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    The best way to contact me is through email, at mloicano@pobschools.org.  You may also contact me through the main office of Plainview-Old Bethpage Middle School, at 516-434-3308.
    Independent Reading Requirement:  
    In each of the four quarters, students are required to independently read at least 800 pages of text, but may choose from a variety of texts, such as novels, magazines, news articles, religious texts, graphic novels, and others if approved by the instructor.  Students must log their reading on a reading log graphic organizer, which is then turned in at the end of each quarter.  The reading log can be found on our Google Classroom page, and should be turned in on Google Classroom as well.
     Important Announcements & Upcoming Major Assignments: 

    Summer reading essays will be written in class during the last week in September.  Summer reading videos are due by Wednesday, September 20th.


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    Classwork and Homework Updates:
    **Please Note: This information is updated as frequently as possible, but may not necessarily include all classwork and homework assignments.***  

    9.19.17 - Aim: We will review the annotations for “Lather and Nothing Else.”  HW: Write a short paragraph (3-5 sentences) about what a possible theme of the story might be.  In other words, explain what life lesson can be learned from the story, and what evidence from the text supports that lesson.  This is posted as an assignment in Google Classroom.

    9.18.17 - Aim: We will read a short story, and analyze it for literary terms and key vocabulary.  HW: Complete the annotating of the short story.  This will be checked in class tomorrow for a grade.


    9.15.17 - Aim: We will have a focused look at, and practice with, the literary element of “Conflict.”  HW: Be prepared with multi colored pens, highlighters, and post-it notes.  We will be reading and annotating a short story.

    9.14.17 - Aim: We will review the literary terms project, and add any important information we might have missed.  HW: Begin studying the literary terms information for an upcoming quiz.

    9.13.17 - Aim: To complete the Literary Terms project.  HW: Complete and turn in the Literary Terms project.  Due in Google Classroom by 8 AM tomorrow.

    9.12.17 - Aim: To complete the literary terms assignment.  HW: The lit. terms work is due Thursday.

    9.11.17 - Aim: How can we review literary terms?  HW: The literary terms assignment will be due by Thursday. 


    9.8.17 - Aim: To complete our ice breaker activity and begin a lesson on literary terms.  HW: Join Google Classroom, join Remind with your parent(s)/guardian(s).  Have a great weekend!

    9.7.17 - Aim: To understand the Summer Reading assignment and the Independent Reading requirement.  HW: First day handouts due tomorrow, join Google Classroom, join Remind.

    9.6.17 - Aim: How can I become familiar with my new English class?  HW: Four (or three) signed handouts, due on Friday - Please fill out the Google Form if possible.  Also, please join my Remind App list; instructions can be found in Google Classroom.

    9.5.17 - Aim: How can we transition from summer vacation to our new school year?  HW: Due Friday, 9.8.17  With your parents, please read and sign the “Welcome” handout, the “Student Information” Google Form (or handout if you prefer), the “Classroom Guidelines” handout, and the “Academic Integrity” handout.


    You can download the first day handouts here:

    Welcome Sheet/Syllabus

    Classroom Guidelines

    Academic Integrity

    Student/Parent/Guardian Information Sheet