English - Mr. Pocernich

Mr. Pocernich








 

 

 Updated January 17, 2020

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 continued the study of ​The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.​ This will take us through the end of Semester 1 and into Semester 2. Students should have through and including Chapter 38 read for Tuesday.

Contemporary Literature:
 This week, students looked back on Semester 1 by identifying the state standards which were covered. Next week, we begin Semester 2. The short story will be "The Cartographer Wasps and Anarchist Bees", by E. Lily Yu.

Practical Writing:
 This week, students continued a unit on speeches -- how to prepare them and deliver them. They examined three speeches and wrote a short response to each. Next week, the unit will continue as students prepare and present a persuasive speech.

English 10: This week, students continued a unit on Creative Writing. This will continue for several weeks. This week, students also looked back on Semester 1 by identifying the state standards which were covered. Next week, we will continue in Creative Writing.

English 9: This week, students continued the study of Harper Lee's classic novel ​To Kill a Mockingbird.​ The study of this novel will take us through at least next week. Students need to have through and including Chapter 27 read for Tuesday.

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