• Welcome to Ms. Potts' Page!

    Our overarching goal this year: 87%graduation rate and students increasing their regent results by 5% 

    Email: Spotts@peekskillschools.org     Ext: 3228

    Courses: English 10 and Writing Lab 9/10

    Office Hours: Wednesdays 12:50-1:50

    Schedule: 

    Period 1 - English 10ICT with Mr. Taylor

    Period 3 - Writing Lab

    Period 6- Writing Lab

    Period 7 - Writing Lab

    Period 9 - English 10ICT with Mr. Taylor

    Assignments and updates can be found on Google Classroom!

    Google Classroom English 10 Period 1:

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    Google Classroom Writing Lab Period 3: 

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    Google Classroom Writing Lab period 6: 

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    Google Classroom Writing Lab period 7:

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    Google Classroom English 10 period 9: 

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    English 10 

    Attendance - students must participate in the entire lesson (virtual classroom and assignment) in order to be marked present

    Grading Policy: Classwork - 60% Assessments 40%

    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

    Attendance - students must participate in the entire lesson (virtual classroom and assignment) in order to be marked present

    Grading Policy: Classwork - 45% Assessments - 35% Participation - 20%

    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 

    Attendance - students must participate in the entire lesson (virtual classroom and assignment) in order to be marked present

    Grading Policy: Classwork - 45% Assessments - 35% Participation - 20%

    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.