PreAP English I

Lisa Pogue, Royse City High School

Agenda, Week of May 2, 2016

This Week's Agenda: Finishing up Research Projects and EOC Testing

Homework: Be sure your part of the project is ready to be turned in by Monday, May 9.

For parents who may be curious what we are doing, here are links to the organization documents I provided.

Research Assignment

Research Process

Group Contract

Cornell Note Template

Monday: Regular Class Schedule, work on research projects

Tuesday: Algebra EOC

Wednesday: Freshman will be participating in Biology review stations; Sophomores and Juniors will be taking the US History EOC

Thursday: Biology EOC

Friday: Regular Class Schedule, work on research projects

Research due Monday, May 9th. - Students will have minimal class time to review and check over before turning in.

Parent & Student Information

We have a Nepris Session on writing in third and fourth periods. A Nepris Session is where an industry expert shares information with the class via a video conference call. I will be sharing the videoed sessions with the class periods that didn't get the live presentation. One of the presenters shared a very good article on the different hats a writer wears. You can read the article here and use it to help your student writer.

In May, we will begin reading Anthem, by Ayn Rand. Students will need to obtain a personal copy of the book. It is available on Amazon Kindle and Barnes and Noble Nook for less than $1.00. It is possible to view Kindle and Nook books on the Chromebook however, they will begin taking up Chromebooks in May. Therefore, if you decide to go the Kindle route, be sure your student has additional access to a device where they can get their book. The paperback copy of this book is also fairly inexpensive on Amazon, Half-Price Books On-line, and Barnes and Noble. Please be sure your child has their copy by May 2nd.

Our last day of school is June 2nd and it is an early release day. Semester Exams will also take place on this day. Below is the schedule:

June 1: Periods 1-4

June 2: Periods 5-8 (early release for students)

As always, please let me know if you have any questions or concerns about your child.

Tutoring This Week

Tutoring Times for Mrs. Pogue

Due to testing this week, I will only be available for student help Thursday afternoon from 4-6 in the library and Friday morning in my classroom.

Parenting Information

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