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La Joya Community High School
Tolleson Union High School District

English Department

The English Language Arts Department teaches students to learn and effectively apply a variety of reading strategies such as comprehending, interpreting, and evaluating a wide range of texts including fiction, nonfiction, classic, and contemporary works. The students analyze classic and contemporary literature for the universality of these works. Students also evaluate the author’s persuasive techniques. In their writing, students analyze the use of literary elements, write an informal report using research, and write a persuasive essay. Students also write using the Six Trait Writing Process and the Six Trait Rubric.

English Staff

Kurt Anderson
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Ext. 4559
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William Breceda
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Ext. 4473
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Robert Callaway
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Ext. 4562
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Danielle Franzen
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Ext. 4565
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Samantha Gorgan
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Ext. 4435
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Callie Pastor
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Ext. 4592
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Bridget Recio
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Ext. 4530
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Gabby Rivera
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Ext. 4491
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Sandra Saco
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Ext. 4588
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Michelle Salcido
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Ext. 4499
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Jeffrey Turbitt
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Ext. 4449
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Lynette Turnbaugh
Teacher/Department Chair
Ext. 4453
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Greg Zemeida
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Ext. 4532
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Reading Staff

Otis Beasley
Teacher
Ext. 4476
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Mary Dever
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Rose Flory
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Richard Hughes
Teacher/Department Chair
Ext. 4487
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Dena Pollock
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Ext. TBD
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