Degrees and Certifications:
Degree: B.A. English (Language Arts and Secondary Education), University of North Texas Certifications: English Language Arts and Reading (ELAR), 7-12 English as a Second Language Supplemental. 7-12 Additional Responsibilities: NHS Co-sponsor
Mr. Joseph Gonzalez
AP Language & Composition Course Description
An AP English Language and Composition course cultivates the reading and writing skills that students need for college success and for intellectually responsible civic engagement. The course guides students in becoming curious, critical, and responsive readers of diverse texts and becoming flexible, reflective writers of texts addressed to diverse audiences for diverse purposes. The reading and writing students do in the course should deepen and expand their understanding of how written language functions rhetorically: to communicate writers’ intentions and elicit readers’ responses in particular situations.
Period 1 (8:20 - 9:50): AP Language and Composition (AVID)
Period 2 (9:55 - 11:25): AP Language and Composition (AVID)
Period 3 (12:30 - 2:00): AP Language and Composition
Period 4 (2:05 - 3:35): Conference
Tutorials by appointment
Tuesdays (7:40 - 8:10)
Wednesdays (3:45 - 4:15)
I was born in southeast Texas before moving to North Texas in my early twenties; this will be my 5th year at Main. When not teaching or reading, you will most likley find me PC gaming.
I'm a quiet guy, but at my core, I believe that literacy and langauge skills can help build a better world, and I seek to help young people use their voice to tell their stories.