Balboa English Language Arts Department

In Balboa's English Language Arts department, teachers strive to help students develop into highly skilled, insightful, and critical individuals by focusing on rigorous, engaging reading, writing, speaking, and listening activities and assignments. We are privileged to work with Balboa's students for each of their four years here, and work for them to graduate with the skills and knowledge to carry them through life.

Courses Offered:

American Literature

AP English Lit & Comp

ELD Advanced RW

English 1*

English 2*

European Literature

*Note: Beginning the class of 2015, Balboa HS has disbanded the honors program for grades 9 and 10. The Honors designation in English is to identify grade level only.

ENGLISH DEPARTMENT
Teacher Introductions and Syllabi

Arriaga
Introduction and Syllabus: ELD | English

Awadalla
Intro Video | English I co-taught - Intro (Gregory)
Syllabus: American Literature |  English 1 cotaught | English 1

Baskett
Intro Presentation and Virtual Open Houses: GDA American Lit | English 1English 1 cotaught
Syllabus: English 1 | GDA American Lit | English 1 cotaught

Bjorklund
Intro Video |
Syllabus: Critical Thinking and Social Change | Teaching for Diversity

Castrillo
Letter to Parents
Syllabus: English 2 | American Literature

Gonzalez
Intro Videos: American Literature (P5)| Eng/Euro Lit (P3/4/6) |
Syllabus: PULSE Eng/Euro Lit (P3) | PULSE Eng/Euro Lit cotaught (P4) | American Literature (P5) | WALC Eng/Euro Lit (P6)

Kowollik
Letter to Parents and Syllabus: ELD Writing | ELL Journalism | Eng/Euro Lit

Macaldo
Introductions and Syllabi: CAST American Lit | English 2

Pasternack
Intro Videos: ELD (P2/3) | English 2 (P5/6) |
Syllabus: ELD (P2/3) | English 2 (P5 and P6)

Turnbull 
Introductions and Syllabus: English 1

Wilcox
Letter to Parents: AP English | Debate/Writing for Publication | LAW Eng/Euro Lit
Syllabus: AP English | Debate/Writing for Publication | LAW Eng/Euro Lit