Your Name: ________________________
English I Honors SyllabusCourse Description
English I Honors focuses on academic excellence in all the language arts: reading,writing, listening, viewing, speaking, computing and critical thinking through studies inliterature and composition. The curriculum centers on young adult and world literaturefrom a variety of genres and time periods. Students read and write daily both in class andat home. Aside from literature students will also study vocabulary, reading, writing andcomputer skills. Writing skills are taught from a process approach. Students receivehands-on, computer training in web 2.0 tools and a variety programs.
I want you to become avid readers and confident writers in a nurturing environment thatis interactive and dynamic where we all can speak up and share our ideas and our writing.This requires daily commitment from each of us
achieving nearly perfect attendance;arriving with all supplies and completed homework assignments, engaging in classdiscussion; taking risks with assignments to go beyond what you have always done, andaccepting responsibility for your own learning and growth.
My goals are for students to…
develop as critical thinkers capable of participating thoughtfully in learningcommunities and in our democratic society,
read, understand, interpret and analyze texts from many genres,
recognize and write in a variety of modes: narrative, expository and persuasive,
discuss and write about a variety of texts,
develop and sustain reading habits and personal reading preferences,
employ the writing process,
use technology responsibly,
understand new vocabulary words both connotatively and denotatively,
read and compose on demand (timed writings),
employ strategies for answering test questions, and
create a significant body of personal writings that demonstrate writing
development and “voice.”
Lee Ann Spillane, Ed.S., NBCT
Cypress Creek High School1101 Bear Crossing Dr.Orlando, FL 32824classroom phone: 40-7.852.3400 ext. 2689cell: 321.945.7984 (texting okay)class web page: http://www.laspillane.org orhttp://teachers.ocps.net/lee.spillane-larkeemail: firstname.lastname@example.orgSchool Social Network:http://www.bearenglish.ning.com
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