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    Composition with Mrs. SaundersMr. Simmons
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    It is my dream to help students in the journey of self-discovery so that they may find relevant learning in the classroom that will translate into confidence as young adults. I look for new and creative ways to engage students and I am intrigued by the variety of methods employed by other educators. Professional Learning Communities, peer relationships, community connections, and educational opportunities are excellent resources for myself as an educator. Ultimately, innovation, rigor, relevance, and relationships are the key to classroom success.
    My ultimate goal for students is to reach a level of personal and educational growth based upon individual strengths and challenges; I want to make it a collaborative effort in concert with the teacher, the student and parents. The hope is to ignite a spark for learning and discovery that will carry over into the student’s world outside the classroom. As such, the success will be celebrated as a major accomplishment in the life of the student. All moments are to be affirmed positively to reinforce the student and encourage peer success in the classroom.
    In order to accomplish this vision, I will embrace the concept of diverse approach and the process of thoughtfully adapting teaching methods according to the learner and classroom dynamic. The concept of ‘anything goes’ cannot exist in this vision; however, the knowledge that a variety of methods in unique combinations must exist is the foundation for student success in my teaching vision.
    Students must leave my classroom prepared to excel as creative, collaborative individuals ready to think critically, and communicate effectively, as productive members of the 21st Century global community.
    Teacher Website

    What makes this course interesting?
    Strengthen the effectiveness of your writing through close reading and frequent practice at applying rhetorical strategies, analyzing information from source texts, and writing arguments
    Understand the interactions among a writer’s purpose, audience, subject, and genre and how each of these contributes to effective writing. Enhance your own writing skills and understand better each stage of the writing process as you develop expository, analytical, and argumentative compositions.
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    Online Textbook
    Click on the link above.
    Locate your textbook and follow instructions in class.
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