This survey will help the school district determine students’ needs in the case of a school closure.

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AP Lang: Listen to this Podcast!

Here is the Malcolm Gladwell podcast we discussed. Listen to it, take a few notes (<1 pg), and we will discuss on Friday 2/21.

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ACT Review with Pogreba!

Visit Mr. Pogreba’s site for more details and updates

Unless otherwise noted, all of the review sessions will take place at 7:00 p.m. in Room 14. Each will cover practice for the Reading and English portions of the ACT test and last for 60-90 minutes. The notes below are the specific elements we’ll review for English each week.

Please be sure to be on time.

  • March 10, 2020: Diagnostic Quiz and Practice
  • March 12, 2020: Semicolons and Colons
  • March 17, 2020: Modifier Errors
  • March 19, 2020: Commas, Commas, Commas
  • April 7, 2020: Apostrophes and Agreement
  • April 9, 2020: Dashes, Hyphens, Colons, Parallelism
  • April 12, 2020 (3:00 p.m.): Final Review and Writing
  • April 14, 2020: ACT (At School)
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Plans for 1/27

Hi all,

I am so sorry to be gone (again!). Feel free to message me throughout the day as needed.

Sci-Fi: “The Crystal Egg” is in your new packets, and can also be found here. There’s also an audiobook (which is, unfortunately, in an American accent instead of a British accent like H.G.Wells would have had).

English IV: I will be there to talk about Mythology tomorrow, but for now you will work on the vocabulary for this unit. You’ll also read and annotate the first page in the new packet (“Why Myth?”): the annotation instructions are at the end of the packet.

AP Lang: You’re starting the new Satire unit, and will need to read and annotate “A Modest Proposal” today. Tomorrow we will go over notes on Satire, using this essay as a model.

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BritLit Kahoot

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Brit Lit Textbook Works Cited Entry

BritLit Textbook Works Cited Entry

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I’m Back! (Bell Ringer 12/2)

Hi all,

It’s great to be back! On this first day, I would like to take some time to check in with you. I have the subs’ reports, but I’m interested in how you are feeling about the class so far. Please click the link below for your class and take about 5 minutes to fill out the form. We will follow this activity with a discussion on the same topic.

AP Lang

English IV

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SENIORS: Vote on Shakespeare Play

Hi Seniors,

Welcome back–I hope you had a great weekend!

Here is the link to the Shakespeare Voting form for today’s bell ringer.

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Welcome to Sci-Fi class!

You should receive a copy of the syllabus and course expectations when you arrive in class. If you did not get one, please ask and I will get one to you.

–After reviewing the syllabus, please go to

  1. If you have an account, please log in. If you do NOT have an account, go to “Sign Up” in the top right corner and select “Student.”
  2. Use the class Access Code on the board to join this class.
    1. If creating a new account, you will be prompted to enter some additional information.
  3. Once you’ve joined the class, please find the assignment titled “Introductions” and follow the instructions to complete the online discussion.
    1. If you don’t see the assignment right away, you may need to go to Courses at the top of the page and select Science Fiction.

–Use your phone to join the class Remind by texting the code on the board (including the @ symbol) to 81010. This step is optional, but recommended.

–Finally, please take a moment to send me an email at This will ensure that you have my email address for later use. Include your name in the subject line; the content can be blank, or you can opt to send me a message of your choosing (jokes, key facts I should know about you, requests… whatever you like!).

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ENGLISH IV: BRIT.LIT. 1st Week Tasks

Welcome, seniors!

After you receive your syllabus, please click here to find the Google Form. Fill out this form to the best of your ability. If you encounter anything you have a question about or you are unable to answer, please feel free to talk to me or to email me at my gmail address (which is in the Form).

If you have time, you can also vote on which Shakespeare play we will read this year! Since this is British Lit, any Shakespeare play is theoretically fair game; however, there are only a few of them for which we have access to enough books. Please go to this Google Form Survey and select a play. If you have already read one of the two plays listed, vote for the other one or for a 3rd option.

Please also take some time to explore this website before next week. You will find an About Me page, a detailed course outline on the British Lit page (and the Mythology page, if you’d like to look ahead), a calendar, information about writing assignments, etc. This site is a great resource for you to use throughout the year, especially in case of absence, missed notes, or lost materials.

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