Alrighty then! I can dust the chalk off my hands and the dirt off my shoulder - the website has been updated! Check "Classy Stuff" for this years calendar, syllabi and pacing guides. #LetsGo2015! #Back2School
Whoo! It's the end of the year and there is a lot to celebrate! We finished up the year with a 96% pass rate on the final exams!
Round of applause for y'alls!
Even though we all know that "grades aren't everything" and that a lot of what you learned and accomplished this semester can't be measured by a summative assessment, I know that you're anxious to find out how you scored. Please make sure that you check your SPAN progress report against your records. Final grades have already been turned in - but if you notice a discrepancy between your folder, what you thought you should have, and what is listed, shoot me an email and let me know! I will look into it as quickly as possible.
With only 14 classes left, I know that many of you are looking forward to exams!
This year, NC decided to eliminate the English I End-of-Course (EOC) test, combining it with the writing test that happens at the end of English II. Though you won't have a State EOC, students in English I, III, and IV will have a common Measure of Student Learning (MSL). These tests (which are not multiple choice tests) will be used to measure how much you've learned over the semester, whether or not you're ready to move on to English II, and my effectiveness as a teacher.
I found cruising the NCDPI website for information about these tests really difficult, and more than a few of you have asked me for info regarding what this test will look like. Though we will be looking at it in class (again), I wanted to make sure to post the info here for your reading enjoyment. You may want to also look at some of the test items that have been released for your review. Specifically, check out the Constructed Response for High School Language Arts.
I've been saying that I wanted to be able to combine my class website, class calendar, class blog, and teacher portfolio in one spiffy place. The portfolio aspect isn't there yet - but the rest of the pieces are there.
Hopefully, this website will be it.
I'm going to keep tinkering with it - but I would really appreciate any feedback you have to offer, either about what has worked for you on other teacher websites, or what you'd like to see. I'll try my best to accommodate!
...is Nature to advantage dressed,