*Above information subject to change
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Why Use LibGuides?
Why LibGuides? Almost every assignment that we will do this year is posted in this LibGuide. If you are absent or have fallen behind this webpage, and my classroom calendar will be your best friend. The calendar will let you know what we are completing on which day, then this WebGuide will allow you to find the actual assignment.
We will concentrate on improving the student's written communication skills and critical reading skills by reading (examining and interpreting a variety of literature), by researching, writing, rewriting, and writing some more.
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Material requirements include a binder or section in a binder for English course materials, pencils, black or blue pen, and another pen of any color, highlighter, and a supply of college ruled loose leaf paper. An USB or Flash drive is highly recommended, most essay and large writing assignments will need to be typed. The USB drive allows students to take their work from one computer to another and to make revisions at a later time.
POLICIES: ABSENCES Every day in English we cover essential information. Because each day builds on the previous day's learning, it is imperative that your child attends class daily. I will accept NO make-up work for an unexcused absence. If the absence is excused, your child will have the same number of days as he was absent to make up the work. HOWEVER, IF THE ASSIGNMENT WAS CALENDARED PRIOR TO THE ABSENCE, THE STUDENT WILL BE EXPECTED TO HAVE THE ASSIGNMENT UPON HIS RETURN. It is your student's responsibility to find out, before or after school, what was missed.
Assignments: Posted on the classroom website (http://www.mpsaz.org/dobson/staff/lamerrill/class2/en09cal/) are the daily classroom activities and assignments. Students are asked to keep track of their assignments in their Dobson agenda. Please feel free to ask your student to share this with you. Students always receive ample notice as to when assignments are due, thus the English department late work policy will be enforced. Late work may be accepted on a case-by-case basis for partial credit. If a student is unable to turn in an assignment on time they should come talk to me as soon as they realize the assignment will not be ready on time.
Neat, complete, and quality work is expected from students at all times. Simply put, if I cannot read it, I will not grade it. If work is turned in and is not quality, you will be asked to redo the assignment prior to receiving a grade.
EXPECTATIONS: Because this is a high school credit class, I expect NO discipline issues. There are few rules for the class. They are as follows: BE HERE. Because each day builds on the previous day's learning, it is imperative that your child attends class daily with all the proper materials and homework necessary to proceed with the new day. Instruction begins as soon as the tardy bell rings. Therefore, restroom, fountain, and sharpener use should be taken care of prior to that bell. A class starter will be apparent to the student upon entering, and students are expected to be engaged with that assignment at the time of the tardy bell. Students who are tardy are sent to the sweep area and are held responsible for the work and homework on that day.The second rule is BE HERE! It will not be enough that the student is merely physically present. I expect every member of the classroom to be a respectful, vital, contributing part of the classroom learning atmosphere.The third rule is the one I stress the most, RESPECT. Students are expected to respect themselves, peers, teacher (subs included), and property (belonging to both individuals and the school).
Non-Fiction Weekly articles
Each week students will be assigned a short article to read for homework. They will also be assigned two AVID critical reading stratagies to go along with that article. The article will be assigned on the fist day of the week and it will be due on the last day of the week.
Below you will find the handouts about the different stratagies, articles will also be posted her by the date assigned.
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