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English Night Oct. 9 th, 6: 00 PM English Night Oct. 9 th, 6: 00 PM

English Dept. Faculty § 9 th Grade Teachers § Ms. Brittenum, Dr. Mc. Kinnie, English Dept. Faculty § 9 th Grade Teachers § Ms. Brittenum, Dr. Mc. Kinnie, Ms. Smith. Wellington, Ms. Fitzgerald 10 th Grade Teachers Ms. Keys, Ms. Gibbs, Mr. Whitehead, Ms. Pearson 11 th Ms. Keys, Ms. Stayton, Mr. Young 12 th Ms. Hidalgo, Ms. Wesley, Mr. Smith

ACT Vocabulary § Purpose of Expanding Vocabulary § Focusing on vocabulary has a multi-fold ACT Vocabulary § Purpose of Expanding Vocabulary § Focusing on vocabulary has a multi-fold purpose: § · It prepares students for standardized tests by giving them exposure to words that they may come across while testing. § · Increasing vocabulary enhances comprehension, therefore improving reading skills overall. § · In writing, students will be able to use an array of words to convey their ideas. § · In a competitive workforce, a wide vocabulary will give students the ability to clearly articulate their thoughts and converse with anyone in various environments. In effect, the student’s self-confidence will increase.

ACT Vocabulary § Family Involvement § Expanding a student’s vocabulary can be an interactive ACT Vocabulary § Family Involvement § Expanding a student’s vocabulary can be an interactive family project in which everyone participates. Families can become engaged in the learning process through various means: § · family word of the week § · vocabulary games (computer, skits, vocabulary taboo) § · daily assistance with vocabulary lists § · family reading time § · Family Word Wall

ACT Vocabulary Please visit http: //dynamo. dictionary. com. The site contains interactive games that ACT Vocabulary Please visit http: //dynamo. dictionary. com. The site contains interactive games that address student vocabulary. http: //www. blevinsenterprises. com/Learning_St ations_Handout. pdf http: //its. leesummit. k 12. mo. us/reading. htm http: //www. internet 4 classrooms. com/lang_elem. htm

English Section of the ACT § A Microscope in the Kitchen § I grew English Section of the ACT § A Microscope in the Kitchen § I grew up with buckets, shovels, and nets waiting by the back door; hipwaders hanging in the closet; tide table charts covering the refrigerator § door; and a microscope was sitting on the kitchen table. § § 1. A. NO CHANGE B. waiting, by the back door, C. waiting by the back door, D. waiting by the back door § § 2. F. NO CHANGE G. would sit H. sitting J. sat § 75 questions to be answered in 45 minutes

Reading Section § Abshu was put into a home that already had two other Reading Section § Abshu was put into a home that already had two other boys from foster care. The Masons lived in a small wooden bungalow right on the edge of Linden Hills. And Mother Mason insisted that they tell anybody who asked that they actually lived in Linden Hills, a more prestigious address than Summit Place. It was a home that was kept immaculate. § 4. The fourth paragraph (lines 31 -37) establishes all of the following EXCEPT: § F. that Abshu had foster brothers. § G. that the Masons maintained a clean house. § H. how Mother Mason felt about the location of their house. § J. what Abshu remembered most about his years with the Masons. § 40 questions to be answered in 35 minutes

Annotation § § § § Summarize Make Predictions Formulate opinions Make corrections Ask questions Annotation § § § § Summarize Make Predictions Formulate opinions Make corrections Ask questions about events or characters Analyze and label literary elements Reflect (talk to the text) Record reflections

ACT Practice § http: //www. actstudent. org/ind ex. html ACT Practice § http: //www. actstudent. org/ind ex. html

11 th Grade Writing Test § -Students will complete one of two practice tests 11 th Grade Writing Test § -Students will complete one of two practice tests on Oct. 22 nd created by Folio Writing Express, which gives the students a chance to have their writing scored by someone other than their teachers. § -Teachers keep essay portfolios for each student if you would like to see your child's writing. § -The test is timed. Students have only 35 minutes. Practice is essential! § -Sample prompts, anchor papers, scoring rubrics and other information can be found at http: //www. tn. gov/education/assessment/writing. shtml

Reading Plus § § § Reading Program Based on student skill level http: //extranet. Reading Plus § § § Reading Program Based on student skill level http: //extranet. readingplus. com/help/traini ng/index. php

End-of-Course (EOC) § § English One( 9 th Grade) May 2 nd English Two End-of-Course (EOC) § § English One( 9 th Grade) May 2 nd English Two and Three (10 th and 11 th) May 8 th Sample Tests (http: //www. tn. gov/education/assessment/doc/ AYPEOCeng 2 -IS. pdf) and Practice Test (http: //www. tn. gov/education/assessment/doc/ EOC_Eng. II_PT. pdf), which both can be found here: http: //www. tn. gov/education/assessment/sec_s amplers. shtml

Other Important Dates and Informational Sites § § § PSAT 11 th Grade Oct. Other Important Dates and Informational Sites § § § PSAT 11 th Grade Oct. 17 th ACT 11 th Grade Mar. 19 th MLA Citation http: //owl. english. purdue. edu/owl/