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HAINES CITY HIGH SCHOOL

ENGLISH 3 HONORS
Ms. Hahn
Contact Information
Room Number: 01-30
E-Mail: samantha.hahn@polk-fl.net
Website: hahnenglish.weebly.com
Year-at-a-Glance
Unit
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Early America
American Renaissance
Civil War and the Frontier
The Modern Age
Post-War & Contemporary

Genres to Be Covered

Short story
Poetry
Biography/Memoir
Informational texts

Our class is genre-based, meaning each unit is dedicated to a specific literary genre. We
will read a broad array of texts, all the while focusing on argument, developing
vocabulary, and writing technique, style, and process.

Grading

Speaking & Listening – 25 points/week
Bell Work – 10 points/week
Classwork – 10-20 points (dependent upon assignment rigor)
Homework – 15-30 points (dependent upon assignment rigor)
Quizzes – 50 points
Essays – 100 points
*Teacher’s Notes:
As this is an Honors class, homework is an integral part of the expectations of the class;
therefore, it is imperative to complete all homework to ensure academic success within
the class.
All grading and points are subject to change at any time based on unit and task.

Materials for Success




1” binder (you will be getting multiple handouts during the course of the school
year, so this will come in handy for you to organize all teacher-provided material).
Dividers are strongly recommended.
Paper
Pencils and blue/black pens
Highlighters and/or 1 pack of colored pencils for textual annotations
An open mind and dedication to learning

Classroom Policies

LATE WORK
1-day late: 50% reduction of the grade.
2 or more days: Work not accepted.
*This applies to classwork and homework.
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*If work is late due to an excused absence, it is the student’s responsibility to make
arrangements with me for work submission.
MAKE UP WORK
All make-up work is the student’s responsibility. The student must collect the work on
their own.
1. Check the Daily Agenda for the day(s) you missed.
2. Select the coordinating worksheet/notes/assignment for that (those) days.
3. If you were absent for ONE day, then you have ONE day to collect the missing
work and complete it. If you were absent for TWO days, then you have TWO days
to collect the missing work and complete it, and so on and so forth.
4. If you have any questions for me, you must ask me before or after class, not
during.
5. Acceptance of make-up work is at the teacher’s discretion. Do not wait to collect
and complete your work – once you’ve missed the allotted time to collect your
work, I will not accept the make-up work.
BATHROOM/HALL PASSES
*No bathroom/hall passes are given during the first and last 10 minutes of class. This is
in accordance with school policy.
*If you want to use the restroom, you must fill out a pass AND sign the Hall Pass
Clipboard.
ALL PASSES MUST HAVE THE FOLLOWING ITEMS ON IT:
1.
My name
2.
Your Name
3.
Date
4.
Time
5.
Destination
6.
My signature
You must wait for an appropriate time for me to sign it.
If your pass does not have these items, then I will not sign the pass for you to leave.
Remember to sign back in. If you do not, I can write you up for skipping.
CELL PHONES
Cell phone use is strictly prohibited during class. The usage of a cell phone during class
will result in a total loss of Speaking & Listening points for the day. Continued use of a
cell phone will result in the confiscation of the phone per the schoolwide policy.
WORK SUBMISSION
All work – homework, classwork, quizzes, and essays – must be submitted with the
proper heading in the left-hand corner of the page:
1. Student Name
2. Teacher Name
3. Class Period
4. Date
A title must also be present and located in the center of the page on the top line.
Last name and page number located in the top right-hand corner of each page.
EXAMPLE (MLA Formatting):
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Classroom Expectations




Respect everyone and everything – treat your peers, me, yourself, and the
classroom with the utmost respect. This classroom is a safe space for everyone.
Be prompt to class. Being late to class will result in an automatic trip to the Nest.
Find your seat quickly and be prepared to work as you soon as you get into the
classroom.
Participate! You have a voice and you are actively encouraged to use it to add to
the ongoing classroom conversation. This is essential to the speaking/listening
grade.
Class is what YOU make it. Make it a place YOU want to come to every day.

Cheating/Plagiarism Disclaimer
*Plagiarism is defined as “representing the words/ideas of someone else as one’s own in any
academic or professional exercise.”

Cheating and plagiarism are considered academic dishonesty and will not be tolerated in
any form or capacity. You must be vigilant and extremely careful while researching and
crafting essays so as to avoid plagiarizing by properly citing each source used.
Consequences for Cheating (on a test, quiz, or homework assignment) or Plagiarism:
1. Phone call home
2. An automatic zero as a grade for the assignment
3. Meetings with administration or the Honor Council

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