- The traditional grading scale is used.
- Grades are posted in the grade portal. Students and parents are encouraged to frequently check the grade portal in order to keep current.
- No extra credit is offered per the English Department policy.
- Grades for this course are based on notes, study guides, questions and responses, essays, quizzes, tests, and discussion participation. *This is for both in-person or remote class.
Books and other materials:
- The sophomore textbook can be digitally downloaded following the directions posted in the sophomore Canvas course.
- Seniors will be provided with either PDFs or links to the reading materials/selections. Seniors may also use library bolls, digital/e-books, or purchase a copy of the selected novels.
- All students are responsible for any damage to the books/materials/supplies used within the in-person classroom.
- I am not responsible for books lost on campus, left on the bus or other means of transportation, left behind in a classroom, or loaned to a friend.
Overview of potential assignments (subject to change and modification):
- Vocabulary and literary terms
- Reading comprehension and fluency
- Informal and formal writing assignments and projects
- Short stories—terms, comprehension, analytical and critical reading strategies, class/group discussions, written responses/essays
- Non-fiction pieces—comprehension, critical reading skills, marking the text, class/group discussion, and written responses
- Poetry—terms, types/styles/structures, comprehension, analysis of speaker/pattern/rhyme/word choice, etc, written responses and class/group discussion
- Drama —terms, structure, comprehension, analytical and critical reading strategies, written responses/essays, and class/group discussions
- SOPHOMORE Macbeth and a novel study (Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird and Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men)—terms, historical background/time period information, use of persuasion, comprehension, analytical and critical reading strategies, written responses/essays, and class/group discussions
- SENIOR novel study--terms, historical background/time period information, use of persuasion, comprehension, analytical and critical reading strategies, written responses/essays, class/group discussions, independent research of various cultures and authors, and an independent novel/book project
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