Hoek, Craig

WELCOME TO MR. HOEK'S CLASSROOM!


"CIRCUMSTANCES ARE BEYOND HUMAN CONTROL, BUT OUR CONDUCT IS IN OUR OWN POWER."
 - BANJAMIN DISRAELI

English IV, HSPA
     blocks 1&2
English III, British Lit.
     block   5
English III, British Lit. Honors
     blocks 3 & 6
 
Contact Information
Email Address: choek@pway.org
Room D245
Best time to reach me: Anytime!
 

Welcome to the 2014-2015 Academic Year! 
 
I have been teaching for 18 years and absolutely enjoy my time in the classroom.  I graduated from Kean University (BA-1986/MA-2003), and I continue to enjoy participating in a variety of learning opportunities -especially those fostering cultural diversity, including a summer course about China at Columbia University sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

As well, I am the proud adviser for Piscataway High School's Debate Team and Philosophy Club. Last year, we won our regional competition, and we rank 12th in the country after participating in the national finals at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. 
 
Favorite book:
Tales from the Alhambra by Washington Irving
Favorite play:
Henry V by William Shakespeare


Students are required to bring a notebook that is to remain in class.  This notebook is used in-class assessments and writing projects/activities that are specific to the classroom. These will be returned to the students at the end of the year.
 
Students must also come to class prepared with a traveling notebook, writing implement, and whatever assignments are due.
 Grading Criteria:

10% Homework
10% Classwork
10% Projects
30% Quizzes
40% Tests
 
Classroom Quick Links

What is YOUR story?

"Knowledge is Power."
Francis Bacon
 
 
English III, British Lit.
English III focuses on a survey of over 1200 years of British literature. As we read and write about the literature, we will tie our work to the broader theme: "Defining heroes and villains in British literature."  English III students also participate in a focused reading and writing program in preparation for the PARCC (Spring, 2015).
 
 
 
English IV, HSPA
Students will participate in a forum designed to build the reading and writing skills necessary for success. The early weeks of the program are specific to preparation for the October HSPA, after which students focus on AHSA preparation.  The AHSA is the alternative assessment for the HSPA
 
 
 

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