Patricia Hackworth – 2016-2017

Floyd County

Patricia Hackworth – 2016-2017

Floyd County


Appalachian Literature for ACT Benchmarks

October 2016 Presentation:

Because of the current number of Seniors who have not met ACT Benchmark in either Reading or English, I would like to address the problem of reading comprehension and writing proficiency while concentrating on supporting details and tightly woven sentences. I plan on concentrating on Appalachian Literature and personal memoirs (for both the reading and writing workshops) with my Transitional English classes.

My materials include the personal memoir I am Malala by Malala Yousafzai and Woodsong by Gary Hatchet. Both memoirs will help students understand the idea of overcoming great obstacles and making sure that education is important (especially I am Malala.) The other materials (the George Ella Lyon’s texts and the Sheldon Lee Compton collection will help students see the beauty in the writings from Appalachian authors and poets.

April 2017 – FIREsummit Presentation:


All sessions by Patricia Hackworth – 2016-2017

Ballroom A – Breakout Segment A

16 Apr 2019
9:20 am-10:25 am
Ballroom A