Friday, July 26, 2013

Welcome Back....August 20th, 2013

Welcome to Junior 11 Honors!

Dear Junior English Students,

Welcome to "American Literature," otherwise known as "Junior English." I am so excited to work with you this year. Our study will pertain to American authors and their impact on society. You will have the opportunity to read exceptional pieces of literature that will effect change within your lives.

HOMEWORK for Thursday, August 22nd:
1. Remember to return your signed copy of the Disclosure Document . Please print the following form as a Word document, have your parents read my note to them, and then I ask that both of you sign and date it.
Dear Parents,
I am so excited to have the opportunity to work with your student this year; I sincerely care about them. Their progress in Junior 11 Honors is extremely important to me. If you are concerned about your student's academic standing, need clarification regarding the disclosure document, an assignment, or feel that we need to visit regarding other concerns , please contact me at school (801-223-3120 ext. 610), or I can also be reached by e-mail ( Contacting me by e-mail is the most effective form of communication. I ask that you take an active role in your student's education at Timpanogos High School. I have developed a blog(, which is designed to assist students with their assignments and assessments.  I believe you and your student will find it a useful and helpful source. If you would like to make an appointment with me, I am available during A3 and B3 prep periods.
I hope this will be a positive year for your student; I look forward to working with them and you! 
Kori Crampton
I have read and understand the disclosure document for Junior English Honors. 
Student's Name (please print) _____________________________________ Date: ____________
Parent's Signature ______________________________________________ Date: ____________

2. Remember to have your notebook organized and labeled with the following dividers (homework, handouts, notes, vocab./mechanics, and journal)

3. Remember that your "Where I stand" Introduction is also due on Thursday, August, 22nd!

Introductory Writing Prompt for Tuesday, August 22nd!

In relationship to your own abilities to write, to comprehend text, and to communicate overall, I ask that you respond to two of the following quotes:

 1. "The direction in which education starts a man will determine his future life." -Plato_
2. "Ignorance is bliss." -Thomas Grey_
 3. We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light. -Plato_
4. "The only good is knowledge and the only evil is ignorance." -Plato-
5. "The only thing I know is that I  know nothing." -Socrates-
6. "The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet." -Aristotle-

In each response, please explain what you think the author is attempting to convey about learning. Do you agree or disagree? Explain. Support your opinions with logical and valid commentary.

 Please write your name in the upper left hand corner, along with your period and seat #. Please do your best to structure your writing in an organized and thorough manner. You will have approximately 10 minutes to write for each chosen quote.

I look forward to seeing you on Thursday!