English Classes 2018 - 2019
I hope you had a marvelous summer and have returned to school with energy and determination.
Your academic efforts during these next few years will set the stage for college and career success. This is a time to challenge yourself and define your goals. I hope that building and refining your English language skillset is at the top of your list of goals.
Students sometimes think that school learning has little practical application. Think again. The communication skills you master in English class will help guide your successes not only in school, but in career and your personal life as well. We can all improve our communication skills with guidance, effort, and practice.
Below you will find the following:
- A chart of classroom PBIS character expectations
- Links to individual classroom pages
- Link to the detailed Scope and Sequence of each class level
Please visit your classroom page regularly for updates on assignments, homework, and deadlines.
PBIS Classroom Behavior Expectations:
ATTITUDE-BEHAVIOR-CONTRIBUTION [ABC] RUBRIC
Each class day you are evaluated on these three characteristics which impact learning and the classroom environment.
Approach work with a positive attitude
Resist complaining about amount of work or lack of interest in the work
Helpful attitude toward teachers and peers
Willing to complete work, edit work, or re-do an assignment
Retain control of body and belongings
Resist backtalk, grumbling, snide comments
Positive entry and exit from classroom
If leaving class for locker or restroom do so unobstrusively
Resist mocking or bullying and pretending it is a ‘joke’
Volunteer in discussion
Answer respectfully when asked a direct question
Bring in outside information to expand discussion
Volunteer to help others understand concepts or complete work
Listen quietly and enthusiastically while others contribute
Positive suggestions for improved learning