Welcome to English III. The most important characteristic a student can bring to the classroom is a willingness to learn. With effort on the students’ part, every goal is accomplishable. I look forward to a successful year.
Materials:Students must have the following materials on a daily basis:
- 1” three-ring binder: this is where you will store all of your English papers. This will be your notebook, which you will be required to keep and turn in for a weekly grade.
- Pencil/Pen – I do not loan writing utensils
- Paper – we will use paper every day!
- Index cards – will be required for vocabulary
- Composition: students will compose responses to literature, create poetry and other personal writings, and develop numerous essays. Through practice, we will master the five-paragraph essay.
- Grammar: grammar will primarily be a review of previously learned concepts and will be applied to the writing.
- Literature: students will be responsible for reading selected stories and poems from the literature book as well as five novels.
- I will accept work only one day late beginning at 50% credit. Turning in your work on time is a great way to maintain a reasonable grade.
- *NO late work will be accepted on the research paper!!!
- Students are responsible for all worked missed due to an absence. When a student misses class, he or she is responsible for checking the make-up folder to collect the missed assignments. Students have one day to make up work for each day they are absent. Work not turned in on time will result in a zero.
- We will follow the policies in the student handbook.
- Absences: students will not receive credit for this course if they are absent more than 12 days per semester; this does include check-outs. Three tardies are equivalent to one absence.
- Tardies: students will receive a detention for their sixth and ninth tardies; students will be sent to a principal at the12th tardy.
- Be on time
- Come to class prepared (student has writing utensil and paper, and homework is complete)
- Show respect to teacher and fellow classmates
- Recognize school dress code (no holes above the knee, no spaghetti straps, etc.)
- No cell phones/mp3 players/electronic devices. Cell phones will remain out of sight. There is a functioning clock in the classroom if you need to check the time. This is your warning; you will be sent to the office with a referral if I see your cell phone
- No profanity/cursing – NO tolerance
- No food/drink
- I, not the bell, will dismiss you. You will remain in your seat until dismissed; do not line up at the door
- Step 1: Verbal warning
- Step 2: Principal-assigned detention and call home to parent
- Step 3: Further disciplinary action determined by principal