English I

Lisa Pogue, Royse City High School

Agenda, Week of February 15, 2016

Homework - Due 2/19 Students should be working at home to complete their Article of the Week, Responses. Article of the Week, or AOW, will replace SSR, this six weeks. We will be reading three articles in class. If students respond to all three, their test grade will be a 70. Students can choose an additional three articles to respond to for an additional 10 points each. Recording document for this test grade is here.


Extra Credit Opportunity: Bring in an advertisement with your analysis of ethos, pathos, logos for 10 extra points on your lowest test grade. Due Monday, 2/22



Weekly Agenda:

Monday: No School

Tuesday: Introduction to persuasive rhetoric using ethos, pathos, logos; analyze group

Wednesday: Analysis of John F. Kennedy's Race to the Moon speech; compare/contrast with video

Thursday: Short Answer Response and Dialectical Journal entry on JFK's speech

Friday: Revising and Editing Practice

Parent Information

The six weeks will be ending soon. Please check your child's grades and encourage them to take care of missing work and redos.


Next six weeks, the grading for the essays and written response will change. Currently, students scoring a 1, or insufficient response are getting a 70 in the gradebook, next six weeks this score will not earn a passing grade. Students who are scoring a 4, or limited response, on the essays will also not receive a passing grade next six weeks. The students know what to do, and just need to put forth the effort to do it. I am pleased with the progress the majority of the students are making on their writing skills. If you have questions about your child's progress, the scoring, or the expectations, please let me know.


It's hard for me to believe we are more than halfway through this year. As always, feel free to contact me with any concerns.

Tutoring This Week

Tutoring for the EOC is underway. While all students are welcome, letters were sent home if I feel your child real needs to attend. Students can attend any sessions; they are not limited to their child's teacher (all teachers on the list are English I teachers.


Upcoming EOC Tutoring Sessions


Tuesday 2/16/16 AM Thomason PM No Tutoring

Thursday 2/18/16 AM Sparks PM Pogue


Tuesday 2/23/16 AM Sparks PM Pogue

Thursday 2/25/16 AM Pogue PM Stafford


Additional Tutoring Times for Mrs. Pogue (classwork assistance)

Wednesday: 3:45 - 5:00

Thursday: 8:00 - 8:30 am (in the cafeteria)

Thursday: 4 - 6 pm (in the library; classroom support will occur after EOC tutoring)

Friday: 8:00 - 8:30 am

Friday: 3:45 - 4:15

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