• Tungate, M.Melissa Tungate

    English Teacher
    HS English Curriculum Leader



    I am graduate of Miami University of Ohio with an undergraduate degree in English Education and have earned a master's degree in Communication and a master's degree in School Administration from Duquesne University. I began teaching at Upper St. Clair in the fall of 1998 and have been at the high school since the fall of 1999. I became the HS English Curriculum Leader in the fall of 2006.

    Phone: 412-833-1600 ext 2233 Email: mctungate@uscsd.k12.pa.us

    Courses Taught:

    112 HONORS ENGLISH - 10

    Honors English 10 offers motivated students a survey of classic literature of western civilization. Students will study various genres of literature from ancient Greece and the classic writers of England. Throughout the study of core works and supplemental novels, students will explore the nature of a literary classic, its universality, and its relevance to modern man. To complement the study of literature, students will write for various purposes and audiences, including a controlled literary research paper. Besides offering an accelerated reading and writing program, the course also provides opportunities to practice effective speech techniques. An ambitious independent vocabulary program and grammar study are other important components of this course.

    For more information… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W2wovJYwWRg&feature=youtu.be&hd=


    The course objectives and the content are the same as 106 Honors English 10. MYP instruction will emphasize IB principles, such as global contexts, Approaches to Learning, international mindedness, the Learner Profile, and development of skills for lifelong learning.

    For more information… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RxH4QqHKv1g&feature=youtu.be&hd=1

    136 SPEECH

    Speech I, available to all students in grades 9-12, offers students an opportunity to develop mastery, poise, and style in both formal and informal speaking situations. The course includes avariety of speaking experiences designed to develop each student’s abilities to prepare, to deliver, and to evaluate a variety of speech types, including informative and argumentative. Students will also practice using presentation software as an effective tool to complement their speeches.

    For more information…http://http://www.youtube.com/embed?v=GG0Ny_AyKsc&feature=youtu.be&hd=1

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