Mrs. Roel

School Year:  2018-19
Classes:  AP English Literature & English IV
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Why I Teach
This year marks my 20th year in the classroom.  During that time, many repackaged educational theories have come and gone, but I find that students are still people who really do want to learn, with a sincere desire to change the world for the better. They are the reason I continue to teach. 

Importance of Reading
To keep students from being bored, lessons must be meaningful and challenging. Important literature--literature whose purpose is far greater than mere entertainment--stimulates thinking, improves reading comprehension, and develops writing skills. For a work to be called a classic, it must do two things. First, it must be told with great artistry, and second, it must teach timeless truths. Thus, a classic inspires us to live for a purpose larger than ourselves. What one learns from reading a great work of literature cannot be underestimated or duplicated, except through personal experience. Fortunately, literature lets us experience events vicariously, which gives us incredible insight into ourselves, others, and the world. 

I will be using Google Classroom to keep students abreast of what is happening each day.  To access Google Classroom, please see the appropriate syllabus for instructions.  Students can print assignments easily from this website and thus come to school prepared after an absence.  They can keep track of what is happening daily on the Calendar which they can access from the "Classwork" tab  If you or your student has any questions or problems accessing, please e-mail me at 

Thank you for all your help and support.  I'm looking forward to another great year!

Ann Roel
National Board Certified Teacher, 2006

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