Grades:

  • 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

 

If you need additional resources:

http://libguides.mpsaz.net/index.php or ReadWriteThink.org

 

If you need help formatting or have general writing questions:

http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/ or bibme.com or easybib.com or www.mla.org/style