• Ms. Laura Vanadore  

    I am currently in my fourteenth year of teaching at Hanahan High School.  I have taught a variety of grades and types of students during my time here and enjoy working with young people. I consider writing instruction to be my area of expertise but also love to read and discuss literature as well as non-fiction works. I am Nationally Board Certified and have a M.A. in English.
     
    Please contact me should you need assistance with anything throughout the semester. 

    Contact information: vanadore@bcsdschools.net or 843.820.3710 ext. 2120

    I am available for extra help both before and after school by student appointment. 

    Google classroom will be used regularly (although not exclusively) in this course, so be sure to check there for upcoming due dates.

     

     

    English III Honors Info:

    Englsih III Honors is a fast-paced and rigorous course that focuses on getting students ready as writers. The literature under study focuses on American history and culture and includes a variety of literary, fictional, and non-fiction works. Students will also study grammar, vocabulary, read and analyze texts indepdendently, and research throughout the semester. The syllabus below includes information regarding classroom rules, policies, and grading weights. This is not an EOC course, so students will take a final exam at the end of the semester.
     
     
     
    English IV CP Info:
     
    Englsih IV CP focuses on getting students prepared for college or the work force by filling in any "holes" that may exist in their reading, writing, speaking, or researching skills. The literature under study focuses on the history and culture of Britain. Students will also study grammar, vocabulary, read and analyze texts indepdendently, and research throughout the semester. The syllabus below includes information regarding classroom rules, policies, and grading weights.  This is not an EOC course, so students will take a final exam at the end of the semester. If (s)he is a senior and is passing, (s)he may exempt the final exam.
     
     
     
    AP Literature & Composition Info:
     
    AP English Literature and Composition focuses on reading, discussing, and writing about great works of literature that ask the big questions in life. Students will write regularly in response to literature, discuss their perspectives, and research and share their findings with their classmates. The syllabus below includes information regarding classroom rules, policies, and grading weights. Students will take the AP Exam (usually the first week in May), so test preparation is also included in this course. If the student passes the exam (recieves a 3, 4, or 5 on a 5-point scale), (s)he may receive college credit. Check with your chosen institution's website for how this credit/course applies.