• Welcome to my webpage! It has now been updated for the fall semester of the 2020-2021 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 2020-21 school year will be my fourth full year teaching at Southern, and I'm super excited to share my love for literature from every corner of the globe. Please feel free to reach out and contact me using the email address above 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. 

     

     

    CLICK HERE for class schedule, codes, and materials needed!!!

     

    Class Materials (when we return to school):

    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):

    Category

    What it entails

    What it’s worth


    Classwork

    General assignments, homework, vocab.com, grammar

    33%

    Performance Tasks

    Writing, essays, papers, quickwrites, journals

    33%

         

    Tests

    Unit/Novel tests and projects, quizzes

    33%

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

          2nd 9 weeks (40% of final grade) 

          Final Exam (20% of final grade)