Megan Howard

Welcome to English I and II!

Greetings! My name is Megan Howard and I am proud to have been a Panther for the past nine years. I hold a Bachelors of Science degree in English from Missouri Valley College ('08) and a masters degree from William Woods University ('14) in School Administration. 

I look forward to a wonderful year in English I and English II, as I truly enjoy each and every day that I am blessed to spend with our students. Every day presents new challenges and opportunities to discover more about the world we currently live in, and the manner in which reading and literature help us to navigate that life.  In our classroom, we read together, laugh together, support one another, and work together to gain not only a better understanding of our craft, but also of ourselves. 

In English II we will begin the year with reading and analysis of short stories. We will peruse literature from Bradbury, Nye, London, and more. Each story will ask students to investigate the text for a variety of tools implemented by the author and for overall meaning behind the adventure. The unit will culminate with a final exam at the end of the quarter. From there, we will explore writing technique first hand with our very own creative narratives!

English I will also be heading out of the gates with short story exploration. We will delve into greater analysis of the tools and techniques that students learned last year, and we will build on their knowledge and understanding of how to read a text for purpose AND pleasure. This class is designed to introduce students to more advanced texts, along with develop a firm sense of technique and structure to assist them in their future academic endeavors. 

As always, please let me know if you ever have any questions or concerns about your student and their progress in class. I look forward to serving you and your family this year!

Daily Schedule
1st hour: Plan
2nd Hour: ACT Prep
3rd Hour: English II 
4th Hour: English II 
5th Hour: English I
6th Hour: English I 
7th Hour: English II 
8th Hour: Panther Pride Time- Sophomores