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Syllabus

 

Literature/Composition 9th Grade ESOL COURSE SYLLABUS

 

Cross Keys High School

 

Teacher: Andrea Jeddi

Phone Numbers: 678-874-6232/770-710-3915

Room: 302

Email: andrea_j_jeddi@fc.dekalb.k12.ga.us

Textbook Title: Visions, Elements of Literature

Tutorials: Tuesdays, Thursdays 3:30-4:30

 

Department Philosophy: It is the primary goal of the Cross Keys English Department to increase literary skills and writing competency for all students. To this end, we emphasize the importance of critical thinking and fluency in the expression of ideas, whether spoken or written. It is our hope that our students and faculty learn to appreciate the rich cultural diversity that identifies our school as the one of the most distinguished in Georgia, something that makes us proud.  

 

Course Description: This literature and composition course is designed for ESOL students as a year long, SIOP based course. Students will read, analyze, and write both fiction and nonfiction in a variety of genres while studying grammar and practicing listening and speaking skills. Students will also master reading strategies that will help them succeed in all academic areas.

 

Common Core Standards: The common core standards for Ninth Grade Lit/Comp are available at https://www.georgiastandards.org/Common-Core/Common%20Core%20Frameworks/CCGPS_ELA_9-10_Standards.pdf  WIDA standards for ESOL students are available at http://www.wida.us/standards/eld.aspx

 

Course Outline:

Unit One

Literary Reading

Argumentative Writing

 

Unit Three

Literary Reading

Informative/Explanatory Writing

Unit  Two

Informational Reading

Informative/Explanatory Writing

 

Unit Four

Informational Reading

Argumentative Writing

 

Grading Scale:

 


Area

Percentage

 

Area

Percentage

Class Work/Daily Work

15%

 

Tests

15%

Homework

10%

 

Written Work

10%

Projects

20%

 

EOCT/Final Exam

20%

Performance/Participation

10%

 

Total

100%

 

 

Required Materials: paper, a composition book, blue or black pens, pencils, eraser, and a small pencil sharpener

 

Classroom Expectations: Students are expected to follow all school and classroom rules at all times and are expected to come prepared each day.

 

Late Assignments: Ten points will be deducted each day an assignment is late.

 

Make-up Policy: Students may take one day to make up missed work for each day missed.

 

Re-do Policy: Students will have the opportunity to redo any work below an A for a higher grade and will be expected to redo all unsatisfactory work.

 

Please feel free to contact me any time you have questions or concerns about your child.


 

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