Welcome to SAT Reading

This summer we will build a community to support and uplift each other as we work to improve our critical reading and test-taking skills.

Homework for Monday 7/9

Go home and interview your parents about their educational experiences:

  • What were their favorite subjects to study? Extracurricular activities?

  • What dreams did they have for after graduation?

  • How similar or different are their current lives from their dreams as teenagers?

  • How do their dreams for your future compare to the dreams that they had for themselves?

Be prepared to share with your partners when you return to class tomorrow.

Homework for Tuesday 7/10

Complete the 20-word crossword puzzle on homonyms (Homonyms Practice 1). This assignment will help you practice and increase your knowledge of multiple-meaning words in preparation for the reading section of the test.

Homework for Wednesday 7/11

Read and annotate the passage (pg 11) then answer questions 33-42 (pgs 12-13).

  • (Optional) Skim the questions.

  • Read and passage map the text.

  • Examine each question stem for keywords and line references.

  • Predict before you peek, then select the answer closest to your prediction.

  • Make a list of any words in the passage, questions, or answer choices that you do not know. This is the only way that you can build your English vocabulary in preparation for the SAT. 

Google Slides presentation for today's lesson

Homework for Thursday 7/12

Choose and begin to read an English-language book. When you see any words that you do not know, put them in your vocabulary chart with the word and the definition.

No written homework - Complete essay for SAT Writing class

Homework for Saturday 7/14

Practice identifying author point of view (POV) and perspective by reading a newspaper article on the death of boxer, Benny Paret. Draw and complete a graphic organizer for author POV through actions, language/dialogue, characters, and conflict.

IF YOU MISSED SATURDAY'S HOMEWORK, COMPLETE THIS ASSIGNMENT INSTEAD. Draw and complete a graphic organizer for author POV through actions (information that shows why the author thinks this topic is important), language/dialogue (words the author uses to describe people and events), characters, and conflict (problems that may arise about the person or event).

Homework for Monday 7/16

SAT Practice Test #2, pages 2-4

  • Look at the question stems first to see what information you need.

  • Read and annotate the text to create a passage map.

  • Predict the answer before you look at the answer choices. Pick the answer closest to your prediction.

Here is an article that gives you background information about the deadly Paret/Griffith fight.

Homework for Tuesday 7/17

SAT Practice Test #2, pages 11-13

  • Look at the question stems first to see what information you need.

  • Read and annotate the text to create a passage map.

  • Predict the answer before you look at the answer choices. Pick the answer closest to your prediction.

Homework for Wednesday 7/18

Complete the 15-word crossword puzzle on homonyms (Homonyms Practice 2). This assignment will help you practice and increase your knowledge of multiple-meaning words in preparation for the reading section of the test.

Homework assigned on Thursday 7/19, DUE Monday 7/23

Time yourself for FOURTEEN MINUTES as you complete SAT Reading Practice Test #2 on CrackSAT.net. This includes one reading passage and 10 multiple choice questions. 

Take a screenshot of your test results and then email them to me at ardavis414@gmail.com.

Homework for Tuesday 7/25

Homework for Wednesday 7/26

Homework for Thursday 7/27

Homework for Saturday 7/29

Homework for Monday 7/31

Homework for Tuesday 8/1

Homework for Wednesday 8/2

Homework for Thursday 8/1