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English I

. . . is filled with units and topics about life as a journey. Expect a variety of classroom activities beyond essay writing and reading. Journals, projects, presentations, films, and hands-on activities are all a part of this year's curriculum. We will read short stories, conduct research for analytical writing and public speaking, analyze the novel Lord of the Flies, as well as explicate poetry from many diverse authors, including Homer and Shakespeare. The course syllabus and other documents are available to you through your student at Google Classroom.

English II

. . . consists of units and topics about diversity and individuality.  Expect readings from short stories, poems, informational texts, and novels like To Kill a Mockingbird, All Quiet on the Western Front, Flowers for Algernon, and Of Mice and Men.  Don't forget about Shakespeare's Julius Caesar! Monthly papers, unit projects, essays, and films will be a part of this year's curriculum.  Brace yourselves!  The course syllabus and other documents are available to you through your student at Google Classroom.

English III

. . . will prepare you for college English 101/102 while we cover American literature from the foundations of our country through present day.  The Puritans, Poe, and Postmodern literature will positively empower your understanding of what it means to be a great reader and writer.  The course syllabus and other documents are available to you through your student at Google Classroom.

English IV

. . . is pulling out all the stops to prepare you for a career or post-secondary education.  We will explore careers and workplace writing throughout the year in addition to a survey of British literature that will further prepare you for college English 101/102 and strengthen your appreciation for our eclectic language.  The course syllabus and other documents are available to you through your student at Google Classroom.

About Mr. Whitman

Mr. Whitman is a fifth-year teacher at Burrton High School who has a Bachelor of Arts in Secondary Education with an emphasis in English 6-12, and a Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing, as well as an endorsement in English to Speakers of Other Languages. 

In addition to heading the school's Kansas Association for Youth club, he is a senior class sponsor, and a graduate student at Wichita State University seeking a Master of Arts of English.

He is also Co-Editor of the Voices of Kansas journal published by the Kansas Association of Teachers of English.