Phone: 618-622-2932 ext.1033
Degrees and Certifications:
I earned my Bachelor of Arts in Middle School Education with a concentration in Communication Arts and a minor in Spanish. I earned my Masters of Arts in Teaching at Webster University.
Hi! I'm Mrs. Keys. I teach Honors Literature and Skills. I can't wait to meet everyone this week!
Literature classes will be studying the literary elements, examining plot, analyzing characters, recognizing and understanding literary devices, and developing an appreciation for various forms of literature. We study short stories, non-fiction, fiction, drama, poetry, and novels. We will complete two or three in-class novel studies throughout the year. Students will be asked to read 2 or 3 independent novels and complete a project for each independent novel.
Skills classes will work on grammar (particularly the parts of speech and sentence structure) and writing. A large component in Skills is writing. Narrative, descriptive, argumentative, and expository writing will be taught in seventh grade with essays usually accompanying each type of writing. At the end of the year, students will create a scrapbook to show off their best writing skills. PLEASE do not throw big writing assignments away after I’ve graded them. Every student will have a writing file full of final draft essays so that he/she can easily access them when needed during the scrapbook unit. Students can also save electronic versions of their work in their google drives.
F: 60 and below
4th Hr -10:40-11:10
“It is not our abilities that show what we truly are..it is our choices.”
With this in mind, I am here to help each student succeed. I want each student to reach his/her full potential, and I hope each student chooses to do so.