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 Were LEARNING is STIMULATING and all students are so STELLAR! I am looking forward to discussing the books you have read from SAHS Summer Reading List… and the NOVELS you will be READING throughout the 2012-13, school year. The 2012-13, schoolyear is going to be your year to BELIEVE and ACHIEVE your GOAL!!!

DATES TO KNOW:

October 7th-9th FCAT RETAKES READING

ACT TEST DATES Deadline TO SIGN_UP

10-26-13 9-27-13

 12-14-13 11-8-13

 2-8-14 1-1 -14

 4-12-14 3-7-14

 6-14-14 5-9-14

 

TEST TAKING STRATEGIES: 

  • Rest the night before the test 
  • Eat a good breakfast 
  • Have a positive ATTITUDE (Remember ATTITUDE IS EVERYTHING:) 
  • Write down your thoughts and feelings on a clean sheet of paper before and during the test (Let Out Your Frustrations:) 
  • Read and highlight title of passage AND FIRST WORD OF EACH PARAGRAGH 
  • Read Questions First and highlight KEY WORDS 
  • Chunk (highlight as you read) 
  • Scan and Run passage 
  • HIGH LIGHT ITALIZED AND BOLD WORDS IN PASSAGE 
  • READ Captions under pictures, charts, graphs, etc… 
  • REREAD PASSAGE 
  • ELIMINATE ANSWER CHOICES 
  • TAKE YOUR TIME 
  • TAKE A BREAK BETWEEN EACH PASSAGE: Take 3 deep breathes, get water, stretch… 
  • DO NOT SECOND GUESS YOURSELF!!! 
  • APPLY YOURSELF AND STRATEGIES LEARNED IN CLASS-BELIEVE AND ACHIEVE!!!

  

 CLASS SYLLABUS: INTENSIVE READING 11TH /12TH 

WEBSITES TO ENHANCE READING AND VOCABULARY SKILLS: CLASSZONE.com, My Vocabulary.com, mindfun.com, groenbrotthers.com, gamequarium.com, Vocabulary.Co.IL, wordcentral.com, Google Docs: A love letter (peer review of peer work), myvocabualary.com,FreeRice.com (SAT PREP)

 

http://quizlet.com/10163060/glass-castle-vocabulary-flash-cards/
   

 

“The more you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.

  • 1st Semester Novel