Friday, May 25, 2018

Week of May 28, 2018
11th Academic English
You folks are almost seniors!!!!  We will continue to prepare for your final exam this week.  Make sure you review the Final Exam Information sheet I gave you last week and make sure you are well-prepared for your exam.  Your final exam will happen on Wednesday, May 30th.  If you have questions be sure to speak with Mr. Lucas.

12th Academic English
Congratulations, seniors!  You have completed your high school career and are ready to begin the next phase of your life.  Be very proud of your accomplishment! 

SAT Prep
This week we will finish up both the SAT Reading Practice Test and the SAT Writing Practice Test that we started last week.  Both of these are graded assignments and are the final assignments in this course.  Remember to use your SAT Premier workbooks as review before you actually take the SAT.

Monday, May 21, 2018

Week of May 21, 2018
11th Academic English
We're wrapping up our literary studies this week by looking at several short stories from the Modern/Postmodern Period.  We'll take a look at "Old Man at the Bridge," p. 754, "The Leap," p. 795, "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge," p. 829 and "The Jilting of Granny Weatherall," p. 843.  Start preparing for your final exam in this course!  I'll give you a rundown of what you'll need to review before the final.  Make sure you keep up with the work required of you!

12th Academic English
We're in the home stretch!  That diploma and the end of your high school career are only days away!  This week we'll use class time to prepare for your final exam.  Make sure you have gathered the materials you need to prepare for the final.  Refer to the final exam handout I gave you in class.  Your final exam is on Thursday, May 24th.  Make sure you prepare well for this final.

SAT Prep
This week we will complete the final tasks for this quarter course.  You'll have class time to complete both the Reading Practice Test and the Writing and Editing Practice Test found in the SAT Premier Workbook.  Use all the skills and strategies we practiced this quarter to complete these practice tests successfully.

Friday, May 11, 2018

Week of May 14, 2018
11th Academic English
This week you will finish up work on the Jazz Age project.  On Monday and Tuesday you will have time in the library to finish your writing for this project.  On Wednesday, you will turn in your writing and your four plot diagrams for the stories you read.  On Thursday you will have class time to work on the final reading response for this school year!  On Friday you will take vocabulary quiz #16, the final vocabulary quiz for this school year!

12th Academic English
On Monday and Tuesday we will review the literature from the British Modern/Postmodern periods in preparation for the unit test.  On Wednesday you will take the Modern/Postmodern unit test and will continue work on the Character Analysis writing, due on Monday, May 21st.  On Friday, you will take vocabulary quiz #16, the final vocabulary quiz for this school year!

SAT Prep
You will be taking Keystone Exams this week, so our class will not be meeting.  Good luck on the Keystones!

Friday, May 4, 2018

Week of May 7, 2018
11th Academic English
This week you will continue work on the Jazz Age project.  Make sure you are reading the selections carefully and are completing the plot graphics correctly.  Talk with Mr. Lucas if you run into problems or are having difficulty with anything.  The completed project will be due sometime next week.  On Thursday you will have class time to work on reading response #16.

12th Academic English
This week we will continue our look at literature from the British Modern/Postmodern period.  We will discuss how the literature reflects the rapid changes happening in the society at this time.  When we finish this unit you will successfully complete a unit assessment and will begin a Character Analysis project.

SAT Prep
This week you will work on units 11 through 15 in the Editing and Revising workbook.  Later in the week we will work on Chapter 18 in the SAT Premier workbook.

Friday, April 27, 2018

Week of April 30, 2018
11th Academic English
This week we will finish viewing the film Of Mice and Men.  We will discuss similarities and differences you found between the novel we read in class and the film we viewed.  Later in the week we will begin a project focused on short stories written by F. Scott Fitzgerald.  His writings reflect American society during the 1920's, the Jazz Age.  I'll explain the project to you and distribute a collection of short stories by Fitzgerald, Jazz Age Stories, midweek.  On Thursday you will turn in reading response #15, will take vocabulary quiz #15 and will work on vocabulary list #16.  Make sure you have list #15 ready to review on Tuesday.

12th Academic English
This week we will finish our look at British Victorian literature.  You will take a unit test on this period either Tuesday or Wednesday.  We will begin a study of British literature from the Modern and Postmodern periods on Wednesday. On Thursday you will take vocabulary quiz #15 and will work on vocabulary list #16.

SAT Prep
On Monday we will check your work from chapter 15, then will begin work on chapter 16.  Later in the week we will begin work with chapter 17.  Make sure you map each of the reading sections you encounter in all of these chapters.  Mapping is probably the most important strategy used on the SAT Reading Exam!

Friday, April 20, 2018

Week of April 23, 2018
11th Academic English
This week we will finish our work with Of Mice and Men.  Early in the week we will discuss the final three chapters of this work and will review your answers to the second study guide.  On Tuesday you will take a quiz on the second study guide.  On Wednesday you will take a test on the entire novel.  On Thursday you will work on reading response #15.  On Friday we will begin watching a film adaptation of this novel.

12th Academic English
This week we will begin work with British Victorian literature.  You will receive a packet of poetry and literary selections from Britain's Victorian age.  We will read together and discuss this information, looking for characteristics that identify these pieces as Victorian and discussing what societal changes happened as a result of the literature of the period.

SAT Prep
On Monday and Tuesday you will continue work on units 6 through 10 from the Editing and Revising workbook.  This is a graded assignment, so make sure you work carefully.  Wednesday through Friday we will work on Chapter 15 from the SAT Premier workbook.  Again, this is a graded assignment, so make sure you work carefully on the exercises associated with this chapter.

Friday, April 6, 2018

Week of April 9, 2018
11th Academic English
This week we will continue our look at Steinbeck's novel, Of Mice and Men.  We will discuss the first three chapters of this book and will review your study guide answer.  Midweek you will take a quiz on the first study guide.  You will begin work on the second study guide as you read chapters 4 through 6.  Later in the week you will have class time to work on reading response #14.

12th Academic English
This week we will continue our study of British Romantic Age literature.  We will discuss "Ode to a Nightingale," "Ode to the West Wind" and "from Frankenstein."  We will also begin work with "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner," a handout you will receive in class.

SAT Prep
This week we will continue work with the Editing and Revising workbook.  You will complete work with units 1 through 5.  Together, we will discuss your answers for each unit. Later in the week we will begin work with chapter 13 in the SAT Premier Workbook.