Lojko, Volodar

Welcome to Mr. Lojko's Classroom!

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

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Subjects: (2018-19)


> English III Academic (British Literature)
Periods 1,5,6

English 3 is a five-credit survey course that covers the British Tradition in Literature. Students will read analyze, respond to and discuss British Literature and its main themes and authors. Students will also continue to hone their writing skills and their use of the writing process. Also included will be preparation for standardized tests such as the PARCC, the SAT and the ACT.

In addition to the content that will be covered in class, students can utilize the following resources to further their personal growth:


Media Literacy, Period 3

The average person passively consumes countless of media messages each day.  This course will help empower students to become media savvy critical thinkers who will be able to identify, examine, evaluate, and thoughtfully respond to these messages.  Eventually, students will use their knowledge of media concepts and techniques to create their own messages using 21st century technology tools.

In addition to the content that will be covered in class, students can utilize the following online resources to further their personal growth:


> AP Literature, Period 7

AP Literature and Composition is a demanding course that requires students to engage in the critical and close reading of literature. Students will not be focusing on what the author is saying; rather, analyzing how the author uses language to produce meaning. Over the course of the school year students will explore a diversity of genres and literary time periods from the sixteenth century renaissance through the post-modern period of today.

In addition to the content that will be covered in class, students can utilize the following resources to further prepare for the AP test:


Contact Information
(note: email is the most efficient way to reach me) 

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

 

Homework

  • Homework, projects, and scheduled tests will be posted on the Schoology calendar.  Additionally reminders will be sent through the Schoology app to notify students of upcoming work.  If you are unable to access Schoology resources, please send me an email, and I will help set up Schoology access.  

Class Expectations

  • The syllabus & class expectations are available by clicking on the links on the left

Grading Policies (note: all grading policies are aligned to recently revised class and departmental guidelines)


English 3 Academic - British Literature

  • Writing 30 %
  • Projects 25 %
  • Tests 20 %
  • Quizzes 15 %
  • Homework and Classwork 10 %

AP Literature

  • Writing (revisions included) 50 % 
  • Tests, Quizzes, Participation & Homework 25 %
  • AP Test Preparation 25 %


Media Literacy

  • Projects 30%
  • Class Activities and Participation 30%
  • Online Discussions 20%
  • Tests and Quizzes 10%
  • Homework 10%