Courses Taught and Descriptions:
In order to know ourselves, it is best to learn about others. Literature is an excellent means of such personal reflection. Two units will be taught: Vietnam War (Fallen Angels or The Things They Carried) and The Kite Runner. A great deal of reading, writing and speaking will be incorporated into this class.
This college course is offered through St. Cloud State University. Students can earn 3 college credits for state colleges and possibly for private institutions. Students will read 8 novels and write thematic essays. Novels will focus on diverse perspectives: American Indian, Hispanic American, Afghanistan, Asian American, African American, and Irish literature. Each unit will be accompanied with various readings, discussion, videos, and activities related to that culture.
Students will begin their own journey through high school English by traveling along with Cole in Touching Spirit Bear, to science fiction characters in literature circles, to characters in their own books-of-choice in order to discover what they learned from their journeys. They will meet Romeo and Juliet, read short stories, continue to develop their writing skills, become familiar with the research process, write a research report, enhance their vocabulary, and focus on specific language skills that are required by the Minnesota Academic Standards in Language Arts.
The Dark Side
A wolf howled in the distance as Jerry drew nearer the closed door. With a shaking hand, he reached towards the handle. Slowly it turned and with an eerie creak, the door eased open . . . and then . . . . AHHHHHHHHHHHHH! The horror! The HORROR!
And you thought writing a Research Paper was scary! Come take a trip with the masters of Gothic and Horror. Bram Stoker, Edgar Allen Poe, Stephen King and many others will lead us through the gore, the suspense of gothic elements through time.
We can’t wait to see you in class, Mwaahahahahahah! (That was an evil laugh).
“Holy moly- I just read the coolest book!” Have you ever just wanted to talk about something awesome you just read? This class is designed for those who love a good, popular, emotional read! Think “Oprah Book Club” types: Jodi Picoult, Nicholas Sparks, etc. We will choose a book to read together, and do some small group choices. Interspersed will be some short stories, personal writings, and a movie comparison. Any gender may register!
Mrs. Jennifer Kulmjkulm@annandale.k12.mn.us
"I cannot open a book without learning something." - Chinese Proverb
I may best be reached between the hours of:
7:45 am and 8:15 am,
2:55 pm and 4:00 pm
Phone Extension: 3206