparment
Contact Info
Shannon Alberts (760) 331-6640 English
Melissa Barry (760) 331-6642 English
Sarah Eichler Teacher
Andrea Fett (760) 331-6637 English
Sarah Hunter (760) 331-6636 English
Rachel Merino-Ott (760) 331-6641 English / Yearbook
Corrie Myers (760) 331-6643 English Department Co-Chair
George Porter (760) 331-6638 English
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.



Alumni Experience

“The Sage Creek English Department has prepared me in every way to be  successful in college. Through the oral  communication, craftsmanship of essays, and ability to understand and thoughtfully process text, I have been able to find success in all my classes.”

Chloe McGovern, ‘18

College: Cal Poly SLO

Major: Food Science



“The English Department has guided me to become an articulate, thoughtful writer who excels in comparison to my peers due to my writing ability. By exposing me to all different types of writing (such as traditional essays, organic essays, annotated bibliographies, blog posts, narratives, and poems, to name a few) and structuring classes in a manner that I have had the opportunity to practice them all throughout my four year English career, few writing assignments surprised me in college (and consequently there were few that my professors found sub par).”

Heather Feldmann, ‘17

College: United States Naval Academy

Major: Engineering

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