English - Mr. Pocernich

Mr. Pocernich








 

 

 Updated September 19, 2019

Welcome to the 2019-20 school year! Below, you will find a summary of what is happening in each of the classes I teach. Other important information is found at the bottom of this page.

English 11/12 (American Literature):  This week, students studied works by Cotton Mather, Jonathan Edwards, Anne Bradstreet, and Philip Frenau. Next week, students will examine works by Benjamin Franklin and Michel-Guillaume Jean de Crévecoeur and will write a final paper on the works of Unit 1. 

Contemporary Literature:
 This week, students continued the study of the novel Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer.  They are to read through page 141 this week. The study of this novel will continue throughout the first half of the semester. Additionally, students will write a paper detailing the works we studied by Jon McGregor over the past few weeks. 

Practical Writing:
 This week, students continued an academic writing unit by writing a persuasive essay. Next week, this unit will near its conclusion with an essay written to an SAT prompt. 

English 10: This week, students finished their technical writing project and wrote a proposal. Next week, they will begin a research paper.

English 9: This week, students continued an essay writing unit by writing an informative essay. Next week, the essay unit continues with the writing of a narrative essay.

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 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 Monday) 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:

644-3716 x2155
bpocernich@isd95.org