Lynn HartmanEnglish TeacherContact me at: email@example.comVoice mail : 856-652 2700 ext. 8173About me… I have have been blessed with more supportive family, friends, and colleagues than anyone could hope to expect, and that has allowed me to earn a Master's Degree in Education from Rowan University and spend the last twenty years promoting literacy in all of its forms here at GHS. Nothing matches the thrill of seeing students expand their horizons and grow both academically and personally as we explore a wide variety of texts and media together. It allows all of us to develop an understanding of diverse viewpoints and, of course, learn!This year students will learn to imitate some of the moves of professional writers, develop their creativity and improve their ability to express themselves and read critically while developing the kind of tolerance and understanding that this world sorely needs. With many years of reading experience, I am in a great position to recommend good books, and I love my role as a "book whisperer" who just might find the right book for each student--even reluctant readers. My hope is to bring the joy of reading and writing back into the lives of my students and help them develop the skills they will need to navigate the complex world of information we experience daily. Reading well, thinking critically and communicating clearly are the keys to personal growth and career success. Helping students find new ways to master these skills and grow intellectually inspires and motivates me each day!
Our One Book: Glassboro summer reading program continues to be a great success. This year's selection is an inspirational non-fiction account of a little known civil rights hero. Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice by Philip Hoose is required reading for all students taking English III, Honors English III and AP Literature, the three courses I will be teaching this year. I hope that you enjoy Claudette's fascinating story, but be sure to check out all assignments that correspond to your course before school starts on our Summer Reading Page. Honors English III and AP Literature have additional readings/assignments you should be aware of, even if you are scheduled for the spring semester and all of my classes will be using Google classroom. you can find the links to each class here:
AP Literature https://classroom.google.com/u/0/c/NTEyNTI3MzQ0MVp
CP English III https://classroom.google.com/u/0/c/NTEyNTI0ODAzOVpa
Also if you have read a book recently that you feel would be perfect for next summer's community-wide read or if you would like to join our One Book committee, please contact me at the email address above before the selection process begins in January.