Tammy Thomas

Learn today; achieve for life.

Please use this website to improve your chances of success in my class, and allow your parents access so that they can monitor what's happening in the course. Education is a three-way street -- it requires effort from you and me, as well as support from home.

 

Special note about exams: At times, after an exam has been given, I keep the copies once students have had a chance to review them. If a student and/or parent would like to review an exam that was not sent home, they may make that request by emailing me at tthomas@fannin.k12.ga.us, or by calling me at 706-632-2081. If for any reason I cannot send the exam home, we can definitely make an appointment to review the test together.

 

My schedule:

1st block -- Planning

2nd block -- American Literature Honors

3rd block -- American Literature and A Lunch

4th block -- Advanced Composition

 

 

RESOURCES: Please click the Links tab to access valuable resources I've provided.  There are links to book help sites, grammar help sites, the Purdue writing lab, school calendars and websites, PDF versions of many things we read in class, and many other helpful online resources.  If you have questions about resources or a suggestion for resources that might be helpful, please let me know!

A Dropbox account is provided for student work.  To access, go to www.dropbox.com.  The user name is fchsaplang@gmail.com and the password is thomas237b.

 

 

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Focusing on a study of contemporary literature, students develop an understanding of current issues through the study of various non-fiction and fiction texts. Students will develop an understanding of rhetoric and how it affects the meaning of the literature. Students connect these understandings by using rhetorical strategies in their own writing about contemporary topics. The course is intended to prepare students for the Advanced Placement English Language and Composition course. A nice resource for help understanding important vocabulary and course material is American Rhetoric. When required to do research for literary criticism or other scholarly articles, don't forget Galileo's Literary Reference Center.

To view information about assignments from previous dates, click on "see past" under "Upcoming Events and Homework."

To access the class Dropbox folder, use the following: fchsaplang@gmail.com thomas237b
The 2008 College Board course description for AP Language indicates that this course is prescribed to help students “write effectively and confidently in their college courses across the curriculum and in their professional and personal lives.” The course is organized according to the requirements and guidelines of the current AP English Course Description; therefore, students are expected to read critically, think analytically, and communicate clearly both in writing and speech. A valuable resource for gaining a better understanding of key vocabulary and course content is American Rhetoric. To view information about assignments from previous dates, click on "see past" under "Upcoming Events and Homework."

Focusing on a study of American literature, students will develop an understanding of chronological context and the relevance of historical and cultural changes on literature of specific time periods. Students will also demonstrate skill in using textual evidence to support claims based on both literary and informational reading.  (CCGPS) To view information about assignments from previous dates, click on "see past" under "Upcoming Events and Homework."

Focusing on a study of American literature, students will develop an understanding of chronological context and the relevance of historical and cultural changes on literature of specific time periods. Students will also demonstrate skill in using textual evidence to support claims based on both literary and informational reading. (CCGPS) 

Remember that honors courses are designed to prepare students for the rigor of Advanced Placement study. Expect to read sophisticated works, think critically and analytically, and work diligently to improve your writing skills in a variety of modes of discourse. Honors students must maintain an unweighted average of 88 and earn an 85 or higher on the course EOCT to be recommended for the next course in the honors sequence. To view information about assignments from previous dates, click on "see past" under "Upcoming Events and Homework."

Just can't stay away? Feel free to access resources or get in touch to say hello or ask for help!

Below you will find the description of and all materials for the summer assignment.  Please sign up as a student in this class so that you can use the message board to share information or questions with other students in the class, and so that I have a record of your receiving the assignment. 

If you have questions for me, please email me using this site or at mailto:tthomas@fannin.k12.ga.us.  Enjoy your break!

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This explains the symbols or marks used to note errors on your essay. It is important! You always have one week to make corrections to your papers and improve your grade.
This rubric is something that YOU will use to evaluate your work in groups. Learning to work with others to complete a task effectively and efficiently can really improve your chances of success.