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Welcome to Mr. Bateman's English Class! 

Department of English,  High School, PA

Welcome! My name is John Bateman and I’ll be teaching Eleventh Grade English for High School this year! I’m very excited to get started and introduce students to a fantastic line-up of classic and modern authors. It promises to be an exciting and fun-filled semester ahead and I look forward to meeting each one of you! If you have any questions starting out or are just looking to introduce yourself, please contact me at

The Sandman

Take a journey into the nature of dreams, stories, and otherworldly beings in this Eisner winning graphic novel by Neil Gaiman! Part of our graphic novel tract in English class this year!


Take a look at the dark side of our future with our Dystopia tract! Read books like The Handmaid's Tale, A Clockwork Orange, 1984, and Fahrenheit 451! Together we'll discuss some of the fears these authors wrote about... and which ones we still have to worry about today.


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Learn what it takes to be the bad guy in our Crime tract! Study thieves, kidnappers, killers, and con-men to find out what happens when desperate people take desperate measures. Enjoy books like The Postman Always Rings Twice, In Cold Blood, Pimp, The Godfather, and many more in this examination of the criminal underworld.  

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