English - Amanda Beck

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Amanda Beck
Room 110
919-705-6060
AmandaBeck@wcps.org

English I classes are currently working on: (Current unit listed in red)

1. Students will work  on a unit on the novel Great Expectations by Charles Dickens.  Students will have to complete a character chart, essay, and discussion questions on the novel.

2. DGP- Daily Grammar Practice is a bell ringer activity in which students learn and review: parts of speech, parts of a sentence, types of clauses and sentences, punctuation, and capitalization.

3. MUG Shots- grammar practice in editing sentences which are incorrect. This is done every Tuesday and Thursday.

4. Vocabulary- Every week students will get vocabulary words on Monday (Honors- 20 words, Standard- 10 words).  Homework will be given on Monday and due on Wednesday of every week.  Students will complete assignments throughout the week using these words.  They will be tested on these words on Fridays. Tests will include: definitions, contextual sentences, analogies.

5.  Literary Terms- Students will learn terms throughout the reading they do during the semester.  Students will be required to define terms and keep them in their notes.  Students will use these notes throughout the semester to complete various assignments.

6. Exam Review- Students will be working at least once a week on exam reviews to help prepare them for the final exam at the end of the semester.  Practices are under the link "Final Exam Resources."

7 . ReadTheory.org- Every Wednesday students will work for 30 minutes on this reading website.  It will allow students to read nonfiction passages and answer Common Core questions.  This website is individualized for each student to help them improve their reading and lexile levels.


1st period -  English I Honors
2nd period - Planning
3rd period -  Journalism II-IV
4th period -  English I Honors

Available to meet:
Ms. Beck is available to meet during her planning period or after school.  Please arrange the meeting prior to the day you would like to meet.

Afterschool help:
Ms. Beck will be after school every Wednesday to help students.  Students need to arrange to stay after on Wednesday by Tuesday at 3:15pm.
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