English - Mr. Pocernich

Mr. Pocernich








 

 

 Updated October 19, 2021

Welcome to the 2021-22 school year!

My job is to help my students learn. If you need anything from me during the year, you can email or call me via the contact information listed below. 

Here is a rundown of the happenings in my class:

English 10: This week, students continued reading John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men. The study of this novel will conclude next week.

English 9: This week, students studied the short story "The Lottery" by Shirley Jackson. We examined how authors create mystery/suspense. Next week, we will study the short stories "The Parachutist" and "The Boar Hunt". We will continue to look at how the author creates mystery/surprise, focusing on setting and plot events.
 
Contemporary Literature: Students continued the novel Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close. The study of this novel will conclude next week. Our short story next week will be  "The Deer-Vehicle Collision Survival Support Group", by Porochista Khakpour.
 
English 11/12 (American Literature):  This week, students examined poems by William Cullen Bryant and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Next week, we will study "The Nautilus" by Oliver Wendell Holmes and begin a short unit on the works of Edgar Allan Poe.

Every Class, Every Day: 

Additionally, each day our class period begins with a "bellringer" activity. The students will complete an activity with the primary purpose of relating to informational text.

Please check your child's progress in my class through PowerSchool (Parent Portal link is to the left on this page) or Schoology. I update my grades in Schoology as assignments are turned in. All grades in Schoology are current to the second. I sync my Schoology grades with PowerSchool weekly (usually every Thursday) if not more frequently. This is a great way to see how your child is performing in my classes as well as check if they have any missing work. 

If, at any time, you have questions or need assistance, please contact me at the phone number or email below. Email is the preferred method to use during school hours, so as not to interrupt class:

644-3737 x2155
bpocernich@isd95.org