Miss Smith's Newsletter

Week of October 11-15

Weekly Overview - Honors English

Monday:


  • Introduce spelling and vocabulary words
  • Lesson: Logos, Ethos, & Pathos voice
  • Homework: Logos, Ethos, & Pathos worksheet, study spelling and vocabulary words



Tuesday:


  • Worksheet check
  • Lesson: Jack London
  • As a class, begin reading and annotating short story "To Build a Fire"
  • Homework: Study spelling and vocabulary words



Wednesday:


  • Continue reading and annotating short story "To Build a Fire"
  • Discuss Logos, Ethos, & Pathos voice
  • Homework: Study spelling and vocabulary words



Thursday:


  • Short story class reflection and discussion
  • Interactive Assignment: "Life in the Eyes of Jack London"
  • Homework: One paragraph reflection of short story, study spelling and vocabulary words



Friday:


  • Spelling and vocabulary test
  • Quiz on "To Build a Fire"
  • Write a 3 sentence reflection of Logos, Ethos, & Pathos voice (one sentence each)

October School News & Important Links







  • Remember to donate your cans to the canned food drive! This donation period will end on October 29. The drop-off box is located right beside the main office.


  • On October 29, all students will be permitted to dress up for Halloween! Just make sure your costume complies with our school's dress code guidelines!

October Important Dates

  • October 14 - Picture Day
  • October 15 - First 9 Weeks End
  • October 21 - Report Cards Go Home
  • October 29 - Wellness Screening in Library

Testing Information

Alabama Reading Initiative (AIR)

  • This is a state-wide K-12 initiative committed to supporting the development of high-quality instruction that will prepare students with the literacy skills needed to meet or exceed grade-level standards.


Standardized Tests in Alabama:

  • PreACT - 10th grade (Fall)
  • ACT Workkeys - 12th grade (Fall)
  • ACAP Summative Assessment - 2nd-8th grade (Spring)
  • ACAP Alternate Assessment - 2nd-8th grade (Spring)
  • ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 - K-12 (Begins in January)
  • ACT with Writing - 11th grade (Spring)