Chuck Martincharlesmartin@currituck.k12.nc.us252-232-3107, ext. 1510Classroom A3English II and III
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 7:45-8:15 (by appointment only); Tuesday, Thursday 11:30-12:40
Additional hours may be scheduled.
About me: I joined the J.P. Knapp faculty in August, 2011. Growing up in South Carolina, I was the first in my family to attend college. I earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of South Carolina and a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri. Most recently, I received a bachelor’s degree in history with a minor in secondary education from Elizabeth City State University. I am certified in North Carolina to teach middle school and secondary English, as well as secondary social studies. Before entering the education field, I worked as a newspaper writer at the Cincinnati (Ohio) Enquirer for fourteen years. I also worked in television news in Missouri, Texas, North Carolina and Virginia. I live in Elizabeth City with my wife, Ann.About English II:
Students in English II read, discuss, and write about classical and contemporary world literature through which they will identify cultural significance. Students will examine world literature in a cultural context to appreciate the diversity and complexity of world issues and to connect global ideas to their own experiences. Students will continue to explore language for expressive, information/explanatory, critical and argumentative purposes, although emphasis will be placed on argumentative and explanatory contexts.
About English III: Students in English III will integrate all the language arts skills gained throughout their education. The curriculum both affirms these skills and equips the students to be life-long learners. Students continue to explore expressive, expository, argumentative, and literary contexts with a focus on American literature.
Students in Honors English classes have assignments that reflect the inherent rigor of honors level courses. Included should be long-
term projects or problem-based assignments that offer students the opportunity to directly apply English at a more complex level.Note to Parents and Students: Please see my respective edmodo groups (edmodo.com) for guidelines and deadlines to major papers and projects. All of my students should have edmodo group access codes. If there are questions, please call or e-mail me.