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    How can current events impact an author's writing?

             ◊ Students will be able to analyze a complex text to determine how fear manipulates human behavior.

           ◊ Students will be able to identify and use correct grammar (a variety of what we have learned so far).

             ◊ Students will be able to find meanings of the vocabulary words in context.

          ◊ Students will be able to find the main idea and the central idea in a complex text.

          ◊ Students will be able to analyze how an author's choice to create mystery, tension, or surprise.

          ◊ Students will be able to deconstruct, revise, and rewrite essays.  

     Topics of Study

        ◊ Perception vs Reality; Identity; Values; Fear/Phobias, What is Success?

    Test Dates


         ◊ ACT April 2, 2019.

         ◊ 70% Argumentative writing assessment



       Agenda for Week

          Monday - Review standards for MAAP test; discuss and breakdown different types of essays; review the different parts of the essay; end of the year project. 

         ◊ Tuesday - Review standards for MAAP test; CommonLit to breakdown standards; end of the year project.

         ◊ Wednesday - Review standards for MAAP test; end of the year project

         ◊ Thursday - Edulastic to review standards for MAAP test; small group breakdown of different essays.   

         ◊ Friday - Good Friday.  Holiday.  


          ◊ My tutoring days are Monday afternoon from 3:35 to 4:30.  Other arrangements may be made by contacting me via email. kristine.wetzel@gulfportschools.org






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