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Ms. Griffith's Contact Information


Office Hours: 7:30 - 8:00 A.M., 3:00-3:30 P.M. (other hours by appointment)
Courses: English I, English II, Drama, Speech  
Location: Marengo Community High School Room 2508
Email: griffithk@mchs154.org
Phone: (815)568-6511 x. 2508

Griffith English Courses

Course Objective:

English I and II courses are meant to teach skills necessary for early high school reading, writing and argumentation, speaking and listening, and literary analysis. Cross-curricular skills taught include close reading, comprehension strategies, as well as higher-order thinking and questioning skills. 

Literature Preview:

  • Novels including Of Mice and Men, Fahrenheit 451, and To Kill A Mockingbird
  • Plays including Romeo and Juliet and Macbeth
  • Short stories including "The Most Dangerous Game" and "The Masque of the Red Death"
English I
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English II
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Speech Communication

Recent Announcements

  • Friday, February 5th 1) Print out essay and turn in before end of hour2) Check class BLOG for next assignment
    Posted Feb 6, 2015, 5:44 AM by Kate Griffith
  • Tuesday, January 27th 2015 1. Go over structure for body paragraphs in How To speech outline2. Lab time to typeHW: Body section must be finished for class on Wednesday, Jan. 28th
    Posted Jan 27, 2015, 12:56 PM by Kate Griffith
  • Monday, January 26th 2015 1. Turn in Chpt. 2 notes2. Go over introduction3. Type attention, audience tie in, credibility, and preview stepsHW: Start typing your body paragraphs
    Posted Jan 26, 2015, 1:02 PM by Kate Griffith
  • Friday, January 23rd 2015 1. Discuss topics for the How To speech2. Sign up for class Edmodo account3. Begin How To speech outlineHW: Complete the How To speech outline for the ...
    Posted Jan 23, 2015, 12:34 PM by Kate Griffith
  • Wednesday, January 21st 2015 1. Take 5 Essentials Survey2. Prep for State of the Union Address--> DOCUMENT HEREHW: State of the Union assignment due FRIDAY by the beginning of class--> 10 TWEETS ...
    Posted Jan 21, 2015, 1:03 PM by Kate Griffith
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