Mrs. Lindsay Reid

English Teacher


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Class Updates Due to COVID-19 

Please look below for updates for our class as we navigate these new waters with the COVID-19 situation. We are still awaiting information from the VDOE and Prince William County as far as what the remainder of our year will look like, so please be patient with us as we work things out!

Contact Information:
E-mail: reidlim@pwcs.edu
Twitter: ReidwellPSHS

E-mail is the best, most reliable way to get in touch with me at any time - so please do not hesitate to reach out. I'm usually pretty good about getting back to you within 24 hours at the most!

Virtual Learning Platform
To keep logins and such to a minimum, students will utilize Microsoft Teams to get assignments, updates, etc. 
1) Go to http://office365.pwcs.edu
2) Log in with the PWCS account (ends with @pwcs-edu.org)
3) Click on the checkerboard in the top left part of the screen
4) Select "Teams."
5) Find our class - click on it to see current posts and updates!

If students do not have access to computers, they can also download Microsoft Teams on their phones (for iOS and Android). Students will still have access to video and standard chat as well as other features we will use. If there are any discrepancies, please do not hesitate to let us know!

Standards Already Taught
Below you will find a bulleted list of goals and targets for our students that we have already taught this school year. Please feel free to ask any questions if you would like some clarification!

Potomac Senior High School—English 10 Targets Taught

Unit 1: Fiction and Poetry (August – November)

Learning Targets:

• 10.3 The student will apply knowledge of word origins, derivations, and figurative language to extend vocabulary development in authentic texts

• 10.4 The student will read, comprehend, and analyze literary texts of different cultures and eras.

• 10.6 The student will develop a variety of writing to persuade, interpret, analyze, and evaluate with an emphasis on exposition and analysis.

• 10.7 The student will self- and peer-edit writing for correct grammar, capitalization, punctuation, spelling, sentence structure, and paragraphing.

Unit Goals:

• Students will…

- read literature from various genres and styles.

- find examples of sound and figurative devices in poetry.

- analyze author’s purpose.

- analyze characterization, both direct and indirect, via analytical essays.

- edit their own and other students’ work while looking for mechanical, grammatical, and content errors with appropriate suggestions to correct them

Unit 2: Nonfiction (November – January)

Learning Targets:

• 10.3 The student will apply knowledge of word origins, derivations, and figurative language to extend vocabulary development in authentic texts

• 10.5 The student will read, interpret, analyze, and evaluate nonfiction texts.

• 10.6 The student will develop a variety of writing to persuade, interpret, analyze, and evaluate with an emphasis on exposition and analysis.

• 10.7 The student will self- and peer-edit writing for correct grammar, capitalization, punctuation, spelling, sentence structure, and paragraphing.

Unit Goals:

• Students will…

- read nonfiction from a variety of sources.

- recognize rhetorical devices and methods of persuasion.

- construct/organize persuasive arguments in essay form and verbally.

- analyze a source’s credibility.

- recognize various types of written organization.

- edit their own and other students’ work while looking for mechanical, grammatical, and content errors with appropriate suggestions to correct them

Unit 3: Business Unit (January – March)

Learning Targets:

• 10.1 The student will participate in, collaborate in, and report on small-group learning activities.

• 10.2 The student will analyze, produce, and examine similarities and differences between visual and verbal media messages.

• 10.5 The student will read, interpret, analyze, and evaluate nonfiction texts.

• 10.6 The student will develop a variety of writing to persuade, interpret, analyze, and eval