Strategic English

The Literacy Movement

Strategic English Instructor & English Department Co-Chair

I Love Being Castle Alum and

I Love Being From Oakland!

I'm from the Deep East - period! Where are you from?

I grew up in Sobrante Park, right by the railroad tracks and the San Leandro Creek and in Stone City.

Hello Parents and 9th Grade Students.

Welcome to Castlemont High School!

This year will be a very different for several reasons:

  1. You may have two (2) English classes this year. You may have Strategic English will be with me for a 9-week Minimester and then English class with Ms. Coleman for the next nine (9) weeks. You will take each class for two (2) minimesters during the year.

  2. Strategic means this class is carefully planned for you to get an extra English learning boost. If you do not see my name on your schedule go to the Ms. Coleman's English Page .

  3. We are meeting virtually, which means almost like school, but in reality like we did in March of last year, we will not be in the school building due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead, we will use Zoom or Google Meet. You will be invited by email to a Strategic English Google Classroom. To make sure classrooms are safe, the invite will have a password. Direct invites and links will not require a passcode but one will be provided just in case.

  4. Assignments and other information can be found at The Literacy Movement website or in the Strategic English Google Classroom by clicking your period below.

  5. If you get lost, you can always use this page to login to both by clicking on the links on this page.

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I Love My Students

I'm looking forward to having fun & learning with you!

East Oakland Kids should be safe!

Please watch this video

The statue of late President Nelson Mandela (1918-2013)- of South Africa and anti-apartheid activist is located at Union Buildings in Pretoria, South Africa.

I Love To Travel

I have traveled to three (3) continents, two (2) islands, and 10 countries? What about you?

Angkor Wat (អង្គរវត្ត,) which means "City/Capital of Temples" is located in Siem Reap , Cambodia in SouthEast Asia (click for video).

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I Love Traveling With My Students

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