Lit and Comp 1
University City High School
Ms. McKenna/ Ms. McFarland
Phone #: 290-4144
Objective: My goals for this class are to improve upon the reading and writing skills of students. During this process students will be asked to examine, analyze, and write about a wide variety of texts, including but not limited to: novels, poems, articles, and short stories. As a class we will work through the writing process using various forms of written expression. By the end of the year students will have been exposed to a wide variety of literature, as well as, provided with a solid foundation for writing.
Focus: Characterization and Theme
Technology: Technology will be integrated throughout the year. Both the teacher and the students will use the Smart Board for daily lessons. The mobile lap-top carts will allow for students to have individual computer access during various class assignments, such as: papers, projects, research, etc.
Materials: Every day I expect students to bring:
A= 90- 100%
F=59% and below
Grading is based on the following:
20% Participation: This includes homework and in-class assignments.
15% Quizzes: Quizzes will follow most reading assignments.
15% Projects: We will do a variety of projects that reflect on course work but are not writing focused.
20% Tests: Tests will be given at the end of a novel or unit. They will be composed of a variety of components including: multiple choice, true/false, short answer, and essay.
30% Writing: Writing assignments include, but are not limited to essays, reflective essays, papers, research papers, letters, poems, articles.
#1: Be in your seat ready to work when the bell rings.
#2: Have ALL of your supplies and materials every day.
#3: Keep hands, feet, books, and objects to yourself.
#4: No profanity, rude gestures, or put downs.
#5: Follow directions of all school personnel.
Academic integrity is absolutely vital to the UCHS climate. Cheating in any form will not be tolerated.
You will receive an automatic zero, referral, and a phone call home for cheating on any assignment.
Units and Novels:
Who Am I?
Students will respect people and things mentally and physically.
Turn assignments in COMPLETE and ON TIME
Students are responsible for collecting all missed or lost assignments.
Students must complete the reading assigned for class.
This helps improve:
Be ON TIME.
Students must be in our classroom on time.
If you listen to others, others will listen to you.