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                                                    Marissa Kleinhans



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Course Expectations
Lesson Plans
AP Course Overview
AP Literature Titles
"The Art of Persuasion" files (SDCTE 2008)
"The Global Classroom" files (SDCTE 2009)
Research Paper Tutorials- Vaughan Memorial Library
Noodle Tools Login
Senior Projects Forms
20% Time Blog 
Write. Now. Blog 
Web Resources
Provides information for students, parents, and educators on the AP and SAT tests
Official site for the National Council of Teachers of English
Baltic School District website
Contact Me


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Contact Us


 Welcome to my site!  Included here are pages designed to make my classroom easier to access for students and parents/guardians.   Browse around, use whatever information you find useful, and feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.


 A bit about myself: after 18 years of growing up in Ireton, Iowa, I became a nomad, living in Minnesota (at St. Olaf College), Sioux Falls (attending Augustana College, where I received my B.A. in 2005), Brookings (completing student teaching assignments at Sioux Valley and Arlington), and Colorado Springs, where I survived my first year of teaching at Wasson High School.  Somewhere along the line, I was lucky enough to acquire a gorgeous family of strapping boys, who love being around our extended family again and living in Worthing, SD.


In 2011 I was fortunate enough to participate in a two-week Shakespeare Seminar at Columbia University, sponsored by the Theater for a New Audience and the National Endowment for the Humanities.  The workshop combined theory and practice, analyzing and acting-- I walked away with a wealth of ideas and strategies that have already worked their way into our classroom adventures.  (Get the full story here.)


 During the summer of 2008 I had the incredible opportunity to visit Turkey as part of a fellowship sponsored by the South Dakota Council on World Affairs and the Turkish Cultural Foundation

Check out my trip!

       *my Turkey blog

       *PhotoStory slideshow of select photos set to Orhan Veli's poem "I Am Listening to Istanbul"

       *newspaper article published in the Baltic Beacon


 My Schedule:


  Blue Days

Block 1, 8:15-9:43                  Prep

Block 2, 9:47-11:15                English III

Block 3, 11:19-1:12                English III


Block 4, 1:50-3:18                  English I

  Gold Days

Block 1, 8:15-9:43                  English I

Block 2, 9:47-11:15                AP Lit & Comp

Block 3, 11:19-1:12                Senior Projects


Block 4, 1:50-3:18                  English II