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Ann Neil
Welcome! I was raised in a small town just 80 miles south of the city of Chicago, Illinois.  I moved to Minnesota to attend college where I earned a B.A. from St. Olaf College in Northfield, and an MAEd from Hamline University in St. Paul, MN. 

Seeing school through the eyes of my own four children as they traveled through the K-12 system, and seeing school through the eyes of each of my students over the years has helped mold me into a competent, and compassionate teacher.   I appreciate each one of my students and am looking forward to teaching your son or daughter this year.  

As a reading and English teacher, one of my favorite questions to ask is "What have you been reading lately?"  Or, even better, "Have you read anything lately that you couldn't stop thinking about?"  Reading is thinking and one of my aims is to help shape my students into young people who can think clearly and intelligently.   I know that cognitive growth is more likely when a student is asked to explain, elaborate, or defend his/her position.  So I know it is essential to think, and reason, and examine ideas as we read various fiction and nonfiction texts in my classroom and respond to them.

I am looking forward to a great year!

Ann Neil


USEFUL RESOURCES

Content Reading and Study Skills (Hours 2, and 5) 

1. Syllabus:CRSS Course description.docx

1. Course calendar that describes units of study and list assignments and due dates: CRSS Sem 1 2015-16.docx

2. Vocabulary flashcards for Content Reading and Study Skills may be found at:
quizlet.com


English 9 Foundations (Hours 1, 3, 6)

1. Assignment blog for English 9: http://msneil.wordpress.com/

2. Syllabus: Course description English 9.docx

3. English 9 texts: English 9 texts.docx

E-mail contact: anneil@rochester.k12.mn.us
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