Much of the work that students generate, especially if done outside of class, will be typed and submitted to Turnitin.com. Students will register in class together. A valid email is needed for this account.
The new literature textbooks are also available online for students. Most work involving the new textbook will be turned in through the student’s personal online textbook account.
|Assigned Novels |
All novels are expected to be read outside of class by the specified due date.
Outside reading is considered homework.
Each novel will have some class activities as well as written work and various assessments that not only check whether students have read, but also focus in on specific skills that contribute to the success of a college-bound student.
It is expected that students use and not abuse the technology that is offered to them. We live in an age where the understanding of technology has risen above merely helping students become successful; instead, the understanding of the various technological tools is one of the most essential steps that students can take if they want to rise above the average student.
Students are expected to keep up with their various usernames and passwords. Because of the many different websites that will be used, students will probably lose track of their unique usernames and passwords unless steps are taken. Different software programs are available that help people keep up with this information, but for classroom use, students will not only keep up with them on a Word document, but create a physical copy that will be stored in the teacher’s binder in case they are ever forgotten and needed in class.
Microsoft Office 2007 is installed on school computers used in the classroom. If a student uses Works at home, they will probably not be able to access their work at school.
|Academic Honesty and Dishonesty |
Academic Honesty Policy – All students are held to the highest standards of academic honesty in all work including essays, exams, classwork, group projects, and any work assigned by their teachers.
Academic Dishonesty – includes cheating, copying the work of another student, plagiarism or unauthorized communication between students during exams. The determination that a student has engaged in academic dishonesty shall be based on the judgment of the classroom teacher or other supervising professional employee, taking into consideration written materials, observation, or information from students.
Cheating shall be defined as giving or receiving information or help on a test, possession of any unauthorized material during a test, copying another student’s assignment or knowingly allowing another unauthorized student to copy from his or her assignment, submitting duplicate work, or having someone else complete the work on behalf of the student.
A grade of zero on the assignment
Notification of parents
A conduct report to his or her grade level principal
Notification of NHS sponsors, if applicable