Ms. Robinsarobins@c-hawks.net217.942.6913available during 4
Junior English will spend the first semester focusing on the study of American literature
from pre-colonial times until the post-modern period. The second semester will consist of looking at global literature. Throughoutthe year, we will be working on developing our skills as writers, specifically to become better at writing academic prose.Furthermore, junior English will also be centered on preparing for the PSAE. This class is going to be intensive in bothreading and writing
so be prepared!
In order to create a safe and comfortable environment where everyone can learn, there needto be a few ground rules.
no rude or inappropriate behaviors towards any of your fellow classmates. Furthermore,racist, sexist, or homophobic comments or suggestions will not be tolerated. Always treat others as you wouldlike to be treated!
Respect school property and the property of others.
Come to class prepared and on time!
Plagiarism will not be tolerated.
No texting or use of cell phones.
Work cooperatively with your classmates and me! What gives literature meaning in society are discussions,debates, and differing interpretations. In this class, you will be expected to participate in a community of learners.
If you see any problems in the classroom that aren't being addressed, please talk to me about them. If you needto talk to me for any reason please feel free to stop by my classroom, and I will be more than willing to help.
The following is my procedure for how to handle incidents in which a student does not meetclassroom or school expectations.
Private discussion with the teacher focusing on the root of the problem (verbal warning)
Lunch detention in which the student reflects on the problem by writing a paper to be read by the teacher,parent/guardian, and possibly the administration
After school detention with the teacher. Student will be expected to write another letter thoroughly explainingthe situation. This time, however, the student must present the letter to her/his parents and personally to theprincipal.
Meeting with the parent/guardian and possibly the administration in to discuss the problem with the student
Any of this is subject to change. This syllabus is a work-in-progress.