English Language Arts
ELA is not only reading and writing -- it's everything. Think about it. We use English skills when we post something on Facebook. We use English skills when we order fast food. We use English skills when we're sitting around a campfire talking to friends. English skills also find their way into our jobs! It's all around us, folks! As a teacher, I take a pragmatic approach to the skills ELA has to offer. My ELA philosophy is this -- Here is your tool box, I'll give you the tools you need, and you will use those tools across the curriculum, at home, on the job, in college, in grad school, and so on and so forth. The possibilities are endless with English Language Arts! (I even used my ELA skills in Peru. The picture was taken on Machu Picchu, Peru.)
Please email me if you need your homework sent to you. firstname.lastname@example.org
WHS Homework Policy: If the assignment is late, it is an automatic zero. Students must fill in the "Late Homework" sheet along with their homework and hand it in. Once the assignment has been processed, the grade will increase to 50 percent. The idea here is to make sure students get their work in on time. There are exceptions, however. If a student is sick or absent from school, they need to visit with the teachers as soon as they return in order to get their work.
The Region 8 One-Act Play Contest is on November 9, 2017 at Minot State University's Alshire Theatre.
Rehearsals are posted by the English room door.
Bottineau-Rolette County Spelling Bee - This event will take place in Bottineau on February 27, 2018.
2018 SPEECH SCHEDULE
Subject to Change
Feb. 10 - Rolette
Feb. 17 - Nedrose
Feb. 24 - Velva
March 3 - Garrison
March 10 - Burke Central
March 17 - SPRING BREAK!
March 24 - Glenburn
April 10 - Regional 8 Tournament at Nedrose
April 27-28 -State Speech Tournament in Mandan
Mrs. Allison Kirk
• 13 years on the job (11 in Westhope)
• B.S. in English Education from Minot State University
I am currently working on courses to fulfill my library credentials.
The best way to get a hold of me is by way of email: