PreAP English I

Lisa Pogue, Royse City High School

Agenda, Week of February 1, 2016

Homework due Friday , 2/5 - Chapter 6 & 7 of Sometimes You Win, Sometimes You Learn; Complete the journal entries for pages 71, 72, 87, 92




This Week's Agenda:


Monday: Introduce Expository Essay Grading Rubric; Analyze Rubric and learn more revision strategies

Tuesday: Introduce Advanced syntax techniques for adding quality to student writing; Final Drafts are due Thursday

Wednesday: Close Reading of Informative Text, "5 Ways Social Media Has Changed Dating and Relationships;" Students will write ladder questions

Thursday: Students will analyze Level 3 SAQ Responses, then work with a partner to write a SAQ

Friday: Class Discussion, Sometimes You Win, Sometimes You Learn, come prepared; Notebook check

Parent Information

I am in AWE of the support our class received for our toolboxes. Our toolboxes are full, and I was also able to purchase more colored copy paper, a filing bin for our essays, and other small things our classroom needed. I can't thank you all enough!


Please check your student's parent portal regularly, or sign up for alerts. Several students already have missing assignments.


This week, I have provided a link to the grading rubric for the EOC essays that we will be discussing in class. Students who receive a score point 1 or 2 on their essays, are considered below level in their written expression. My goal is to have all students writing at least a level three paper. This means we will be writing A LOT!


English I Expository Writing Rubric


Please check your student's parent portal regularly, or sign up for alerts. Several students already have missing assignments.


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

Tutoring This Week

Tutoring for the EOC begins this week. While all students are welcome, letters will be coming home if we feel your child really needs to attend. I apologize these are being mailed out a bit late. Students can attend any sessions; they are not limited to their child's teacher (all teachers on the list are English I teachers.


This week's EOC Tutoring Schedule

Tuesday, 2/2/16 AM Pogue PM Thomason

Thursday 2/4/16 AM Sparks PM Pogue


Tuesday 2/9/16 AM Thomason PM No Tutoring

Thursday 2/11/16 AM Sparks PM Pogue


Additional Tutoring Times for Mrs. Pogue (classwork assistance)

Tuesday: 3:45 - 4:15

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

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