# UPPER WEST SIDE SHSAT CLASS

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**Week 1 Classwork:**

Reviewed syllabus & Math CW1 packet

Completed:

Factors: pg. 1 – 2

Multiples: pg. 3 – 4

Numbers and Operations: pg. 5 – 6

Order of Operations: pg. 7 – 8

Absolute Value: pg. 9

Fractions: pg. 10 – 11

Decimals: pg. 12 – 15

Notes: Students had a hard time understanding LCM & GCF as a product of prime factors; they may need more practice problems on those topics. They also need to get used to reducing fractions before doing any kind of operation.

Assigned HW:

Complete Math HW1 Packet

**Week 2 Classwork:**

Reviewed Math HW1 packet

Completed:

Reading Strategy Packet:

Active Reading pg. 1

Four Steps pg. 2

Answering the Question pg. 3

Question Types Types pg. 4-6

Reading CW Packet:

An Early Warning pg. 52-54

Assigned HW:

Reading HW Packet pg. 124-137

Notes: Students need to develop the habit of active reading. They are not used to taking breaks after each paragraph to comprehend what they read.

Completed:

CW Math Packet 2

Roots pg. 1-2

Percents pg. 3-5

Percent Change pg. 6-8

Probability and StatisticsTypes pg. 9-10

Assigned HW:

HW Math Packet 2

Notes: We weren’t able to review probability (11-14) because the students needed more time to understand square roots. It seems like they haven’t learned that topic in school. We will review probability and roots again in the beginning of the next lesson.

**1) Classwork:**

Reviewed Reading HW Packet:

pgs. 124-137

Reading CW Packet:

pgs 56-66

2) Assigned HW:

Complete Reading HW Packet

Notes: Timed students for about 25 minutes when doing the reading CW assignment. They need the most help when it comes to structure and inference questions, especially when it comes to word choice.

**9/7 HW and Classwork**

*HW is due on 9/14

Homework:

*1) Complete “HW Reading Comp and Review/Revise Edit Packet 2”*

Classwork:

1) Reviewed summer packet

2) Briefly reviewed reading comprehension strategy

3) Reviewed math topics such as exponents, algebra, percents, average, word problems, substitution and more.

**9/14 HW and Classwork:**

*Homework is due on 9/21

HW:

Remainder of SHSAT Reading Comprehension CW Packet 2 (pg. 138-145)

Geometry Packet 1

CW:

– Reviewed HW Assignment (SHSAT Reading Comprehension and Revise/Edit HW Packet

-SHSAT Reading Comprehension CW Packet 2 (pgs. 184-197)

Notes: Reviewed fiction reading strategies and literary elements for poems. Emphasis on figuring out narrator and character development for fiction / literary elements and author’s main argument for poetry

**9/26 HW and Classwork:**

*Homework is due on 10/3

Homework:

Bring completed Reading CW, Geometry 1, and Geometry 2 packets (Memorize all formulas in Geometry packets)

Written Test Corrections (All answers were provided in class)

CW:

Reviewed diagnostic test in full