"Since this text had so many of our anthology selections in it, I have used this text primarily and built the program for the year around Possibilities."
"My students said this is the first English class that has been 'relevant' to their future needs."
Jan Smith, English/Speech teacher
9th grade orientation
Upsala Area School
"[T]he Possibilities text allowed them to experience an advanced selection of literature. Students at our level do not get challenged by the material; your program allowed us to challenge them."
Teresa Tidwell, Applied Communication Teacher
Caruthersville High School
"[Y]our books... clearly provide practical, relevant, intriguing selections and activities that help stimulate the students' interests and hopes. If the material you use does not stir young people's interests, I am in a quandary as to what will."
Jeanann Cazeau, English teacher
9th grade, Tech Prep
Carl Sandburg High School
Orland Park, IL
"Finally some reading that's interesting."
Jack Eastham, English Dept.
10th grade level coordinator
Spring Woods High School
"I know the students' awareness has heightened and so has mine. I only wish someone would have taken the time to do this sort of experience with me when I was in school."
Students of Julie DelRusso, SLD Teacher
9th & 10th grades, Language arts
Lake Brantley High School
Altamonte Springs, FL
"[We saw] a great improvement in writing! Using the journal topics in Possibilities helped."
9th grade Language Arts Instructor
Mary Ann Shaw, English and Applied Communications
Hayward High School
|"I loved the journal entries [in Possibilities] because they were theme-oriented/values-oriented rather than literary-oriented, and we English teachers need a different approach at times. I also thought the questions were great because they were thought provoking and critical thinking questions."
"For the first time, I feel a class is actually talking to me -- it relates -- it's cool. I can use this stuff in my life..."
Stacy Raley, Teacher
9th & 10th Dropout/At-Risk program
Louisville High School
"The students see so much `connection' to what we are doing, and cooperate so nicely because they see that `connection' to what is happening in their lives. There is no `Why do we have to do this?' I was so happy when I came across your books. It is such a help for me... I've recommended your book to MANY other Tech Prep people."
Sarah E. Marsh, repeating common student observations, Applied English
Burley High School
"I have a student who is ADD, one who is never interested in anything: however, about half way through the Career Choices course he became interested, began to participate, and actually `got into' it."
Dorette Kanengieter, Teacher
11th & 12th grades
Applied Communication/Language Arts/Tech Prep
Cwatonna High School
"My `English 9' class liked Career Choices a lot. One student who thought she knew herself was really surprised with the personal profile exercise results - she never dreamed she had the qualities discovered."
Carol Flanigan, English teacher,
Kouts High School, Kouts, Indiana
English/Language Arts Instructor