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phone: 734-783-3333 ext. 2869
Classroom Expectations for Junior English
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This course is a required course
for 11th grade English credit for graduation.
Semester 1: The course consists of a survey of American literature
with two anchor novels, The Adventures of
Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain, and Their
Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston, with supplemental readings.
In addition to the two novel units, there will be writing units focusing on
argumentative and analytical writing.
Semester 2: The course
consists of a survey of American literature with two anchor novels, The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald,
and The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan,
with supplemental readings. In addition to the two novel units, there also be
writing units focusing on argumentative and analytical writing and an
independent novel unit as well.
Required class materials:
-a separate notebook for this
class only (to be used for writing, notes, and vocabulary)
-folder or binder for this class
-novel (when applicable)
Cell phone/electronics policy:
There may be times throughout the
course that the use of these items may be permitted. Use of these items without
teacher permission, though, will result in disciplinary action. You will NOT
be permitted to plug in your phone to charge in my room--it will be
confiscated if you attempt this.
There will be writing prompts for
you to write about in your notebook. You will be required at times (usually on
a weekly basis) to choose an entry to write about and turn in for a grade. I
will give further information about this when the time arrives.
Students will be required to keep
documentation of weekly vocabulary activities in his/her notebook as well. The
notebook will also be used for writing assignments (see above) to encourage
further understanding of the words for future daily use.
Homework is due at the beginning of
class on the day after it is
assigned unless otherwise specified.
Late work will be accepted but for
3. Printer issues do not constitute an
excuse for late work.
1. Makeup work is YOUR responsibility. The
school policy allows
one day of makeup time for each school day missed.
2. Check the binder on the side counter for copies
3. See me to
schedule a time for quizzes or tests to be made up. They
must be made up within one week during class time to obtain
1. Your grade
will be determined by assessments (tests and quizzes)
and writing assignments (including essays, projects,
reflections), as well as other assignments and homework.
grades as well as class/assignment information and due
dates can be viewed through both Student and Parent
3. Parents who
wish to check on student progress should email me,
and I will respond within 48 hours.
and integrity are expected from all students at all times. Any attempt to
cheat, plagiarize, falsify information, or receive credit for work you did not
do will be considered dishonest behavior and be dealt with accordingly. If you are ever in doubt about whether or
not an action would be considered cheating or plagiarism, then don’t do it.
In order to be
successful in reaching our teaching and learning goals, we must work together
as a whole. It is important that every student be sensitive and respectful to
one another. Thank you all in advance for your cooperation. I look forward to
our time together.
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To: Parent or Guardian
From: A. Kelly
Re: Course Policies
Date: September 6, 2016
Each student has received a copy
of the course guidelines and the website information for my class. We have
reviewed these policies, and I am forwarding them to you. The school policies
regarding attendance, tardiness, dress code, and grading are available in the
student handbook on the district’s website. Students will be assigned two
novels during each semester of the class and will also use supplemental
I would appreciate you and your
son/daughter reviewing these policies together. If you have any further
questions regarding course or district policies, please feel free to contact me
at the high school. I can be reached at
firstname.lastname@example.org or (734) 783-3333, extension 2869.
Thank you in advance for your
concern and interest in your child’s education.