Ms. Conn's Junior SAT CLASS Assignments, Spring 2011

Ms. Conn's SAT Class Assignments
Spring 2011

DateAgendaAIMHomework Assignment
Monday, June 13th, 2011: SAT Strategies Reminders and Reflections on the Semester How will we effectively improve our vocabulary and test-taking skills for the SAT? SUGGESTED SAT PRACTICE:
  • Make flashcards for ALL of the vocabulary words acquired in class. Put the vocabulary word and part of speech (noun/adjective/verb/adverb) on the front of the flashcard and put the definition and an original sentence on the back of the flashcard.
  • Read a challenging novel at all times (recommendations: science fiction--books by Michael Crichton, realistic fiction--books by John Irving, Charlotte Bronte and Emily Bronte, non-fiction--books by Richard Wright)


  • CHECK OUT THE SAT QUESTION OF THE DAY!
  • Friday, June 10th, 2011: 1. Do Now: Extra credit quiz on ALL vocabulary lists.

    2. Show your two test packets to prove you have been actively practicing the strategies in class.

    How will we effectively improve our vocabulary and test-taking skills for the SAT? SUGGESTED SAT PRACTICE:
  • Make flashcards for ALL of the vocabulary words acquired in class. Put the vocabulary word and part of speech (noun/adjective/verb/adverb) on the front of the flashcard and put the definition and an original sentence on the back of the flashcard.
  • Read a challenging novel at all times (recommendations: science fiction--books by Michael Crichton, realistic fiction--books by John Irving, Charlotte Bronte and Emily Bronte, non-fiction--books by Richard Wright)


  • CHECK OUT THE SAT QUESTION OF THE DAY!
  • Wednesday, June 8th, 2011: 1. Do Now: Review the answers to the SAT Practice Test-25 minutes

    2. Prepare for this Friday's extra credit quiz on ALL vocabulary lists!

    How will we effectively improve our vocabulary and test-taking skills for the SAT? SUGGESTED SAT PRACTICE:
  • Make flashcards for ALL of the vocabulary words acquired in class. Put the vocabulary word and part of speech (noun/adjective/verb/adverb) on the front of the flashcard and put the definition and an original sentence on the back of the flashcard.
  • Read a challenging novel at all times (recommendations: science fiction--books by Michael Crichton, realistic fiction--books by John Irving, Charlotte Bronte and Emily Bronte, non-fiction--books by Richard Wright)


  • CHECK OUT THE SAT QUESTION OF THE DAY!

    DUE THIS FRIDAY, JUNE 10th (for the apples class)!):

  • EXTRA CREDIT QUIZ on all of the vocabulary words taken from ALL VOCABULARY LISTS.
  • Tuesday, June 7th, 2011: 1. Do Now: Review all vocabulary lists for the EXTRA CREDIT quiz on Friday!

    2. SAT Practice Test-25 minutes

    3. Check answers

    How will we effectively improve our vocabulary and test-taking skills for the SAT? SUGGESTED SAT PRACTICE:
  • Make flashcards for ALL of the vocabulary words acquired in class. Put the vocabulary word and part of speech (noun/adjective/verb/adverb) on the front of the flashcard and put the definition and an original sentence on the back of the flashcard.
  • Read a challenging novel at all times (recommendations: science fiction--books by Michael Crichton, realistic fiction--books by John Irving, Charlotte Bronte and Emily Bronte, non-fiction--books by Richard Wright)


  • CHECK OUT THE SAT QUESTION OF THE DAY!

    DUE THIS FRIDAY, JUNE 10th (for the apples class)!):

  • EXTRA CREDIT QUIZ on all of the vocabulary words taken from ALL VOCABULARY LISTS.
  • Monday, June 6th, 2011: 1. Do Now: QUIZZES ON ROOTS (taken from all vocabulary lists) and STRATEGIES FOR SUCCESS ON THE SAT (APPLES CLASS)

    2. Review all vocabulary lists for the EXTRA CREDIT quiz on Friday!

    How will we effectively improve our vocabulary and test-taking skills for the SAT? SUGGESTED SAT PRACTICE:
  • Make flashcards for ALL of the vocabulary words acquired in class. Put the vocabulary word and part of speech (noun/adjective/verb/adverb) on the front of the flashcard and put the definition and an original sentence on the back of the flashcard.
  • Read a challenging novel at all times (recommendations: science fiction--books by Michael Crichton, realistic fiction--books by John Irving, Charlotte Bronte and Emily Bronte, non-fiction--books by Richard Wright)


  • CHECK OUT THE SAT QUESTION OF THE DAY!

    DUE THIS FRIDAY, JUNE 10th (for the apples class)!):

  • EXTRA CREDIT QUIZ on all of the vocabulary words taken from ALL VOCABULARY LISTS.
  • Friday, June 3rd, 2011: 1. Do Now: EXTRA CREDIT QUIZ on all of the vocabulary words taken from ALL VOCABULARY LISTS

    2. Review answers to practice SAT section

    How will we effectively improve our vocabulary and test-taking skills for the SAT? SUGGESTED SAT PRACTICE:
  • Make flashcards for ALL of the vocabulary words acquired in class. Put the vocabulary word and part of speech (noun/adjective/verb/adverb) on the front of the flashcard and put the definition and an original sentence on the back of the flashcard.
  • Read a challenging novel at all times (recommendations: science fiction--books by Michael Crichton, realistic fiction--books by John Irving, Charlotte Bronte and Emily Bronte, non-fiction--books by Richard Wright)


  • CHECK OUT THE SAT QUESTION OF THE DAY!

    DUE MONDAY, June 6th (for the apples class!):

  • QUIZZES ON ROOTS (taken from all vocabulary lists) and STRATEGIES FOR SUCCESS ON THE SAT. Know the roots and how to identify them in unknown words. Know the strategies and how to apply them to real SAT questions. Making flashcards is a GREAT strategy for success!

    DUE FRIDAY, JUNE 10th (for the apples class)!):

  • EXTRA CREDIT QUIZ on all of the vocabulary words taken from ALL VOCABULARY LISTS.
  • Thursday, June 2nd, 2011: 1. Do Now: Practice SAT section (25 minutes)

    2. Review answers to practice SAT section and the returned Roots and SAT strategies quizzes.

    How will we effectively improve our vocabulary and test-taking skills for the SAT? SUGGESTED SAT PRACTICE:
  • Make flashcards for ALL of the vocabulary words acquired in class. Put the vocabulary word and part of speech (noun/adjective/verb/adverb) on the front of the flashcard and put the definition and an original sentence on the back of the flashcard.
  • Read a challenging novel at all times (recommendations: science fiction--books by Michael Crichton, realistic fiction--books by John Irving, Charlotte Bronte and Emily Bronte, non-fiction--books by Richard Wright)


  • CHECK OUT THE SAT QUESTION OF THE DAY!

    DUE THIS FRIDAY, JUNE 3rd (for the oranges class)!):

  • EXTRA CREDIT QUIZ on all of the vocabulary words taken from ALL VOCABULARY LISTS.

    DUE MONDAY, June 6th (for the apples class!):

  • QUIZZES ON ROOTS (taken from all vocabulary lists) and STRATEGIES FOR SUCCESS ON THE SAT. Know the roots and how to identify them in unknown words. Know the strategies and how to apply them to real SAT questions. Making flashcards is a GREAT strategy for success!

    DUE FRIDAY, JUNE 10th (for the apples class)!):

  • EXTRA CREDIT QUIZ on all of the vocabulary words taken from ALL VOCABULARY LISTS.
  • Wednesday, June 1st, 2011: Work Period: Prepare for this Friday's EXTRA CREDIT QUIZ on all of the vocabulary words taken from ALL VOCABULARY LISTS How will we effectively improve our vocabulary skills for the SAT? SUGGESTED SAT PRACTICE:
  • Make flashcards for ALL of the vocabulary words acquired in class. Put the vocabulary word and part of speech (noun/adjective/verb/adverb) on the front of the flashcard and put the definition and an original sentence on the back of the flashcard.
  • Read a challenging novel at all times (recommendations: science fiction--books by Michael Crichton, realistic fiction--books by John Irving, Charlotte Bronte and Emily Bronte, non-fiction--books by Richard Wright)


  • CHECK OUT THE SAT QUESTION OF THE DAY!

    DUE THIS FRIDAY, JUNE 3rd (for the oranges class)!):

  • EXTRA CREDIT QUIZ on all of the vocabulary words taken from ALL VOCABULARY LISTS.

    DUE MONDAY, June 6th (for the apples class!):

  • QUIZZES ON ROOTS (taken from all vocabulary lists) and STRATEGIES FOR SUCCESS ON THE SAT. Know the roots and how to identify them in unknown words. Know the strategies and how to apply them to real SAT questions. Making flashcards is a GREAT strategy for success!

    DUE FRIDAY, JUNE 10th (for the apples class)!):

  • EXTRA CREDIT QUIZ on all of the vocabulary words taken from ALL VOCABULARY LISTS.
  • Tuesday, May 31st, 2011: 1. Do Now: For the ORANGES CLASS, QUIZZES ON ROOTS (taken from all vocabulary lists) and STRATEGIES FOR SUCCESS ON THE SAT

    2. HW Reminder: THIS FRIDAY THERE WILL BE AN EXTRA CREDIT QUIZ on all of the vocabulary words taken from ALL VOCABULARY LISTS

    How will we effectively improve our test-taking and vocabulary skills for the SAT? SUGGESTED SAT PRACTICE:
  • Make flashcards for ALL of the vocabulary words acquired in class. Put the vocabulary word and part of speech (noun/adjective/verb/adverb) on the front of the flashcard and put the definition and an original sentence on the back of the flashcard.
  • Read a challenging novel at all times (recommendations: science fiction--books by Michael Crichton, realistic fiction--books by John Irving, Charlotte Bronte and Emily Bronte, non-fiction--books by Richard Wright)


  • CHECK OUT THE SAT QUESTION OF THE DAY!

    DUE THIS FRIDAY, JUNE 3rd (for the oranges class)!):

  • EXTRA CREDIT QUIZ on all of the vocabulary words taken from ALL VOCABULARY LISTS.

    DUE MONDAY, June 6th (for the apples class!):

  • QUIZZES ON ROOTS (taken from all vocabulary lists) and STRATEGIES FOR SUCCESS ON THE SAT. Know the roots and how to identify them in unknown words. Know the strategies and how to apply them to real SAT questions. Making flashcards is a GREAT strategy for success!

    DUE FRIDAY, JUNE 10th (for the apples class)!):

  • EXTRA CREDIT QUIZ on all of the vocabulary words taken from ALL VOCABULARY LISTS.
  • Friday, May 27th, 2011: 1. Do Now: Finish reviewing answers/strategies for the Practice SAT Test (section 6 only).

    2. Take notes, when appropriate.

    How will we effectively improve our test-taking skills for the SAT? SUGGESTED SAT PRACTICE:
  • Make flashcards for ALL of the vocabulary words acquired in class. Put the vocabulary word and part of speech (noun/adjective/verb/adverb) on the front of the flashcard and put the definition and an original sentence on the back of the flashcard.
  • Read a challenging novel at all times (recommendations: science fiction--books by Michael Crichton, realistic fiction--books by John Irving, Charlotte Bronte and Emily Bronte, non-fiction--books by Richard Wright)


  • CHECK OUT THE SAT QUESTION OF THE DAY!

    DUE TUESDAY, May 31st (for the oranges class!):

  • QUIZZES ON ROOTS (taken from all vocabulary lists) and STRATEGIES FOR SUCCESS ON THE SAT. Know the roots and how to identify them in unknown words. Know the strategies and how to apply them to real SAT questions. Making flashcards is a GREAT strategy for success!

    DUE FRIDAY, JUNE 3rd (for the oranges class)!):

  • EXTRA CREDIT QUIZ on all of the vocabulary words taken from ALL VOCABULARY LISTS.

    DUE MONDAY, June 6th (for the apples class!):

  • QUIZZES ON ROOTS (taken from all vocabulary lists) and STRATEGIES FOR SUCCESS ON THE SAT. Know the roots and how to identify them in unknown words. Know the strategies and how to apply them to real SAT questions. Making flashcards is a GREAT strategy for success!

    DUE FRIDAY, JUNE 10th (for the apples class)!):

  • EXTRA CREDIT QUIZ on all of the vocabulary words taken from ALL VOCABULARY LISTS.
  • Thursday, May 26th, 2011: 1. Do Now: Review answers/strategies for the Practice SAT Test.

    2. Take notes, when appropriate.

    How will we effectively improve our test-taking skills for the SAT? SUGGESTED SAT PRACTICE:
  • Make flashcards for ALL of the vocabulary words acquired in class. Put the vocabulary word and part of speech (noun/adjective/verb/adverb) on the front of the flashcard and put the definition and an original sentence on the back of the flashcard.
  • Read a challenging novel at all times (recommendations: science fiction--books by Michael Crichton, realistic fiction--books by John Irving, Charlotte Bronte and Emily Bronte, non-fiction--books by Richard Wright)


  • CHECK OUT THE SAT QUESTION OF THE DAY!

    DUE TUESDAY, May 31st (for the oranges class!):

  • QUIZZES ON ROOTS (taken from all vocabulary lists) and STRATEGIES FOR SUCCESS ON THE SAT. Know the roots and how to identify them in unknown words. Know the strategies and how to apply them to real SAT questions. Making flashcards is a GREAT strategy for success!

    DUE FRIDAY, JUNE 3rd (for the oranges class)!):

  • EXTRA CREDIT QUIZ on all of the vocabulary words taken from ALL VOCABULARY LISTS.

    DUE MONDAY, June 6th (for the apples class!):

  • QUIZZES ON ROOTS (taken from all vocabulary lists) and STRATEGIES FOR SUCCESS ON THE SAT. Know the roots and how to identify them in unknown words. Know the strategies and how to apply them to real SAT questions. Making flashcards is a GREAT strategy for success!

    DUE FRIDAY, JUNE 10th (for the apples class)!):

  • EXTRA CREDIT QUIZ on all of the vocabulary words taken from ALL VOCABULARY LISTS.
  • Wednesday, May 25th, 2011: 1. Do Now: Practice SAT Test (apply the strategies taught in class)

    2. Review answers

    How will we effectively improve our test-taking skills for the SAT? SUGGESTED SAT PRACTICE:
  • Make flashcards for ALL of the vocabulary words acquired in class. Put the vocabulary word and part of speech (noun/adjective/verb/adverb) on the front of the flashcard and put the definition and an original sentence on the back of the flashcard.
  • Read a challenging novel at all times (recommendations: science fiction--books by Michael Crichton, realistic fiction--books by John Irving, Charlotte Bronte and Emily Bronte, non-fiction--books by Richard Wright)


  • CHECK OUT THE SAT QUESTION OF THE DAY!

    DUE TUESDAY, May 31st (for the oranges class!):

  • QUIZZES ON ROOTS (taken from all vocabulary lists) and STRATEGIES FOR SUCCESS ON THE SAT. Know the roots and how to identify them in unknown words. Know the strategies and how to apply them to real SAT questions. Making flashcards is a GREAT strategy for success!

    DUE FRIDAY, JUNE 3rd (for the oranges class)!):

  • EXTRA CREDIT QUIZ on all of the vocabulary words taken from ALL VOCABULARY LISTS.

    DUE MONDAY, June 6th (for the apples class!):

  • QUIZZES ON ROOTS (taken from all vocabulary lists) and STRATEGIES FOR SUCCESS ON THE SAT. Know the roots and how to identify them in unknown words. Know the strategies and how to apply them to real SAT questions. Making flashcards is a GREAT strategy for success!

    DUE FRIDAY, JUNE 10th (for the apples class)!):

  • EXTRA CREDIT QUIZ on all of the vocabulary words taken from ALL VOCABULARY LISTS.
  • Tuesday, May 24th, 2011: 1. Do Now: Introduce ROOTS (taken from all vocabulary lists) and STRATEGIES FOR SUCCESS ON THE SAT

    2. Take notes.

    How will we effectively improve our vocabulary and test-taking skills for the SAT? SUGGESTED SAT PRACTICE:
  • Make flashcards for ALL of the vocabulary words acquired in class. Put the vocabulary word and part of speech (noun/adjective/verb/adverb) on the front of the flashcard and put the definition and an original sentence on the back of the flashcard.
  • Read a challenging novel at all times (recommendations: science fiction--books by Michael Crichton, realistic fiction--books by John Irving, Charlotte Bronte and Emily Bronte, non-fiction--books by Richard Wright)


  • CHECK OUT THE SAT QUESTION OF THE DAY!

    DUE TUESDAY, May 31st (for the oranges class!):

  • QUIZZES ON ROOTS (taken from all vocabulary lists) and STRATEGIES FOR SUCCESS ON THE SAT. Know the roots and how to identify them in unknown words. Know the strategies and how to apply them to real SAT questions. Making flashcards is a GREAT strategy for success!

    DUE FRIDAY, JUNE 3rd (for the oranges class)!):

  • EXTRA CREDIT QUIZ on all of the vocabulary words taken from ALL VOCABULARY LISTS.

    DUE MONDAY, June 6th (for the apples class!):

  • QUIZZES ON ROOTS (taken from all vocabulary lists) and STRATEGIES FOR SUCCESS ON THE SAT. Know the roots and how to identify them in unknown words. Know the strategies and how to apply them to real SAT questions. Making flashcards is a GREAT strategy for success!

    DUE FRIDAY, JUNE 10th (for the apples class)!):

  • EXTRA CREDIT QUIZ on all of the vocabulary words taken from ALL VOCABULARY LISTS.
  • Monday, May 23rd, 2011: 1. Do Now: Quizzes on Lists #11 and #12 (apples class!).

    2. Introduce ROOTS (taken from all vocabulary lists) and STRATEGIES FOR SUCCESS ON THE SAT

    How will we effectively improve our vocabulary skills for the SAT? SUGGESTED SAT PRACTICE:
  • Make flashcards for ALL of the vocabulary words acquired in class. Put the vocabulary word and part of speech (noun/adjective/verb/adverb) on the front of the flashcard and put the definition and an original sentence on the back of the flashcard.
  • Read a challenging novel at all times (recommendations: science fiction--books by Michael Crichton, realistic fiction--books by John Irving, Charlotte Bronte and Emily Bronte, non-fiction--books by Richard Wright)


  • CHECK OUT THE SAT QUESTION OF THE DAY!

    DUE TUESDAY, May 31st (for the oranges class!):

  • QUIZZES ON ROOTS (taken from all vocabulary lists) and STRATEGIES FOR SUCCESS ON THE SAT. Know the roots and how to identify them in unknown words. Know the strategies and how to apply them to real SAT questions. Making flashcards is a GREAT strategy for success!

    DUE MONDAY, June 6th (for the apples class!):

  • QUIZZES ON ROOTS (taken from all vocabulary lists) and STRATEGIES FOR SUCCESS ON THE SAT. Know the roots and how to identify them in unknown words. Know the strategies and how to apply them to real SAT questions. Making flashcards is a GREAT strategy for success!

  • Friday, May 20th, 2011: 1. Do Now: Finish review of answers to the Practice Test.

    2. Take notes.

    3. Prepare for our upcoming quizzes!

    How will we effectively improve our test-taking skills for the SAT? SUGGESTED SAT PRACTICE:
  • Make flashcards for ALL of the vocabulary words acquired in class. Put the vocabulary word and part of speech (noun/adjective/verb/adverb) on the front of the flashcard and put the definition and an original sentence on the back of the flashcard.
  • Read a challenging novel at all times (recommendations: science fiction--books by Michael Crichton, realistic fiction--books by John Irving, Charlotte Bronte and Emily Bronte, non-fiction--books by Richard Wright)


  • CHECK OUT THE SAT QUESTION OF THE DAY!

    DUE MONDAY, MAY 23rd (for the apples class!):

  • QUIZZES ON Lists #11 and #12. Know the definitions and how to use each word in an original sentence. Making flashcards is a GREAT strategy for success!

    DUE TUESDAY, May 31st (for the oranges class!):

  • QUIZZES ON ROOTS (taken from all vocabulary lists) and STRATEGIES FOR SUCCESS ON THE SAT. Know the roots and how to identify them in unknown words. Know the strategies and how to apply them to real SAT questions. Making flashcards is a GREAT strategy for success!

  • Thursday, May 19th, 2011: 1. Do Now: Review answers to the Practice Test.

    2. Take notes.

    How will we effectively improve our test-taking skills for the SAT? SUGGESTED SAT PRACTICE:
  • Make flashcards for ALL of the vocabulary words acquired in class. Put the vocabulary word and part of speech (noun/adjective/verb/adverb) on the front of the flashcard and put the definition and an original sentence on the back of the flashcard.
  • Read a challenging novel at all times (recommendations: science fiction--books by Michael Crichton, realistic fiction--books by John Irving, Charlotte Bronte and Emily Bronte, non-fiction--books by Richard Wright)


  • CHECK OUT THE SAT QUESTION OF THE DAY!

    DUE MONDAY, MAY 23rd (for the apples class!):

  • QUIZZES ON Lists #11 and #12. Know the definitions and how to use each word in an original sentence. Making flashcards is a GREAT strategy for success!

    DUE TUESDAY, May 31st (for the oranges class!):

  • QUIZZES ON ROOTS (taken from all vocabulary lists) and STRATEGIES FOR SUCCESS ON THE SAT. Know the roots and how to identify them in unknown words. Know the strategies and how to apply them to real SAT questions. Making flashcards is a GREAT strategy for success!

  • Wednesday, May 18th, 2011: 1. Do Now: Practice Test (25 minutes)

    2. Review answers.

    How will we effectively improve our test-taking skills for the SAT? SUGGESTED SAT PRACTICE:
  • Make flashcards for ALL of the vocabulary words acquired in class. Put the vocabulary word and part of speech (noun/adjective/verb/adverb) on the front of the flashcard and put the definition and an original sentence on the back of the flashcard.
  • Read a challenging novel at all times (recommendations: science fiction--books by Michael Crichton, realistic fiction--books by John Irving, Charlotte Bronte and Emily Bronte, non-fiction--books by Richard Wright)


  • CHECK OUT THE SAT QUESTION OF THE DAY!

    DUE MONDAY, MAY 23rd (for the apples class!):

  • QUIZZES ON Lists #11 and #12. Know the definitions and how to use each word in an original sentence. Making flashcards is a GREAT strategy for success!

    DUE TUESDAY, May 31st (for the oranges class!):

  • QUIZZES ON ROOTS (taken from all vocabulary lists) and STRATEGIES FOR SUCCESS ON THE SAT. Know the roots and how to identify them in unknown words. Know the strategies and how to apply them to real SAT questions. Making flashcards is a GREAT strategy for success!

  • Tuesday, May 17th, 2011: 1. Do Now: Introduce roots list

    2. Review strategies for success on the SAT (take notes)

    How will we effectively improve our vocabulary/test-taking skills for the SAT? SUGGESTED SAT PRACTICE:
  • Make flashcards for ALL of the vocabulary words acquired in class. Put the vocabulary word and part of speech (noun/adjective/verb/adverb) on the front of the flashcard and put the definition and an original sentence on the back of the flashcard.
  • Read a challenging novel at all times (recommendations: science fiction--books by Michael Crichton, realistic fiction--books by John Irving, Charlotte Bronte and Emily Bronte, non-fiction--books by Richard Wright)


  • CHECK OUT THE SAT QUESTION OF THE DAY!

    DUE MONDAY, MAY 23rd (for the apples class!):

  • QUIZZES ON Lists #11 and #12. Know the definitions and how to use each word in an original sentence. Making flashcards is a GREAT strategy for success!

    DUE TUESDAY, May 31st (for the oranges class!):

  • QUIZZES ON ROOTS (taken from all vocabulary lists) and STRATEGIES FOR SUCCESS ON THE SAT (strategies notes taken in class). Know the roots and how to identify them in unknown words. Know the strategies and how to apply them to real SAT questions. Making flashcards is a GREAT strategy for success!

  • Monday, May 16th, 2011: 1. Do Now: Quizzes on Lists #11 and #12

    2. Introduce roots list

    How will we effectively improve our vocabulary skills for the SAT? SUGGESTED SAT PRACTICE:
  • Make flashcards for ALL of the vocabulary words acquired in class. Put the vocabulary word and part of speech (noun/adjective/verb/adverb) on the front of the flashcard and put the definition and an original sentence on the back of the flashcard.
  • Read a challenging novel at all times (recommendations: science fiction--books by Michael Crichton, realistic fiction--books by John Irving, Charlotte Bronte and Emily Bronte, non-fiction--books by Richard Wright)


  • CHECK OUT THE SAT QUESTION OF THE DAY!

    DUE MONDAY, MAY 23rd (for the apples class!):

  • QUIZZES ON Lists #11 and #12. Know the definitions and how to use each word in an original sentence. Making flashcards is a GREAT strategy for success!

    DUE TUESDAY, May 31st (for the oranges class!):

  • QUIZZES ON ROOTS (taken from all vocabulary lists) and STRATEGIES FOR SUCCESS ON THE SAT (strategies notes taken in class). Know the roots and how to identify them in unknown words. Know the strategies and how to apply them to real SAT questions. Making flashcards is a GREAT strategy for success!

  • Friday, May 13th, 2011: 1. Do Now: Review answers/strategies for a practice test.

    2. Take notes on the Do Now.

    How will we effectively improve our test-taking skills for the SAT? SUGGESTED SAT PRACTICE:
  • Make flashcards for ALL of the vocabulary words acquired in class. Put the vocabulary word and part of speech (noun/adjective/verb/adverb) on the front of the flashcard and put the definition and an original sentence on the back of the flashcard.
  • Read a challenging novel at all times (recommendations: science fiction--books by Michael Crichton, realistic fiction--books by John Irving, Charlotte Bronte and Emily Bronte, non-fiction--books by Richard Wright)


  • CHECK OUT THE SAT QUESTION OF THE DAY!

    DUE MONDAY, May 16th (for the oranges class!):

  • QUIZZES ON Lists #11 and #12. Know the definitions and how to use each word in an original sentence. Making flashcards is a GREAT strategy for success!

    DUE MONDAY, MAY 23rd (for the apples class!):

  • QUIZZES ON Lists #11 and #12. Know the definitions and how to use each word in an original sentence. Making flashcards is a GREAT strategy for success!

  • Thursday, May 12th, 2011: 1. Do Now: Review answers/strategies for a practice test.

    2. Take notes on the Do Now.

    How will we effectively improve our test-taking skills for the SAT? SUGGESTED SAT PRACTICE:
  • Make flashcards for ALL of the vocabulary words acquired in class. Put the vocabulary word and part of speech (noun/adjective/verb/adverb) on the front of the flashcard and put the definition and an original sentence on the back of the flashcard.
  • Read a challenging novel at all times (recommendations: science fiction--books by Michael Crichton, realistic fiction--books by John Irving, Charlotte Bronte and Emily Bronte, non-fiction--books by Richard Wright)


  • CHECK OUT THE SAT QUESTION OF THE DAY!

    DUE MONDAY, May 16th (for the oranges class!):

  • QUIZZES ON Lists #11 and #12. Know the definitions and how to use each word in an original sentence. Making flashcards is a GREAT strategy for success!

    DUE MONDAY, MAY 23rd (for the apples class!):

  • QUIZZES ON Lists #11 and #12. Know the definitions and how to use each word in an original sentence. Making flashcards is a GREAT strategy for success!

  • Wednesday, May 11th, 2011: 1. Do Now: Practice SAT test

    2. Review answers/strategies

    How will we effectively improve our test-taking skills for the SAT? SUGGESTED SAT PRACTICE:
  • Make flashcards for ALL of the vocabulary words acquired in class. Put the vocabulary word and part of speech (noun/adjective/verb/adverb) on the front of the flashcard and put the definition and an original sentence on the back of the flashcard.
  • Read a challenging novel at all times (recommendations: science fiction--books by Michael Crichton, realistic fiction--books by John Irving, Charlotte Bronte and Emily Bronte, non-fiction--books by Richard Wright)


  • CHECK OUT THE SAT QUESTION OF THE DAY!

    DUE MONDAY, May 16th (for the oranges class!):

  • QUIZZES ON Lists #11 and #12. Know the definitions and how to use each word in an original sentence. Making flashcards is a GREAT strategy for success!

    DUE MONDAY, MAY 23rd (for the apples class!):

  • QUIZZES ON Lists #11 and #12. Know the definitions and how to use each word in an original sentence. Making flashcards is a GREAT strategy for success!

  • Tuesday, May 10th, 2011: 1. Do Now: Introduce Lists #11 and #12

    2. Take notes on lists #11 and #12.

    How will we effectively improve our vocabulary skills for the SAT? SUGGESTED SAT PRACTICE:
  • Make flashcards for ALL of the vocabulary words acquired in class. Put the vocabulary word and part of speech (noun/adjective/verb/adverb) on the front of the flashcard and put the definition and an original sentence on the back of the flashcard.
  • Read a challenging novel at all times (recommendations: science fiction--books by Michael Crichton, realistic fiction--books by John Irving, Charlotte Bronte and Emily Bronte, non-fiction--books by Richard Wright)


  • CHECK OUT THE SAT QUESTION OF THE DAY!

    DUE MONDAY, May 16th (for the oranges class!):

  • QUIZZES ON Lists #11 and #12. Know the definitions and how to use each word in an original sentence. Making flashcards is a GREAT strategy for success!

    DUE MONDAY, MAY 23rd (for the apples class!):

  • QUIZZES ON Lists #11 and #12. Know the definitions and how to use each word in an original sentence. Making flashcards is a GREAT strategy for success!

  • Monday, May 9th, 2011: 1. Do Now: Quizzes on Vocabulary Lists #9 and #10 (APPLES CLASS).

    2. Introduce lists #11 and #12.

    How will we effectively improve our vocabulary skills for the SAT? SUGGESTED SAT PRACTICE:
  • Make flashcards for ALL of the vocabulary words acquired in class. Put the vocabulary word and part of speech (noun/adjective/verb/adverb) on the front of the flashcard and put the definition and an original sentence on the back of the flashcard.
  • Read a challenging novel at all times (recommendations: science fiction--books by Michael Crichton, realistic fiction--books by John Irving, Charlotte Bronte and Emily Bronte, non-fiction--books by Richard Wright)


  • CHECK OUT THE SAT QUESTION OF THE DAY!

    DUE MONDAY, May 16th (for the oranges class!):

  • QUIZZES ON Lists #11 and #12. Know the definitions and how to use each word in an original sentence. Making flashcards is a GREAT strategy for success!

    DUE MONDAY, MAY 23rd (for the apples class!):

  • QUIZZES ON Lists #11 and #12. Know the definitions and how to use each word in an original sentence. Making flashcards is a GREAT strategy for success!

  • Friday, May 6th, 2011: 1. Do Now: Vocabulary Game for Lists #11 and #12!

    2. Review vocabulary!

    How will we effectively improve our vocabulary skills for the SAT? SUGGESTED SAT PRACTICE:
  • Make flashcards for ALL of the vocabulary words acquired in class. Put the vocabulary word and part of speech (noun/adjective/verb/adverb) on the front of the flashcard and put the definition and an original sentence on the back of the flashcard.
  • Read a challenging novel at all times (recommendations: science fiction--books by Michael Crichton, realistic fiction--books by John Irving, Charlotte Bronte and Emily Bronte, non-fiction--books by Richard Wright)


  • CHECK OUT THE SAT QUESTION OF THE DAY!

    DUE MONDAY, MAY 9th (for the apples class!):

  • QUIZZES ON Lists #9 and #10. Know the definitions and how to use each word in an original sentence. Making flashcards is a GREAT strategy for success!

    DUE MONDAY, May 16th (for the oranges class!):

  • QUIZZES ON Lists #11 and #12. Know the definitions and how to use each word in an original sentence. Making flashcards is a GREAT strategy for success!

  • Thursday, May 5th, 2011: 1. Do Now: Review strategies for SAT practice test--section 10.

    2. Take notes on the strategies.

    How will we effectively improve our test-taking skills for the SAT? SUGGESTED SAT PRACTICE:
  • Make flashcards for ALL of the vocabulary words acquired in class. Put the vocabulary word and part of speech (noun/adjective/verb/adverb) on the front of the flashcard and put the definition and an original sentence on the back of the flashcard.
  • Read a challenging novel at all times (recommendations: science fiction--books by Michael Crichton, realistic fiction--books by John Irving, Charlotte Bronte and Emily Bronte, non-fiction--books by Richard Wright)


  • CHECK OUT THE SAT QUESTION OF THE DAY!

    DUE MONDAY, MAY 9th (for the apples class!):

  • QUIZZES ON Lists #9 and #10. Know the definitions and how to use each word in an original sentence. Making flashcards is a GREAT strategy for success!

    DUE MONDAY, May 16th (for the oranges class!):

  • QUIZZES ON Lists #11 and #12. Know the definitions and how to use each word in an original sentence. Making flashcards is a GREAT strategy for success!

  • Wednesday, May 4th, 2011: 1. Do Now: SAT practice test--section 10 (10 minutes).

    2. Review answers and strategies.

    How will we effectively improve our test-taking skills for the SAT? SUGGESTED SAT PRACTICE:
  • Make flashcards for ALL of the vocabulary words acquired in class. Put the vocabulary word and part of speech (noun/adjective/verb/adverb) on the front of the flashcard and put the definition and an original sentence on the back of the flashcard.
  • Read a challenging novel at all times (recommendations: science fiction--books by Michael Crichton, realistic fiction--books by John Irving, Charlotte Bronte and Emily Bronte, non-fiction--books by Richard Wright)


  • CHECK OUT THE SAT QUESTION OF THE DAY!

    DUE MONDAY, MAY 9th (for the apples class!):

  • QUIZZES ON Lists #9 and #10. Know the definitions and how to use each word in an original sentence. Making flashcards is a GREAT strategy for success!

    DUE MONDAY, May 16th (for the oranges class!):

  • QUIZZES ON Lists #11 and #12. Know the definitions and how to use each word in an original sentence. Making flashcards is a GREAT strategy for success!

  • Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011: 1. Do Now: Introduce Lists #11 and #12.

    2. Take notes.

    How will we effectively improve our vocabulary skills for the SAT? SUGGESTED SAT PRACTICE:
  • Make flashcards for ALL of the vocabulary words acquired in class. Put the vocabulary word and part of speech (noun/adjective/verb/adverb) on the front of the flashcard and put the definition and an original sentence on the back of the flashcard.
  • Read a challenging novel at all times (recommendations: science fiction--books by Michael Crichton, realistic fiction--books by John Irving, Charlotte Bronte and Emily Bronte, non-fiction--books by Richard Wright)


  • CHECK OUT THE SAT QUESTION OF THE DAY!

    DUE MONDAY, MAY 9th (for the apples class!):

  • QUIZZES ON Lists #9 and #10. Know the definitions and how to use each word in an original sentence. Making flashcards is a GREAT strategy for success!

    DUE MONDAY, May 16th (for the oranges class!):

  • QUIZZES ON Lists #11 and #12. Know the definitions and how to use each word in an original sentence. Making flashcards is a GREAT strategy for success!

  • Monday, May 2nd, 2011: 1. Do Now: Vocabulary Quizzes on Lists #9 and #10 (ORANGES CLASS)

    2. Introduce Lists #11 and #12.

    How will we effectively improve our vocabulary skills for the SAT? SUGGESTED SAT PRACTICE:
  • Make flashcards for ALL of the vocabulary words acquired in class. Put the vocabulary word and part of speech (noun/adjective/verb/adverb) on the front of the flashcard and put the definition and an original sentence on the back of the flashcard.
  • Read a challenging novel at all times (recommendations: science fiction--books by Michael Crichton, realistic fiction--books by John Irving, Charlotte Bronte and Emily Bronte, non-fiction--books by Richard Wright)


  • CHECK OUT THE SAT QUESTION OF THE DAY!

    DUE MONDAY, MAY 9th (for the apples class!):

  • QUIZZES ON Lists #9 and #10. Know the definitions and how to use each word in an original sentence. Making flashcards is a GREAT strategy for success!

    DUE MONDAY, May 16th (for the oranges class!):

  • QUIZZES ON Lists #11 and #12. Know the definitions and how to use each word in an original sentence. Making flashcards is a GREAT strategy for success!

  • Friday, April 29th, 2011: 1. Do Now: Take SAT practice test section 10 (10 minutes).

    2. Review the answers and take notes on strategies.

    How will we effectively improve our test-taking skills for the SAT? SUGGESTED SAT PRACTICE:
  • Make flashcards for ALL of the vocabulary words acquired in class. Put the vocabulary word and part of speech (noun/adjective/verb/adverb) on the front of the flashcard and put the definition and an original sentence on the back of the flashcard.
  • Read a challenging novel at all times (recommendations: science fiction--books by Michael Crichton, realistic fiction--books by John Irving, Charlotte Bronte and Emily Bronte, non-fiction--books by Richard Wright)


  • CHECK OUT THE SAT QUESTION OF THE DAY!

    DUE MONDAY, May 2nd (for the oranges class!):

  • QUIZZES ON Lists #9 and #10. Know the definitions and how to use each word in an original sentence. Making flashcards is a GREAT strategy for success!

    DUE MONDAY, MAY 9th (for the apples class!):

  • QUIZZES ON Lists #9 and #10. Know the definitions and how to use each word in an original sentence. Making flashcards is a GREAT strategy for success!

  • Thursday, April 28th, 2011: 1. Do Now: Introduce Lists #9 and #10.

    2. Take notes as we review these new lists.

    How will we effectively improve our vocabulary skills for the SAT? SUGGESTED SAT PRACTICE:
  • Make flashcards for ALL of the vocabulary words acquired in class. Put the vocabulary word and part of speech (noun/adjective/verb/adverb) on the front of the flashcard and put the definition and an original sentence on the back of the flashcard.
  • Read a challenging novel at all times (recommendations: science fiction--books by Michael Crichton, realistic fiction--books by John Irving, Charlotte Bronte and Emily Bronte, non-fiction--books by Richard Wright)


  • CHECK OUT THE SAT QUESTION OF THE DAY!

    DUE MONDAY, May 2nd (for the oranges class!):

  • QUIZZES ON Lists #9 and #10. Know the definitions and how to use each word in an original sentence. Making flashcards is a GREAT strategy for success!

    DUE MONDAY, MAY 9th (for the apples class!):

  • QUIZZES ON Lists #9 and #10. Know the definitions and how to use each word in an original sentence. Making flashcards is a GREAT strategy for success!

  • Wednesday, April 27th, 2011: 1. Do Now: APPLES CLASS--Quizzes on Lists #7 and #8.

    2. Introduce Lists #9 and #10.

    How will we effectively improve our vocabulary skills for the SAT? SUGGESTED SAT PRACTICE:
  • Make flashcards for ALL of the vocabulary words acquired in class. Put the vocabulary word and part of speech (noun/adjective/verb/adverb) on the front of the flashcard and put the definition and an original sentence on the back of the flashcard.
  • Read a challenging novel at all times (recommendations: science fiction--books by Michael Crichton, realistic fiction--books by John Irving, Charlotte Bronte and Emily Bronte, non-fiction--books by Richard Wright)


  • CHECK OUT THE SAT QUESTION OF THE DAY!

    DUE MONDAY, May 2nd (for the oranges class!):

  • QUIZZES ON Lists #9 and #10. Know the definitions and how to use each word in an original sentence. Making flashcards is a GREAT strategy for success!

    DUE MONDAY, MAY 9th (for the apples class!):

  • QUIZZES ON Lists #9 and #10. Know the definitions and how to use each word in an original sentence. Making flashcards is a GREAT strategy for success!

  • Friday, April 15th, 2011: 1. Do Now: ORANGES CLASS--review the answers and strategies for the practice SAT section (section 9).

    2. Take notes on the Do Now.

    How will we effectively improve our test-taking skills for the SAT? SUGGESTED SAT PRACTICE:
  • Make flashcards for ALL of the vocabulary words acquired in class. Put the vocabulary word and part of speech (noun/adjective/verb/adverb) on the front of the flashcard and put the definition and an original sentence on the back of the flashcard.
  • Read a challenging novel at all times (recommendations: science fiction--books by Michael Crichton, realistic fiction--books by John Irving, Charlotte Bronte and Emily Bronte, non-fiction--books by Richard Wright)


  • CHECK OUT THE SAT QUESTION OF THE DAY!

    DUE WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27th (for the apples class!):

  • QUIZZES ON Lists #7 and #8. Know the definitions and how to use each word in an original sentence. Making flashcards is a GREAT strategy for success!

    DUE MONDAY, May 2nd (for the oranges class!):

  • QUIZZES ON Lists #9 and #10. Know the definitions and how to use each word in an original sentence. Making flashcards is a GREAT strategy for success!

  • Thursday, April 14th, 2011: 1. Do Now: ORANGES CLASS--take a practice SAT section (section 9).

    2. Grade the answers and begin to review strategies.

    How will we effectively improve our test-taking skills for the SAT? SUGGESTED SAT PRACTICE:
  • Make flashcards for ALL of the vocabulary words acquired in class. Put the vocabulary word and part of speech (noun/adjective/verb/adverb) on the front of the flashcard and put the definition and an original sentence on the back of the flashcard.
  • Read a challenging novel at all times (recommendations: science fiction--books by Michael Crichton, realistic fiction--books by John Irving, Charlotte Bronte and Emily Bronte, non-fiction--books by Richard Wright)


  • CHECK OUT THE SAT QUESTION OF THE DAY!

    DUE WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27th (for the apples class!):

  • QUIZZES ON Lists #7 and #8. Know the definitions and how to use each word in an original sentence. Making flashcards is a GREAT strategy for success!

    DUE MONDAY, May 2nd (for the oranges class!):

  • QUIZZES ON Lists #9 and #10. Know the definitions and how to use each word in an original sentence. Making flashcards is a GREAT strategy for success!

  • Wednesday, April 13th, 2011: 1. Do Now: ORANGES CLASS--introduce Lists #9 and #10.

    2. Take notes.

    How will we effectively improve our vocabulary skills for the SAT? SUGGESTED SAT PRACTICE:
  • Make flashcards for ALL of the vocabulary words acquired in class. Put the vocabulary word and part of speech (noun/adjective/verb/adverb) on the front of the flashcard and put the definition and an original sentence on the back of the flashcard.
  • Read a challenging novel at all times (recommendations: science fiction--books by Michael Crichton, realistic fiction--books by John Irving, Charlotte Bronte and Emily Bronte, non-fiction--books by Richard Wright)


  • CHECK OUT THE SAT QUESTION OF THE DAY!

    DUE WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27th (for the apples class!):

  • QUIZZES ON Lists #7 and #8. Know the definitions and how to use each word in an original sentence. Making flashcards is a GREAT strategy for success!

    DUE MONDAY, May 2nd (for the oranges class!):

  • QUIZZES ON Lists #9 and #10. Know the definitions and how to use each word in an original sentence. Making flashcards is a GREAT strategy for success!

  • Tuesday, April 12th, 2011: 1. Do Now: ORANGES CLASS--Quizzes on Lists #7 and #8.

    2. Introduce Lists #9 and #10.

    How will we effectively improve our vocabulary skills for the SAT? SUGGESTED SAT PRACTICE:
  • Make flashcards for ALL of the vocabulary words acquired in class. Put the vocabulary word and part of speech (noun/adjective/verb/adverb) on the front of the flashcard and put the definition and an original sentence on the back of the flashcard.
  • Read a challenging novel at all times (recommendations: science fiction--books by Michael Crichton, realistic fiction--books by John Irving, Charlotte Bronte and Emily Bronte, non-fiction--books by Richard Wright)


  • CHECK OUT THE SAT QUESTION OF THE DAY!

    DUE WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27th (for the apples class!):

  • QUIZZES ON Lists #7 and #8. Know the definitions and how to use each word in an original sentence. Making flashcards is a GREAT strategy for success!

    DUE MONDAY, May 2nd (for the oranges class!):

  • QUIZZES ON Lists #9 and #10. Know the definitions and how to use each word in an original sentence. Making flashcards is a GREAT strategy for success!

  • Monday, April 11th, 2011: Work Period: ORANGES CLASS--Prepare for tomorrow's quizzes on Lists #7 and #8. Make flashcards, if necessary. How will we effectively improve our test-taking skills for the SAT? SUGGESTED SAT PRACTICE:
  • Make flashcards for ALL of the vocabulary words acquired in class. Put the vocabulary word and part of speech (noun/adjective/verb/adverb) on the front of the flashcard and put the definition and an original sentence on the back of the flashcard.
  • Read a challenging novel at all times (recommendations: science fiction--books by Michael Crichton, realistic fiction--books by John Irving, Charlotte Bronte and Emily Bronte, non-fiction--books by Richard Wright)


  • CHECK OUT THE SAT QUESTION OF THE DAY!

    DUE WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27th (for the apples class!):

  • QUIZZES ON Lists #7 and #8. Know the definitions and how to use each word in an original sentence. Making flashcards is a GREAT strategy for success!

    DUE MONDAY, May 2nd (for the oranges class!):

  • QUIZZES ON Lists #9 and #10. Know the definitions and how to use each word in an original sentence. Making flashcards is a GREAT strategy for success!

  • Friday, April 8th, 2011: 1. Do Now: Finish review of the answers for the practice SAT test--section 9 (20 minutes).

    2. Take notes, as necessary.

    3. If time allows, work on flashcards and vocabulary study.

    How will we effectively improve our test-taking skills for the SAT? SUGGESTED SAT PRACTICE:
  • Make flashcards for ALL of the vocabulary words acquired in class. Put the vocabulary word and part of speech (noun/adjective/verb/adverb) on the front of the flashcard and put the definition and an original sentence on the back of the flashcard.
  • Read a challenging novel at all times (recommendations: science fiction--books by Michael Crichton, realistic fiction--books by John Irving, Charlotte Bronte and Emily Bronte, non-fiction--books by Richard Wright)


  • CHECK OUT THE SAT QUESTION OF THE DAY!

    DUE TUESDAY, APRIL 12th (for the oranges class!):

  • QUIZZES ON Lists #7 and #8. Know the definitions and how to use each word in an original sentence. Making flashcards is a GREAT strategy for success!

    DUE WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27th (for the apples class!):

  • QUIZZES ON Lists #7 and #8. Know the definitions and how to use each word in an original sentence. Making flashcards is a GREAT strategy for success!

  • Thursday, April 7th, 2011: 1. Do Now: Review answers for the practice SAT test--section 9 (20 minutes).

    2. Take notes, as necessary.

    How will we effectively improve our test-taking skills for the SAT? SUGGESTED SAT PRACTICE:
  • Make flashcards for ALL of the vocabulary words acquired in class. Put the vocabulary word and part of speech (noun/adjective/verb/adverb) on the front of the flashcard and put the definition and an original sentence on the back of the flashcard.
  • Read a challenging novel at all times (recommendations: science fiction--books by Michael Crichton, realistic fiction--books by John Irving, Charlotte Bronte and Emily Bronte, non-fiction--books by Richard Wright)


  • CHECK OUT THE SAT QUESTION OF THE DAY!

    DUE TUESDAY, APRIL 12th (for the oranges class!):

  • QUIZZES ON Lists #7 and #8. Know the definitions and how to use each word in an original sentence. Making flashcards is a GREAT strategy for success!

    DUE WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27th (for the apples class!):

  • QUIZZES ON Lists #7 and #8. Know the definitions and how to use each word in an original sentence. Making flashcards is a GREAT strategy for success!

  • Wednesday, April 6th, 2011: 1. Do Now: Take the practice SAT test (20 minutes).

    2. Make flashcards for lists #7 and #8.

    How will we effectively improve our test-taking and vocabulary skills for the SAT? SUGGESTED SAT PRACTICE:
  • Make flashcards for ALL of the vocabulary words acquired in class. Put the vocabulary word and part of speech (noun/adjective/verb/adverb) on the front of the flashcard and put the definition and an original sentence on the back of the flashcard.
  • Read a challenging novel at all times (recommendations: science fiction--books by Michael Crichton, realistic fiction--books by John Irving, Charlotte Bronte and Emily Bronte, non-fiction--books by Richard Wright)


  • CHECK OUT THE SAT QUESTION OF THE DAY!

    DUE TUESDAY, APRIL 12th (for the oranges class!):

  • QUIZZES ON Lists #7 and #8. Know the definitions and how to use each word in an original sentence. Making flashcards is a GREAT strategy for success!

    DUE WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27th (for the apples class!):

  • QUIZZES ON Lists #7 and #8. Know the definitions and how to use each word in an original sentence. Making flashcards is a GREAT strategy for success!

  • Tuesday, April 5th, 2011: 1. Do Now: Review Lists #7 and #8.

    2. Take notes on the Do Now.

    How will we effectively improve our vocabulary skills for the SAT? SUGGESTED SAT PRACTICE:
  • Make flashcards for ALL of the vocabulary words acquired in class. Put the vocabulary word and part of speech (noun/adjective/verb/adverb) on the front of the flashcard and put the definition and an original sentence on the back of the flashcard.
  • Read a challenging novel at all times (recommendations: science fiction--books by Michael Crichton, realistic fiction--books by John Irving, Charlotte Bronte and Emily Bronte, non-fiction--books by Richard Wright)


  • CHECK OUT THE SAT QUESTION OF THE DAY!

    DUE TUESDAY, APRIL 12th (for the oranges class!):

  • QUIZZES ON Lists #7 and #8. Know the definitions and how to use each word in an original sentence. Making flashcards is a GREAT strategy for success!

    DUE MONDAY, APRIL 25th (for the apples class!):

  • QUIZZES ON Lists #7 and #8. Know the definitions and how to use each word in an original sentence. Making flashcards is a GREAT strategy for success!

  • Monday, April 4th, 2011: 1. Do Now:Quizzes on Lists #5 and #6 (apples class).

    2. Introduce Lists #7 and #8.

    How will we effectively improve our vocabulary skills for the SAT? SUGGESTED SAT PRACTICE:
  • Make flashcards for ALL of the vocabulary words acquired in class. Put the vocabulary word and part of speech (noun/adjective/verb/adverb) on the front of the flashcard and put the definition and an original sentence on the back of the flashcard.
  • Read a challenging novel at all times (recommendations: science fiction--books by Michael Crichton, realistic fiction--books by John Irving, Charlotte Bronte and Emily Bronte, non-fiction--books by Richard Wright)


  • CHECK OUT THE SAT QUESTION OF THE DAY!

    DUE TUESDAY, APRIL 12th (for the oranges class!):

  • QUIZZES ON Lists #7 and #8. Know the definitions and how to use each word in an original sentence. Making flashcards is a GREAT strategy for success!

    DUE MONDAY, APRIL 25th (for the apples class!):

  • QUIZZES ON Lists #7 and #8. Know the definitions and how to use each word in an original sentence. Making flashcards is a GREAT strategy for success!

  • Friday, April 1st, 2011: 1. Do Now:Review answers of the practice test (section 7) and review strategies for success on the SAT.

    2. Take notes on the Do Now.

    How will we effectively improve our test-taking skills for the SAT? SUGGESTED SAT PRACTICE:
  • Make flashcards for ALL of the vocabulary words acquired in class. Put the vocabulary word and part of speech (noun/adjective/verb/adverb) on the front of the flashcard and put the definition and an original sentence on the back of the flashcard.
  • Read a challenging novel at all times (recommendations: science fiction--books by Michael Crichton, realistic fiction--books by John Irving, Charlotte Bronte and Emily Bronte, non-fiction--books by Richard Wright)


  • CHECK OUT THE SAT QUESTION OF THE DAY!

    DUE MONDAY, APRIL 4th (for the apples class!):

  • QUIZZES ON Lists #5 and #6. Know the definitions and how to use each word in an original sentence. Making flashcards is a GREAT strategy for success!

    DUE TUESDAY, APRIL 12th (for the oranges class!):

  • QUIZZES ON Lists #7 and #8. Know the definitions and how to use each word in an original sentence. Making flashcards is a GREAT strategy for success!
  • Thursday, March 31st, 2011: 1. Do Now: Practice test (25 minutes)--section 7.

    2. Review answers and begin to review strategies for success.

    How will we effectively improve our test-taking skills for the SAT? SUGGESTED SAT PRACTICE:
  • Make flashcards for ALL of the vocabulary words acquired in class. Put the vocabulary word and part of speech (noun/adjective/verb/adverb) on the front of the flashcard and put the definition and an original sentence on the back of the flashcard.
  • Read a challenging novel at all times (recommendations: science fiction--books by Michael Crichton, realistic fiction--books by John Irving, Charlotte Bronte and Emily Bronte, non-fiction--books by Richard Wright)


  • CHECK OUT THE SAT QUESTION OF THE DAY!

    DUE MONDAY, APRIL 4th (for the apples class!):

  • QUIZZES ON Lists #5 and #6. Know the definitions and how to use each word in an original sentence. Making flashcards is a GREAT strategy for success!

    DUE TUESDAY, APRIL 12th (for the oranges class!):

  • QUIZZES ON Lists #7 and #8. Know the definitions and how to use each word in an original sentence. Making flashcards is a GREAT strategy for success!
  • Wednesday, March 30th, 2011: 1. Do Now: Review Lists #7 and #8.

    2. Take notes on the Do Now.

    How will we effectively improve our vocabulary skills for the SAT? SUGGESTED SAT PRACTICE:
  • Make flashcards for ALL of the vocabulary words acquired in class. Put the vocabulary word and part of speech (noun/adjective/verb/adverb) on the front of the flashcard and put the definition and an original sentence on the back of the flashcard.
  • Read a challenging novel at all times (recommendations: science fiction--books by Michael Crichton, realistic fiction--books by John Irving, Charlotte Bronte and Emily Bronte, non-fiction--books by Richard Wright)


  • CHECK OUT THE SAT QUESTION OF THE DAY!

    DUE MONDAY, APRIL 4th (for the apples class!):

  • QUIZZES ON Lists #5 and #6. Know the definitions and how to use each word in an original sentence. Making flashcards is a GREAT strategy for success!

    DUE MONDAY, APRIL 11th (for the oranges class!):

  • QUIZZES ON Lists #7 and #8. Know the definitions and how to use each word in an original sentence. Making flashcards is a GREAT strategy for success!
  • Tuesday, March 29th, 2011: 1. Do Now: Vocabulary Quizzes on Lists #5 and #6.

    2. Introduce Lists #7 and #8.

    How will we effectively improve our vocabulary skills for the SAT? SUGGESTED SAT PRACTICE:
  • Make flashcards for ALL of the vocabulary words acquired in class. Put the vocabulary word and part of speech (noun/adjective/verb/adverb) on the front of the flashcard and put the definition and an original sentence on the back of the flashcard.
  • Read a challenging novel at all times (recommendations: science fiction--books by Michael Crichton, realistic fiction--books by John Irving, Charlotte Bronte and Emily Bronte, non-fiction--books by Richard Wright)


  • CHECK OUT THE SAT QUESTION OF THE DAY!

    DUE MONDAY, APRIL 4th (for the apples class!):

  • QUIZZES ON Lists #5 and #6. Know the definitions and how to use each word in an original sentence. Making flashcards is a GREAT strategy for success!

    DUE MONDAY, APRIL 11th (for the oranges class!):

  • QUIZZES ON Lists #7 and #8. Know the definitions and how to use each word in an original sentence. Making flashcards is a GREAT strategy for success!
  • Monday, March 28th, 2011: Work Period: Review flashcards and prepare for the upcoming quizzes on lists #5 and #6 (TOMORROW!!!!). How will we effectively improve our test-taking skills for the SAT? SUGGESTED SAT PRACTICE:
  • Make flashcards for ALL of the vocabulary words acquired in class. Put the vocabulary word and part of speech (noun/adjective/verb/adverb) on the front of the flashcard and put the definition and an original sentence on the back of the flashcard.
  • Read a challenging novel at all times (recommendations: science fiction--books by Michael Crichton, realistic fiction--books by John Irving, Charlotte Bronte and Emily Bronte, non-fiction--books by Richard Wright)


  • CHECK OUT THE SAT QUESTION OF THE DAY!

    DUE TOMORROW, TUESDAY, MARCH 29 (for the oranges class!):

  • QUIZZES ON Lists #5 and #6. Know the definitions and how to use each word in an original sentence. Making flashcards is a GREAT strategy for success!

    DUE MONDAY, APRIL 4th (for the apples class!):

  • QUIZZES ON Lists #5 and #6. Know the definitions and how to use each word in an original sentence. Making flashcards is a GREAT strategy for success!
  • Friday, March 25th, 2011: 1. Do Now: Finish review of practice test answers (section 7) and continue to discuss strategies.

    2. Work Period: Review flashcards and prepare for the upcoming quizzes on lists #5 and #6.

    How will we effectively improve our test-taking skills for the SAT? SUGGESTED SAT PRACTICE:
  • Make flashcards for ALL of the vocabulary words acquired in class. Put the vocabulary word and part of speech (noun/adjective/verb/adverb) on the front of the flashcard and put the definition and an original sentence on the back of the flashcard.
  • Read a challenging novel at all times (recommendations: science fiction--books by Michael Crichton, realistic fiction--books by John Irving, Charlotte Bronte and Emily Bronte, non-fiction--books by Richard Wright)


  • CHECK OUT THE SAT QUESTION OF THE DAY!

    DUE MONDAY, MARCH 28 (for the oranges class!):

  • QUIZZES ON Lists #5 and #6. Know the definitions and how to use each word in an original sentence. Making flashcards is a GREAT strategy for success!

    DUE MONDAY, APRIL 4th (for the apples class!):

  • QUIZZES ON Lists #5 and #6. Know the definitions and how to use each word in an original sentence. Making flashcards is a GREAT strategy for success!
  • Thursday, March 24th, 2011: 1. Do Now: Review practice test answers (section 7) and continue to discuss strategies.

    2. Take notes on the Do Now.

    How will we effectively improve our test-taking skills for the SAT? SUGGESTED SAT PRACTICE:
  • Make flashcards for ALL of the vocabulary words acquired in class. Put the vocabulary word and part of speech (noun/adjective/verb/adverb) on the front of the flashcard and put the definition and an original sentence on the back of the flashcard.
  • Read a challenging novel at all times (recommendations: science fiction--books by Michael Crichton, realistic fiction--books by John Irving, Charlotte Bronte and Emily Bronte, non-fiction--books by Richard Wright)


  • CHECK OUT THE SAT QUESTION OF THE DAY!

    DUE MONDAY, MARCH 28 (for the oranges class!):

  • QUIZZES ON Lists #5 and #6. Know the definitions and how to use each word in an original sentence. Making flashcards is a GREAT strategy for success!

    DUE MONDAY, APRIL 4th (for the apples class!):

  • QUIZZES ON Lists #5 and #6. Know the definitions and how to use each word in an original sentence. Making flashcards is a GREAT strategy for success!
  • Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011: 1. Do Now: Practice Test (25 minutes).

    2. Review answers and begin to discuss strategies.

    How will we effectively improve our test-taking skills for the SAT? SUGGESTED SAT PRACTICE:
  • Make flashcards for ALL of the vocabulary words acquired in class. Put the vocabulary word and part of speech (noun/adjective/verb/adverb) on the front of the flashcard and put the definition and an original sentence on the back of the flashcard.
  • Read a challenging novel at all times (recommendations: science fiction--books by Michael Crichton, realistic fiction--books by John Irving, Charlotte Bronte and Emily Bronte, non-fiction--books by Richard Wright)


  • CHECK OUT THE SAT QUESTION OF THE DAY!

    DUE MONDAY, MARCH 28 (for the oranges class!):

  • QUIZZES ON Lists #5 and #6. Know the definitions and how to use each word in an original sentence. Making flashcards is a GREAT strategy for success!

    DUE MONDAY, APRIL 4th (for the apples class!):

  • QUIZZES ON Lists #5 and #6. Know the definitions and how to use each word in an original sentence. Making flashcards is a GREAT strategy for success!
  • Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011: 1. Do Now: Introduce Lists #5 and #6 for the APPLES CLASS.

    2. Take notes as we introduce two new lists, reviewing pronunciations, parts of speech, definitions, roots/prefixes/suffixes and samples sentences.

    How will we effectively improve our vocabulary skills for the SAT? SUGGESTED SAT PRACTICE:
  • Make flashcards for ALL of the vocabulary words acquired in class. Put the vocabulary word and part of speech (noun/adjective/verb/adverb) on the front of the flashcard and put the definition and an original sentence on the back of the flashcard.
  • Read a challenging novel at all times (recommendations: science fiction--books by Michael Crichton, realistic fiction--books by John Irving, Charlotte Bronte and Emily Bronte, non-fiction--books by Richard Wright)


  • CHECK OUT THE SAT QUESTION OF THE DAY!

    DUE MONDAY, MARCH 28 (for the oranges class!):

  • QUIZZES ON Lists #5 and #6. Know the definitions and how to use each word in an original sentence. Making flashcards is a GREAT strategy for success!

    DUE MONDAY, APRIL 4th (for the apples class!):

  • QUIZZES ON Lists #5 and #6. Know the definitions and how to use each word in an original sentence. Making flashcards is a GREAT strategy for success!
  • Monday, March 21st, 2011: Work Period: QUIZZES on Lists #3 and #4 for the APPLES CLASS. How will we effectively improve our vocabulary skills for the SAT? SUGGESTED SAT PRACTICE:
  • Make flashcards for ALL of the vocabulary words acquired in class. Put the vocabulary word and part of speech (noun/adjective/verb/adverb) on the front of the flashcard and put the definition and an original sentence on the back of the flashcard.
  • Read a challenging novel at all times (recommendations: science fiction--books by Michael Crichton, realistic fiction--books by John Irving, Charlotte Bronte and Emily Bronte, non-fiction--books by Richard Wright)


  • CHECK OUT THE SAT QUESTION OF THE DAY!

    DUE MONDAY, MARCH 28 (for the oranges class!):

  • QUIZZES ON Lists #5 and #6. Know the definitions and how to use each word in an original sentence. Making flashcards is a GREAT strategy for success!

    DUE MONDAY, APRIL 4th (for the apples class!):

  • QUIZZES ON Lists #5 and #6. Know the definitions and how to use each word in an original sentence. Making flashcards is a GREAT strategy for success!
  • Thursday, March 17th, 2011: 1. Do Now: Review SAT answers/test-taking strategies.

    2. Take notes!

    3. HW Reminders.

    How will we effectively improve our test-taking skills/strategies for the SAT? SUGGESTED SAT PRACTICE:
  • Make flashcards for ALL of the vocabulary words acquired in class. Put the vocabulary word and part of speech (noun/adjective/verb/adverb) on the front of the flashcard and put the definition and an original sentence on the back of the flashcard.
  • Read a challenging novel at all times (recommendations: science fiction--books by Michael Crichton, realistic fiction--books by John Irving, Charlotte Bronte and Emily Bronte, non-fiction--books by Richard Wright)


  • CHECK OUT THE SAT QUESTION OF THE DAY!

    DUE MONDAY, MARCH 21st (for the apples class!):

  • QUIZZES ON Lists #3 and #4. Know the definitions and how to use each word in an original sentence. Making flashcards is a GREAT strategy for success!

    DUE MONDAY, MARCH 28 (for the oranges class!):

  • QUIZZES ON Lists #5 and #6. Know the definitions and how to use each word in an original sentence. Making flashcards is a GREAT strategy for success!

  • Wednesday, March 16th, 2011: 1. Do Now: SAT practice (section 6).

    2. Review answers/test-taking strategies.

    3. Quiz returns

    How will we effectively improve our test-taking skills/strategies for the SAT? SUGGESTED SAT PRACTICE:
  • Make flashcards for ALL of the vocabulary words acquired in class. Put the vocabulary word and part of speech (noun/adjective/verb/adverb) on the front of the flashcard and put the definition and an original sentence on the back of the flashcard.
  • Read a challenging novel at all times (recommendations: science fiction--books by Michael Crichton, realistic fiction--books by John Irving, Charlotte Bronte and Emily Bronte, non-fiction--books by Richard Wright)


  • CHECK OUT THE SAT QUESTION OF THE DAY!

    DUE MONDAY, MARCH 21st (for the apples class!):

  • QUIZZES ON Lists #3 and #4. Know the definitions and how to use each word in an original sentence. Making flashcards is a GREAT strategy for success!

    DUE MONDAY, MARCH 28 (for the oranges class!):

  • QUIZZES ON Lists #5 and #6. Know the definitions and how to use each word in an original sentence. Making flashcards is a GREAT strategy for success!

  • Tuesday, March 15th, 2011: 1. Do Now: Introduce Lists #5 and #6 for the ORANGES CLASS.

    2. HW Reminders

    How will we effectively improve our vocabulary skills for the SAT? SUGGESTED SAT PRACTICE:
  • Make flashcards for ALL of the vocabulary words acquired in class. Put the vocabulary word and part of speech (noun/adjective/verb/adverb) on the front of the flashcard and put the definition and an original sentence on the back of the flashcard.
  • Read a challenging novel at all times (recommendations: science fiction--books by Michael Crichton, realistic fiction--books by John Irving, Charlotte Bronte and Emily Bronte, non-fiction--books by Richard Wright)


  • CHECK OUT THE SAT QUESTION OF THE DAY!

    DUE MONDAY, MARCH 21st (for the apples class!):

  • QUIZZES ON Lists #3 and #4. Know the definitions and how to use each word in an original sentence. Making flashcards is a GREAT strategy for success!

    DUE MONDAY, MARCH 28 (for the oranges class!):

  • QUIZZES ON Lists #5 and #6. Know the definitions and how to use each word in an original sentence. Making flashcards is a GREAT strategy for success!

  • Monday, March 14th, 2011: Work Period: Quizzes on Lists #3 and #4 for the ORANGES CLASS. How will we effectively improve our vocabulary skills for the SAT? SUGGESTED SAT PRACTICE:
  • Make flashcards for ALL of the vocabulary words acquired in class. Put the vocabulary word and part of speech (noun/adjective/verb/adverb) on the front of the flashcard and put the definition and an original sentence on the back of the flashcard.
  • Read a challenging novel at all times (recommendations: science fiction--books by Michael Crichton, realistic fiction--books by John Irving, Charlotte Bronte and Emily Bronte, non-fiction--books by Richard Wright)


  • CHECK OUT THE SAT QUESTION OF THE DAY!

    DUE MONDAY, MARCH 21st (for the apples class!):

  • QUIZZES ON Lists #3 and #4. Know the definitions and how to use each word in an original sentence. Making flashcards is a GREAT strategy for success!

    DUE MONDAY, MARCH 28 (for the oranges class!):

  • QUIZZES ON Lists #5 and #6. Know the definitions and how to use each word in an original sentence. Making flashcards is a GREAT strategy for success!

  • Friday, March 11th, 2011: 1. Do Now: Finish reviewing answers and test-taking strategies for section 6 of the practice SAT (these are language/writing questions, which include introductory clause, parallel structure, pronoun/noun agreement, among others).

    2. Students will take notes as we review.

    How will we effectively improve our test-taking strategies? SUGGESTED SAT PRACTICE:
  • Make flashcards for ALL of the vocabulary words acquired in class. Put the vocabulary word and part of speech (noun/adjective/verb/adverb) on the front of the flashcard and put the definition and an original sentence on the back of the flashcard.
  • Read a challenging novel at all times (recommendations: science fiction--books by Michael Crichton, realistic fiction--books by John Irving, Charlotte Bronte and Emily Bronte, non-fiction--books by Richard Wright)


  • CHECK OUT THE SAT QUESTION OF THE DAY!

    DUE MONDAY, MARCH 14 (for the oranges class!):

  • QUIZZES ON Lists #3 and #4. Know the definitions and how to use each word in an original sentence. Making flashcards is a GREAT strategy for success!

    DUE MONDAY, MARCH 21st (for the apples class!):

  • QUIZZES ON Lists #3 and #4. Know the definitions and how to use each word in an original sentence. Making flashcards is a GREAT strategy for success!

  • Thursday, March 10th, 2011: 1. Do Now: Continue to review answers and test-taking strategies for section 6 of the practice SAT.

    2. Students will take notes as we review.

    How will we effectively improve our test-taking strategies? SUGGESTED SAT PRACTICE:
  • Make flashcards for ALL of the vocabulary words acquired in class. Put the vocabulary word and part of speech (noun/adjective/verb/adverb) on the front of the flashcard and put the definition and an original sentence on the back of the flashcard.
  • Read a challenging novel at all times (recommendations: science fiction--books by Michael Crichton, realistic fiction--books by John Irving, Charlotte Bronte and Emily Bronte, non-fiction--books by Richard Wright)


  • CHECK OUT THE SAT QUESTION OF THE DAY!

    DUE MONDAY, MARCH 14 (for the oranges class!):

  • QUIZZES ON Lists #3 and #4. Know the definitions and how to use each word in an original sentence. Making flashcards is a GREAT strategy for success!

    DUE MONDAY, MARCH 21st (for the apples class!):

  • QUIZZES ON Lists #3 and #4. Know the definitions and how to use each word in an original sentence. Making flashcards is a GREAT strategy for success!

  • Wednesday, March 9th, 2011: 1. Do Now: Practice SAT critical reading section test (25 minutes).

    2. Review answers and test-taking strategies.

    How will we effectively improve our test-taking strategies? SUGGESTED SAT PRACTICE:
  • Make flashcards for ALL of the vocabulary words acquired in class. Put the vocabulary word and part of speech (noun/adjective/verb/adverb) on the front of the flashcard and put the definition and an original sentence on the back of the flashcard.
  • Read a challenging novel at all times (recommendations: science fiction--books by Michael Crichton, realistic fiction--books by John Irving, Charlotte Bronte and Emily Bronte, non-fiction--books by Richard Wright)


  • CHECK OUT THE SAT QUESTION OF THE DAY!

    DUE MONDAY, MARCH 14 (for the oranges class!):

  • QUIZZES ON Lists #3 and #4. Know the definitions and how to use each word in an original sentence. Making flashcards is a GREAT strategy for success!

    DUE MONDAY, MARCH 21st (for the apples class!):

  • QUIZZES ON Lists #3 and #4. Know the definitions and how to use each word in an original sentence. Making flashcards is a GREAT strategy for success!

  • Tuesday, March 8th, 2011: Discuss/Analyze: FOR THE APPLES CLASS (which meets today), review Lists #3 and #4. How will we effectively improve our vocabulary skills to better prepare us for the SAT? SUGGESTED SAT PRACTICE:
  • Make flashcards for ALL of the vocabulary words acquired in class. Put the vocabulary word and part of speech (noun/adjective/verb/adverb) on the front of the flashcard and put the definition and an original sentence on the back of the flashcard.
  • Read a challenging novel at all times (recommendations: science fiction--books by Michael Crichton, realistic fiction--books by John Irving, Charlotte Bronte and Emily Bronte, non-fiction--books by Richard Wright)

    *Check out the new SAT Prep Class Syllabus!

    DUE MONDAY, MARCH 14 (for the oranges class!):

  • QUIZZES ON Lists #3 and #4. Know the definitions and how to use each word in an original sentence. Making flashcards is a GREAT strategy for success!

    DUE MONDAY, MARCH 21st (for the apples class!):

  • QUIZZES ON Lists #3 and #4. Know the definitions and how to use each word in an original sentence. Making flashcards is a GREAT strategy for success!

  • Monday, March 7th, 2011: Work Period: FOR THE APPLES CLASS (which meets today), QUIZZES on Lists #1 and #2. How will we effectively improve our vocabulary skills to better prepare us for the SAT? SUGGESTED SAT PRACTICE:
  • Make flashcards for ALL of the vocabulary words acquired in class. Put the vocabulary word and part of speech (noun/adjective/verb/adverb) on the front of the flashcard and put the definition and an original sentence on the back of the flashcard.
  • Read a challenging novel at all times (recommendations: science fiction--books by Michael Crichton, realistic fiction--books by John Irving, Charlotte Bronte and Emily Bronte, non-fiction--books by Richard Wright)

    *Check out the new SAT Prep Class Syllabus!

    DUE MONDAY, MARCH 14 (for the oranges class!):

  • QUIZZES ON LIsts #3 and #4. Know the definitions and how to use each word in an original sentence. Making flashcards is a GREAT strategy for success!

    DUE MONDAY, MARCH 21st (for the apples class!):

  • QUIZZES ON Lists #3 and #4. Know the definitions and how to use each word in an original sentence. Making flashcards is a GREAT strategy for success!

  • Friday, March 4th, 2011: Work Period: Make flashcards for Lists #3 and #4. Study the words (quiz on Monday, March 14th). How will we effectively improve our vocabulary skills to better prepare us for the SAT? SUGGESTED SAT PRACTICE:
  • Make flashcards for ALL of the vocabulary words acquired in class. Put the vocabulary word and part of speech (noun/adjective/verb/adverb) on the front of the flashcard and put the definition and an original sentence on the back of the flashcard.
  • Read a challenging novel at all times (recommendations: science fiction--books by Michael Crichton, realistic fiction--books by John Irving, Charlotte Bronte and Emily Bronte, non-fiction--books by Richard Wright)

    *Check out the new SAT Prep Class Syllabus!

    DUE MONDAY, MARCH 7th (for the apples class!):

  • QUIZZES ON Lists #1 and #2. Know the definitions and how to use each word in an original sentence. Making flashcards is a GREAT strategy for success!

    DUE MONDAY, MARCH 14 (for the oranges class!):

  • QUIZZES ON LIsts #3 and #4. Know the definitions and how to use each word in an original sentence. Making flashcards is a GREAT strategy for success!
  • Thursday, March 3rd, 2011: 1. Do Now: Test-taking strategy review

    2. SAT practice test section (25 minutes)

    3. Review answers

    How will we effectively improve our test-taking skills to better prepare us for the SAT? SUGGESTED SAT PRACTICE:
  • Make flashcards for ALL of the vocabulary words acquired in class. Put the vocabulary word and part of speech (noun/adjective/verb/adverb) on the front of the flashcard and put the definition and an original sentence on the back of the flashcard.
  • Read a challenging novel at all times (recommendations: science fiction--books by Michael Crichton, realistic fiction--books by John Irving, Charlotte Bronte and Emily Bronte, non-fiction--books by Richard Wright)

    *Check out the new SAT Prep Class Syllabus!

    DUE MONDAY, MARCH 7th (for the apples class!):

  • QUIZZES ON Lists #1 and #2. Know the definitions and how to use each word in an original sentence. Making flashcards is a GREAT strategy for success!

    DUE MONDAY, MARCH 14 (for the oranges class!):

  • QUIZZES ON LIsts #3 and #4. Know the definitions and how to use each word in an original sentence. Making flashcards is a GREAT strategy for success!
  • Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011: 1. Do Now: Finish introduction of Lists #3 and #4.

    2. Introduce the components and scoring for the SAT

    How will we effectively improve our vocabulary skills to better prepare us for the SAT? SUGGESTED SAT PRACTICE:
  • Make flashcards for ALL of the vocabulary words acquired in class. Put the vocabulary word and part of speech (noun/adjective/verb/adverb) on the front of the flashcard and put the definition and an original sentence on the back of the flashcard.
  • Read a challenging novel at all times (recommendations: science fiction--books by Michael Crichton, realistic fiction--books by John Irving, Charlotte Bronte and Emily Bronte, non-fiction--books by Richard Wright)

    *Check out the new SAT Prep Class Syllabus!

    DUE MONDAY, MARCH 7th (for the apples class!):

  • QUIZZES ON Lists #1 and #2. Know the definitions and how to use each word in an original sentence. Making flashcards is a GREAT strategy for success!

    DUE MONDAY, MARCH 14 (for the oranges class!):

  • QUIZZES ON LIsts #3 and #4. Know the definitions and how to use each word in an original sentence. Making flashcards is a GREAT strategy for success!
  • Tuesday, March 1st, 2011: 1. Do Now: Introduce Lists #3 and #4.

    2. HW reminders.

    How will we effectively improve our vocabulary skills to better prepare us for the SAT? SUGGESTED SAT PRACTICE:
  • Make flashcards for ALL of the vocabulary words acquired in class. Put the vocabulary word and part of speech (noun/adjective/verb/adverb) on the front of the flashcard and put the definition and an original sentence on the back of the flashcard.
  • Read a challenging novel at all times (recommendations: science fiction--books by Michael Crichton, realistic fiction--books by John Irving, Charlotte Bronte and Emily Bronte, non-fiction--books by Richard Wright)

    *Check out the new SAT Prep Class Syllabus!

    DUE MONDAY, MARCH 7th (for the apples class!):

  • QUIZZES ON Lists #1 and #2. Know the definitions and how to use each word in an original sentence. Making flashcards is a GREAT strategy for success!

    DUE MONDAY, MARCH 14 (for the oranges class!):

  • QUIZZES ON LIsts #3 and #4. Know the definitions and how to use each word in an original sentence. Making flashcards is a GREAT strategy for success!
  • Monday, February 28th, 2011: QUIZZES on Lists #1 and #2. How will we effectively improve our vocabulary skills to better prepare us for the SAT? SUGGESTED SAT PRACTICE:
  • Make flashcards for ALL of the vocabulary words acquired in class. Put the vocabulary word and part of speech (noun/adjective/verb/adverb) on the front of the flashcard and put the definition and an original sentence on the back of the flashcard.
  • Read a challenging novel at all times (recommendations: science fiction--books by Michael Crichton, realistic fiction--books by John Irving, Charlotte Bronte and Emily Bronte, non-fiction--books by Richard Wright)

    *Check out the new SAT Prep Class Syllabus!

    DUE MONDAY, MARCH 7th (for the apples class!):

  • QUIZZES ON Lists #1 and #2. Know the definitions and how to use each word in an original sentence. Making flashcards is a GREAT strategy for success!

    DUE MONDAY, MARCH 14 (for the oranges class!):

  • QUIZZES ON LIsts #3 and #4. Know the definitions and how to use each word in an original sentence. Making flashcards is a GREAT strategy for success!
  • Friday, February 18th, 2011: 1. Do Now: Review the question types for the reading comprehension section of the practice SAT test. Examine the answer choices.

    2. Take notes on the Do Now.

    How will we effectively improve our test-taking skills to better prepare us for the SAT? SUGGESTED SAT PRACTICE:
  • Make flashcards for ALL of the vocabulary words acquired in class. Put the vocabulary word and part of speech (noun/adjective/verb/adverb) on the front of the flashcard and put the definition and an original sentence on the back of the flashcard.
  • Read a challenging novel at all times (recommendations: science fiction--books by Michael Crichton, realistic fiction--books by John Irving, Charlotte Bronte and Emily Bronte, non-fiction--books by Richard Wright)

    *Check out the new SAT Prep Class Syllabus!

    DUE MONDAY, FEBRUARY 28th (for the orange class!) OR DUE MONDAY, MARCH 7th (for the apples class!):

  • QUIZZES ON Lists #1 and #2. Know the definitions and how to use each word in an original sentence. Making flashcards is a GREAT strategy for success!

  • Thursday, February 17th, 2011: 1. Do Now: Using the class dictionaries, look up the unknown words in the language section of the practice SAT test. Determine question types for the reading comprehension section of the practice SAT test (choose from the following: vocabulary, author's purpose, problem, solution, and inference).

    2. Review the language section. Take notes on the new words learned.

    How will we effectively improve our test-taking skills to better prepare us for the SAT? SUGGESTED SAT PRACTICE:
  • Make flashcards for ALL of the vocabulary words acquired in class. Put the vocabulary word and part of speech (noun/adjective/verb/adverb) on the front of the flashcard and put the definition and an original sentence on the back of the flashcard.
  • Read a challenging novel at all times (recommendations: science fiction--books by Michael Crichton, realistic fiction--books by John Irving, Charlotte Bronte and Emily Bronte, non-fiction--books by Richard Wright)

    *Check out the new SAT Prep Class Syllabus!

    DUE MONDAY, FEBRUARY 28th (for the orange class!) OR DUE MONDAY, MARCH 7th (for the apples class!):

  • QUIZZES ON Lists #1 and #2. Know the definitions and how to use each word in an original sentence. Making flashcards is a GREAT strategy for success!

  • Wednesday, February 16th, 2011: 1. Do Now: 25-minute practice test (remember to apply the strategies learned thus far!)

    2. Review the answers.

    How will we effectively improve our test-taking skills to better prepare us for the SAT? SUGGESTED SAT PRACTICE:
  • Make flashcards for ALL of the vocabulary words acquired in class. Put the vocabulary word and part of speech (noun/adjective/verb/adverb) on the front of the flashcard and put the definition and an original sentence on the back of the flashcard.
  • Read a challenging novel at all times (recommendations: science fiction--books by Michael Crichton, realistic fiction--books by John Irving, Charlotte Bronte and Emily Bronte, non-fiction--books by Richard Wright)

    *Check out the new SAT Prep Class Syllabus!

    DUE MONDAY, FEBRUARY 28th (for the orange class!) OR DUE MONDAY, MARCH 7th (for the apples class!):

  • QUIZZES ON Lists #1 and #2. Know the definitions and how to use each word in an original sentence. Making flashcards is a GREAT strategy for success!

  • Tuesday, February 15th, 2011: 1. Do Now: Review Vocabulary Lists #1 and #2.

    2. Work Period: If time allows, work on creating flashcards.

    How will we effectively improve our vocabulary skills to better prepare us for the SAT? SUGGESTED SAT PRACTICE:
  • Make flashcards for ALL of the vocabulary words acquired in class. Put the vocabulary word and part of speech (noun/adjective/verb/adverb) on the front of the flashcard and put the definition and an original sentence on the back of the flashcard.
  • Read a challenging novel at all times (recommendations: science fiction--books by Michael Crichton, realistic fiction--books by John Irving, Charlotte Bronte and Emily Bronte, non-fiction--books by Richard Wright)

    *Check out the new SAT Prep Class Syllabus!

    DUE MONDAY, FEBRUARY 28th (for the orange class!) OR DUE MONDAY, MARCH 7th (for the apples class!):

  • QUIZZES ON Lists #1 and #2. Know the definitions and how to use each word in an original sentence. Making flashcards is a GREAT strategy for success!

  • Monday, February 14th, 2011: 1. Do Now: Welcome back to the "apples" class (the class I last saw Thursday, Feb. 3rd!). We will review strategies for success on the SAT (see the pre-test). We will review the definitions of all the vocabulary introduced from the pre-test.

    2. Introduce Vocabulary Lists #1 and #2.

    How will we effectively improve our vocabulary skills to better prepare us for the SAT? SUGGESTED SAT PRACTICE:
  • Make flashcards for ALL of the vocabulary words acquired in class. Put the vocabulary word and part of speech (noun/adjective/verb/adverb) on the front of the flashcard and put the definition and an original sentence on the back of the flashcard.
  • Read a challenging novel at all times (recommendations: science fiction--books by Michael Crichton, realistic fiction--books by John Irving, Charlotte Bronte and Emily Bronte, non-fiction--books by Richard Wright)

    *Check out the new SAT Prep Class Syllabus!

    DUE MONDAY, FEBRUARY 28th (for the orange class!) OR DUE MONDAY, MARCH 7th (for the apples class!):

  • QUIZZES ON Lists #1 and #2. Know the definitions and how to use each word in an original sentence. Making flashcards is a GREAT strategy for success!

  • Friday, February 11th, 2011: Work Period: STUDY Vocabulary Lists #1 and #2. Work on making flashcards as well. How will we effectively improve our vocabulary skills to better prepare us for the SAT? SUGGESTED SAT PRACTICE:
  • Make flashcards for ALL of the vocabulary words acquired in class. Put the vocabulary word and part of speech (noun/adjective/verb/adverb) on the front of the flashcard and put the definition and an original sentence on the back of the flashcard.
  • Read a challenging novel at all times (recommendations: science fiction--books by Michael Crichton, realistic fiction--books by John Irving, Charlotte Bronte and Emily Bronte, non-fiction--books by Richard Wright)

    *Check out the new SAT Prep Class Syllabus!

    DUE MONDAY, FEBRUARY 28th (for this week's class ONLY--the orange class!):

  • QUIZZES ON Lists #1 and #2. Know the definitions and how to use each word in an original sentence.
  • Thursday, February 10th, 2011: 1. Do Now: Finish introducing Vocabulary Lists #1 and #2.

    2. Work Period: Work on making flashcards and a word wall for the classroom.

    How will we effectively improve our vocabulary skills to better prepare us for the SAT? SUGGESTED SAT PRACTICE:
  • Make flashcards for all of the vocabulary words acquired in class. Put the vocabulary word and part of speech (noun/adjective/verb/adverb) on the front of the flashcard and put the definition and an original sentence on the back of the flashcard.
  • Read a challenging novel at all times (recommendations: science fiction--books by Michael Crichton, realistic fiction--books by John Irving, Charlotte Bronte and Emily Bronte, non-fiction--books by Richard Wright)

    *Check out the new SAT Prep Class Syllabus!

    DUE MONDAY, FEBRUARY 28th (for this week's class ONLY--the orange class!):

  • QUIZZES ON Lists #1 and #2. Know the definitions and how to use each word in an original sentence.
  • Wednesday, February 9th, 2011: 1. Do Now: Finish reviewing answers to pre-test (verbal section). Take notes.

    2. Introduce Vocabulary Lists #1 and #2. If time allows, begin to make flashcards and word wall for the classroom.

    How will we effectively improve our vocabulary, language and reading comprehension skills through the review of SAT answers? SUGGESTED SAT PRACTICE:
  • Make flashcards for all of the vocabulary words acquired in class. Put the vocabulary word and part of speech (noun/adjective/verb/adverb) on the front of the flashcard and put the definition and an original sentence on the back of the flashcard.
  • Read a challenging novel at all times (recommendations: science fiction--books by Michael Crichton, realistic fiction--books by John Irving, Charlotte Bronte and Emily Bronte, non-fiction--books by Richard Wright)

    *Check out the new SAT Prep Class Syllabus!

    DUE MONDAY, FEBRUARY 28th (for this week's class ONLY--the orange class!):

  • QUIZZES ON Lists #1 and #2. Know the definitions and how to use each word in an original sentence.
  • Tuesday, February 8th, 2011: 1. Do Now: Finish reviewing answers to pre-test (verbal section).

    2. Take notes when appropriate.

    How will we effectively improve our vocabulary, language and reading comprehension skills through the review of SAT answers? SUGGESTED SAT PRACTICE:
  • Make flashcards for all of the vocabulary words acquired in class. Put the vocabulary word and part of speech (noun/adjective/verb/adverb) on the front of the flashcard and put the definition and an original sentence on the back of the flashcard.
  • Read a challenging novel at all times (recommendations: science fiction--books by Michael Crichton, realistic fiction--books by John Irving, Charlotte Bronte and Emily Bronte, non-fiction--books by Richard Wright)

    *Check out the new SAT Prep Class Syllabus!

    DUE MONDAY, FEBRUARY 28th (for this week's class ONLY):

  • QUIZZES ON Lists #1 and #2. Know the definitions and how to use each word in an original sentence.
  • Monday, February 7th, 2011: 1. Do Now: *Check out the new SAT Prep Class Syllabus--this is for the new SAT class (the orange class) that has just arrived. Continue reviewing answers to pre-test (verbal section), if time allows. If not, bring the pre-test to class tomorrow.

    2. Take notes when appropriate.

    How will we effectively improve our vocabulary, language and reading comprehension skills through the review of SAT answers? SUGGESTED SAT PRACTICE:
  • Make flashcards for all of the vocabulary words acquired in class. Put the vocabulary word and part of speech (noun/adjective/verb/adverb) on the front of the flashcard and put the definition and an original sentence on the back of the flashcard.
  • Read a challenging novel at all times (recommendations: science fiction--books by Michael Crichton, realistic fiction--books by John Irving, Charlotte Bronte and Emily Bronte, non-fiction--books by Richard Wright)

    *Check out the new SAT Prep Class Syllabus!

    DUE MONDAY, FEBRUARY 28th (for this week's class ONLY):

  • QUIZZES ON Lists #1 and #2. Know the definitions and how to use each word in an original sentence.
  • Friday, February 4th, 2011: 1. Do Now: Finish review of the answers to the Pre-Test of the Verbal sample questions.

    2. Note-Taking on Strategies/Correct Answers/Vocabulary

    How will we effectively improve our vocabulary, language and reading comprehension skills through the review of SAT answers? SUGGESTED SAT PRACTICE:
  • Make flashcards for all of the vocabulary words acquired in class. Put the vocabulary word and part of speech (noun/adjective/verb/adverb) on the front of the flashcard and put the definition and an original sentence on the back of the flashcard.
  • Read a challenging novel at all times (recommendations: science fiction--books by Michael Crichton, realistic fiction--books by John Irving, Charlotte Bronte and Emily Bronte, non-fiction--books by Richard Wright)

    *Check out the new SAT Prep Class Syllabus!

  • Thursday, February 3rd, 2011: 1. Do Now: Arrange into different skill level classes (mine or Ms. Daniel's class). Introduce the SAT Prep Class Syllabus.

    Continue review of the answers to the Pre-Test of the Verbal sample questions.

    2. Note-Taking on Strategies/Correct Answers/Vocabulary

    How will we effectively improve our vocabulary and language skills through the review of SAT answers? SUGGESTED SAT PRACTICE:
  • Make flashcards for all of the vocabulary words acquired in class. Put the vocabulary word and part of speech (noun/adjective/verb/adverb) on the front of the flashcard and put the definition and an original sentence on the back of the flashcard.
  • Read a challenging novel at all times (recommendations: science fiction--books by Michael Crichton, realistic fiction--books by John Irving, Charlotte Bronte and Emily Bronte, non-fiction--books by Richard Wright)

    *Check out the new SAT Prep Class Syllabus!

  • Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011: 1. Do Now: Review the answers to the Pre-Test of the Verbal sample questions.

    2. Note-Taking on Strategies/Correct Answers/Vocabulary

    How will we effectively improve our vocabulary and language skills through the review of SAT answers? SUGGESTED SAT PRACTICE:
  • Make flashcards for all of the vocabulary words acquired in class. Put the vocabulary word and part of speech (noun/adjective/verb/adverb) on the front of the flashcard and put the definition and an original sentence on the back of the flashcard.
  • Read a challenging novel at all times (recommendations: science fiction--books by Michael Crichton, realistic fiction--books by John Irving, Charlotte Bronte and Emily Bronte, non-fiction--books by Richard Wright)

    *Check out the new SAT Prep Class Syllabus!

  • Tuesday, February 1st, 2011: 1. Do Now: Introduce course requirements/expectations=weekly vocabulary quizzes, daily SAT practice questions and review of answers, final exam, high level of maturity and interest in SAT improvement (this is an elective course for students who are interested in improving their SAT score and taking this course seriously).

    2. Work Period: Pre-Test of Verbal and Math sections to determine different classes based on skill level/needs.

    How will we effectively understand the course expectations for this SAT class? N/A