Transitional English


Welcome to the 2019-2020 School Year

"If you are always trying to be normal you will never know how amazing you can be."

Maya Angelou

Classroom Policy

You are expected to come to class wearing your school uniforms, ID, and appropriate outerwear. The outerwear will not be worn around your necks. In addition, as you enter the class, you need to put away your earbuds or headphones and place your cellphones in the teacher assigned area or in your pockets. Furthermore, No one will be allowed to use cellphones without the teacher's permission. Additionally, no one will congregate outside the classroom.

Class Materials(Every Day)

All students are expected to have a classroom textbook, black or blue pen, highlighter, post notes, a folder and a notebook only for this class.


All handwritten assignments must be handed in black or blue ink, and all typed papers must be submitted in Google classroom with the following format: double spaced, size 12, and Times Roman font. All assignments must be submitted on time. In the event that you cannot submit your work on time, you must email me at prior to the deadline. If the student goes on vacation or will be absent due to a medical or personal reason, he /she is responsible for all the work completed. Therefore, it is important to check this website and Google classroom for reminders of the work that needs to be completed.

Grade Policy

Homework = 20%

Tests/Quizzes/Projects = 40%

Class Participation = 20% Class Participation Rubric

Classwork = 20% Classwork Rubric


A student must be in attendance for 162 or more days in each course (meaning 18 or fewer absences) in order to be considered to have successfully completed the instructional program requirements of the grade/ course to which he/she is assigned (9 or fewer absences for half year courses).

Extra Help

Anyone who needs extra help will have to make an appointment by filling out the link at the bottom of this page.No one will be admitted without the appointment. The extra help day is every Wednesday after 9th and 10th periods in room 126.


According to the Student Handbook, "Plagiarism is the inclusion of another’s words, ideas, or data as one’s own work. This covers unpublished as well as published sources." If you are caught plagiarizing per North Bergen High School policy, the consequences, as outlined in the Student Handbook, will be as follow: A grade of zero (0) for the assignment and all related assignments with no opportunity to make up that work in any way, including extra credit work. Two days in Edmentum Learning Program. Mandatory parental conference. Please refer to pages 52 and 53 of the Student Handbook for more information. You can also watch the video below.

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Description of Courses

ESL 3, Transitional English, R/W/L4

These courses focus on the improvement of reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills as well as the use of 21st Century Skills such as collaboration, creativity, communication critical thinking, and problem solving. In addition, students must learn the skills of the Common Core Content Standards. Students will be required to read fiction and nonfiction texts, create online projects, do public speaking presentations and know how to write personal narrative, expository and argumentative essays.

Independent Reading

I believe that students must become independent readers. It is only by reading independently that students start acquiring more knowledge, which allows them to become better writers and thinkers. Therefore, In this class, reading independently will be an important part of the class. In order to do this, you must obtain a library card or go to the Media Center and bring a book of your choice to school. We will begin the class by reading the book you have chosen for ten minutes every day, and in your homes you will do the same in order to receive class credit. You will be expected to read at least five books per marking period.