Mr. Scott Burns

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Welcome to English and Literature! During the year, we will be learning and practicing many reading and writing strategies.  In English, students will apply conventions of grammar and mechanics through a wide variety of writing forms. Grammar units will cover the eight parts of speech with an assessment at the end of each unit. English includes: narratives, demonstrations, persuasion, and informative writing in a variety of formats. Students will have the opportunity to use technology to produce and publish their writing, and will have many opportunities to present information, opinions, and ideas.  In Literature, students will be given the tools to become thoughtful and active readers in order to connect literature to their own experiences while motivating students to compare selections, authors, and cultures. My hope is to challenge students and to instill a love for thinking and writing. I believe all students will become self-confident readers, writers and critical thinkers.