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    Welcome to Mrs. Wehrmeister's classroom website.
     
     Name:  Donna Wehrmeister
     Grade/Subject: Grade 10 Essential English II
     To Leave a Voicemail:  972-236-0600, Ext. 6114
     Email: Donna_Wehrmeister@allenisd.org
     
    Teacher contact information:  I can generally be reached at the above school phone number during the school day after 2:45 p.m., when classes are finished.   You may e-mail me at the above address any time.  I check my e-mail several times a day and welcome your communication with me.          –Mrs. Wehrmeister
     
    Tutoring times 
     
    Monday- Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.
     Monday- Thursday, 3:30 - 4:00 p.m.  OR by appointment
     
                                                                            

    General information about Essential English II     

     The literature selections listed below are a vehicle for students to work on the skills enumerated on their IEPs in the areas of Reading and Written Expression.  It includes both classic and contemporary works.  The pieces used this year will be chosen based on the needs, abilities, and interests of the students in the class.  Not all pieces will be covered every  year.   Within each unit, current news and personal interest articles are interspersed for students to practice their reading and comprehension skills.  All major selections  are read together in class by the students, by the teacher, or on compact disk audio recordings.  Students can experience the work by both reading and hearing it.   Some film clips are shown to further clarify selections as appropriate. 

    Students will not have homework in Essential English unless they have been absent or were unable to complete a task within the class period.   The class is structured to allow students time to read and work on skills while the teacher is present to guide them as needed.  The class is a mixture of blended learning including small group work, guided practice, independent work, and online activities.   Online activities will be done on Canvas.  The website address for this is canvas.allenisd.org.
     

    Literature List  for Essential English II

    • Cultural Diversity unit (selected short stories and Seedfolks by Paul Fleischman)
    • Coraline - by Neil Gaiman
    • Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
    • The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
    • Animal Farm by George Orwell
    • The Pigman by Paul Zindel