Thursday, May 18, 2017

Week of May 22, 2017
11th English
This week we will finish up work with Of Mice and Men.  We will also review for your final exam.  Make sure you are preparing for this very important last test of the year.

11th Academic English
This week you will take quizzes on each of the study guides you completed for Of Mice and Men.  We will review for your final exam, then will watch a film version of this novel.  Make sure you are preparing for the final exam!!

12th Academic English
Congratulations!  Your high school career is just about finished!  Make sure you enjoy these last days as students at North Schuylkill!!

Friday, May 12, 2017

Week of May 15, 2017
11th English
This week we will finish our review packets and begin work with the novel Of Mice and Men.  You'll complete study guides while you read this novel.  Make sure you answer questions completely.  Your final exam is just about two weeks away!

11th Academic English
On Monday you will take the Modern/Postmodern test, then continue work with Of Mice and Men.  Later in the week you will take vocabulary quiz #16 and will turn in reading response #16 also.  Be prepared for a quiz on the first study guide for Of Mice and Men.

12th Academic English
On Tuesday you will take a test on the Modern/Postmodern era.  Wednesday is our final exam review day.  Refer to the handout you received in class on Friday to prepare for the final exam.  Your final exam in this course will happen on Thursday.  Congratulations, Seniors!  You're almost finished with your high school career!

Friday, May 5, 2017

Week of May 8, 2017

11th English
This week we will continue work with the review packets.  Make sure you are carefully reviewing everything in each "Key" before you take the end test for that Key.  You will receive a test grade for your packet work, so make sure you complete this work to the best of your ability!

11th Academic English
This week we will finish up our study of American literature from the Modern/Postmodern period.  You will take a test on this information midweek.  We will also begin a look at John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men.  You will begin reading this short novel and will respond to study guide questions as you read.  Make sure you are keeping up with work in this course as your final exam is quickly approaching!

12th Academic English
This week we will complete our study of British literature from the Modern/Postmodern era.  You will read several short stories that are good examples of the ideals and techniques Modern/ Postmodern writers used in their works.  We will have a test on this information early next week.  On Thursday of this week you will take vocabulary quiz #16, the last vocabulary quiz of the year!!  Keep up with work these next few weeks!  Final exams and Graduation are just around the corner!!

Friday, April 28, 2017

Week of May 1, 2017
11th English
This week you will begin working with study packets.  Both Mr. Jacavage and I will be giving you work to complete independently during class time.  Of course, you can ask questions or get things clarified whenever you want.  The work will focus on reviews of reading and writing skills, and will also focus on editing and revising knowledge.  This work will be graded regularly and you will be completing this work at your own pace.  On Thursday you will take vocabulary quiz #15 and will work on vocabulary list #16.  Don't forget to turn in news article #15 by Tuesday.

11th Academic English
This week we will continue our look at American short stories from the Modern and Postmodern Periods in preparation for a test on this material next week.  On Thursday you will turn in reading response #15 and will take vocabulary quiz #15, then will work on vocabulary list #16.

12th Academic English
On Tuesday you will take a test on the Victorian Period.  This week we will begin our last literature unit focused on the Modern/Postmodern Period of British literature.  On Thursday you will take vocabulary quiz #15 and will work on vocabulary list #16, the last vocabulary list of the school year.  Final exams and Graduation are just around the corner, so make sure you stay on top of all the work you must complete in the next few weeks.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Week of April 24, 2017
11th English
This week we will begin to take a look at the American Short Story, unit 6 in your literature workbook.  We will discuss short story structure and also will discuss the effects events in the nation have on American writers.  On Wednesday you will take a test on editing and revising.  Make sure you bring the second volume of your literature workbook with you to class this week.

11th Academic English
Your Jazz Age project is due on Wednesday at the start of class.  This week we will begin work on unit 6 of the literature series, the American Short Story.  We will discuss the effects of events from the Modern and Postmodern on American literature from those periods.  Make sure you bring the second volume of your literature workbook with you to class this week.

12th Academic English
This week we will begin a study of the literature from the British Victorian Age.  You will take notes during a power point discussion of this period, then will work on literary selections from this period.  Make sure you take good notes and concentrate.  Graduation is quickly approaching!!

Monday, April 17, 2017

Week of April 17, 2017
11th English
This week we will continue working with the Editing and Revising workbook.  You'll continue to practice your editing and revising skills in preparation for a test.  On Tuesday we will review vocabulary list #14 and on Thursday you will take vocabulary quiz #14.  After the quiz you will work on vocabulary list #15.  Later in the week, after the editing and revising test, you will work on news article #14.

11th Academic English
This week you will continue working on the Jazz Age Project.  This project, worth a test grade, will be due early next week.  On Thursday you will take vocabulary quiz #14, will turn in reading response #14, and will begin work on vocabulary list #15.

12th Academic English
This week we will wrap up our look at The British Romantic Movement.  On Monday you will finish up your work with selections from Shelly's Frankenstein.  Tuesday you will work on a review guide in preparation for a test on Romanticism on Friday.  Wednesday we will discuss the Victorian Age in Britain.  You will take notes during a power point lecture on this period.  On Thursday you will take vocabulary quiz #14.  After the quiz you will work on vocabulary list #15.

Friday, April 7, 2017

Week of April 10, 2017
11th English
Early in the week you will finish your news article summary.  We will practice some editing and revising skills using  a workbook filled with short articles that need revision.  We will begin this activity by working together in class, but later in the week you will be working on your own.  Early next week you will be tested on these skills.

11th Academic English
You will be working on a project involving F. Scott Fitzgerald's Jazz Age Tales.  This short story project will be explained in class on Monday.  Make sure you use your time wisely to complete this major assignment.

12th Academic English
We will continue our look at British Romantic Age literature this week.  In addition to the poetry already studied, you will read a selection from Mary Shelley's novel, Frankenstein.  Later in the week you will work on a list of review questions in preparation for a test on the Romantic Age.