• Welcome to my webpage! It has now been updated for the fall semester of the 2019-2020 school year.


    ACT Grammar session #1, Tips, Tricks, and TONS of Useful Links (slideshow but hyperlinks don't work)

    ACT Grammar session #1, Tips, Tricks, and TONS of useful Links (PDF with working hyperlinks)


    ACT grammar session #2: Parallel structure, appositives, transition words/clauses. (PDF)

    Poetryfoundation.org (for practice reading diverse and challenging poetry)


    Email: kyle_rother@abss.k12.nc.us 

    About me: I grew up in Chicago, Illinois before moving down to North Carolina to attend High Point University where I received a B.A. in English literature with a track in secondary education. The 2019-20 school year will be my third full year teaching at Southern, and I'm super excited to share my love for literature from every corner of the globe. I'm currently the sponsor of the Odyssey of the Mind club (more information down at the bottom for those interested). Please feel free to reach out and contact me using the information above (email is usually best) with any questions regarding my class. I'm looking forward to another amazing year!


    Remind: I use an app called Remind to communicate important dates, deadlines, and updates with my students. All contact information is obscured through the application. If any parents or guardians would like to be included in the Remind messages I send, please send me an email and I can get you set up. 

    Spring schedule 2020:

    1. AP Literature and Composition - Room D6 - 8:30-10:00
    2. English 3 Honors- Office/D6 - 10:05-11:35
    3. English 3 Honors- Room D6 - 11:40 - 1:40
      1. 2nd lunch from 12:10-12:35
    4. Planning - Room D6 - 1:45 - 3:15

    Please feel free to reach out to me via the email address listed above if you have any questions, comments or concerns.


    Class Materials:

    1. A pen/pencil every day
    2. A folder/binder that is solely used for English class. 
    3. A college-ruled notebook (for Honors) and loose-leaf paper (for honors and standard). 
    4. Highlighters are awesome to have, but not required by any means. 

    Grading Scale (for all regular and honors English classes):


    What it entails

    What it’s worth


    General assignments, homework, vocab.com, grammar


    Performance Tasks

    Writing, essays, papers, quickwrites, journals



    Vocab quizzes, reading quizzes



    Unit/Novel tests and projects


    School Grading Scheme: 1st 9 weeks (40% of final grade)

          2nd 9 weeks (40% of final grade) 

          English NC Final Exam (20% of final grade)



    I am available before or after school, any day other than Thursday, for tutoring upon request and appointment. Talk to me privately, email me, or send a Remind message to set up the details. 


    Odyssey of the Mind:

    If you would like to hone your creativity, problem-solving, and team-building skills, please consider joining the Odyssey of the Mind club! We meet every Thursday after school in room D6 to plan skits, build props, design sets but mostly just to have some fun. See me if you have any questions or are curious to hear more information.