Course Description (Prerequisites: EN 34 or EN 48)
Senior English is a year-long course that integrates writing for a variety of purposes and audiences with literature study. Writing includes a focus on “real world” skills, including expository, communication, research, and analysis. Universal themes in literature are explored in a variety of fiction, non-fiction, poetry and drama selections. Readings from a broad variety of authors (western civilization, world and English literature, multicultural literature, mythology, science fiction and fantasy literature) is surveyed. Text- The Language of Literature
Grades in this course are not weighted by category. The grades appear in the portal as a cumulative total for the semester.
The semester grade is determined as follows: 1st 9 weeks (45%) + 2nd 9 weeks (45%) + Final (10%)
Bring your materials to class each day. Use your agenda to keep track of due dates. Check your portal weekly.
Supplies in addition to the attached Jackrabbit binder supply list:
1. Single subject notebook for vocabulary and grammar warm ups
2. You must have a plan for storing writing drafts (USB or Google docs)
3. Know how to access your Google email and documents
4. Know how to access your portal.
Access your student email:
Visit MPS Connect for Students
User name: The district provides this to you and can be viewed by logging into the student portal and viewing student information
Password: First name initial upper case, last name lower case initial, password
Example: If you're Earnest Hemingway and your student id# is 12345678 your id would be: Eh12345678
Students are expected to observe the Attendance Policy in the Mesa High School’s 2013-14 Student Handbook.
- Tardy- Go to Sweep. You are responsible for getting the work missed BEFORE the next day’s class. Assignments due that day are still due that day.
- Excused Absence: due by Friday of the following week.
- Unexcused Absence: due by Friday of the following week with a maximum of 50% credit available.
- Prearranged absence or school-related activity: obtain assignments before you leave.
- If you have extenuating circumstances talk to me as soon as possible.
Work that is turned in late for any reason must have a red form (located below the In Box) or a free pass attached.
If you are absent; check out Ms. Jozefowski’s libguide. Many of the materials are available online.
Tip: Line up a reliable class buddy to get notes from
Tell me how you can, not why you didn’t.
Your education is not a spectator sport.
Maintain a learning posture that includes active listening and positive interaction with peers and teachers.
Students are expected to follow Mesa High School’s Code of Conduct outlined in the 2013-14 Student Handbook and the MHS Dress Code.
· Use appropriate, academic language.
· Water in a sealed bottle is allowed in the classroom. Other food and drink may be enjoyed during lunch in designated areas.
· All electronic devices must be turned off and put away before class begins or they will be turned into the office.
· Respect the personal space of others and stay in your seat during presentations and instruction.
· Listen actively- be the listener you wish for when speaking
You are responsible for the choices that you make.
Consequences for failing to meet or follow the expectations: refer to the M.E.S.A. policy.