• Mrs. Nicole Mackinson                                                        
    Contact Information:
    Voicemail: 309-336-6288
    English Department Office: 309-336-6422 
     
     COPY OF INTRO LETTER SENT ON INFINITE CAMPUS:

    Hello! My name is Nicole Mackinson, and I teach Dual Credit Composition 1 and 2, AP Language and Composition, and English 3.  I am writing to say hello and give you some information regarding my classes for the school year.

    Of course, I am hopeful that this year will go well, but I, too, am a bit overwhelmed by the uncertainty of it all. I think it is really important that we all give ourselves some grace as we learn, teach, and/or parent in a new way. We need to try our best and keep going!

    The following is information that students and parents will need to be prepared for remote learning.

    Supplies: laptop, post-its, binder (once we return to in-person learning)

    *I would also recommend Blue Light Blocking Glasses. I bought mine for about $10 on Amazon. They saved me a lot of headaches in the spring!

    I have already invited most students to the Google Classroom page for the class in which they are enrolled. Students should check their email and accept that invitation, and they should be ready for class on Monday, August 24th. In order to be prepared, please read the posts and links on Classroom. There were some student accounts that would not allow me to invite them, so the codes for each classroom are as follows:

    Dual Credit Composition 1: hgf5rr5

    English 3: ychg6ph

    AP Language: idvsrke

    Please feel free to also check out my website, where you will information about me and classwork for the week. Parents should look to the website as opposed to Google Classroom. https://www.unit5.org/Page/8928

    Below, I have attached a link to a PDF of the introductory slides that I have created for the students to review. These are also on Google Classroom and my website.

    Dual Credit Composition Introduction

    AP Language and Composition Introduction

    English 3 Introduction

    I am looking forward to meeting my students and having a great year!

    Best Wishes,

    Nicole Mackinson

    mackinsn@unit5.org 

     
    2020-2021 School Year 
    1st and 2nd Semester

    Hour

    Class 

    Room

    1st

     

    Dual Credit Composition

    122

    2nd

     

    Plan

    122/English Office

    3rd

      

    English 3

    122

    4th

     

    Dual Credit Composition

    122

    5th

     

    Dual Credit Composition

    122

    6th

     

    Lunch/ StuCo Homeroom

    122

    7th

     

    Plan

    122/English Office

    8th

     

    AP Language and Composition

    122

     
     
     
     

    Unit Five Statement on Book Selection:

    All of the required texts in the Unit Five English Curriculum were carefully chosen by a group of highly-qualified, informed, and professional educators. It is their belief that these works serve to help each student meet the standards laid-out by NCTE and the Common Core Standards. While we believe that all students will benefit from studying these texts, if a student or parent has a concern about a particular work, they should address it with their teacher to determine an appropriate course of action which may include an alternative text for that student.

     
Last Modified on August 21, 2020