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 involves a more mature study of core English skills. Major American authors and periods are examined in their historical context, allowing exploration of literary themes in the context of the American experience. 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



  • Deadline for all missing work

    All missing work with exception of 504s and IEPs must be in by March 31st.

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  • A J Jacobs excerpt

    A PDF version of chapter one of A J Jacobs Drop Dead Healthy now exists in your 1.1 folder. This chapter will be given to you in hard copy but in case you lose it, there is a backup! 

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  • Blog Issues Protocol

    1. Copy blog to a word document in case it does not submit 2. Wait 2-3 days and then check MMS to see if credit for blog has been entered 3. If no credit appears (and others have already received credit) place a hard copy of entry in the bin. No emails please. 4. If problem persists, you need to seek tech assistance with your account.

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Discussion Topics


  • CCSS 2
    CCSS 3
    3.1 and 3.2 materials found here
    CCSS 4
    4.1 Memoir
    4.2 Informational text via The Old Man and the Sea and Their Eyes Were Watching God
    All materials needed for units 1.1 and 1.2 will be in this folder
    Get the year started
    Policies/contracts can be found here!
    Reading lists from NBA awards
    Booker awards may be added!
    policies, handouts, writing tips


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