***FOURTH QUARTER UPDATE***

To my students and their parents and guardians:

I am sharing my content for the fourth quarter (which is ungraded work meant to revisit existing standards) via Sway presentations hosted via Office 365.  This means that students will need to be logged into their PWCS O365 account in order to view the weekly lessons. Below are the links to each grade's work for the fourth quarter.

For my English 11 students: https://sway.office.com/vhTeKEEMZhK9i2Pv?ref=Link

If you need to reset your Office 365 password,
my understanding from an e-mail last week is that password resets can now be done off-site.  The page on which you can do so is found here: https://www.pwcs.edu/cms/One.aspx?portalId=340225&pageId=35869933

If you need to log in to your Office account,
use the following URL: http://office365.pwcs.edu

I can be best contacted via my PWCS e-mail at combsji@pwcs.eduPlease let me know if you have any questions!

Course Overview:

English 11 is an American Literature survey course, primarily designed to give students a sampling of texts throughout American history.  The focus of this standards-based course is reading comprehension, interpretation, and comparative literature.  Students will be expected to continue the development of research and writing skills through various styles of writing. Students will be studying novels, short stories, poetry, speeches, narratives, and films.  The SOL skills focused upon include reading comprehension, literary analysis, writing, vocabulary, and grammar. 

End of Course Exams/Assessments:

Course work is based on the Virginia English Standards of Learning.  Students must pass the two English Standards of Learning (SOL) Exams in order to graduate.  The first is the End of Course (EOC) English: Writing SOL which is given in March, and the second is the EOC: Reading SOL which is given in April/May.  Students are reminded that the preparation for the SOL exam is a year-long process that each unit and assignment builds upon.  It is not something that can be done merely a few weeks before the exam; therefore, student-focused participation and successful completion of assignments is the pathway to graduation and success.

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