Language Arts

blessed trinity catholic school

Welcome to Language Arts

Mr. di Georgio

English & Literature, Middle School

6th Grade Homeroom 2017-2018

8th Grade Homeroom 2018-2019

email: digeorgio@blessedtrinitycatholicschool.org


“Pray as if everything depended on God and work as if everything depended on you.”

– St. Ignatius of Loyola, The Jesuits: Their Spiritual Doctrine and Practice, p. 148

“The question of truth is really a question of memory, deep memory, for it deals with something prior to ourselves and can succeed in uniting us in a way that transcends our petty and limited individual consciousness. It is a question about the origin of all that is, in whose light we can glimpse the goal and thus the meaning of our common path.”

– Pope Francis,  Lumen Fidei: Enciclica sulla Fede, § 25 


Sacred Heart Catholic School, 2003
Bishop John J. Snyder High School, 2007
B.A. in English Literature, University of North Florida, 2011
Honors B.A. in Philosophy with Thesis, University of North Florida, 2011
Minor Degree in Psychology, University of North Florida, 2011
M.A. in Philosophy, Duquesne University of the Holy Spirit, 2013
PhD (c) in Philosophy, Duquesne University of the Holy Spirit, 2018-9
Dissertation: A Phenomenology of Religious Conversion
Memberships: American Catholic Philosophical Association, American Philosophical Association (APA), National Honor Society, Society for Existential and Phenomenological Philosophy (SPEP), Spanish National Honor Society

2018-2019 8th Grade: If you have questions about next year, either as a student or a parent/guardian, please do not hesitate to email me!


Language Arts the Week of 25 May 2018:

6th: The Little Prince (2015)

7th2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

8th2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)


LIT Reading Notice: There is no replacement for reading the texts in my middle school LIT courses. Reading summaries and shortcut guides are not appropriate.  If you want to use materials like these, you should understand that this is permissible only on a supplemental bassis. The assessments in LIT, especially the reading quizzes, are very straightforward, and if your student is regularly doing poorly on these quizzes, the most plausible explanation is that the student isn’t actually completing (or mindfully completing) the regular reading assignments. I am working with individual students who continue to struggle on these quizzes even though they have completed the reading. The best way to improve as a reader, though, is to read more, even if it does not come easy. Keep in mind the following tautology: READING is PRACTICE for READING.

“Extra Credit” Notice: Please do not inquire about “extra credit” for your student.  lease be patient with your student as adjustments are made throughout the year as the content grows increasingly complex. I do not, and cannot, “wave a magic wand” to inflate scores artificially, since doing so would undermine the scientific validity of my assessment data. Thank you in advance for your cooperation with this policy and my expectations. Please contact me if you have any questions about this policy.

Homework Notice: If you’re looking for detailed information about homework assignments, please check Schoology. If an assignment is locked then I likely will not accept late submissions, unless there is a documented and warranted absence accounting for the late work. I do not remind students about late/missing work.

6- 8 Language Arts Opportunity Sessions: These sessions occur every Monday from 2:50 to 3:30 in Room 208 except for on days when I am out sick, or days when the school is closed. Students who already demonstrate understanding in the classroom should not attend. Please let me know by the Friday before if you plan to attend. If you stay you’ll need transportation home at 3:30, or you’ll have to sign into Extended Day Care at your parents’ expense. Please note that the final session will occur the week of the final exams in Language Arts (which is 17 May 2018).