English 11 – Year End Review

What did you learn this year in English 11?
I learned a lot in english 11 this year, more so than any other year. Throughout my english career I found that most english teachers looked at nothing except word count and completion of assignments. I appreciate the fact that you spent a little more time in order to totally analyze assignments and go into good detail to improve the piece as a whole. I learned to construct sentences better (although it may not be shown in these answers). Also, to use better punctuation, and stay away from colloquial terms.

What piece of literature did you enjoy reading the most.
I enjoyed reading “Lord of the Flies” as it makes me question how I view the world everyday. It was able to open my eyes by going deeper than what is written in the text, and was a good reference for a comparison between the children in the novel and what was going on int he world at the time.

What unit did you enjoy the most?
I enjoyed the short story and spoken word units the most. This is due to the amount of change in content, and moving on to something different every time. I enjoyed all of the interactive activities during these units such as, the lottery drawing, talking in front of the class in an accent, and many more.

What is one area that you have feel you have improved.
I feel that I have improved in analyzing text, and going deeper than simples words can express and understand the human emotion that was put into a given piece.

What is one are the you could feel you could further improve?
I feel that I could further improve the structure of my writing staying away from fragmented sentences and accurately display my opinions better.

I greatly appreciated the fact that you were able to use interactive classroom exercises to engage all of the students, and make coming to the class enjoyable, opposed to something that adds on stress to the day. This is the only class that I had no outstanding assignments by the end of the year. I like how you are able to connect to students on a more personal level instead of treating it like a professional environment where people focus on getting the job done. I appreciate how you were able to be objective in good spirits, and how you were able to engage me on a level where I wanted to do all my assignments and had excitement to walk in the portable.

-Carson Grant