Mrs. Christina Baker » Course Descriptions and Welcome

Course Descriptions and Welcome

Advanced Placement English Literature and Composition
English IV AP is a college‑level course focusing on the interpretation and evaluation of literature through discussion and writing. Students are required to complete summer reading assignments. During the school year, much of the reading and writing is completed outside of class. Interested in more information, click HERE to visit the AP course webpage.

English IV
English IV is required of all seniors for graduation. Through the study of British, World, Modern, and Contemporary literature and nonfiction, students in English IV focus on close reading and interpretation of literary selections, composition, vocabulary development, listening and speaking, and viewing and representing a variety of media. Interested in more information, click HERE to see the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for this course. 

About Me

This is my sixth year of teaching, and I am loving it! I am a proud Cole graduate. I graduated from the University of Texas at San Antonio in 2008 with a bachelor’s degree in English and teacher certification in English, Language Arts, and Reading for grades eight through twelve. I am currently working towards earning a M.A. in Educational Leadership for K-12 schools to obtain my goal of becoming a high school principal one day soon. And, this summer my husband and I welcomed our son, Gunnar Mateo, to the world. 

I love British literature, which is a benefit for the students since twelfth grade English focuses almost entirely on British literature. I believe that education should first and foremost be focused on what is best for the students. I specialize my teaching strategies for each class period based on the individual personality and needs of the students in that class. I encourage my students to provide feedback on their learning. I challenge each student in my classroom. My ultimate goal is to reach mastery of the material presented through engaging and student-centered instruction.