English 9 with Mr. Halter

Please take the PARENT SURVEY!

Hello! I would just like to take this opportunity to introduce myself. This is my 5th year teaching at Fond du Lac High School, and I will be teaching English 9 and Writers Workshop. I also am the Head Wrestling Coach, co-advise Student Council, and lead the English Department trips to Europe every summer (open to all students whenever we are able to travel again!). Watch my introduction video from last school year!

In English 9, you can follow along with our daily work by going to our class website. Once there, you will be able to navigate to the weekly schedule, course overview, and a number of other links. I also have a FOR PARENTS tab where I will link these posts.

During these first two weeks of school, we will cover the expectations for our classroom and quickly create accounts for our classroom grammar (No Red Ink), reading (Goodreads & NewsELA), while we get comfortable using Google Classroom. Since students will be spending more time at home than at school, I feel it is important to help them learn to navigate and use more of a virtual classroom set up, so we are prepared for wherever this situation leads and can make the most of it.

If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact me (email would be the most effective way to get in touch). You can also find more information about myself and the school organizations/teams I lead (Wrestling, English Department Europe Trips, and Student Council) by exploring the following link: halter.education.

Looking forward to a great year!

Mr. Halter

P.S. I am a teacher who loves using technology! My students enjoy using a number of websites to take their reading and grammar to the next level (Goodreads, newsELA, and noredink) as well as social media such as instagram, facebook, twitter, and blogging on wordpress. I use social media to share book suggestions, classroom updates, extensions to our classroom learning, promotion for clubs and activities, and for building a stronger Fond du Lac High School community. If you have any concerns with your child appearing in any of these social media, please let me know. I do make sure to ask each student’s permission before I post anything, and they usually love being a part of it! Feel free to follow any of them if you are interested in being a part of the community too!

Website: halter.education

Instagram: halters_lit (classroom account)

fondytravels (school travel account)

fondywrestling (wrestling program account)

fondystuco (FHS Student Council account)

Twitter: @MatthewHalter77

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