Mrs. Laurel Caston
WelcomeWelcome to your senior year, Mavericks! The schedule and assignments for AP English Literature and Composition (English IV), Dual Credit Comp I & II (English IV), and Accelerated English IV all appear under the tab on the left side of your screen.
If you are taking Comp I & II, you must purchase a copy of the Eleventh edition of The St. Martin's Guide to Writing with 2016 MLA update for this class. This book will be used both semesters. It is available at the Holmes bookstore, BUT, you can probably find much cheaper copies online. Students must purchase a 6 month subscription to Launch Pad, the online component of the textbook, which includes an e-book they can use for 6 months. For more info, follow this link.
About the TeacherI received my BA in English and my MA in Creative Writing from the University of Southern Mississippi. 2019-2020 will be my 18th year teaching. I am a Jackson native, but I have also lived in Austin, Texas and Atlanta, Georgia. My husband Will teaches Spanish III and IV at Madison Central High School. My son Blake is a proud GHS graduate of the class of 2017. I am also the proud mama of 5 cats. Yes, I am a certified cat lady!
In my spare time I like to hang out with my friends, read, and travel. I've been to 8 countries outside of the US so far, and I firmly believe that seeing the world makes us all more campassionate and intelligent global citizens.I can't wait to get to know you and share in the adventure of your senior year!