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    Mrs. Forstner-
    "Mama exhorted her children at every opportunity to ‘jump at de sun’. We might
    not land on the sun, but at least we would get off the ground."
    -Zora Neale Hurston (1901-60). Dust Tracks on a Road, 1942
    Name: Mrs. Forstner
    Email Address:emily.forstner@matsuk12.us
    Phone number: (907) 352-8271

    I am a standards-based, content driven instructor who has taught over 30 years. I began my career on the Jicarilla Apache Reservation before moving to Alaska looking for adventure. Instead, I found a job and never looked back. I am married, and we have raised two beautiful and independent daughters right here in the Mat-Su. It has never been said that I am not passionate about teaching and public education. 

    I work to strengthen my students' skills so that they are better equipped to communicate, effectively and intelligently in their increasingly complicated world.  
    It is my goal that my students are able to leave my class each day having had the opportunity to THINK.  

    English II
    English I
    English II (period 2, 3, and 6)
    Technical Writing
    6 Journalism
    7English II


     A major component of the English I course is critical thinking that can be evaluated through writing.  Students will write in a number of modes and will do that, primarily, in their writer's notebook which are kept in the classroom.
    Please refer to the specific syllabus for English I and English II and Technical Writing and Journalism for grading and classroom expectations. 

    • Assignments, Discussion, Group Work, Projects: 50% (Summative)
    • Tests and Quizzes: 25% (Formative)
    • Employability: 15%
    • Final: 10%


    English I and II Student Learning Goals:

    We will be using new materials this year, Collections.They are good and rigorous material that demand close reading, re-reading and analysis. The materials include a student workbook for close reading responses. Students will be charged for a new workbook if they should lose theirs. 
    Students will write both formal and informal style as well as for response to literature in journals. 
    Students will increase their vocabulary,  analogies, and idioms
    Students will evaluate and cite sources effectively
    Students will practice independent reading
    Students will contribute to classroom discussions


Last Modified on August 9, 2016