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English   ( Week 1 )
Pre-AP English MS (Combined teachers)
Kristina Janeway
Target grade(s): 6 - 8

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Course Description

Practice Pre-AP and AP strategies through hands-on lessons for all facets of middle school and high school English/Language Arts. Spend quality time on the smooth integration of these ideas into existing lesson plans while learning to incorporate these techniques into student writing. Discover techniques to get varied sentence structure in student writing by understanding the basic concepts of syntactical analysis through several assorted activities. Find out how to help students understand the nuances of tone and style as it relates to the author's purpose in diction, expanded vocabulary, and syntax to improve student voice in writing. Facilitate analysis and higher analytical cognitive skills in your students while having fun but not by reinventing the wheel. A comprehensive resource list will be provided in the course materials.

Items to Bring

  • Highlighter
  • Post-it notes or tabs
  • Writing materials
  • Literature textbook or a list of teaching selections
  • Novels or a list of novels
  • Computer if desired

Biographical Sketch for Kristina Janeway

Kristina Janeway is a Pre-AP, academic, and full inclusion English teacher at Terra Vista Middle School in Lubbock, Texas. She has sixteen years experience working with gifted and talented as well as Pre-AP and AP students in the West Texas area. She has written curriculum for grades seven through twelve, designed an academic vocabulary course for the high school, and designed a PSAT and SAT/ACT course for middle school students involved in the Duke University Talent Search and Superintendent Select programs. Kristina has presented at numerous conferences, districts, and Advanced Placement Summer Institutes in various states and universities while working as a consultant for the College Board for the last nine years. Kristina is a Mentor Teacher in the Teacher Advancement Program through the Milken Foundation. She has also completed a Master's degree in Education Administration and was the recipient of the Frank and Nancy Newton's Excellence in Education Award from the Beaumont Foundation in 2010.

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