English I

Lisa Pogue, Royse City High School

Agenda, Week of January 18, 2016

Homework due Friday , 1/19 - Article of the Week, Response. 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. We will go over the expectations in class and this document will be posted in the google classroom.

Monday, 1/18 - No School - Martin Luther King Holiday

Tuesday, 1/19 - Begin Interactive Notebooks; Close Reading with Annotating on the topic of how social media has changed dating and relationships

Wednesday, 1/20 - Types of sentences in Interactive Notebook; Reread article for writer's craft

Thursday, 1/21 - Continue types of sentences; Respond in writing to written text; notes on short answer question response

Friday, 1/22 - 1st written response due on Dialectical Journal; Revision and Editing Practice

Parent Information

This Thursday Night is the Bulldog Review. This is an excellent opportunity for you to come learn more about credits and graduation requirements. Information about this event is below:

Bulldog Review-Jan. 21st 6:00-8:00

RCHS will be hosting the Bulldog Review on Thursday, January 21st from 6:00-8:00 in the cafeteria and gyms. This exciting event is designed to allow all current 8th-11th graders to see all the course offerings at RCHS. Clubs and organizations will also be participating in this event and will be able to answer your questions about what they have to offer.

Counselors will conduct class meetings for parents and students to cover information that is important to each grade level. These meetings will take place in the Performing Arts Center. Current 8th graders 6:10-6:30, current 9th graders 6:40-7:00 Endorsement Review and Dual Credit, current 10th and 11th graders 7:10-8:00-Dual Credit, Pre AP/AP expectations, PSAT information, SAT/ACT and College readiness.

Royse City High School also has a new website. Check it out here.

Semester Test Grades and Semester Averages are in parent portal. Be sure to to take a look at your child's grades. Students must have maintained a semester average above 70 to earn credit for English I.

As always, feel free to email me if you have any questions.

Tutoring This Week

I have a meeting after school everyday this week so after school tutoring will not be available. I will be available Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday mornings for those that need help.

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