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Ms. Kimberly Moffitt

Welcome to Ms. Moffitt's Classroom!

All classes will be studying the Shakespeare Play, Macbeth this first semester along with our regular course curriculum.  We will be seeing a live production of Macbeth in our very own SSHS gymnasium on October 16, 2024. This will be an exciting experience for all. 

AICE English Language AS  

Cambrige International AS Level English Language provides learners with the opportunityto make critical and informed responses to a wide range of texts.  Learners will also demonstrate their ability to produce writing to specific briefs and for give auidences. 

Learners who follow the Cambrige International AS Level English Language curriculum will develop the following skills and understanding:

  1. sustaining accurate, fluent and consistent writing
  2. produce informed responses appropriate to the specific form, style, context, and audiences
  3. conveying knowledge and understanding from both specific examples and wider studies

These are highly transferable skills and may help learners in other subject areas, as will as equipping them for higher education or employment. 

Throughout this class, students will be expected to both READ and WRITE in a variety of different genres such as:  (Advertisements, Reviews, Speeches, Emails/Letters, Diary Entries, Blogs, Leaflets/Brochures, Articles, Autobiographies/Memoirs/Biographies, Narrative/Fiction writing, Descriptive writing, News stories, Editorials, Essays, Travel writing, Invesigative Journalism, Reports, and Podcasts).

There are two (2) final exams/papers for this course, Paper 1 and Paper 2.  The exams will be given on two seperate days (usually around late April or early May). More informaiton about the exams will be given out in class. 

Other resources to help strengthen and build comprehension, analysis, and writing skills are IXL, Common Lit,  HMH Writable, and Avid Weekly.  All resources are computer based and will help better prepare those students who will also be taking the 10th grade Florida state test (BEST) througout the year. 

English 2

This semester our 10th English 2 Classes will be working on Rhetorical Moves and Argument while reading text from our HMH curriculum.  English 2 is a challenging course where students work independently and collaboratively to improve their writing and analysis skills to help better prepare them for more rigorous courses of study and the Florida state test (BEST).  Various text will be used, such as: speeches, letters, non-fiction articles, fiction short stories, novels, and poetry. 

Along with our curriculum, students will be responsible for Unit Vocabulary, which we will build throughout the year. Students will need to keep all vocabulary in a notecard binder or on a notecard ring. Unit tests will be given along with Mid-term tests and the final course exam.  Vocabulary is important to help build students' understanding and knowledge of the course content.

Other resources to help strengthen and build comprehension, analysis, and writing skills are IXL, Common Lit,  HMH Writable, and Avid Weekly.  All resources are computer based and student work can be found in the OneNote or on the current program website. 

Writing is a major portion of this curriculum and necessary for student success. At least 4-5 paragraphs and one essay will be assigned each grading period.  Paragraph assignments are worth 100 points and essays are worth 200 points

Academic Integrity:  This classroom promotes academic honesty and integrity.  Any student caught cheating on assignments, projects, or tests will receive an automatic zero and disciplinary action. This includes, but is not limited to copying another student's work, letting another student copy your work, plagiarism of any sort, and using unauthorized resources such as Chat GPT, Instagram, AI, or other websites. 

Bi-Weekly progress reports will be sent home via email after the first two weeks of each grading period. Checking grades each week will help with failure to lose points for late work.  As a reminder, all weekly assignments are located on the TEAMS platform.  You may email me with specific questions and I will be sure to answer you in a timely manner. 

Phone Policy:  Students will not be allowed to use or access any cellular devices (phones, smart watches, earbuds) during instructional time. Phones will be allowed during class changes and lunches. 

Sincerely, 

Ms. Kimberly Moffitt

Extension:  82364

Other Activities: English Department Chair, Orlando Shakes Experience Coordinator (10th Grade), Broadway Experience Coordinator, and  #sumteradventureseekers (International Summer Travel Coordinator)

Graduated:  SSHS in 1980
Attended:  University of South Florida - Go Bulls!!!


Degrees and Certifications:  BA in Business Education, Certification in Elementary Education, ESOL, and ELA 6-9

I have chosen teaching as a career because I believe that teaching is perhaps the most important function in our culture. I believe that teachers individually and collectively can not only change the world, but improve it.  I wanted to be part of this noble profession, and someday to be counted among teachers whom students find inspirational.  A teacher who teaches students to believe in themselves, reach for the stars, and take stock in their future.

"Be the change you wish to see in the world" Gandhi