English w/Kovach >> Week 34
Good Afternoon, Roadrunners!
It is finally here…the month of May, which means that the end of the school year is that much closer. This moment is bittersweet for me. Kids I’ve known since they were freshman will be graduating soon and the emotions are starting to hit. I’m excited to see where everyone goes next in their journey, but sad to say goodbye. Let’s spend these last few weeks showing what we are made of and finish the year strong!
This week we have MAP testing. Math testing is the start of the week and then we end this week and begin next week with ELA MAP testing. Please make sure students get a good nights sleep and eat a good breakfast.
Here’s what we’ve been working on:
English IV: We finished our play and are now wrapping up the Victorian Era. Up next…their final essay of the year!
English III: As I Lay Dying has been a slow moving text and we are mid-way through it. Due to its complexity we have been reading this in class and then talking about it. It would not be a bad idea for students to be re-reading at home for further clarification.
English I-Honors: We are cruising through our text, To Kill a Mockingbird. This has been a challenge because the reading that I ask students to complete in order to be prepared for class the next day is only getting done by about 40% of the class. This makes it hard to have discussions and be actively engaged with the text. Please check with your student to make sure they are all caught up.
AP Literature: With the English AP test on May 4th we spent the week reviewing the ins and outs of the test. While not everyone is taking the exam, the tips are beneficial for all students.
I believe that is everything for now. Please let me know if you have any questions.