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11th Grade English Class Syllabus and ProceduresMrs. Susan Hiebert 2017-18

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION: This class is designed to challenge the student to become the following:

1.       More mature readers who are able to clearly and properly express themselves through both academic and creative writing

2.       More equipped readers who are able to dig far beyond the surface meaning of a text to see the purpose, creativity, and significance of various types of literature

The 11th grade English course places its focus on texts specifically from American Literature, spanning from authors from the following Literary Periods:

1st Nine Weeks: “Realism, Regionalism, & Naturalism” (post-Civil War Era)

2nd Nine Weeks: “Modernism-The American Dream” (Roaring Twenties)

3rd Nine Weeks: “A Country in Crisis-Disillusion, Defiance, & Discontent” (The Great Depression)

4th Nine Weeks: “Evil and Darkness’ (World War II and the Holocaust)

This class also provides daily practice in the form of a bell ringer to prepare for the ACT. These will include sentence correcting for grammar, usage, spelling, and sentence structure. Periodic checks for bell ringer completion will be done and a classwork grade will be given for this.

Weekly vocabulary will be given which will include words from the literature we are reading, ACT Prep Scholars, and Literary Terms. Vocabulary tests will be given once per week.

Writing will also be stressed in my class. Our main focus will be writing literary analyses for texts we read and argumentative/persuasive essays.

TEXTBOOK: The textbook will be used as a supplementary material, and books will be kept in the classroom.

NOVELS: We will read The Great Gatsby during the 2nd Nine Weeks and Of Mice and Men during 3rd Nine Weeks.

MATERIALS NEED ON A DAILY BASIS:

                          #2 pencils          blue or black pens          highlighter   

                          Loose-leaf paper          3-ring binder with 5 dividers to be used for English class only

·         Keeping an organized notebook is very important in order to be successful in this class!

 

                         **Notebook Sections are as follows: 1) Bell ringers   2) Notes/Handouts 3) Vocabulary 4) Writing

                                                                                             5) Classwork

 

 

GRADING POLICY: 

*Grades are calculated as follows:

Tests, projects, essays = 60%

Classwork, homework, bell ringers, quizzes = 40%

*No extra credit will be given

*Grades cannot exceed 100%

*Writing assignments will be graded with a rubric

 

MAKE UP WORK POLICY:

If you are absent from class, it is YOUR responsibility to find out what you have missed.

*Worksheets, handouts, etc. will be put in the dated folders on the front table. You are responsible to get those on the day you return to school.

**Daily assignments/Agenda will be written on the white board. I will also write important due dates for tests, etc. on the calendar in front of the room.

***On the day you return to school after an absence/s and after checking the makeup work folder and agenda for the days missed, you should pick up a “Missed Work Slip” on the front table. You are responsible for filling it out completely and giving it to me to sign and write in the due date for the makeup work.

****Make up work should be turned in to the proper black tray on the front table and attached to the “Make up Work Slip”. If you do not follow this procedure, the work will remain a zero. (Please see Elmore County Student Handbook & Code of Conduct, pages 8, 9)

IMPORTANT!   You will NOT be allowed to make up work if your absence is unexcused (Please see EC Student Handbook & Code of Conduct, page 8

*****If a test or major writing assignment is missed, these should be made up during Indian Period or other mutually agreed upon time by me and you.

 

TARDIES:

You are expected to be in the classroom ready to work when the tardy bell rings. Students who report to class more than 10 minutes late without a written not from a faculty member are considered skipping class – More than 25 minutes late is considered absent from class (See EC Student Handbook & Code of Conduct, page 10)

LEAVING CLASS:

*Students will be given a “Restroom Pass” at the brg9inning of each grading period. It can be used 3 times during the nine weeks.

**When leaving class for any reason, you must sign out/in in the notebook on the front table.

+++Students are not allowed to leave class during the first 10 minutes or the last 10 minutes of the class period.

 

 

 

CLASSROOM EXPECTATIONS:

1.        Be on time and prepared with all necessary supplies.

2.        Show respect for the teacher, other classmates, and any visitors who may come in the room.

3.        Do not talk while I am talking.

4.        Keep your hands, feet, and other objects to yourself.

5.        Help me keep the classroom neat and clean by throwing away your trash and not eating or drinking in the classroom. (bottled water only)

6.        Follow school-wide cell phone policy

DISCIPLINARY ACTIONS:

1.        Warning/Teacher-Student Conference

2.        Parent Contact

3.        Referral to Administrator (classroom behavior management form will be used)

CELL PHONE POLICY: (Please see EC Student Handbook & Code of Conduct, pages 35, 36)

1.        Cell phone must be in silent mode in classroom

2.        Cell phones may NOT be charged in the classroom

3.        Cell phones must be placed in the numbered slot in holder behind door. The number will correspond with your desk number.

4.        Cell phone cannot be used to record, transmit, or post pictures or videos of a person/s for non-instructional purposes while on school property.

5.        Cell phones cannot be used to access files, apps, or internet sites which are not relevant to classroom curriculum.

6.        Cell phones can only be used for educational purposes at the direction and under the supervision of the teacher while in this classroom.

 

REMIND CODE: Please sign up for the REMIND app as soon as possible as I will send messages regarding important assignments, quizzes, tests, etc. on a regular basis. Use the following instructions to sign up:

 

Text to this number    81010

Text                                @3haf83

 

 

*Please fill out, sign, and have your parent/guardian sign the attached page, and return to Mrs. Hiebert NO LATER than Monday, August 14.

 

I am looking forward to a great year!!!!!:)

11th Grade English Class Syllabus and ProceduresMrs. Susan Hiebert 2017-18

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION: This class is designed to challenge the student to become the following:

1.       More mature readers who are able to clearly and properly express themselves through both academic and creative writing

2.       More equipped readers who are able to dig far beyond the surface meaning of a text to see the purpose, creativity, and significance of various types of literature

The 11th grade English course places its focus on texts specifically from American Literature, spanning from authors from the following Literary Periods:

1st Nine Weeks: “Realism, Regionalism, & Naturalism” (post-Civil War Era)

2nd Nine Weeks: “Modernism-The American Dream” (Roaring Twenties)

3rd Nine Weeks: “A Country in Crisis-Disillusion, Defiance, & Discontent” (The Great Depression)

4th Nine Weeks: “Evil and Darkness’ (World War II and the Holocaust)

This class also provides daily practice in the form of a bell ringer to prepare for the ACT. These will include sentence correcting for grammar, usage, spelling, and sentence structure. Periodic checks for bell ringer completion will be done and a classwork grade will be given for this.

Weekly vocabulary will be given which will include words from the literature we are reading, ACT Prep Scholars, and Literary Terms. Vocabulary tests will be given once per week.

Writing will also be stressed in my class. Our main focus will be writing literary analyses for texts we read and argumentative/persuasive essays.

TEXTBOOK: The textbook will be used as a supplementary material, and books will be kept in the classroom.

NOVELS: We will read The Great Gatsby during the 2nd Nine Weeks and Of Mice and Men during 3rd Nine Weeks.

MATERIALS NEED ON A DAILY BASIS:

                          #2 pencils          blue or black pens          highlighter   

                          Loose-leaf paper          3-ring binder with 5 dividers to be used for English class only

·         Keeping an organized notebook is very important in order to be successful in this class!

 

                         **Notebook Sections are as follows: 1) Bell ringers   2) Notes/Handouts 3) Vocabulary 4) Writing

                                                                                             5) Classwork

 

 

GRADING POLICY: 

*Grades are calculated as follows:

Tests, projects, essays = 60%

Classwork, homework, bell ringers, quizzes = 40%

*No extra credit will be given

*Grades cannot exceed 100%

*Writing assignments will be graded with a rubric

 

MAKE UP WORK POLICY:

If you are absent from class, it is YOUR responsibility to find out what you have missed.

*Worksheets, handouts, etc. will be put in the dated folders on the front table. You are responsible to get those on the day you return to school.

**Daily assignments/Agenda will be written on the white board. I will also write important due dates for tests, etc. on the calendar in front of the room.

***On the day you return to school after an absence/s and after checking the makeup work folder and agenda for the days missed, you should pick up a “Missed Work Slip” on the front table. You are responsible for filling it out completely and giving it to me to sign and write in the due date for the makeup work.

****Make up work should be turned in to the proper black tray on the front table and attached to the “Make up Work Slip”. If you do not follow this procedure, the work will remain a zero. (Please see Elmore County Student Handbook & Code of Conduct, pages 8, 9)

IMPORTANT!   You will NOT be allowed to make up work if your absence is unexcused (Please see EC Student Handbook & Code of Conduct, page 8

*****If a test or major writing assignment is missed, these should be made up during Indian Period or other mutually agreed upon time by me and you.

 

TARDIES:

You are expected to be in the classroom ready to work when the tardy bell rings. Students who report to class more than 10 minutes late without a written not from a faculty member are considered skipping class – More than 25 minutes late is considered absent from class (See EC Student Handbook & Code of Conduct, page 10)

LEAVING CLASS:

*Students will be given a “Restroom Pass” at the brg9inning of each grading period. It can be used 3 times during the nine weeks.

**When leaving class for any reason, you must sign out/in in the notebook on the front table.

+++Students are not allowed to leave class during the first 10 minutes or the last 10 minutes of the class period.

 

 

 

CLASSROOM EXPECTATIONS:

1.        Be on time and prepared with all necessary supplies.

2.        Show respect for the teacher, other classmates, and any visitors who may come in the room.

3.        Do not talk while I am talking.

4.        Keep your hands, feet, and other objects to yourself.

5.        Help me keep the classroom neat and clean by throwing away your trash and not eating or drinking in the classroom. (bottled water only)

6.        Follow school-wide cell phone policy

DISCIPLINARY ACTIONS:

1.        Warning/Teacher-Student Conference

2.        Parent Contact

3.        Referral to Administrator (classroom behavior management form will be used)

CELL PHONE POLICY: (Please see EC Student Handbook & Code of Conduct, pages 35, 36)

1.        Cell phone must be in silent mode in classroom

2.        Cell phones may NOT be charged in the classroom

3.        Cell phones must be placed in the numbered slot in holder behind door. The number will correspond with your desk number.

4.        Cell phone cannot be used to record, transmit, or post pictures or videos of a person/s for non-instructional purposes while on school property.

5.        Cell phones cannot be used to access files, apps, or internet sites which are not relevant to classroom curriculum.

6.        Cell phones can only be used for educational purposes at the direction and under the supervision of the teacher while in this classroom.

 

REMIND CODE: Please sign up for the REMIND app as soon as possible as I will send messages regarding important assignments, quizzes, tests, etc. on a regular basis. Use the following instructions to sign up:

 

Text to this number    81010

Text                                @3haf83

 

 

*Please fill out, sign, and have your parent/guardian sign the attached page, and return to Mrs. Hiebert NO LATER than Monday, August 14.

 

I am looking forward to a great year!!!!!:)