Welcome to AIS ELA!
Welcome, everyone! My name is Mr. Hockwater and I am the Literacy Specialist at Holland High School. I teach 9th-12th grade AIS ELA. I have several years of teaching experience in a variety of subjects and settings, as well as a Bachelor's Degree in Adolescent Education and English from Canisius College and a Masters of Education Degree in Literacy (Birth-12) from the University at Buffalo. I am so excited to join the Holland family and help my students with their reading and writing. Please reach out to me with any questions or concerns. firstname.lastname@example.org
IMPORTANT UPDATE REGARDING COVID-19
Hi, everyone! I hope that everyone is staying safe and healthy! I just wanted to give an update on how AIS ELA will continue while school is closed for students. I will still be teaching all of my AIS ELA classes. However, all learning will take place digitally, online. I have created Microsoft Teams pages for all of my students and there are assignments posted there for them to complete. I will also post updates and assignments here on this webpage. In addition, I will host office hours every week via ZOOM for students to ask questions and come for help. These hours are tentativley planned for 10-11 M-F. Please let me know if you have any questions or need any help!
Office Hours: 10:00-11:00 a.m. M-F
IMPORTANT NOTICE: In order to keep my website streamlined and easy to read, I have created a MS Word document that contains all past assignments listed in it. Pleasde reference this document if you need to catch up on past assignments: Past Assignments.
- View & reflect on Adichie's TED Talk, "The Danger of a Single Story:" https://www.ted.com/talks/chimamanda_ngozi_adichie_the_danger_of_a_single_story?referrer=playlist-the_most_popular_talks_of_all. Please complete the Note Catcher posted on Teams and post at least 1 personal comment on Teams in response to the TED Talk.
- Read, annotate, and analyze the short story, "The Lottery," on CommonLit.
- View & reflect on McGonigal's TED Talk, "How To Make Stress Your Friend:" https://www.ted.com/talks/kelly_mcgonigal_how_to_make_stress_your_friend?language=en. Please complete the Note Catcher on Teams and post at least 1 personal comment on Teams in response to the TED Talk.