We’re in the home stretch!! All of the students survived the practice test last week--no tears!--and we are ready to begin our last push of review.
For the next two weeks, I will be conferencing with students individually about their writing while they work independently and in small groups on their Revision and Review Portfolios. These are intended to help the students review their work from the entire year, engage in some revision to help them refine their skills, and then practice those skills one last time. My intention is that the bulk of their preparation can and should be done in class. The portfolio gives many opportunities for additional practice for those students who choose to do it, but I know that the next two weeks can be very busy for them. Some are just finishing the musical, others are gone for DECA Nationals, more will leave for Robotics, spring sports are well underway, and eight million other things including prom next weekend. On top of that, many have additional AP tests to prepare for. As I’ve told the students many times, there’s a fine line between studying and burning yourself out. I want them to walk into that test on May 11 confident and well-rested--not overwhelmed and exhausted. Please talk to your students about their plans for completing the portfolio or even ask them if you can see it! I’d love to have them walk you through their work and their writing progress this year.
Please let me know if you have any questions about the portfolio or the test. Have a great weekend!
Mrs. Hattie Maguire