Your grade in English class will be based on your test and quiz grades, writing assignments, oral presentations, class participation, and homework. Assessments will be worth 60% of your grade, and homework and class participation will be worth 20% each.
Here are a few class policies that you need to know:
1. You are expected to copy your HW into your planner every day. My teacher website will be updated daily, but you should never depend solely on this for knowing what to do. I recommend getting the phone number/email of a friend or two just in case you have questions about classwork or homework.
2. All assignments are due the next day unless a different due date is given. Late assignments will be given partial credit. If you have an excused absence (ex: illness), you are expected to check my website and make up all missing work within a week, as per school policy. I encourage everyone to attend their scheduled music lessons, but you are responsible for any work you miss that day and also for the homework. If you see me before you go to lessons, I will be happy to give you the work!
3. Having the proper materials is vital to success! You are expected to be prepared for class every day with your planner, binder, pens/pencils, and any reading material needed for class.
4. You are expected to be on time for class. Three lateness to class = a referral to the office, as per school policy.
One of the most important keys to success is taking responsibility for your own learning. I expect that you will give your best effort to your work, and you can expect that I will help you in any way I can.