Welcome Students and Parents to the 2015-2016 School Year! My name is Laurel Knaup and I have been teaching for over fifteen years. I love literature, learning, and building relationships! I will do my best to educate you on all of the Virginia Standards of Learning that will be covered in your 11th grade Reading and Writing SOL. I will also work hard to introduce you to a wide variety of diverse writers from various cultural backgrounds, and discuss the contributions of diversity. I will try to update this web-site once a week.
If you should ever have questions, as a parent or student, do not hesitate to contact me via e-mail or phone!
All of my classes will begin reviewing the Plot Diagram, and have a Short Story Unit. Journals will be written in on Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays. They will count as a Test Grade, and are meant to HELP your average!! Please make sure you keep up with them.
I will try to keep homework to a minimal, but that means everyone needs to be alert, and involved in class everyday!
Please encourage your child to LOVE learning, and understand that every day is an OPPORTUNITY to grow. A student with a positive attitude is worth more than GOLD!!!
Thank you for your contribution!