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    Courses: English 10 and Writing Lab 9/10

    Call Back: 2:45-3:00 room 228

    Schedule: 

    Period 1 - English 10 

    Period 3 - English 10ICT with Mr. Taylor

    Period 6- English 10ICT with Mr. Taylor

    Period 8 - Writing Lab

    Period 9 - Writing Lab

    Assignments and updates can be found on Google Classroom!

    Google Classroom English 10 Period 1:

     https://classroom.google.com/c/NDE4NDQ1MjE0MTBa

    code: znqfsx

    Google Classroom English 10 Period 3: 

    https://classroom.google.com/c/NDE4NDQ1MjE0MjBa

    code: 16oyxz

    Google Classroom English 10 period 6: 

    https://classroom.google.com/c/NDE4NDQ1MjE0NDZa

    code:19may3y

    Google Classroom Writing Lab 9 Day 1:

    https://classroom.google.com/c/NDE4NDQ1MjE0NjFa

    code: eqqur8p

    Google Classroom Writing 10 Lab Day 2: 

    https://classroom.google.com/c/NDE4NDQ1MjE0NzZa

    code:0dx1i65

    EmailSpotts@peekskillschools.org

    English 10 

    English 10 continues to strengthen student skills as readers, writers, speakers, listeners, and thinkers. The curriculum
    incorporates both literary and informational texts, with many texts drawn from 20th century British and American literature
    examining the impact of war, the prevalence of inequality, and the enduring strength of the human spirit. Once again, a core
    component of the English curriculum is independent reading, which requires students to continually strengthen literacy skills and
    broaden intellectual horizons through reading choice texts. Students will also complete a wide range of writing assignments
    (argumentative, narrative, and informative/explanatory) over varying periods of time. For the final assessment, students develop
    a year-end writing portfolio compiling their best work and reflecting on the year.

    Writing Lab 9

    The course is designed to provide Academic Intervention Services and instructional support for 9th grade students who are in need of
    additional support in literacy. Placement in this course is based on multiple indicators that reveal individuals are below proficiency,
    including the 8th grade N.Y.S. English Language Assessment (1 or 2), teacher recommendation, and performance on reading and
    writing assessments. The goal of this course is to provide students with additional, targeted instruction designed to improve reading
    and writing skills across all content areas.

    Writing Lab 10 

    The course is designed to provide Academic Intervention Services and instructional support for 10th grade students who are in need
    of additional support in literacy. Placement in this course is based on multiple indicators that reveal individuals are below
    proficiency, including the Scholastic Reading Inventory (SRI), teacher recommendation, and performance on reading and writing
    assessments. The goal of this course is to provide students with additional, targeted instruction designed to improve reading
    and writing skills across all content areas.

    English Department: Homework Rationale

    According to research done by the National Education Association (NEA), “at the secondary school level, student homework is associated with greater academic achievement.”  Not only does homework support students in developing core skills as readers, writers, and thinkers, it supports them in building a strong work ethic and developing time management skills that lead to ongoing success, especially in college where much of the work is done outside of class.  In alignment with the NEA’s guidelines, our homework assignments usually fall into one of three categories: “practice, preparation, or extension.” The goals of homework assignments include practicing in order to master skills introduced in class, preparing for success in both the short and long term, and extending learning through completing assessments that are always started in class.  Students are generally given more than one day to complete homework assignments and given opportunities to work with teachers during callback to receive clarification and support. It is without question that “we learn by doing” (Aristotle); therefore homework plays a vital role in furthering the education of students that occurs both in school and at home.