Welcome to Mr. Greuter's ESL/ELA Courses!
About Mr. Greuter:
"I am a professional ESL educator and have been teaching ELLs in China for 9 years and this is my second year here at LaVergne! I've worked with ELL-specific curriculum regarding English language arts, social studies/history, Mathematics, Biology, ESL test preparation, IGCSE/A-Levels and the International Baccalaureate's Language Acquisition framework. Working with English language learners across so many programs, curricula and cultures has been an important part of my growth as an educator and in developing my own awareness of best practices and the language learning process."
Basic Student information:
Check your assignments and grades regularly through Skyward using your assigned username and password. If you need assistance with your login information, visit or call our attendance office at (615) 904-3870.
You can access your Office 365 account by clicking here, the username and password are the same as your computer login at school. You should also use Clever to access all the other course supplements and resources we will draw from throughout the year (Padlet, Readworks, CommonLit, NewsELA, etc).
This Year: ELA III Course Info:
The main focus of English III ESL is to build English literacy, equip you with the language and thinking skills you’ll need to be successful at work or in college, to boost your performance on the ACT, and to provide you every opportunity to pursue any or as many potential futures as possible! We will learn vocabulary, grammar, and reading comprehension strategies that will help prepare you for the ACT. In addition to ACT skills, we will be reading and analyzing works from American Literature including prose, poetry, and drama beginning with the early settlement period through the twentieth century. This is where most of your opportunities to practice and demonstrate your deep thinking, creative writing, and your growing powers of literacy!
Required Supplies: Optional Supplies:
- Notebook to take notes in.
- Box of crayons or markers
- Folder to hold handouts
- Loose-leaf paper, pens, and pencils.
- A fantastic attitude each day!
Tardy Consequences: Classroom and Cell Phone Misconduct:
1st offense- Warning 1st offense: Warning
2nd offense- Teacher Conference 2nd offense: Focus Chair
3rd offense- Hallway Restriction 3rd offense: Automatic call for a Dean to remove student
4th offense- Intervention **Removal by Dean will result in restriction for the rest of the
5th offense- Dean Referral day.
***Attendance and punctuality are extremely important in this class. **Parental contact will be made each time
There are two categories for LHS grades: Daily (40%) and Tests (60%).
Tests grades will consist of: Daily grades will consist of:
CFA’s Daily in-class assignments
Word Wall Tests Daily quizzes ()
Text-based Test Bell Work/ Ticket out the Door
**THIS CLASS WILL BE CHALLENGING! It will not be easy, but it will be worth it. Remember, I am here to help.
Just remember, if you follow these basic expectations, YOU WILL SUCCEED:
- BE HERE EVERYDAY.
- Come to class on time, prepared to learn, and prepared with ALL materials.
- Keep up with the outside reading.
- Complete all assignments ON TIME.
- Reflect on your learning, your attitude/behavior, and your academic and literacy goals.
ELD Course info:
Instructional Goals are based in WIDA and ELA English literacy standards across writing, listening, speaking, and with a large focus on reading; We identify reading skills as cognitively correlating to general learning skills, and connect literacy with learning proficiency, therefore becoming a good reader is becoming a good learner and if you can learn anything, you can do anything. So we'll be reading--and therefore reaching--for the stars.