Amanda Hulburt


Welcome to Eleventh Grade English

Mrs. Amanda Hulburt
English 11 and AP 11 Language and Composition
814.422.2000 ex. 3045

About Me:  
This is currently my ninth year teaching at Penns Valley.  Outside the classroom I advise our chapter of National Honors Society and co-advise the junior class.  I graduated from Penn State University in 2008 with a Bachelor's in English and a minor in history. The following year I earned my Masters of Education, also from Penn State.  My husband and I live outside State College with our two young children.  

Fall Semester Schedule:
     Block 1 - English 11 (room 45)
     Block 2 - English 11 (room 45)
     Block 3 - AP Language and Composition (room 45) 
     Ram Period 

Spring Semester Schedule:
     Block 1 - AP Language and Composition (room 45)
     Block 2 - English 11 (room 45)
     Block 4 - English 11 (room 45)
     Ram Period

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English 11:  English 11 is a block long class that meets for one semester of the school year.  The curriculum of the course is designed to prepare students for both career and college.  We will read a variety of texts--everything from novels and plays to nonfiction essays and political speeches.  Students will be required to read and write extensively with the goal of improving real world communication skills. Find additional information on the course and assignments under the English 11 section to the left.

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AP Language and Comp:  AP Language and Composition is a block long class that meets for one semester of the school year.  The curriculum of this course is college level and challenges students to critically read a wide variety of texts and respond to them in turn with their own ideas and arguments.  Our focus is on how language shapes rhetoric and argument. At the culmination of the course, students are encouraged to take the AP Exam. Qualifying scores may count for college credits for some institutions.  Find additional information on the course and assignments under the AP 11 Language and Composition section to the left.

Homework Resources: 
 Homework assignments are written on the board, recorded in SIS, and may be posted in a class calendar.  Students are encouraged to write assignments down in their planners or to keep track of assignments using their laptops.  Below are a few online resources to help with homework completion, essays, and research.

Re:Writing - a source for help with the writing process, research, and documentation
Purdue OWL - comprehensive source for all things writing: grammar, essay structure, citations, etc.
Literary Devices - thorough list of definitions you may need for language arts study - find and study vocabulary lists for our course texts

SAT Prep Resources: The 11th grade year can be stressful as students begin to look ahead to life beyond high school. If students are considering college, they should begin preparing for the SAT.  Here are some links to help with SAT prep.

SAT College Board
SAT: Khan Academy
Suggested SAT Reading List

Class Procedures and Expectations: My class procedures and expectations are listed in the course syllabi which can be found in the toolbar to the left. The bottom line is that I expect students to behave kindly and professionally.