Hello! Welcome to English 2!
First, let me introduce myself. My name is W. Kay Knight and I will be your instructor
for this course. I really do look forward to making your acquaintance as you work your
way through these lessons. I have a Bachelor’s Degree in literature from Western
Washington University and a Master’s Degree in Secondary Education. I am certified to
teach middle and high school.
I have always found the literature of various times and places full of wisdom, humor
and history and I hope that as you read through these works of literature, you will find
those facets of literature that appeal to you and that make you want to read and learn
Of course, writing is also a big part of this class and I want you to know that you should
feel free to use your skills, creativity and voice to write in ways that highlight your
individuality and creativity.
Now, on to the important incidentals!
This course has some challenging parts; sometimes, it can be intimidating to read some
works of literature; but, as you get more used to the language, ideas, and paradigms, I
can assure you that it gets a whole lot better and even interesting. I am here to help.
You can email me or call me on the phone. I will try to get to you as soon as possible;
but, I will make sure that I get back to you within 24 hours.
My mail is:
firstname.lastname@example.org and my phone number is 1-866-myteacher, ext. 5960.
In the orientation tab and in my office on the left, you will find all those
important documents you will need for this class such as the course syllabus, the
schedule, scoring guides/checklists, how to get started and how to submit your lessons.
You will need a word processor, PowerPoint and a way to record your voice. You can
find free versions at openoffice.org if you don’t have them.
Be sure and contact me when you have questions or stuck points. I will be glad to help!