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Welcome! My name is Amanda Walter and this is my second year teaching at The Villages Charter High School. I received my MA in Shakespeare Studies from the University of Birmingham in Birmingham, England and my BA in American and English Literature from the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida. Outside of class I spend my time training for triathlons and marathons, reading, travelling, and hanging out with my awesome dog Amelie.

My Philosophy “Education is all a matter of building bridges.” –Ralph Ellison

I believe it is my role as a teacher to be a guide, positive role model, and expert in the curriculum I am teaching. It is my duty to assist in “building bridges” for students’ educational journeys. I have high expectations for the students in my class. I expect the students to achieve academically to their fullest potential. I expect students to contribute in a positive manner to my classroom.  I am truly looking forward to an exciting, yet academically challenging year.

Summer Reading

Please be aware that summer reading is due on Friday, August 8th. Please bring both assignments with you to class on that day. Failure to turn in one book/assignment will result in a grade that cannot be higher than 50%.

Class Supply List

Pens-Black or blue ink only.

Plenty of college rule paper.

3 ring binder-You may share your binder with another class, or you may leave your notebook in the cabinets in my classroom.

300 3" X 5" Index Cards-These cards may be lined or unlined. These will be used for  weekly vocabulary lessons. Students will not be required to have all the index cards at the beginning of the year; however, I would suggest keeping the full amount in the classroom to avoid being unprepared for class.

A rubber band, or some other form of keeping notecards together and organized.

Flash drive-Your flash drive is an important piece of your success in my class. You may want to purchase a flash drive that you can attach to your keys, or your backpack to prevent loss of your work. Remember, always save your work to multiple locations!

Moodle Account

Internet access- If you do not have access to the internet the Media Center is open before and after school.

Access to Microsoft Word or a similar program-Please be advised that files that cannot be opened due to incompatibility will be counted late. Please make sure your document can be opened on a school computer to avoid this issue.

Contact: Amanda.Walter@tvcs.org

PDF documents
Integrating Evidence - A guide to help you introduce quotes in your paper
SAT Resources -

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Dual Enrollment English Lit/Am Lit - Agenda Review, Classroom Procedures, and Syllabus Review
AP Language & Comp - Agenda Review, Classroom Procedures, and Syllabus Review
English II - Agenda Review, Classroom Procedures, and Syllabus Review

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English II - Summer Reading Due
Dual Enrollment English Lit/Am Lit - Summer Reading Due
AP Language & Comp - Summer Reading Due

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AP Language & Comp - The Importance of being Earnest Review
English II - A Long Way Gone Review
Dual Enrollment English Lit/Am Lit - The Importance of Being Earnest-Review

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AP Language & Comp - The Importance of Being Earnest Review
English II - A Long Way Gone Review
Dual Enrollment English Lit/Am Lit - The Importance of Being Earnest-Review

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English II - A Long Way Gone Review
Dual Enrollment English Lit/Am Lit - Dracula Review
AP Language & Comp - Dracula Review

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English II - Essay Prep-A Long Way Gone
Dual Enrollment English Lit/Am Lit - Dracula Review
AP Language & Comp - Dracula Review

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Dual Enrollment English Lit/Am Lit - Essay Planning
English II - In Class Essay-A Long Way Gone
AP Language & Comp - Essay Prep-Dracula or Importance of Being Earnest

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Dual Enrollment English Lit/Am Lit - Dracula History
AP Language & Comp - Dracula History
English II - Things Fall Apart-Review

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AP Language & Comp - In Class Essay-Dracula or The Importance of Being Earnest
Dual Enrollment English Lit/Am Lit - In Class Essay-Dracula or The Importance of Being Earnest
English II - Things Fall Apart-Review

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Dual Enrollment English Lit/Am Lit - Review Introduction
AP Language & Comp - Introduction to AP Test
English II - Things Fall Apart-Review
Dual Enrollment English Lit/Am Lit - Reading Assignment-The Middle Ages Introduction pg 1-21

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English II - Essay Prep-Things Fall Apart
AP Language & Comp - AP Terms and Notebook Review

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AP Language & Comp - Review Multiple Choice Diagnostic Test
English II - In Class Essay-Things Fall Apart
AP Language & Comp - AP Multiple Choice Diagnostic Test

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