:In each term, students will be required to do 2 or 3 major projects. These will bein the form of writing portfolios, essays and/or individual or group presentations. Essayswill be graded using the 6 + 1 traits writing rubric
:There will be a test at the end of each unit. Test questions will be derived fromclass lectures and discussions, daily assignments and assigned reading.
:Quizzes for reading content occur at the beginning of each class during a novelstudy.
± The final exam will be worth 20% of year mark. Please note that therewill no longer be exam exemptions for academic courses.
Most classes will start with a brief journal response to a prompt that will bewritten on the board. These responses will be assessed on content and on the quality of thought given. They will not be collected every class but will be gathered at random.
Students must bring their journal notebooks to class EVERY CLASS.
It will be thestudent¶s responsibility to purchase the journal.*Students are also responsible for bringing writing utensils, a binder, and loose leaf paper and, during a novel unit, the proper novel.
English class is about more than just reading and writing. It is about exploring anddiscussing ideas, expressing and articulating thoughts, and wrestling with a variety of issues. Because of this, your in class attendance is important in making the most out of class.Unexcused absences will be dealt with by the administration according to the guidelinesgiven in the student handbook.Late arrivals will not be tolerated. Late time will be made up after school by performingclean up or maintenance tasks. Failure to appear after school without making appropriatearrangements with either parents or teachers will result in a call home. Repeated lateswill be dealt with increasing severity and will also be dealt with by the administration.