• Titan Logo WELCOME TO ENGLISH 9
    Mrs. Korsen
    Team GMU, Room 515
    nicole.korsen@lcps.org
     

    ABOUT ME
    This is my 8th year as a freshman English teacher here at Dominion High School. After switching from my career in corporate and human resource communication, I received my teaching certification from The George Washington University. Prior to that, I received my BA degree in English from the University of Maryland (GO TERPS!) and my MA degree in Communications from the University of Baltimore.  I previously taught at the Douglass School ("Saving Nine"), Stone Hill Middle School, Northern Virginia Hebrew Congregation, and the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington D.C. I have two sons, a former Titan and a freshman at Elon University and a sophmore here at DHS.

    Affiliations: National Writing Project, The Olga Lengyl Institute for Holocaust Studies and Human Rights, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, GW Teachers in Industry, High School Literary Compass, LCPS County Book Club, Battle of the Books judge

     

    SCHEDULE (2018-'19)
    1. Planning
    2. Titan Time (cafe) 
    3. Eng. 9A
    4: Eng. 9H
    5: Planning
    6: Eng. 9A
    7: Eng. 9H
    8: Eng. 9H

    COMMUNICATIONS 
    Google Classroom Codes:

    Block 3 - amtuw9
    Block 4 - 5hbkys
    Block 6 - e28yOsy
    Block 7 - zz30hz
    Block 8 - hi4y73
    Titan Time - 2ukyw

     

    SUPPLIES
    -BINDER or HYBRID BINDER/NOTEBOOK

    -5 tabbed dividers
    -college-ruled notebook paper
    -highlighters and writing utensils

    BINDER TABS 
    Writing, Reading, Grammar, Vocabulary, Literary Devices
    (note: Google Classroom is organized by the same topics)

     

    CLASSROOM DONATIONS: (optional of course, but MUCH appreciated)
    -Books (YA novels, biographies), Comfy reading chairs, Post-it notes, Highlighters, Tissues, Lysol wipes, Pencils, pens, markers

     

    BOOKS
    Class copies available for all titles, but it is recommended (for annotations) to get personal copies of:

    Speak, by Laurie Halse Anderson
    Of Mice and Men
    , by John Steinbeck
    To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee (Honors only)
     
    We will read these from the textbook:
    The Odyssey, by Homer
    Romeo and Juliet, by William Shakespeare