grant.brashears@cmcss.net931-387-3201
I am currently an English/ELA teacher at Montgomery Central High School. I also assist in coaching the Lady Indians Soccer Team. I work hard to make sure that all students are always working to reach beyond the goals and standards set forth by the state. Literature is the class that allows every person to grow in their understanding of our minds, as well as the logic that guides many of our decisions. It is my goal to encourage all students to take a glimpse into the extraordinary world of reading and close analysis of ideas that grow us as empathetic, educated individuals. Education: B.S. English - Focus in Secondary Education: English and Language
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Course Description

In this course, students will practice literacy skills through an integrated model. English II shares the same standards as English I but significantly increases the rigor with which those standards are taught. Students will practice literacy skills through an integrated model. Specifically, students will read literature and informational texts, practice academic writing, conduct research, engage in speaking and listening skills, and apply language skills. Students will closely read and analyze a variety of literary selections:  short stories, novels, articles, essays, speeches, drama, and poetry. Speaking and listening skills connect reading and writing through discussion and presentation. Across all writing formats, students will develop a central idea, maintain a coherent focus in their writing, and elaborate the points they make with well-documented and relevant examples, facts, and details.

A state end-of-course exam is required at the end of the second semester. The score will count a percentage of the second semester grade as determined by the Tennessee State Board of Education.

 

Expectations and Goals

It is the expectation for all students to push their reasoning skills and understanding of English and Literature as they continue in this course. Students should complete all assigned reading material for class in order to ensure the highest quality of instruction at a pace that is expected of English II students.