CLASSROOM EXPECTATIONS AND INFORMATION- Prompt, considerate, responsible, and attentive.
*Be respectful: respect the people, equipment, and furnishings of the room.
*Be respectful when others are called on to talk.
*Treat others as you would have them treat you.
*Be prepared: have all appropriate materials/supplies at your desk when the bell rings. (paper, pencil or pen, reading book, class book)
*Be seated in your assigned seat when the bell rings.
*Participate positively in the educational system and classroom activities.
*Be on task at all times.
*Complete quality work in a timely manner (use class time constructively).
*Work individually and cooperatively.
REWARDS FOR POSITIVE BEHAVIOR
Learning, Better grades, More prepared for post secondary life/school.
Praise Respect from others and for yourself
Contact parent/guardian. Positive comments.
CONSEQUENCES FOR NEGATIVE BEHAVIOR
If you choose to break expectations . . .
1. Nonverbal reminder or warning which might include eye contact, gesture, or nod.
2. Verbal warning
3. Discussion after class, given a choice, and/or detention (in severe cases, removal)
4. Parent phone call/letter noting problem
5. Conference with parent, teacher, principal, and student
LATE WORK POLICY
Each major assignment will be given a point value. Assignments are due (at the beginning of class) on the due date for full credit; regardless of absence on the due date, major work assignments should be in turnitin.com ON TIME. Any major writing, reading, or speaking project considered late will lose 25% for each day. After three days the assignment is worth no credit; however, most assignments must still be turned in/completed to pass the class. All Major Work must be completed to pass the class regardless of your percentage. Daily work must be turned in on time for credit.
MAKE-UP WORK POLICY
The attendance and make-up work policy is directly reflective of the whole school. You will have two days for every day you were absent to complete your work and receive full credit. You are responsible for all materials covered if you are absent. I am NOT responsible for reminding you of missed work and tests. You must arrange a time outside of class to make up any missed tests or quizzes due to excused absences (you have only one week from the day the test is given to make up tests). Reminders of tests are given on the front board, on the daily calendar, and on the grading sheet that is passed around at the beginning of the week and posted the remainder of the week. If you are excused absent on the day an assignment is due, you must hand in the assignment on the day you return to class. If you are given the assignment beforehand, you are expected to have it done the day you return. No make-up opportunities will be given for unexcused absences. Work in Advance must be turned in the day you return to school for full credit.
The following scale will be used for grading throughout the year:
A 96-100 A- 90-96
B+ 87-89 B 84-86 B- 80-83
C+ 77-79 C 74-76 C- 70-73
D+ 67-69 D 64-66 D- 60-63
ANY percentage below 60% is failing
Keep returned assignments until the quarter ends to prepare for tests and as evidence if any discrepancy arises between your records and the grade book.
ENGLISH 12 COURSE DESCRIPTION
This is a full year course divided into two semesters required for all seniors not taking College Prep., or College in the Schools:
MAJOR TOPICS COVERED
A. American Literature -Glencoe
B. Vocabulary (Vocabu-lit Series J Level)
C. Various Novels and Plays
D. Vietnam Literature
E. Speeches (Public service announcement, book presentations, interview speeches, collaborative work presentations)
1. Skill worksheets for mechanics and grammar
2. Composition feedback
1. short reaction themes
2. critical analysis
3. journal writing
4. creative writing
5. expository essay
ACADEMIC INTEGRITY is integral to the educational process in order for students to strive to make the most of their educational opportunities and for teachers to trust that work completed and evaluated represents the efforts of the student in question.
The student agrees to adhere to the HONOR CODE in completing all work for this class by avoiding academic dishonesty in all forms.
To comply with the Honor Code, the student will refrain from cheating or plagiarizing in all forms including these:
Copying the work of another student.
Allowing one’s work to be copied by another student.
Using unauthorized materials on a test or project.
Using unauthorized electronic devices on a test.
Obtaining unauthorized copies of materials, information, or knowledge prior to taking a test or completing a project.
Claiming credit on a group project for contributions that were nonexistent.
Falsifying or forging any academic document.
Failing to indicate that material in a paper came from one of the sources.
Following the wording on the original source too closely when paraphrasing.
Using the ideas of another without proper citation.
Changing some of the author’s words by retaining his/her ideas and/or sentence structure without citing.
The student will furthermore report to the instructor any incidence of another student in class violating the Honor Code.
A turnitin receipt/submission will be required for all major work assignments. Failure to adhere to the honor code will result in loss of credit and possibly other consequences.
(The above Honor Code has been used with permission from Becker High School.)
Dear Parent or Guardian:
Please review the following material with your son or daughter and sign below. If you have any questions regarding the class or progress of your child during the quarter please feel free to visit, call, or email me at email@example.com. I am very excited to work with your student and I feel honored to be granted the privilege. Please include a number or email add. where I may reach you in a non-emergency situation.
Parent/Guardian: My child has discussed the information, expectations of this class, and the honor code with me.
Student: I have read and understand the information and expectations of this classroom and will try my best to honor them.
Student: I understand what constitutes cheating and plagiarism, and I hereby agree to abide by the Honor Code. I realize failure to do so will result in loss of credit and possibly other consequences.