Mrs. Zerwas

"Judge a man by his questions rather than by his answers." Voltaire

Due Dates
English 9

     I was absent...what should I do? 

    • Email:
    • Include the following information:
      • Dear Mrs. Zerwas,
      • I was absent on ______
      • because ______.
      • I have looked at the explanation of what we did on Google Classroom and I have the following questions: ____________________________________.
      • Please let me know if I should plan on meeting with you outside of class. 
      • If so, I am available to meet tomorrow at ______.
      • Thank you, (your name here)

About Mrs. Zerwas

Some important things to know about me:

  • I have 4 kids that I love to spend time with.
  • My husband, Mr. Zerwas, is an Assistant Principal at Del Oro.
  • I love to read...but I haven't always been a reader.
  • I love to garden and spend much of my summer in the garden.
  • I enjoy being active and will always choose a hike or bike ride over lounging by the pool. 
  • I graduated from Del Oro in 1997.
  • I got my BA in English from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo.
  • I got my MA in education from Rutgers University in New Jersey.
  • I love teaching students how to think...especially how to ask thoughtful questions. 
  • I am thankful to be a teacher at Del Oro. 

About My Classes

All English curriculum is created in order to give each English student these essential skills: 

  1. You will be able to communicate a position and defend it with effective evidence and line of reasoning.
  2. You will be able to discriminate between strong and relevant source materials and those that do not effectively support or strengthen your position.
  3. You will demonstrate an organized and effective writing style that allows readers to navigate easily through the text
  4. You will be able to analyze and evaluate non-fiction texts for author’s message, purpose, audience, and voice.
  5. You will be able to analyze and evaluate fiction texts for elements of fiction and literary devices.
  6. You will engage with perseverance in a long-term research writing process, gathering and responding to effective evidence, formulating and organizing an effective thesis and drafting and revising towards a finished product.

Fall Term 2018

Spring Term 2019