Patricia Hackworth

Floyd County

Patricia Hackworth

Floyd County

Biography

This grant will help students who did not meet their ACT benchmark in Reading and/or Writing. Writers/Readers become proficient through PRACTICE. My students need to be immersed in the written word. This class will create a memory book using interviews and memories from families and friends–personal essays/poetry/short stories. After writing, the class will peer edit and help each other revise. By using other Appalachian authors, the students will read about the beauty of the area and will even use photography to show the beauty of our region. Many times, our geographical area is stereotyped in a negative manner, so one of the vital parts of the grant will be to help our students see the beauty and the privilege of being able to say, “I am from Appalachia. I am an Eastern Kentuckian.”