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Lauren Hohenberger
English Teacher
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Education:  I graduated from Purdue University in 2008 with a Bachelor's Degree in English Education. In 2012, I earned my Master's in Reading Instruction from Aurora University. I am proud to have been teaching here at Serena since December 2008. 

Personal: At home I have a wonderful husband, Kurt, who is a mechanical engineer and farmer, two young daughters, and one energetic dog. I love to travel, camp, and spend time with family. 

Courses I Teach: 

English I Regular:  This course is designed for freshmen with average ability in language skills.  It provides a general survey of literature, including novels, short stories, magazine articles, essays, and poetry.  Materials are used that are of high interest with a major emphasis on improving reading comprehension and writing skills.

Class will be conducted using a variety of formats including:  lecture, large group discussions, individual and group assignments, enactment activities, and debates. 

English I Advanced: 

This course is a general survey of literature and its various elements including classical and contemporary selections in novels, short stories, essays, plays, and poetry.  The course is designed to encourage the student to appreciate and critically assess various types of literature.  Skills that are focused on are written expression, vocabulary building, and grammar.  This class is designed to move at a fast pace.

Class will be conducted using a variety of formats including:  lecture, large group discussions, individual and group assignments, enactment activities, and debates. 

Journalism: Journalism is a course offered to seniors with a high interest in research and writing.  We learn the historical background of journalism and its evolution into today’s world.  Students learn how to conduct productive interviews, do investigative reporting of current issues, cover news events affecting the local area, and write in an objective, professional way.  This course is writing intensive.  Students should expect to write many papers.  The journalism class will produce a quarterly school newspaper.

Creative Writing: This course is for students who want to explore and expand their writing skills. Students keep a writer’s notebook where they record story ideas. Students are expected to write daily journals. Throughout the school year students can expect to study and create authentic poetry, short stories, screenplays, memoirs, and a research project. 

Phone: Email: Lauren Hohenberger Serena High School
Serena IL 60549