This class was tough.
I was not a huge reader, but this course offered many other things that I was good at that made me want to read. The teacher gave out many creative assignments that were prepared in order to appeal to a teenagers learning skills. She used things such as social media and many computer related activities to help us understand things better. I would recommend this course to anyone that would have Ms. Guidry as their teacher.
There was always a way to incorporate fun in learning. Ms. Guidry would not stop trying to teach until you understand. She would use any tactic possible to make sure you knew what you understood clearly and could even teach it to others. She made me realize that American classics, were actually not boring. She always chose the best stories and came up with the most interesting assignments. My favorite was The Picture of Dorian Gray. She had us create instagram posts for each character or any important words in the novel that related to diction or motifs, etc.
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Advice for students:
Be ready to spend a lot of time on assignments. She gives tons of work, but it's really fun to do and it will help in the long run. She goes over each of the novels before tests and gives out questions before to work on and answer. Though she assigns a lot of work, she gives plenty of time to do it. If you don't get your work done in time you won't feel upset with her because you will know it is your fault for waiting so long. Most days she assigns things, tells you a bit about it and then gives you the whole class period to work on it. Technically, you should not have to go home to do any work, but if you don't take the opportunity in class to do it, or if you want to go above and beyond expectations you will have to spend time at home working on some assignments.