Lojko, Volodar

Welcome to Mr. Lojko's Classroom!

 Education is what remains when we have forgotten all that we have been taught.  - George Savile

 Note: For more detailed class information and homework, please visit the following website:  www.mrlojko.com

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Subjects: (2017-18)

> English II Honors (American Literature)
Period 1

> English II Academic (American Literature), Periods 4,6

> Media Literacy, Periods 7

  •  For more information, please check mrlojko.com

 

Contact Information

  • Email Address: vlojko@pway.org
  • Phone number: 732-981-0700 x7170
  • Room# D243 (Anthony Wing)
  • Office Hours: 2:00-3:00, M,W,TH,F or by appointment

 

Homework

  • Please visit my website (mrlojko.com) and click on your class.  Homework will sent out to students using the remind.com service. Additionally, it will also be posted on the Schooology page as well as we transition to Schoology. 

Class Expectations

  • The syllabus & class expectations are available on my website, mrlojko.com

Grading Policies

English 2 (Academic & Honors)– American Literature Grading Policy 

  • Grading: the student average is determined by adding up the points earned and dividing them by the points available. Categories are Homework, Quizzes, Tests, Writing Assignments, Vocabulary, Projects, and Summer Reading (only MP1), although not all categories may be used each marking period.  There are usually between 400-500 points each marking period, and the percentages are roughly distributed in this manner: 
  • Homework 10 %
  • Tests/projects 20 %
  • Class Work 10%
  • Writing Assignments 40%
  • Summer Reading 5%* (MP1 only) 
  • Vocabulary 15% MP1; 20% MP2,3,4

Media Literacy Grading Policy 

  • All grades are added up and the student average is determined by adding up the points earned and dividing them by the points available. Categories are Homework, Quizzes, Tests, Journals, Projects, Class and Online Discussion, although not all categories may be used each marking period.

What we are currently working on (MP1 2017):

  • American Literature: This marking period students will compose a personal myth that challenges them to identify powerful personal values.  This project will also help prepare students for the narrative writing component of the annual PARCC assessment.  Next, students will read Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter (H) and/or Arthur Miller's The Crucible (AC) while researching the Puritan influence on American thought and culture. Throughout the marking period, students will complete mini-lessons to help prepare them for the upcoming PSATs as well as learn vocabulary strategies to strengthen their academic vocabulary. 

  • Media Literacy - This marking period, we are learning about the multiple ways in which changes in media technology have affected the way that people communicate. We are also examining the various ways that different media use non-verbal communication (color, sound, etc...) in order to convey messages to their audience.