Rules and Expectations
English III exposes students to some of the significant words and ideas of American writers. Students will read a variety of genres from novels to poetry, short fiction to nonfiction informational text. In addition, students will compose a variety of texts, including (but not limited to) analytical and argumentative essays, narratives and poetry, presentations and projects. In English III, we will word together to develop students’ skills in all areas of English Language Arts.
In order to be successful in this course, students are expected to be active participants. It is my goal to provide a positive and engaging classroom where all students have the opportunity to learn, succeed, and share their thoughts and opinions verbally without fear of embarrassment or ridicule.
Be PROMPT: be on time and in class unless absences are unavoidable.
Be PREPARED: bring required materials with you. Also, take care of personal business outside of class.
Be PROACTIVE: Your education is dependent upon the effort you put forth, so keep your head up and remain awake during class. Also, no electronic equipment allowed without my specific permission.
Be POLITE: be kind and respectful to everyone and everything—even when you don’t feel like it. One person speaks; the rest of us listen. Also, you need my permission to leave class.
In order for each student to feel safe and comfortable in my classroom, a positive and respectful attitude is expected for all students; this includes respecting others’ thoughts, work, feeling, and individuality. If a student does not demonstrate positive behavior, I will visit with him/her and we will try to resolve the issue together. If this prove unsuccessful, students will call their parent at home or work and explain their behavior. The third offense will be a disciplinary referral to the office.
Cell Phone Policy
As stated in the student handbook, cell phone use is not permitted during class. Unless you receive explicit permission from me, I should not see or hear your phone between the time you enter the room and the time I dismiss you. Any student found using a phone during class without explicit teacher permission will have his/her phone confiscated and will be referred to the office for discipline.
1st tardy = warning
2nd tardy = warning
3rd tardy = lunch detention
4th tardy = office referral
Absences will follow the student handbook guidelines.
8am the following morning = 10% reduction
Day 2 = 25% reduction
Day 3 = 50% reduction
After day 3, assignments will not be accepted and will receive a grade of zero..
You can find out what you missed by either: checking Google Classroom; email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
see me before school or during tutorials check the calendar on my blog English Room 222
It is not ok to ask me during class time.
Today’s class does not include time for yesterday’s instruction.
Daily grades = 50%
Tests, Essays, Projects = 50%
Extra Credit = NONE
Because I believe grades should reflect what students have learned, there will be no "extra credit" opportunities. If students do the work assigned to the best of their abilities, extra credit is not necessary.
Resources and Materials
Computer - every day
Remind Text Alerts
Message - @ff912d
Class Blog English Room 222
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