Sparkman Ninth Grade

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Mrs. Beth Patterson Knight

Department: English 
 
Courses: English 9, PreAP English 9, Novels
 
Clubs/Sports: S9YA Readers Club & S9 Rock n Roll Club (new this year!)
 
Education:
Athens State College, B.A. English and history 
Athens State University, B.S.Ed. Language Arts
Samford University, M.S.Ed. Instructional Leadership
 
 
General Information:
Welcome to my webpage! I began my teaching career at Sparkman High School, but chose to move to S9GS when it opened in 2006. I love the age-group and the material that I get to teach in ninth grade. I'm passionate about reading and writing, so my job is important to me on many levels. I truly believe that my students need the skills learned in my classroom to help them become successful adults. Not only do I ask them to think critically about whatever they are reading, but I expect them to be able to write intelligently about it as well. In real life, almost everyone is expected to be able to read, analyze, and write effectively. Although I'm asking them to do so through literature and nonfiction, these skills can help them when they are asked to read college textbooks, when they decide to read a website for information, or when they are reading instructions about putting something together. The skills are imperative even if the classic canon may not seem to be. If you have any questions, please contact me via email through this page. I encourage you to keep up to date with classroom information via Canvas and grades through INOW. Also, you are welcome to follow me on Twitter  @mrsknighttweets where I tweet about education, reading, books, dogs, the beach, and BAMA athletics! :-) RTR, BPK
 
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