Looking for a great way to earn 2 elective credits this summer?

Then join me for Poetry and Painting!

Meeting dates: June 26 - July 3 (M,T,W,Th, F) Meeting times: 8:30 am - 12:30 pm

Course description: In this course we will explore how painting and writing go hand-in-hand. Students will be led through creating a landscape style painting by a local artist and then spend the remainder of the class writing poetry, poetic prose, and narrative to enhance their painting. If time permits, the artist will return at the end of the class to lead students through a second painting. This course is open to both experienced and inexperienced high school writers in all grades (including incoming freshmen) and designed around the idea that the power of creative expression can change our lives. No artistic experience necessary. Assignments will be started in class and completed in the afternoon or over the weekend.

Credit: On successful completion, students earn 2 Exeter High School elective credits.

Fee: $250 + $25 art supplies = $275

"A book is made from a tree. It is an assemblage of flat, flexible parts (still called “leaves”) imprinted with dark pigmented squiggles. One glance at it and you hear the voice of another person, perhaps someone dead for thousands of years. Across the millennia, the author is speaking, clearly and silently, inside your head, directly to you. Writing is perhaps the greatest of human inventions, binding together people, citizens of distant epochs, who never knew one another. Books break the shackles of time, proof that humans can work magic."  ~Carl Sagan

Welcome to English with Mrs. Peterson!

To navigate this site, please select your class from the tabs above. Once you're in there, you'll find links to assignments, handouts and rubrics that we will be using in class (please note that some documents are password protected due to privacy reasons) as well as the homework, syllabus, etc. for the course. If you are absent, this is the place to come to find everything you need to make up any missed work. I will be updating this website regularly. You are expected to check the homework section as often as possible. 

Need help choosing a book to read?

Check out Your Next Read. 
On this site you can put in the title of book you've read or heard about, and you'll get several recommendations.

Or use Novelist Plus. Go to search.ebscohost.com, log in (with bluehawks for both the username and password) and choose Novelist Plus from the list of databases. This is another great site for searching for your next great read! 

Finally, don't forget that you can access the EHS Library Catalogue here!

BookBub tracks special deals for e-books and sends you a personalized daily email notifying you of e-books titles available for free or for a really cheap price ($.99, $1.99, $2.99, etc.). The site scours Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Google Play, and Apple to find the deals and then it uses your preferences (which you set up when you join) to suggest titles that may be of interest you. You can also search by genre or "follow" certain authors.