Welcome to Ms. Ragon's English I classroom website!
This is a new website, which I am working on constantly. Please check continually for updates.
- About the teacher:
- My name is Ashley Ragon. I teach English I/Reading in the Content Area in room A210 at Liberty Tech High School. This is my first year at Liberty, and I love it thus far!
- I received a Bachelor's degree in English from the University of Tennessee--Martin in 2007 and a Master's degree in secondary education from UTM in 2009. While working on my Master's degree, I taught Reading 100 at UTM to first year students. I gained invaluable experience during this time. During graduate school and after graduating, I was a substitute teacher in Weakley and Obion County, as well as a private tutor for college, high school, and elementary students. During the summer of 2010, I taught reading for the Tennessee Intensive English Program at UTM.
- My favorite things in this world are my family, my friends, my dog, warm weather, and the ocean.
- My favorite thing about teaching is helping those who need and want it most and seeing the help manifest itself through self-confidence and success.
- My favorite things about English are the simple act of reading for pleasure and personal gain, grammar (believe it or not), and words--words can do what nothing else can. They can lead a group of soldiers into battle; they can heal the emotional wounds of life; they can burn like fire when used in anger; they can rally a group for a just (or injust sometimes) cause; they can describe the most wonderful and most terrible times in life; they can sell the unsellable product; they can build trust or take it away; they can touch everone's life in one way or another.
- About English I/Reading in the Content Area:
- This course is a full year class, which means we will be together until May. Each class is a 90 minute block of instructional time. We teach "Bell-2-Bell," which means we take advantage of the 90 minutes we have, and we try our best to learn as much as possible during each class. At the end of the year, the students will take the EOC (End of Course test). Throughout the year, the students will have a variety of assessments, ranging from small quizzes to major tests to projects and presentations.