About The Instructor

Virgie Barnette, A.A., B.A, M.A.

Mrs. Barnette holds a A.A. in Education from Wytheville Community College. She also holds a B.A. in English, with a concentration in Theatre, from Longwood University in Farmville, Virginia. While at Longwood University Mrs. Barnette wrote and directed the play A Carpenter's Nail. Mrs. Barnette also holds a M.A. in Education with a cognate in English from Liberty University. She has written, cowritten, and directed numerous plays including The Many Faces of Bella and Beau, Three Sisters and Mr. Scratch, The Quilt, and A Very Hairy Christmas. In addition to her instructor position with the Holton Governor's School, Mrs. Barnette also teaches English - with a focus in American, Appalachian, and British Literature - at Marion Senior High School.

Mrs. Virgie Barnette


Mr. Preston Ball

ENGLISH

Phone: 276-619-4369
Email: vbarnette@hgs.k12.va.us

INSTRUCTOR'S COURSE OFFERINGS

English Literature and Composition

Through critical thinking and critical reading of literary texts (novels, plays, poems, and short stories from the sixteenth century to the present) students will come to understand how writers use language and form to create or enhance meaning in his/her works. Our literary analysis will look through the lenses of style and structure, rhetorical strategies, diction, figurative language, imagery, selection of detail, language and syntax.

Dual Enrollment English Literature and Composition will give students a learning experience equivalent to a typical undergrad introduction to literature class. The course will be a learning experience equivalent to a typical undergrad introduction to literature class.

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DUAL ENROLLMENT CREDIT
Six Hours through MECC or WCC

PRE-REQUISITES
None

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
about this class can be obtained by exploring the links in the topic list below.


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Survey of American Literature

The primary purpose of this course is to introduce American Literature from its earliest up to approximately the Civil War. Though the literature is priority of the course, there is no escaping the historical aspects as they directly affect what, how, and who is writing.

Diversity will also be discussed as we study writers from varied backgrounds so that we might get a sense of the many different facets of life represented in the American experience. Readings will be to discover connections between ideas and patterns in the development of American society and culture.

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DUAL ENROLLMENT CREDIT
Six Hours through MECC or WCC

PRE-REQUISITES
None

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
about this class can be obtained by exploring the links in the topic list below.


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