Stangherlin 1 Salisbury High School Honors English 11 Course Outline RJ Stangherlin http://www.retaggr.

com/Page/RJStangherlin SHS: 610.797.4107 EXT. 2120 Mobile: 484.505.0986 Skype: Rita.Jean.Stangherlin What are Honors English 11 Course Objectives?  To integrate best practices of academic literacy with  technology applications;  To facilitate students as teachers and learners using Web 2.0 tools to create a PLC (Professional Learning Community);  To teach students 21st century skills that enable and support them as articulate, intelligent creators of written and oral communication in conventional and digital media;  To interpret text, subtext, context, and pretext in non-/traditional works;  To prepare students for success in all their ventures, including PSSA and P/SAT tests;  To prepare students in academic and digital literacies for success as a global citizens. How do we learn?  Web 2.0 Tools; Digital Media  On-line / classroom conferencing  Cooperative Learning  Peer Editing  Individual and Team Presentations  Integrated Project  Lecture What is the Honors English 11 Approach?  Linear, from Pre-History to World War II  Academic Literacy / Technology Initiatives  Essential Questions  Interactive On-line Conferencing  Classrooms without walls  Integrating Academic Literacy with Technology Integration Initiatives  Reading primary source historical texts as cultural artifacts  Using literary criticism to rethink meaning  PSSA and P/SAT Preparation What do we study? Literature  Primary source historical texts  Literary texts Revised 1 September 2009

Stangherlin 2   Literary criticism Guns, Germs, and Steel

II. Writing  Focuses on improving personal and effective responses under time constraints  Emphasizes simplifying complex informational writing in research-driven prompts  Enriches the art of argument in persuasive writing III. Vocabulary and Grammar  SAT vocabulary program  Literary terms  Contextual vocabulary  Review of basic grammar, emphasizing skills essential to effective writing IV. Speaking and Listening  Academic Literacy initiatives  Broadcast channels  Class discussion  Reading aloud  Integrated Project presentations What Should You Expect from Me?  Respect, sensitivity, and support  Risk taking and relevance  Curricular technology integration  Academic Challenge  Ways to make lifelong learning fun What Should I Expect from You?  Your academic best  Questions and Answers  Report to class prepared for the day’s assignments; in seat before the bell rings  Report to class with required materials  Work on time; make up work submitted on time [digital and/or hard copy] Homework, Absenteeism, and Make-Up Policy  HOMEWORK is due on the date assigned o failure to submit work on time results in a deduction on your grade o work submitted later than 3 days after the due date results in a zero  EARLY DISMISSALS, SPORTS EVENTS, or AFTER-SCHOOL JOBS do NOT exempt you from submitting work on time Revised 1 September 2009

Stangherlin 3 o If you have an early dismissal (athletic, academic, or personal), your work is due on the day assigned o Early dismissal does not give the student an “extra day” to submit work  Exception: an early dismissal because of UNEXPECTED illness MAKE-UP POLICY: o You have the same number of days to make up work as the number of days absent days plus 1  If you are absent 3 days, your work is due on the 4th day from your return to school o You may (and should) contact me or the school (or both) for your homework assignments o When you return to school, if information that is not available online is needed for you to complete your work, check the WELCOME BACK folder for your work Most importantly, contact me if you have extenuating circumstances

How Can You Help Yourself?  Own the responsibility to contact me or check my website ( for lesson plans when you are absent  Contact me [before school, before or after class, during study hall, prep period, phone, e-mail] if you need help or special accommodations  Rewrite essays during the first quarter [not available for essay tests; rewrites are due one day after they are returned with original essay and PSSA grading sheets; no reevaluation without original work and original PSSA rubric]  Peer Tutoring [see Guidance Department and/or me] How Do I Grade?  PSSA Rubric [writing and speaking]  Academic Literacy Rubric  Project-Specific Rubrics  Points [not per cent]  Jointly with faculty members when we are involved in interdisciplinary work Membership Affiliations:  ISTE [International Society for Technology in Education]  PAECT [Pennsylvania Association for Educational Communications and Technology]  STAR DEN [Discovery Educator Network]  KTI [Keystone Technology Integrators]  NCTE [National Council of Teachers of English] Revised 1 September 2009

Stangherlin 4  Diigo Educational Pioneer

Revised 1 September 2009

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