Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor's in Secondary English Teacher Certification in grades 6-12 In Future: Masters in Curriculum and Instruction LBS1 Certification ESL Certification
Hello! I am Emily Popp, an English Teacher at Oswego High School. This is my 5th year as a teacher and I was lucky enough to begin my career here at OHS. I am a product of the wonderful Oswego School District as I graduated from Oswego East. For my undergraduate, I received my degree and teaching licensure from Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois. I student taught at Oswego High School and then immediately began working as a teacher here the next semester. I currently teach English 4 Literary Theory, English 2 Multicultural English, and AVID 10. I am also currently enrolled in a Masters Program for Curriculum and Instruction with certifications in Special Education and English as a Second Language. I pride myself in my differnt teaching styles and am always working towards how to be better for my students!
Please scroll further down to see the books your child will be reading in my class!
Beyond teaching, I am also the Sideline and Competitive Head Cheereleading coach. I work with both Junior Varisty and Varsity.
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by Chinua Achebe Year Published: 1958 English 2
THINGS FALL APART tells two overlapping, intertwining stories, both of which center around Okonkwo, a “strong man” of an Ibo village in Nigeria. The first of these stories traces Okonkwo’s fall from grace with the tribal world in which he lives, and in its classical purity of line and economical beauty it provides us with a powerful fable about the immemorial conflict between the individual and society. The second story, which is as modern as the first is ancient, and which elevates the book to a tragic plane, concerns the clash of cultures and the destruction of Okonkwo’s world through the arrival of aggressive, proselytizing European missionaries. These twin dramas are perfectly harmonized, and they are modulated by an awareness capable of encompassing at once the life of nature, human history, and the mysterious compulsions of the soul. THINGS FALL APART is the most illuminating and permanent monument we have to the modern African experience as seen from within.
by George Bernard Shaw Year Published: 1913 English 4
Based on classical myth, Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion plays on the complex business of human relationships in a social world. Phonetics Professor Henry Higgins tutors the very Cockney Eliza Doolittle, not only in the refinement of speech, but also in the refinement of her manner. When the end result produces a very ladylike Miss Doolittle, the lessons learned become much more far reaching. The successful musical My Fair Ladywas based on this Bernard Shaw classic.
by William Shakespeare Year Published: 1604 English 4
Othello (The Tragedy of Othello, the Moor of Venice) is a tragedy by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written in 1603. It is based on the story Un Capitano Moro ("A Moorish Captain") by Cinthio, a disciple of Boccaccio, first published in 1565. The story revolves around its two central characters: Othello, a Moorish general in the Venetian army and his unfaithful ensign, Iago. Given its varied and enduring themes of racism, love, jealousy, betrayal, revenge and repentance, Othello is still often performed in professional and community theatre alike, and has been the source for numerous operatic, film, and literary adaptations.