High School Equivalency Prep Class

Our HSE-Prep class covers reading, writing, mathematics, science, and social studies.  Study guides and materials are provided for each student in each area of study. Classes will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and center on learning how to think critically, calculate, convert units, and complete various problems.

Students will be asked to find mean, use functions, find integer, solving polynomial equations, etc. Arming students with mathematical terminology and basic operation will increase their chances of understanding the math concept they need to use to solve the problem.

During the reading portion of TASC, students will be asked to identify verbs, nouns, adjectives, etc. Having an understanding of the various parts of speech will also aid students for their composition of their essay. Understanding how to read story problems will greatly help students solve problems.

Being able to understand each shape, and how to calculate the measurement of each shape is key to the math portion of the TASC.  Nearly every math problem posed in the TASC involves an equation. Giving students a breakdown on how to solve equations, how to write/read equations, and what the alphabet in math really means.

Students will need an understanding on how to read charts and graphs to answer questions involving math, science, and social studies. There are a few maps illustrated throughout the TASC. To be able to answer the questions, it is imperative to understand the components of map reading, such as the key.

 

Tuesday’s Schedule- English and Social Studies

 

May 23       -Application reading -Flow of essays

 

May 30 Essay Writing

June 6 REVIEW REVIEW

 

June 13

-Parts of Speech cont.

-Sentence Structure and Topic Sentences

-Geography cont.

-Reading Charts and Graphs

June 20

-Subjects and Objects

-Types of Sentences

-Reading practice

-Government policies

-Current Issues

June 27REVIEWREVIEW

July 4 NO CLASS

July 11

 

-Parts of Speech    -Essay Writing

 

 

July 18

-Text Structure

-Five paragraph structure of an essay

 

-Sequence of events

-Timelines

July 25

 

-TEST CLUES Aug 1REVIEWREVIEWAug 8

-Complete Sentences and Clauses

-Where to find sources

-Intro and Conclusion for essays

-Compare and Contrast

-Cause and effect

Aug 15

Verb tenses and agreement

-“Out loud” reading practice

-Fact v Opinion

-Values v beliefs

-Satire

Aug 22

-Grammar lesson

-Typical Paragraph form

-Flow of essays

-Reading cartoons

-Application reading

Aug 29REVIEW

 

 

 

Sept 5

 

-Parts of Speech and Punctuation

-What is found in reading passage

 

-Government Vocabulary

-Geography

Sept 12 -Parts of Speech cont.

-Sentence Structure and Topic Sentences

-Geography cont.

-Reading Charts and Graphs

Sept 19 -Subjects and Objects

-Types of Sentences

-Reading practice

-Government policies

-Current Issues

Sept 26 REVIEW REVIEW
Oct 3 -Reading through test passages

-Topic Sentences cont.

-Gathering information for essays

-Titles of charts

-Amendments

 

Oct 10 -Text Structure

-Five paragraph structure of an essay

 

-Sequence of events

-Timelines

Oct 17 -TEST CLUES
Oct 24 REVIEW REVIEW
Oct 31 -Complete Sentences and Clauses

-Where to find sources

-Intro and Conclusion for essays

-Compare and Contrast

-Cause and effect

Nov 7 -Verb tenses and agreement

-“Out loud” reading practice

-Fact v Opinion

-Values v beliefs

-Satire

Nov 22 -Grammar lesson

-Typical Paragraph form

-Flow of essays

-Reading cartoons

-Application reading

Nov 28 REVIEW REVIEW
Dec 5

 

-Parts of Speech and Punctuation

-What is found in reading passage

 

-Government Vocabulary

-Geography

 

Dec 12

 

-Parts of Speech and Punctuation

-What is found in reading passage

 

-Government Vocabulary

-Geography

Dec 19

 

-Parts of Speech and Punctuation

-What is found in reading passage

 

-Government Vocabulary

-Geography

Thursdays’ Schedule- Math and Science

June 1 Math: Arithmetic and Basic Number Concepts/Mathematical Terminology

Science: Introduction to the scientific method and Genetics/Life Science terminology

June 8 Math: Multiplication/division of whole numbers and using multiplication/division in story problems. How to understand and solve story problems

Science: Categories of Living things and Balance in Nature

June 15 Math: Operations and story problems with negative numbers

Science: Matter and Energy in Organisms and Ecosystems

June 22 Math: Operations with percentages, decimals, and fractions.

Science: Natural Selection and Adaptations

June 29 Math: Ratios and Rates. Math Review

Science: Introduction to the Cell and Genetics

July 6 Math: Shapes, Angles, and Basic Geometry

Science: Review of Life Science Topics

July 13 Math: Reading a Graph.

Science: Intro to Earth and Space Science/Terminology

July 20 Math: Understanding Basic algebra.

Science: The Solar System

July 27 Math: Elementary polynomials and writing polynomials

Science: Land and Air on Earth

Aug 3 Math: Writing Equations and Inequalities in mathematics. Review

Science: The Earth’s Weather and Climate and Water Cycle

Aug 10 Math: Elementary Unit Conversions

Science: Pollution and Environmental Concerns

Aug 17 Math: Algebra Story Problems

Science: Review of Earth Space Topics

Aug 24 Math: Coordinate Relationships and Graphing.

Science: Intro to Physical Science and Terminology

Aug 31 Math: Linear Equations

Science: Matter, Molecules, and More

Sept 7 Math: Independent and Dependent Variables and Functions

Science: Motion and Forces

Sept 14 Math: Surface area. Review

Science: Temperature and Energy

Sept 21 Math: Pythagorean Theorem

Science: Review of Physical Science

Sept 28 Math: Arithmetic and Basic Number Concepts/Mathematical Terminology

Science: Introduction to the scientific method and Genetics/Life Science terminology

Oct 5 Math: Multiplication/division of whole numbers and using multiplication/division in story problems. How to understand and solve story problems

Science: Categories of Living things and Balance in Nature

Oct 19 Math: Operations and story problems with negative numbers

Science: Matter and Energy in Organisms and Ecosystems

Oct 26 Math: Operations with percentages, decimals, and fractions.

Science: Natural Selection and Adaptations.

 

Nov 2 Math: Ratios and Rates. Math Review

Science: Introduction to the Cell and Genetics

Nov 9 Math: Shapes, Angles, and Basic Geometry

Science: Review of Life Science Topics

Nov 16 Math: Reading a Graph.

Science: Intro to Earth and Space Science/Terminology

Nov 30 Math: Understanding Basic algebra.

Science: The Solar System

Dec 7 Math: Elementary polynomials and writing polynomials

Science: Land and Air on Earth

Dec 14 Math: Arithmetic and Basic Number Concepts/Mathematical Terminology

Science: Introduction to the scientific method and Genetics/Life Science terminology

Dec 21 Math: Multiplication/division of whole numbers and using multiplication/division in story problems. How to understand and solve story problems

Science: Categories of Living things and Balance in Nature

 

 

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