English I, II , III, & IV Resource Syllabus
Course Description These courses are designed to explore literature and to develop reading, language, literature, media, writing, research, and study skills.
In Resource English II, III, & IV we will be working on:
Writing: The writing process, persuasive essays, creative essays, and short answer responses to various prompts
Vocabulary: Units from Holt McDougal Vocabulary Practice and Testsand literature based vocabulary
Grammar, Usage, and Mechanics: Lessons from Texas Write Sourceand accompanying Texas Write Source Skills Book. Parts of speech, sentence diagramming, sentence structure
Listening and Speaking: Individual and group projects and presentations
Research: Various assignments
Media Literacy: Various sources and assignments
*STAAR/EOC Testing Preparation
Assessments Class work, homework, participation, short writing assignments (journals, paragraph responses etc.), major essays/papers, quizzes/tests, and projects.
Major - Exams, essays 50%
Minor – Quizzes, projects 30%
Daily - Class work, homework 20%
Students may be permitted to turn in an assignment up to three school days past the original due date with a grade deduction of 25 points off of the grade earned.
Homework All homework will be collected at the beginning of class unless otherwise instructed. If it is not turned in at this time it is late (points will be deducted accordingly).
*All minor/daily assignments associated with a major assignment (exam/test) must be turned in prior to the administration of the major assignment.
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Tutorials I have afternoon tutorials on Wednesdays from 2:40-3:25 by appointment only.
Be Respectful - No one (student or adult) should feel uncomfortable or unwelcome in this classroom.
Be Responsible - Get to class on time. The tardy policy is in the student handbook and on my bulletin board.
Be Present - Take care of your personal business on your time. Bathroom and nurse passes are to be used sparingly. Do not enter or leave the class without a pass.
Be Involved – Pay attention, do your work, participate.
SCHOOL RULES Must Be Followed
Students are expected to know and follow the approved dress code.
Students must be inside the classroom when the bell rings or they are considered tardy.
Students are not allowed to leave the classroom the first ten minutes or the last 10 minutes of class.
Cell phones use is limited to academic purposes with teacher permission/approval in a classroom.
Cell phones may be used in between classes or at lunch but again not during instructional time.
Please be aware many teachers have testing policies that will ask you to turn in your phone before a test, you must follow these policies.
Food and Drink
Students are allowed to drink bottled water in class. No food is permitted. No sodas, Sonic drinks, coffee, etc.
Rewards & Consequences
-Extra credit tickets, candy, homework pass…
- Student warning
- Student/teacher conference
- Teacher detention before or after school will be assigned. Parents
will be notified of student detention.
- Parent/student/teacher conference may also occur at this point.
- Office referral. Parents will be notified of office referral by teacher.