Harrisonburg High School--Mrs. Valerie P. Kibler - English Department


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Valerie Kibler has been teaching for 29 years, 19 at Harrisonburg High School.  She teaches AP English Language and Composition with an Intensive Journalistic Writing focus for 11th graders, freshman journalism, and advanced journalism (Newsstreak production). She also serves Virginia as the State Director for the Journalism Education Association and treasurer of VAJTA, the Virginia Association of Journalism Teachers and Advisers and is a member of the National Scholastic Press Association Board of Directors.

AP English Language and Composition

The AP English Language and Composition course uses an intensive journalistic writing focus to prepare students to sit for the AP exam in May.  We focus on non-fiction writing using journalism as the foundation for learning the rhetorical modes.  Students should help their parents navigate to the class' google docs page where they can see our biweekly calendar, all assignments and handouts.  Each student has his or her own individual google docs account where parents can see papers and assignments that have been returned. In addition, we use Google classroom. Students can share that username/password with their parents so that parents may see assignments and more.