PreAP English I

Lisa Pogue, Royse City High School

Agenda, Week of February 15, 2016


  • due Friday, 2/19 - Bring a reliable article to class on the topic of technology, dating, and relationships (can be friendships and families). With your family, locate an article with substantiated evidence. Have the article in class on FRIDAY or you will be fired from your group and be responsible for the research project on your own. Think about the reliability of your source. Wikipedia is NOT a reliable source.
  • due Monday, 2/22 - Chapter 11, 12, & 13 Sometimes You Win, Sometimes You Learn; Complete the Journal Entries for pages 141, 142, 149, 164; Don't forget to to do the text annotations for your chapters COMPLETE THE ESSAY AS OUTLINED IN THIS RUBRIC. Attach your essay to the google classroom assignment.

This Week's Agenda:

Monday: No School, President's Day

Tuesday: Analyze and discuss Sometimes You Win, Sometimes You Lose

Wednesday: How has Technology Changed Dating and Relationships; Amanda Todd Story; Ramifications of Poor Choices with Technology

Thursday: Revising and editing of essays; teacher and peer conferences; set up research groups

Friday: Work on Group Research Paper

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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