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Andrew G. Clark

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English 10
Mr. Clark 
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Bonjour! I am Andrew Clark. This is my 25th year of teaching. I have taught in Tennessee, New Hampshire, and Virginia. Previously, I taught in Lynchburg for 16 years. I enjoy teaching my students the importance of reading and reading skills. My passion is helping students become better readers. Reading is the gateway to knowledge, understanding and opportunity.  

On a personal level, I have been married to my wife Holly since 1997. We are going to be celebrating our 25th anniversary this coming June. We have 2 children Wilson, who is a freshman at the University of Tennessee and Libby who is a senior at Community High in Roanoke. We have 2 Golden Retrievers, Belle, who is 15, and Knox, who is 1. I enjoy sports and outdoor activities. I love to watch football, college basketball and baseball. I also enjoy hiking, kayaking, bird hunting, fishing, running, weightlifting and cooking.  

I am looking forward to teaching this year and watching you grow as readers and writers. Below is a brief description of our syllabus and link to the online textbook.  

Course Description: 

English 10 is a literature and writing based course designed to explore universal themes, plots and characters from around the world. Our essential questions for the year are the following: Who Am I? What is my story? What is my dream? and Where Am I going? Through reading about other people, cultures and times, students will be able to discover who they are. This course will help students become better analytical thinkers by applying rational thought to literature and writing.  

First semester will focus on the themes of Perspectives and Communication. We will review fundamental grammatical concepts, review of the writing process, writing thesis statements, supporting thesis statements paragraph development, and persuasive writing techniques. Students will read short stories, ballads, poems, lyrics, novels, and periodicals - emphasizing plot, characterization, narration, theme, figurative language, and vocabulary.  

Second semester will emphasize the themes of Freedom and Good vs. Evil. We will do more analytical writing and creative writing but continuing to work on use of effective transitional devices, and rhetorical devices - particularly ethos, pathos, and logos. Students will continue to read short stories, poems, novels, and periodicals, emphasizing universal themes that cross genres.  



English 10 A1, A3, B1, B2, and Bridge
Planning – A2
Duty – B3