Hello! Welcome to English II, III, and SAT Prep.  I am excited about starting the 2015-16 school year! 

While this is my second year at Stratford, I am embarking on my 11th year of teaching.  I received my Bachelor of Arts Degree in English, along with receiving my teaching certificate, from Texas State University in 2004.  

I have a passion for education. I feel that it is my calling in life to instill confidence in each of my students while developing a hunger for knowledge so that they can go on to accomplish great things.

When I am not teaching, I am cherishing my time with my husband, our sweet baby girl, Ella, and our 80 pound black lab named Kate.  

Course Description


English III

Welcome! English III will increase and refine students’ communication skills through reading and writing while preparing students for them for the future. Various content and styles of writing will be used to engage high levels of critical thinking so all current skills can be strengthened. Students will also be reading and understand a wide a variety of literary and informational texts followed by a variety of assessment activities. The curriculum and instruction in English III will change, sharpen and develop student skills as current knowledge expands. No matter the starting point, all students can grow beyond their current abilities. In turn, this English III class seeks to prepare students to become thinkers and leaders of our world.

English II

English II is organized into the following strands: Reading, where students read and understand a wide variety of literary and informational texts followed by a variety of assessment activities; Writing, where students compose a variety of written texts with a clear controlling idea, coherent organization, and sufficient detail; Research, where students are expected to know how to locate a range of relevant sources and evaluate, synthesize, and present ideas and information; Listening and Speaking, where students listen and respond to the ideas of others while contributing their own ideas in conversations and in groups; and Oral and Written Conventions, where students learn how to use the oral and written conventions of the English language in speaking and writing. In English II, students will engage in activities that build on their prior knowledge and skills in order to strengthen their reading, writing, and oral language skills.  

SAT Prep

Welcome! The following course description as well as more in-depth information can be found at the Sure Score website http://www.surescore.com/products/test-prep/sat/:

Using well-researched methodologies, such as scaffolding, contextualized learning, and small-group engagement, SureScore’s SAT® preparation supports learners of all ability levels in their quests for college entrance.

Designed to prepare students for every section of the SAT exam and increase their general content mastery, SureScore’s SAT preparation course combines strategies with real-world activities that encourage students to expand their test-taking skills and subject-matter knowledge. Program components include multiple practice tests that simulate real testing conditions, as well as assessments that allow teachers to establish a baseline for student performance and to inform individualized instruction. Teacher books are separated into a Mathematics Teacher Resource Guide and a Critical Reading and Writing Teacher Resource Guide. SAT Preparation is also available for Middle Schools participating in talent identification programs.

Class Schedule

Jenni Mackey

A Day:

1st Period: Conference

3rd Period: English III

5th Period: English II

7th Period: English III

B Day:

2nd Period: Study Hall

4th Period: SAT Prep

6th Period: SAT Prep

8th Period: Conference



Designated Tutorial Times:

Tues. 7-7:30
Wed. 3:00-4:00
Additional times available by appointment.

If you have any questions and/or concerns please contact me via email: Jennifer.mackey@springbranchisd.com

Class Assignments & Homework


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