Office Hours: I am on campus before school and
during PAW on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday for content help, make up work etc.
Please write down and honor your
*You may use email
for questions about your work or grade.
*The night before an assignment is due is not the most appropriate time to email major questions
*You may submit work via email if absent and/ or if your printer is broken.
Making Up Absences: Students have the # of days they are absent
to submit missing work/ make up a test or the score is a 0. Follow the CAT:
Ask two study buddies to fill in notes/ details
Then see me to schedule make ups
or to clarify work.
Late Work: Late work is not accepted; however,
students are allowed one Days of Grace
note (DOG) per semester. Students may use the DOG to turn in one assignment for up to full credit
up to a week late. Does not apply to presentations or group projects.
Behavior: Students should respect themselves, others
and the environment. First offense = verbal warning. Second offense= name on
board/ student must write acknowledgement & apology letter. Failure to
submit AckAp letter, or further offenses, result in detention.
Technology: Devices are allowed foracademic use at the teacher’s discretion.
Content and Supplies
Course Content: Short Stories (textbook); Shakespeare’s
A Midsummer Night’s Dream; Lowry’s The
Giver; Orwell’s Animal
Farm; Steinbeck’s The
Pearl; non-fiction; research and book reports; oral presentations;
vocabulary development and grammar
Books: The school provides
copies of all content-related text, and in most cases, I post text on my
website (even full novels) for students to use at home. I have DEAR books to
loan, but they must remain in the classroom.
English Supplies (not to be shared with
-Grammar divider: all grammar notes and practice
-Vocab divider: all vocabulary notes and practice
-Writing divider: handouts, drafts, passed back essays
-D.E.A.R. divider: sentence starter bookmark + log sheet OR current
independent reading project + guidelines
-V.I.P divider: syllabus, completed homework, etc.
-Spiral notebook: holds ongoing class and homework that are
checked regularly for credit (point values will vary). Only work labeled with
a spiral # goes in this notebook.
-Independent read: a novel of your choice for free reading
-Class novel: book checked out to you in class
Writing: Each major essay (and
some paragraphs) carry a rewrite opportunity; students must follow the REWRITE
guidelines in order to qualify for a new grade.
-Argumentative (persuasive) essays and paragraphs
-Exploratory (analysis) essays and paragraphs