OverviewThis two-semester course (28 weeks) will cover the grammar rules, the reading strategies, the vocabulary, and the writing skills needed for success on the ACT and SAT college entrance exams. The first semester will begin with a review of basic grammar. Thereafter, the course will focus on building vocabulary, reading comprehension, and writing strategies as they relate to the ACT. The second semester will proceed like the first semester; however, the focus will be on the SAT. In addition to preparing students for college entrance exams, the course is ideal for those seeking to enhance their grammar and writing skills. 

Fall Semester:
Sept. 10th               Introduction & Grammar and Vocabulary                                     
                              
Homework:   Vocabulary Definitions/Sentences;
Grammar WorksheetSept. 
Sept. 17th               Grammar and Vocabulary                                     
                             
Homework:   Vocabulary Definitions/Sentences;
Grammar Worksheet
Sept. 24th              Grammar and Vocabulary                                     
                            
Homework:   Vocabulary Definitions/Sentences;
Grammar Worksheet
Oct. 1st                  Grammar Test and Introduction to ACT English and Vocabulary                      
                            
Homework:   Vocabulary Definitions/Sentences;
ACT English Passage
Oct. 8th                  ACT English and Vocabulary                                     
                             Homework:   Vocabulary Definitions/Sentences;
ACT English Passage
Oct. 15th                ACT English and Vocabulary & Introduction to ACT Writing                                     
                             Homework:   Vocabulary Definitions/Sentences;
ACT English Passage
Oct. 22nd              ACT English and Writing                                      
                            
Homework:  ACT English Passage;
ACT Writing Assignment
Oct. 29th               ACT English and Writing                                     
                            
Homework:   ACT English Passage;
ACT Writing Assignment 
Nov. 5th                 ACT English and Writing Test & Introduction to ACT Reading
 
                            Homework:   Vocabulary Definitions/Sentences; ACT Reading Passage
Nov. 12th                ACT Reading and Vocabulary           
                              Homework: Vocabulary Definitions/Sentences;
ACT Reading Passage
Nov. 19th                ACT Reading and Vocabulary                                     
                             
Homework: ACT Reading Passage
Nov. 26th               No class - Thanksgiving
Dec. 3rd                 Class Review
Dec. 10th                ACT Practice Test
Dec. 17th                ACT English, Reading and Writing Exam  (see you in Spring semester!)

Spring Semester:
 
Jan. 7th                  Introduction to the SAT - Analogies and Vocabulary                                     
                             Homework:   Vocabulary Definitions/Sentences;
Analogies Worksheet
Jan. 14th                SAT Analogies and Vocabulary                                     
                            
Homework:   Vocabulary Definitions/Sentences;
SAT Analogies Passage
Jan. 21st                No Class - Chinese New Year
Jan. 28                  SAT Analogies and Vocabulary                                     
                             Homework:   Vocabulary Definitions/Sentences;
SAT Analogies Passage
Feb. 4th                SAT Analogies, Vocabulary, Introduction to Sentence Completion, and  Analogies  Quiz
                            Homework: Vocabulary Definitions/Sentences; Sentence Completion Worksheet
Feb. 11th                SAT Vocabulary and Grammar/Sentence Completion 
                            
Homework:   Vocabulary Definitions/Sentences;
SAT Sentence Completion Passage
Feb. 18th                SAT Vocabulary and Grammar/Sentence Completion                                                  
                             Homework:   Vocabulary Definitions/Sentences;
SAT Sentence Completion Passage
Feb. 25th                SAT Vocabulary, Sentences Completion Quiz and Introduction to Writing 
                              
Homework:   Vocabulary Definitions/Sentences;
Preparation of an Outline 
Mar. 3rd                 SAT Vocabulary and Writing                                     
                             
Homework:   Vocabulary Definitions/Sentences;
Rough Draft
Mar. 10th                SAT Vocabulary and Writing                                     
                            
Homework:   Vocabulary Definitions/Sentences;
Final Draft
Mar. 17th                SAT Vocabulary, In-Class Writing, and Introduction to SAT Critical Reading
                             Homework: SAT Critical Reading Passages 
Mar. 24th              No Class - Spring Break
March 31st             SAT Vocabulary and Critical Reading                                     
                             Homework:   SAT Critical
Reading Passages
Apr. 7th                 SAT Review                                      
                            
Homework:  SAT Exam
Apr. 14th                SAT Review and ACT Review                                     
                             Homework:  ACT Exam
Apr. 21st                ACT Review                                       
                              Homework:  Study for Vocabulary Test
Apr. 28th               Test Strategies Class Party           

 

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