Our HSEPrep 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 