Phone: 620-326-5105 (EX. 107)


Degrees and Certifications:

BA in English and Business Administration from Bellarmine College in Louisville, Ky in 1982. Teaching Certification from West Chester University in 1988.

Mr. Larry Rechtin

I have been teaching at Pottsgrove since 1988-89.
Courses: Technical Wriitng 12th grade; Academic English 12th grade; AP Language and Composition 11th grade
I have two wonderful children: Baxter, who lives in Hartford, CT: and Brittany, who is currently living in Alaska. My wife Jo-an is self-employed.
I coach XC and track and love to run, read, and travel as hobbies.
Phone: 7103
AP Language and Compostion
This course in Advanced Placement Language and Composition provides students with an opportunity to pursue college-level reading and writing. Emphasis is placed on non-fiction texts that are both current and archaic. These texts serve as models for student writings of Argumentative, Analytical, and Informational essays. Students will also read challenging essays to focus on writer’s rhetoric and purpose. Upper level vocabulary and advanced sentence structures will be taught as ways to elevate student reading and writing. 3-4 novels are part of the course and Hamlet will also be taught. All facets of the program prepare the student for Advanced Placement Examination in English Language administered in May.


12th Grade Technical Writing

This senior English course is designed for the student who is primarily focused on entering the workforce, military, or a trade/technical school upon graduation. This is a non-college preparatory course. The focus of the course includes writing with specially designed emphasis on career exploration, job preparation skills, and applied communication. The content will also include British literature, the reading of two novels, applied principles of writing and grammar, a study of Greek mythology, and the completion or a research paper that focuses on a career of the student’s choosing.


12 Academic English
The Senior English program provides a chronological survey of English literature from the Anglo-Saxon period to the twentieth century. In addition, the foundations of mythology as applied to “the epic hero” are covered. Materials read and analyzed include The Lord of the Flies; Cry, the Beloved Country; Beowulf; Macbeth; A Modest Proposal; The Canterbury Tales, and other selected readings. Materials will be read both collectively and individually. The research / analysis process is taught and all students are required to produce a literary analysis research paper on a novel of their own choosing. Other writing assignments emphasize stylistic experimentation and sharpen analytical skills.