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
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.