Hello! My name is Mrs. Tina Taus. I am entering my 25 year of teaching English to middle school and high school students. It is my first year here at Grygla High School. Go Chargers!! I am a high school graduate of Red Lake Falls, MN. I attended Northland Community and Technical College and earned my Associates of Arts Degree. Then I attended Bemidji State University and earned my Bachelor of Science Degree in English /Secondary Education with an emphasis in Creative Writing. I earned my Middle School License as well. In 2009, I earned my Masters Degree in Education: Creative Arts from Lesley University.
Aside from teaching, I also coach Knowledge Bowl, and direct the fall play. I will also be assisting with the Grygla chapter of the Minnesota Honor Society. In my free time I enjoy listening to music, reading books, watching my sons play sports and act on the stage, and chasing after my two grandchildren. I also love to take photos, help my mom with her horses, and run.
I live in Middle River with my husband Dan. We have four kiddos, two grandchildren, two cats and a dog. Our house is busy!
Phone: (218) 294-6155 Ex. 306
If you are looking to contact me, the most effective way would be through email.
Seniors - British Literature
Juniors - American Literature
Sophomores - World Literature
Freshmen - 9th Grade English
Eighth Grade - 8th Grade English
Seventh Grade - 7th Grade English
These are the novels we will be reading throughout the classes for the 2019-2020 school year.
Potential English 7 Units of Study:
7 - Number the Stars - Lois Lowry
7 - The Giver - Lois Lowry
7 - Call of the Wild - Jack London
7 - Freak the Mighty - Rodman Philbrick
8 - To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
8 - The Outsiders - S.E. Hinton
9 - Maus - Art Spiegelman
9 - Maus II - Art Spiegelman
9 - The Perks of Being a Wallflower - Stephen Chbosky
10 - Monster - Walter Dean Myers
10 - The Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald
10 - Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian - Sherman Alexie
10 - I Am Malala - Christina Lamb & Malala Yousafzai
11 - 13 Reasons Why - Jay Asher
11 - Different Seasons - Stephen King
11 - The Scarlet Letter - Nathaniel Hawthorne
11 - On The Fringe - Ed. Donald Grillo
12 - Sold - Patricia McCormick
12 - The Road - Cormac McCarthy
12 - The Lord of the Flies - William Golding
Shakespeare plays we will study in class:
Romeo & Juliet (8th Grade)
Julius Caesar (9th Grade)
A Midsummer Night's Dream (10th Grade
MacBeth (12th Grade)