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Coursework and guides for Senior English reading and writing
Last Updated: Apr 15, 2014 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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Course Description

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


Grading Policy

Grades in this course are not weighted by category. The grades appear in the portal as a cumulative total for the semester.

 A= 90-100%

B= 80-89%

C= 70-79%


The semester grade is determined as follows:  1st 9 weeks (45%) + 2nd 9 weeks (45%) + Final (10%) 



Be Prepared

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

Be Prompt

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 libguideMany 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.

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