English Teachers

TEACHERS GRADE PHONE EMAIL WEBSITE
Enciso, Miroslaba ELD 891-3080 ext. 306 Email  
Enserro, Hollis 7, 7 HONORS
891-3080 ext. 302
Email  
Hansen, Annalisa 8 891-3080 ext. 406 Email Website
Hill, Monte 6 891-3080 ext. 105  Email  
Jimmerson, Adrienne 6 891-3080 ext. 403 Email  
Purl, Kamala
8, 8 HONORS
891-3080 ext. 303
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Snyder, Charlie 6 891-3080 ext. 106 Email  
Wild, Erica 6, 7 891-3080 ext. Email  

 

Our junior high students study integrated language arts courses in which they:
  • read and respond to literature--both fiction and nonfiction
  • experience all stages of the writing process
         · brainstorming
          · rough draft
          · revising
          · editing
          · final draft
  • prepare and make oral presentations
  • learn and practice research skills
  • develop basic grammar/writing/spelling skills
  • work on developing vocabulary
All classes meet the California English-Language Content Standards for California Public Schools for Grades 6-7-8.

Classes Taught

English 7

Seventh grade students study reading, writing and speaking strategies and conventions. The literature correlates to the 7th grade world history curriculum. The textbook is McDougal Littel's The Language of Literature. Core literature may include:
  • Dragonwings
  • The Sign of the Chrysanthemum,
  • Shabanu
  • Seven Daughters and Seven Sons
  • A Proud Taste For Scarlet and Miniver
  • Catherine, Called Birdy
  • A Midsummer Night's Dream
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English 8

Eight grade students expand their reading, writing and presentation strategies and conventions. The literature for this class correlates to the 8th grade U.S. History curriculum. Our textbook is McDougal Littel's The Language of Literature. Core literature may include:
  • The Outsiders
  • Across Five Aprils
  • The Slave Dancer
  • The Call of the Wild
  • Sarah Bishop

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Honors English 7 and 8

These courses study the same curriculum as the regular English 7 and 8 courses, but with more in-depth reading and writing and a greater emphasis on learning to become autonomous learners.