Phone: 410-758-0500 ext. 247
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Hello! My name is Heather Watkins. I have worked at Queen Anne's County High School since August, 2009. I graduated from the University of Delaware with a bachelor's degree in secondary English education in June, 2009. I primarily teach English II, English III Honors, and Mythology and Folklore. I also "sponsor" the Anime Club.
If you ever have a question, please do not hesitate to e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call me at 410-758-0500 ext. 247.
English III is required course for graduation. It includes the study of American Literature and builds upon and reinforces the skills acquired in English II. Additional emphasis is placed upon research skills, effective writing, oral communication, and an exploration of a variety of literary genres. A research paper is required.
The Honors English program is designed for students who are self-initiating and highly motivated. It builds upon the successes of earlier experiences with language and stimulates bright and creative minds to explore their potential. The program aims to meet the needs of students whose goals are to go beyond the foundational surveys of the discipline by delving into the complexities of communication through supplemental readings, writings, and activities that develop deep understanding. The program strengthens honors students’ cognizance of the richness of the language and the literature.
Mythology and Folklore is an elective English course designed to introduce the student to various cultures through an exploration of their mythology and folklore. Students will study the mythology and folklore of classical Greece and Rome as well as Scandinavia, Egypt & Africa, Europe, and North America. Emphasis is placed upon the influence of such works on American literature, culture, and language. Vocabulary derived from mythology is studied, and modern works based upon and derived from mythological subject matter are read and discussed.
English II is a required course for graduation. It builds upon and reinforces the skills acquired in English I, including genre study, critical reading, language usage and conventions, and effective writing. Additional emphasis is placed upon research skills and oral communication. Importantly, students in tenth grade will take the English Language Arts / Literacy portion of the MCAP assessment. (MCAP stands for Maryland Comprehensive Assessment Program, and it consists of all tests students have to take to graduate.) The ELA MCAP is a graduation requirement, and this course will prepare students for that major assessment.