Mrs. Jefferson

Mrs. Jefferson's
English Page
Greetings from the Land of the Hawks! 
My name is Mrs. Jefferson. I grew up in Raleigh, NC, and I have been in eastern NC since 2004. I have been at North Lenoir for four years now and I am "in charge" of this website. 
In addition to being a teacher, I am also a mother, wife, daughter, cousin, friend, secretary, chef, banker, doctor, etc. The list goes on and on! I have two sons who are my sunshine. Being in my classroom, you will hear a lot about them! You will probably feel like you actually know and spend time with my children.
"Behold the turtle. He makes progress only when he sticks his neck out." ~James Bryant Conant
When I'm not at school, I like to read, watch movies, travel to the beach, and get together with my family and friends. I have many hobbies, but these are the main highlights of how I spend my time.
In my English class you will:
*Read short stories
*Practice grammar
*Enjoy novels
*Experience achievements
*Learn from mistakes
*Make memories
With this being said, I look forward to working with you and challenging you to live up to your potential.
Mrs. Jefferson 
1st period: English III
2nd period: English I
3rd period: Planning
4th period: English III
Individual Class Notes & Dates
1st period
We are reading Think Big by Ben Carson.
Students have already read chapters 1-6.
Students have study guides for each chapter and a vocabulary list to go along with the reading.
All work for this novel thus far has been completetd in class.
Students will have a vocabulary quiz on Friday, October 7.
Students already have the words and definitions for this list, which is the 2nd list of the novel.
2nd period
Students are working on Go Global! projects.
Students were given a specific country or region to research information about and to research authors from.
Students will be given class time October 6 to create a map of their country or region.
Students are going to present their projects on Thursday, October 6.
We are also working with the Class Scape Assessment tool as a way to prepare for the end-of-course test that will be taken by all English I students in North Carolina.
4th period
We are reading The Crucible.
Every student has had a role to "perform" and read from.
We have already completely watched the movie version, which follows the play very precisely.
Students have four lists of vocabulary words for The Crucible.
We have already been assessed on Lists A & B.
We will be having List C and List D quizzes in the near future.
Students will have their test on Friday, October 7.