Adv. English 11
Periods Taught: 2nd, 3rd, 4th
daily work : 15%
major grades: 30%
Syllabus and Course Rules
· If you are absent, I will follow the handbook guidelines for make-up work: 1 day absent = 1 day to make up assignments; 2 days absent = 2 days to make up work; 3 or more days absent = 5 days to make-up work. It is 100% your responsibility to find out what you missed and make it up. Do NOT wait for me to come to you, because I won’t. Please note that school policy has changed. I f your absence is unexcused, you may make up missed work, but the highest score you can receive is a 64.
· I do accept late work; however, I will deduct 15 points per day late.
· If you are absent because of a school-related activity, work should be turned in BEFORE your trip; if not, it will be considered late. The same is true if you leave early or late on a given day . . . your work is still due! Get it to me before you leave or put it in my box.
· I will give one late work pass to each student every 9 weeks. This means that each 9 nine weeks, you may turn in one assignment a day or two late with no penalty. Simply write “late work pass” on top of your paper and turn it in. This pass may not be used on notebooks, final drafts, or major projects. Also, you may not accumulate late work passes.
· Extra-credit will be given on almost all quizzes and tests.
· Extra-credit can be earned by keeping your student planner up to date with English due dates
· Do NOT ask for any sort of special extra-credit assignment. I do not give them.
· Be on time - I record tardies religiously
· Keep your hands to yourself – no kicking, tickling, hair pulling, punching, tripping, excessive touching, even if you think you’re just “playing”
· No rude or abusive talk to classmates or teacher; definitely no cursing
· No excessive talking. If you hinder me from teaching and classmates from listening and learning, this is excessive talking.
· When class is in session, ask permission before getting out of your seat – no walking in front of or behind me while I am teaching.
· Have needed materials daily.
· No excessive use of restroom passes. I will report you to nurse, guidance, and call home if you constantly request to go to restroom.
· Student planners should be used for hall passes
· Remain in your seat until the bell rings at the end of class; no clustering around my door.
· No make-up, lotion or hair preparation in my classroom.
· Respect my property – computer, desk, books, poster, windows, etc
· Above all, follow directions the first time given.
Submitting Class Work
· Assignments are due at the beginning of class, unless otherwise specified. . Papers placed on my desk or table without my knowledge may be lost or end up in the wrong folder. Papers turned in later on during class or during the day are considered late, unless there are extenuating circumstances.
· Final Drafts: All final drafts of papers or projects must be
· written neatly in blue or black ink
· word processed.(preferred)
· 12 pt. font, Times New Roman
· double-spaced (even if hand-written)
· no writing on the back side of your paper.
· Title page attached
· Final drafts submitted in pencil will be docked 10 points the first time; not accepted a second time
· Please print your papers out at home; relying on the library’s printers is risky – library may be closed; your flash drive may not work – the problems are endless. You may not use my printer to print out papers.
· Other assignments (homework, class work) may be written in pencil or DARK ink – no orange, pink, green, or mixed colors. Homework that is illegible or too light for me to read will be returned and counted as late until appropriately written.
Planning period – 5th, 7th
e-mail: contact me through high school’s e-mail system: email@example.com
Week 24 (Feb. 17-21)
Monday: paraphrase homework due; mug shot review sheet #7; review requirements for SOL final #4; begin reviewing outlining procedures
Tuesday: final fo SOL prompt #4 due; mug shot quiz #7; outlining - continue instructions and examine my sample
Wednesday: introduction to Transcendentalism; start reading Emerson
Thursday : continue with Emerson
Friday: corrected research notes due by today; Begin Thoreau and assign reading
Week 23 (Feb. 10-14)
Monday: mug shot set #7 ; plagiarism notes; paraphrase practice
Tuesday: research notes due; mug shot set #7; continue paraphrase practice with partner
Wednesday: mug shot #7 review sheet ; outlining - notes, sample, procedures
Thursday: paraphrase homework due; mug shot quiz #7
Friday:Final of SOL prompt #4 due (2nd period) intro to Transcendentalism
AP ENGLISH 11 - LANGUAGE & COMPOSITION
Periods Taught: 1st & 6th
Course Syllabus & Class Rule - see attachment below
Weekly Assignments & Agenda Below:
AP Language & Composition
Date: February 17-21, 2014
Turn in: The Road seminar questions and
DJ installment #1
Agenda: The Road seminar
HW: finish final draft of famous essayist paper
Folder or report cover needed! Turn in all old stuff!
Turn in: famous essayist paper
Agenda: Debrief on locovore synthesis prompt –
Assign peer edits
HW:1.) read The Road 2.) work of AP #11
Turn in : peer edits of synthesis prompt
Agenda: Media unit – handout of activities and
Start massive power point & notes
HW: 1. Read The Road 2.) finish AP MC #11
Turn in: AP MC #11
Agenda: 1.) Go over AP MC #11 2.) continue
with media unit info
HW: finish reading The Road – pp. 96-192 and
Complete DJ installment #2
Turn in: The Road DJ installment #2
Agenda: The Road discussion and quiz
HW: final AP prep session tomorrow ! Be there!!!
More extra credit and an extra late pass for
4th nine weeks!! 2.) Read Patterns chapter 10 for
Tuesday and respond to journal response over
favorite sample essay 3.) Thursday – plan and draft of
cause/effect essay 4.) Friday – be done with The Road
and final installment of DJ
AP Language & Composition
Date: Feb. 10-14, 2014
Turn in: XXX
Agenda: 1.) vocab quiz 2.) Review AP MC #10
3.) a few words about The Road
HW: finish or work on final draft of desc./or
exemp essay 2.) read The Road – jot down
DJ examples as you read!
Turn in: final draft of desc. or exemp. essay (1st)
Agenda: Synthesis essay – cold!
HW: finish final draft of desc. or exemp essay (6th)
2.) read The Road – jot down DJ examples as
Turn in : final draft of desc. or exemp. essay (6th)
Agenda: 1.) finish synthesis prompt (15 minutes)
2.) review requirements for final draft of famous
essayist paper – my final draft
HW: 1.) work on final of famous essayist
2.) read The Road – jot down DJ examples
as you read!
Turn in: XXX
Agenda: 1.) grammar lesson 2.) Media unit
– formally begin! Watch a few commercials; hand
out of unit activities; power point
HW:1.) finish The Road reading and DJ ; create four
good seminar questions 2.) 1.) work on final of
Turn in: 4 seminar questions & installment #1 of
The Road DJ (pp. 1-96)
Agenda: The Road seminar
HW: 1.) work on final of famous essayist – due Tuesday