Courses

Literature for Adolescents

Texas Christian University

This course introduced pre-service teachers to a diverse set of texts, authors, and recurring themes in young adult literature (YAL). The students learned through lectures, group discussion, reflective writing assignments, and a field-based teaching experience.

Literacy in the Content Areas

Texas Christian University

This course acquainted pre-service teachers with instructional strategies to facilitate middle and secondary students' reading and writing development as well as an ability to extract information from a variety of disciplinary texts.

Historical and Philosophical Foundations in Education

Texas Christian University

This course explored the foundations of pedagogical thought and its influence on educational practice and policy. The students worked together to examine philosophical texts within major schools of educational thought such as idealism, realism, pragmatism, existentialism, critical pedagogy, postmodernism, and non-Western philosophies.

Rhetoric and Composition

Hill College

This introductory writing-emphasis course targeted the basic principles of rhetoric and composition, research, and literary theory.

Introduction to Literature

Hill College

This writing-emphasis course included an introduction to British and American literature, creative non-fiction, poetry, and literary analysis.

Reading Techniques I & II

Tarrant County College

These courses focused on empowering students with strategies to improve academic reading and writing fluency, comprehension, critical reasoning, and vocabulary development.

Creative Writing

Burleson HIgh School

This writing course provided an introduction to multiple genres and written forms, including poetry, prose, drama, and expository texts. The students wrote and revised collaboratively, examined literary conventions in various contexts, analyzed the techniques of multicultural authors, and explored various options for self-publishing.

Pre-AP English II

Burleson HIgh School

These courses focused on facilitating the students’ ability to read critically, recognize and analyze conventions of literary discourse, develop an appreciation of literature as a window into history and the nature of the human condition, and to write clearly and insightfully about academic texts.

English as a Second Language, Levels I-VII

TASIS Summer Program

This language immersion program included differentiated English instruction, various cultural experiences, and multiple English language enrichment opportunities for international students. As an English teacher in this program, I coordinated and supervised weekly field excursions and developed daily lesson plans that provided a variety of multimodal learning opportunities.

AP English Literature and Composition

Burleson High School

This course used a variety of diverse texts to engage students in a critical examination of text structure, style, theme, figurative language, symbolism, imagery, and tone. Through the exploration of various genres, students acquired the ability to read closely, write insightfully, and participate successfully in critical literary discourse.

  • Literature for Adolescents
    Literature for Adolescents
  • Literacy in the Content Areas
    Literacy in the Content Areas
  • Historical and Philosophical Foundations in Education
    Historical and Philosophical Foundations in Education
  • Rhetoric and Composition
    Rhetoric and Composition
  • Introduction to Literature
    Introduction to Literature
  • Creative Writing
    Creative Writing
  • AP Literature and Composition
    AP Literature and Composition
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