McDermott, Sharon M

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Teacher/Staff Contact:
Education:
Mrs. McDermott
High School English Teacher
Bachelor Comprehensive Communications (English, Reading K-12, Speech and Communications) from Ashland University
Master of Arts in Reading
from Ursuline College

440-995-6957 (English Office) smcdermott@mayfieldschools.org

Courses Teaching:
9th Grade Introduction to Literature and Composition
11th Grade American Literature and Composition

9th Grade Intro. Lit.

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Class Description:
Introduction to Literature Study and Composition is the study of various nonfiction and literary genres. The course is designed to foster an appreciationof the literary canon and to study the fundamentals of composition. Student will study the reading process, literary devices, vocabulary, the writing process, writing application, and writing conventions.

11th Grade American Lit. & Comp. (period 7)

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Class Description:

American Literature and Composition is a

study of American literature. This course

spans a wide range of material beginning in

the 1600s and concluding with contemporary

authors. Students study prominent authors of

each literary period with emphasis on

significant contributions. The historical

context of works is also examined.

In addition, refinement of writing and

communication skills is pursued. The writing

program focuses on research, literary

analysis, persuasive, narrative, and expository

forms.

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