Welcome to Mr. Alford's Class Website!
"I will watch for, believe in, notice, love, and engage the genius of those in my charge."
(My Socratic Oath)
Dr. John C. Kimball High School
"Home of the Jaguars"
This year Mr. Alford celebrates his 20th year as a fully-credentialed teacher in the State of California. He graduated from California State University East Bay with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English and a Social Science Minor. He also earned his Teaching Credential at CSU East Bay in 1995, reaching the National Dean's List for the third straight year.
Currently, he teaches English II and III (College Preparatory)
Students: Please remember to bring all required materials, including notebooks AND textbooks, every day. If you need more details, consult your syllabus.
Calendar of Events
|English 2 Class Syllabus|
|English 3 Class Syllabus|
|Reflective Journal Entry|
|Article of the Week Guidelines|
|Three-part Source Integration Technique|
|TYPE CASTT Poetry Analysis Forms|
|The Great Gatsby Online (Text and Audio)|
|Why and How to Create a Useful Outline|
|Visual Rhetoric: Analyzing Visual Documents This resource covers how to write a rhetorical analysis essay of primarily visual texts with a focus on demonstrating the author’s understanding of the rhetorical situation and design principles.|
|How to take Cornell Notes|
|ethos, pathos, and logos A Summary of the Three Means of Persuasion|
|Writing Center Handouts How Do I...?|
|Critical Thinking in High School Why would you want to learn this, hmm?|
|Study Guides and Strategies One of the top Study Guide websites you will ever find.|
|MLA Formatting: The Basics (YouTube Video)|
|Make a Presentation Like Steve Jobs|