English IV Syllabus
August ’18- May ‘19
Goals and Expectations:
My goal is to present curriculum that is relevant and necessary for success in life. My goal is to help you find a reading “flow”, think critically, express thoughts clearly and intelligently, and become lifelong learners. I expect students to do their absolute best in my class.
Throughout the year the student will apply a wide range of strategies to comprehend, interpret, evaluate, appreciate, and respond to a variety of historically or culturally significant works of British, American, and world literature. The student will interact with the words and concepts on the page to understand what the writer has said. Ideas will be expressed effectively in written modes for a variety of purposes and audiences. Students will be required to demonstrate thinking skills in listening and speaking and will interpret, evaluate, and compose visual messages.
*Vocabulary and Grammar
*5 complete essays, one each 9 weeks
*In-Class Novels (2?)
*Google Classroom: sgsazis
*AOW(Article of the week)
* Outside Reading(4)
*Senior Project (Semester Test)
1. College Ruled Notebook
2. Pens/ pencils/ highlighters
3. Outside Reading Book
1. I want you to learn this year to use proper cell phone etiquette. There will never be a time that you need to be on social media, texting, or playing fortnite or any other game on your phone. You will ALWAYS have a book to read when “you don't have anything else to work on”. The only time cell phones will be necessary are when the chromebooks fail or convenience calls. In those instances, I love to have the availability of smartphones to aid in my quest to make this classroom more paperless and relevant.
2. Be in class!
3. We will use google classroom. We will use Google Classroom. You must know and be able to login to your accounts!
4. “Free time” should be spent reading
5. Notebook will be turned in every week
Late Work/ Make up work:
Late work will only be accepted one week past its due date. If assignments are not turned in on time, students will receive no better than a 70% for the work.
Make- up work: Students will have one day for everyday of class missed to make up any assignments. If you will be absent for a school activity, you should ask for homework ahead of time and turn assignments in before you leave or upon your return to class. School activities which take you out of class are a privilege. Responsibility in this matter is MANDATORY!
Homework/ Class work/ Participation = 30%
Tests/ Final Papers/ Projects = 60%
Semester Test = 10%
1. Be prompt
2. Be prepared
3. Be productive
4. Be polite
5. Be patient