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Language Arts

Centaurus High School

 

 

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The overarching goal of the Language Arts Department is to support students through their four year high school experience, assuring that students become clear thinking, articulate persons.  This goal entails work with the skills of reading, writing, thinking, and speaking that students employ in their other classes as well as during Language Arts.

To be effective readers, students must learn how to ask questions about the rhetorical strategies employed in a written or spoken text.  Those questions are addressed to the structure of text, to its implied as well as explicit meaning, and to the function of individual words, phrases, and sentences in crafting that meaning.  In turn, as writers, students must ask those questions about the structuring of their own thoughts and their use of language in crafting meaning.

The study of literature—fiction, poetry, and nonfiction — is crucial in becoming an analytical, reflective thinker.  In studying renowned writers, students become familiar with the archetypal experiences of people of all cultures in all eras and with the critical questions that are addressed repeatedly by thoughtful citizens of the world.




 

 

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Julie Ascarrunzhttps://ceh.bvsd.org/About/directory/profiles/Pages/julie_ascarrunz.aspxhttps://ceh.bvsd.org/About/directory/profiles/Pages/julie_ascarrunz.aspx{d00bead2-07c2-48c2-a7ab-da68fd86f933}Julie AscarrunzTEACHERGP0|#b5882423-984c-472b-a4d9-1b015e22f9a2;L0|#0b5882423-984c-472b-a4d9-1b015e22f9a2|Language Arts;GTSet|#047c81e0-37dc-4eae-934f-e677abc2b456;GPP|#36b67266-b883-4ee8-ae6b-b9d14b9826e2;GPP|#980f1f2d-d1e8-4885-9a6e-4d8a43f2f64e;GPP|#4d055820-42d8-4f9b-843d-27bc329df1ff;GP0|#78f8f7a7-d22f-4574-bd24-c8f5aa58d1c4;L0|#078f8f7a7-d22f-4574-bd24-c8f5aa58d1c4|International Baccalaureate720-561-7531julie.ascarrunz@bvsd.orgLanguage Arts Office 138https://sites.google.com/a/bvsd.org/julie-s-ascarrunz/, Visit Website
Barry Barrowshttps://ceh.bvsd.org/About/directory/profiles/Pages/barry_barrows.aspxhttps://ceh.bvsd.org/About/directory/profiles/Pages/barry_barrows.aspx{d00bead2-07c2-48c2-a7ab-da68fd86f933}Barry BarrowsTEACHERGP0|#b5882423-984c-472b-a4d9-1b015e22f9a2;L0|#0b5882423-984c-472b-a4d9-1b015e22f9a2|Language Arts;GTSet|#047c81e0-37dc-4eae-934f-e677abc2b456;GPP|#36b67266-b883-4ee8-ae6b-b9d14b9826e2;GPP|#980f1f2d-d1e8-4885-9a6e-4d8a43f2f64e;GPP|#4d055820-42d8-4f9b-843d-27bc329df1ff;GP0|#78f8f7a7-d22f-4574-bd24-c8f5aa58d1c4;L0|#078f8f7a7-d22f-4574-bd24-c8f5aa58d1c4|International Baccalaureate720-561-7524barry.barrows@bvsd.orgLanguage Arts Office 138https://sites.google.com/a/bvsd.org/mr-barrows/, Visit Website
Jeanie Bleyle-Layhttps://ceh.bvsd.org/About/directory/profiles/Pages/jeanie_bleyle-lay.aspxhttps://ceh.bvsd.org/About/directory/profiles/Pages/jeanie_bleyle-lay.aspx{d00bead2-07c2-48c2-a7ab-da68fd86f933}Jeanie Bleyle-LayTEACHERGP0|#b5882423-984c-472b-a4d9-1b015e22f9a2;L0|#0b5882423-984c-472b-a4d9-1b015e22f9a2|Language Arts;GTSet|#047c81e0-37dc-4eae-934f-e677abc2b456;GPP|#36b67266-b883-4ee8-ae6b-b9d14b9826e2;GPP|#980f1f2d-d1e8-4885-9a6e-4d8a43f2f64e;GPP|#4d055820-42d8-4f9b-843d-27bc329df1ff720-561-7522jeanie.bleyle-lay@bvsd.orgLanguage Arts Office 138https://sites.google.com/bvsd.org/bleyle-lay/home, Visit Website
Beth Bognerhttps://ceh.bvsd.org/About/directory/profiles/Pages/beth_bogner.aspxhttps://ceh.bvsd.org/About/directory/profiles/Pages/beth_bogner.aspx{d00bead2-07c2-48c2-a7ab-da68fd86f933}Beth BognerTEACHERGP0|#b5882423-984c-472b-a4d9-1b015e22f9a2;L0|#0b5882423-984c-472b-a4d9-1b015e22f9a2|Language Arts;GTSet|#047c81e0-37dc-4eae-934f-e677abc2b456;GPP|#36b67266-b883-4ee8-ae6b-b9d14b9826e2;GPP|#980f1f2d-d1e8-4885-9a6e-4d8a43f2f64e;GPP|#4d055820-42d8-4f9b-843d-27bc329df1ff;GP0|#aa3d3883-ff95-4c26-b11c-1dc37b5ee268;L0|#0aa3d3883-ff95-4c26-b11c-1dc37b5ee268|Literacy720-561-7646beth.bogner@bvsd.orgRoom 217https://sites.google.com/a/bvsd.org/beth-bogner/home/, Visit Website
Connie Carlsonhttps://ceh.bvsd.org/About/directory/profiles/Pages/connie_carlson.aspxhttps://ceh.bvsd.org/About/directory/profiles/Pages/connie_carlson.aspx{d00bead2-07c2-48c2-a7ab-da68fd86f933}Connie CarlsonTEACHERGP0|#b5882423-984c-472b-a4d9-1b015e22f9a2;L0|#0b5882423-984c-472b-a4d9-1b015e22f9a2|Language Arts;GTSet|#047c81e0-37dc-4eae-934f-e677abc2b456;GPP|#36b67266-b883-4ee8-ae6b-b9d14b9826e2;GPP|#980f1f2d-d1e8-4885-9a6e-4d8a43f2f64e;GPP|#4d055820-42d8-4f9b-843d-27bc329df1ff;GP0|#aa3d3883-ff95-4c26-b11c-1dc37b5ee268;L0|#0aa3d3883-ff95-4c26-b11c-1dc37b5ee268|Literacy720-561-7564connie.carlson@bvsd.orgRoom 218https://sites.google.com/a/bvsd.org/connie-carlson/, Visit Website
Terry Fostvedthttps://ceh.bvsd.org/About/directory/profiles/Pages/terry_fostvedt.aspxhttps://ceh.bvsd.org/About/directory/profiles/Pages/terry_fostvedt.aspx{d00bead2-07c2-48c2-a7ab-da68fd86f933}Terry FostvedtTEACHERGP0|#b5882423-984c-472b-a4d9-1b015e22f9a2;L0|#0b5882423-984c-472b-a4d9-1b015e22f9a2|Language Arts;GTSet|#047c81e0-37dc-4eae-934f-e677abc2b456;GPP|#36b67266-b883-4ee8-ae6b-b9d14b9826e2;GPP|#980f1f2d-d1e8-4885-9a6e-4d8a43f2f64e;GPP|#4d055820-42d8-4f9b-843d-27bc329df1ff;GP0|#78f8f7a7-d22f-4574-bd24-c8f5aa58d1c4;L0|#078f8f7a7-d22f-4574-bd24-c8f5aa58d1c4|International Baccalaureate720-561-7520terry.fostvedt@bvsd.orgLanguage Arts Office 138
Shanda Gancehttps://ceh.bvsd.org/About/directory/profiles/Pages/shanda_gance.aspxhttps://ceh.bvsd.org/About/directory/profiles/Pages/shanda_gance.aspx{d00bead2-07c2-48c2-a7ab-da68fd86f933}Shanda GanceTEACHERGP0|#b5882423-984c-472b-a4d9-1b015e22f9a2;L0|#0b5882423-984c-472b-a4d9-1b015e22f9a2|Language Arts;GTSet|#047c81e0-37dc-4eae-934f-e677abc2b456;GPP|#36b67266-b883-4ee8-ae6b-b9d14b9826e2;GPP|#980f1f2d-d1e8-4885-9a6e-4d8a43f2f64e;GPP|#4d055820-42d8-4f9b-843d-27bc329df1ff720-561-7523shanda.gance@bvsd.orgLanguage Arts Office 138https://sites.google.com/a/bvsd.org/ms-gance-home/, Visit Website
Cisco Gonzaleshttps://ceh.bvsd.org/About/directory/profiles/Pages/cisco_gonzales.aspxhttps://ceh.bvsd.org/About/directory/profiles/Pages/cisco_gonzales.aspx{d00bead2-07c2-48c2-a7ab-da68fd86f933}Cisco GonzalesTEACHERGP0|#b5882423-984c-472b-a4d9-1b015e22f9a2;L0|#0b5882423-984c-472b-a4d9-1b015e22f9a2|Language Arts;GTSet|#047c81e0-37dc-4eae-934f-e677abc2b456;GPP|#36b67266-b883-4ee8-ae6b-b9d14b9826e2;GPP|#980f1f2d-d1e8-4885-9a6e-4d8a43f2f64e;GPP|#4d055820-42d8-4f9b-843d-27bc329df1ff720-561-7515don.gonzales@bvsd.orgLanguage Arts Office 138https://sites.google.com/a/bvsd.org/mr-gonzales-website/home, Visit Website
Laurel Hauckhttps://ceh.bvsd.org/About/directory/profiles/Pages/laurel_hauck.aspxhttps://ceh.bvsd.org/About/directory/profiles/Pages/laurel_hauck.aspx{d00bead2-07c2-48c2-a7ab-da68fd86f933}Laurel HauckTEACHERGP0|#b5882423-984c-472b-a4d9-1b015e22f9a2;L0|#0b5882423-984c-472b-a4d9-1b015e22f9a2|Language Arts;GTSet|#047c81e0-37dc-4eae-934f-e677abc2b456;GPP|#36b67266-b883-4ee8-ae6b-b9d14b9826e2;GPP|#980f1f2d-d1e8-4885-9a6e-4d8a43f2f64e;GPP|#4d055820-42d8-4f9b-843d-27bc329df1ff720-561-7585laurel.hauck@bvsd.orgLanguage Arts Office 138
Brenna Johnshttps://ceh.bvsd.org/About/directory/profiles/Pages/brenna_johns.aspxhttps://ceh.bvsd.org/About/directory/profiles/Pages/brenna_johns.aspx{d00bead2-07c2-48c2-a7ab-da68fd86f933}Brenna JohnsTEACHERGP0|#b5882423-984c-472b-a4d9-1b015e22f9a2;L0|#0b5882423-984c-472b-a4d9-1b015e22f9a2|Language Arts;GTSet|#047c81e0-37dc-4eae-934f-e677abc2b456;GPP|#36b67266-b883-4ee8-ae6b-b9d14b9826e2;GPP|#980f1f2d-d1e8-4885-9a6e-4d8a43f2f64e;GPP|#4d055820-42d8-4f9b-843d-27bc329df1ffbrenna.johns@bvsd.orgLanguage Arts Office 138https://sites.google.com/bvsd.org/brennajohns/home, Visit Website
Jeb Offutthttps://ceh.bvsd.org/About/directory/profiles/Pages/jeb_offutt.aspxhttps://ceh.bvsd.org/About/directory/profiles/Pages/jeb_offutt.aspx{d00bead2-07c2-48c2-a7ab-da68fd86f933}Jeb OffuttTEACHERGP0|#b5882423-984c-472b-a4d9-1b015e22f9a2;L0|#0b5882423-984c-472b-a4d9-1b015e22f9a2|Language Arts;GTSet|#047c81e0-37dc-4eae-934f-e677abc2b456;GPP|#36b67266-b883-4ee8-ae6b-b9d14b9826e2;GPP|#980f1f2d-d1e8-4885-9a6e-4d8a43f2f64e;GPP|#4d055820-42d8-4f9b-843d-27bc329df1ff720-561-7521jeb.offutt@bvsd.orgLanguage Arts Office 138https://sites.google.com/a/bvsd.org/mr-offutt-la-page/, Visit Website
Kyle Reicherthttps://ceh.bvsd.org/About/directory/profiles/Pages/kyle_reichert.aspxhttps://ceh.bvsd.org/About/directory/profiles/Pages/kyle_reichert.aspx{d00bead2-07c2-48c2-a7ab-da68fd86f933}Kyle ReichertTEACHERGP0|#b5882423-984c-472b-a4d9-1b015e22f9a2;L0|#0b5882423-984c-472b-a4d9-1b015e22f9a2|Language Arts;GTSet|#047c81e0-37dc-4eae-934f-e677abc2b456;GPP|#36b67266-b883-4ee8-ae6b-b9d14b9826e2;GPP|#980f1f2d-d1e8-4885-9a6e-4d8a43f2f64e;GPP|#4d055820-42d8-4f9b-843d-27bc329df1ff720-561-7527kyle.reichert@bvsd.orgLanguage Arts Office 138https://sites.google.com/a/bvsd.org/reichert-s-world-lit-pre-ib-ap-world-lit-avid/, Visit Website