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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 Pre-AP, GT, and PSAT/Pre-AP English teacher at Terra Vista Middle School. She has had eighteen years of experience working with gifted and talented as well as Pre-AP and AP students in the West Texas area. Kristina has also worked with full-inclusion students throughout her career. She has written curriculum for grades seven through twelve, designed an academic vocabulary course for the high school, designed a Pre-AP/PSAT English course for eighth graders, designed a SAT/ACT course for seventh graders in the Duke University Talent Search Program, and designed the seventh and eighth grade GT course. 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 ten years. Kristina has also present at the National College Board Conference twice. She has completed a Master's degree in Education Administration and holds a Principal's certificate. Kristina was the recipient of the Frank and Nancy Newton's Excellence in Education Award from the Beaumont Foundation in 2010 and the Panhandle South Plains TAGT Teacher of the Year for 2014. Most recently, Kristina has published two books on writing instruction with Teacher's Discovery.


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