Instructor: Pucci, L.

    Lauren  M. Pucci
    B.A. in English
    M.A.T. in teaching secondary English 
    Email: lpucci@westerly.k12.ri.us
    Phone: 401-596-2109 ext. 3228

    Course Description:


    1 credit

    Grade 11

    This course is split into two semesters: American Rhetoric and American Fiction. Each semester examines the relationship between America's past and present. Students will make connections between America's past literary greats and their influence on current publications and public speakers. Writing, research, and critical analysis skills previously introduced are reinforced and developed. Interactive listening and class discussion are an integral part of this course.

    Teacher Philosophy:
    I truly believe I educate the whole student, preparing him or her for life, not just the workforce. With that in mind, I leave you with this quote by Thomas C. Foster, a literary professor and published author: “Literature, in other words, is a system, a worldwide shared experience across millennia. There are connections everywhere because everything is connected.” From How to Read Novels like a Professor


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    See files labeled speech order and dates for the order for both the practice and the summative. Dates for the summative to be finalized. File is labeled according to period class meets.

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  • Welcome to a new school year!

    Dear Students and Parents,  American Voices has undergone some exciting changes. This year we welcome Mrs. Oliveira to the team as she will be teaching second semester. There will be some changes to the folders but to begin, you may access the "Get the Year" started folder. This year we will begin with "then" in the form of one of my all time favorite works, The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. I look forward to beginning our literary journey from past to present with…

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