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This is the online classroom world of Mr. Watson, English teacher at South Oldham High School in Crestwood, Kentucky. Although this wikispace is currently on hiatus with no new updates planned for the current school year, uploaded files will remain archived.
My 2013-2014 planning period is 3rd Period (10:40 - 11:30). Contact me at 502-241-6681 x 119
or via email:
I have two different Twitter accounts currently active.
Myths and Legends class:
Oldham County Technology Initiative (OCTI), a district organization I founded and co-lead:
(For more information on OCTI, visit
our district page
For more information about me,
visit this page
For the 2013-2014 school year, I will be using our private
webpages to archive documents, help you keep track of daily activities via wall posts (handy if you are absent!), and manage online discussions. If you have any questions while on Edmodo, send a private message, post on the wall where others can see (and your classmates may be able to answer your question) or
If you are interested in our daily activities, please get a unique Parent Code from your child's Edmodo account so you can access our page. (When the student is logged in and on a certain class group, a Parent Code unique to your child is highlighted in the lower left hand corner.) If you would directions or the code itself, please
directly. For information on grades, the link to the Infinite Campus website is
I'm very humble and thankful to receive the 2009-2010 Teacher of the Year Award from SOHS. (I'm pictured here with my daughter Ayla!)
Dragon Booktalk (a student literature circle podcasting project) made the news! Our class was featured in a January 21, 2009 cover story by
It was also discussed in the February 3, 2009 edition of the National Council of Teachers of English's INBOX e-newsletter and blog entry! (The NCTE has over 50,000 international members; the INBOX is sent to 115,000 subscribers.)
The podcasting site also made the cover of the April 2009 issue of
. (Read the article on pages 8 and 11.)
In May 2009, members of NCTE videotaped our students while they recorded Dragon Booktalk podcasts; I was also interviewed. The professionally edited video, along with some of my podcast resources, was made part of NCTE's professional development website, "Pathways for 21st Century Literacies." (This is a premium site only accessable by educators.) We were very honored to be featured as a "Classroom Spotlight"! For more information, visit:
In spring of 2011, my three AP Lit and Comp classes were the first academic OR large collaborative group to create a book profile on Book Drum, an internationally recognized resource website. A link to our
The Poisonwood Bible
profile is here:
In August 2013, WDRB interviewed me about the use of educational technology in Oldham County. The article and video
are located here
Some visitors to our site have expressed interest in literature circle Role Sheets. Below are examples I use for English II. I also include an document that explains Levels of Questioning. Like all the documents on our site, you're welcome to reproduce the sheets for your individual classroom use only.
Please send me a message or email with comments or questions.
Levels of Questioning Review.docx
Role Sheet Connector English II Podcast 2012.pdf
Role Sheet Discussion Director English II Podcast 2012.pdf
Role Sheet Illustrator English II Podcast 2012.pdf
Role Sheet Literary Luminary English II Podcast 2012.pdf
Role Sheet Investigator English II Podcast 2012.pdf
Role Sheet Summarizer English II Podcast 2012.pdf
Role Sheet Vocabulary Enricher English II Podcast 2012.pdf
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