Mary Helen Gallucci

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Hello! This is my first year teaching Literature at Mishawaka Catholic, and I'm delighted to be here! For the last seven years (five at Notre Dame), I have been in graduate school studying medieval literature, and teaching several college courses — particularly about Saints’ Lives. Prior to graduate school, I received my undergraduate degree in Music Education from Northwestern University (I play violin), and then taught grades 1-8 English in the Marshall Islands. I also have two kids, Beatrice (3) and Benedict (1), who are my world!

Each grade will be reading between 4 and 6 class novels this year, as well as short stories, poems, and individually-chosen books. We will be diving into plot, characterization, and symbolism while working on important study skills like summary and annotation.

Expectations:

Students must come to class each day with their copies of our book(s), prepared to contribute to discussion of the assigned reading and listen respectfully to their peers’ thoughts. A majority of their homework will be reading outside of class; this should be done with attention to detail and vocabulary.

Grading:

Open-ended written assignments and presentations are graded based on consistent rubrics; late work loses 10% per school day. Students’ grades will be comprised of their assignments, quizzes/tests, and participation.

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