English I Syllabus
Teacher Contact Information
Mr. Moore Room 706 firstname.lastname@example.org
English I incorporates close reading, writing, speaking, listening, and language skills. Each unit of study emphasizes strong connections between reading and writing while providing grammar and vocabulary instruction in context.
By the end of the course, students will have important skills and knowledge for AP/College Readiness in the areas of reading, writing, speaking and listening
Required Materials Methods of Evaluation
- Hard 1 inch D ring binder with pockets . 5 dividers (plastic dividers are best.) - This will keep all your work for the year
- Pencils or pens (blue or black ink only)
- 6 highlighters of different colors- multi-colored pens or map pencils will work
- To Kill a Mockingbird- *Not required but helpful* Best price is on Amazon.com most of the time
All grades for this course will be assigned to one of two categories:
- Completion Work (20%)
- Group classwork, homework, bell ringers, book logs
- Formative Assessments (40%)
- Understanding and Application based individual classwork, notebook checks, check ups
- Summative Assessments and quizzes (40%)
- Application and evaluation work plus embedded assessments, writing assignments, tests, book projects
Other grades will include assessments on vocabulary, grammar, reading comprehension, speaking, and listening.
*Students can redo/correct formative work they score below a 70 on one time to get up to a 70 with in one week of having the assignment returned to them. They may not redo or improve late work for a higher grade. Students may retake or improve a substantive grade, when and where plausible depending on the assignment, within one week of having the assignment returned to them by the teacher.*
Work turned in one class period late will have a reduction of 10 points. Ten points will be deducted each day until the third day. At that time they may no longer turn in that assignment. Students cannot redo late work for higher grades. Students who miss class but have been working on or should have been aware of an ongoing assignment such as a long writing assignment will be expected to turn in that assignment on the day they return to class if it is the day the assignment is due or after that date. Few exceptions will apply. Students who miss an assignment assigned while they were out will be subject to the school wide expectation of 3 days upon return. After that, the late policy takes effect. Substantive assignments taken or turned in well past the expected amount of time allowed by an absence are subject to the late work policy if it is a writing assignment or project. Other substantive assignments, such as regular tests, will not be allowed for retakes or improvements once they are beyond the allowed time for absence related missed work. *Students are expected to make an appointment to retake tests and quizzes during the teachers tutoring times. They most-likely will not be made-up during class time.*
Students will be given opportunities for extra credit or grade replacement. These opportunities will come as side assignments, warm-up exercises or projects approved by the teacher. Students may suggest an assignment that needs approval from the teacher.
Remind 101 is an online program and app that allows student, parent, and teacher communication. By signing up for Remind 101 with your child, you are able to receive updates that are sent out concerning class. You are also able to communicate with the teacher through the program. Below are the codes you will need based on the class period your child has. Please only sign up for your student's class period to prevent confusion of any sort.(Signing up is worth 20 bonus points to a graded assignment.)
www.remind.com (Use the code from your student's class period below when you visit the website or follow the text information bellow
Text the below code to 81010 (This number is typed in the “Recipient” part of the text)
1st Period- @e373eb
2nd Period- @g37cc4
3rd Period- @c6f4a6
4th Period- @f944e4
5th Period- @28e3hc2
6th Period- @69bf98
Discipline Sequence for minor classroom or school infractions. Major infractions will result in an immediate office referral.
- Verbal/Nonverbal redirection
- Teacher Conference- verbal or written
- Call/Emil parent Detention/ Restitution
- Office Referral
Phones and other electronic devices, excluding those shown to be needed as expressed in a student’s medical or school related individual education plan, are not permitted to be visible or used in my class at anytime unless express direction is given by me to use the device for a class related task. Once the student walks in my class the device needs to be put away immediately. Phones seen during class time will be confiscated and given to the front office for students and parents to obtain. Discipline to use the phone at the appropriate times during the day is expected. Appropriate times are during non-instructional times during the day outside of the classroom setting.
*COVID-19 Related adjustments*
Do to the events of the Coronavirus, the district has made necessary adjustments to the dress code that includes the wearing of a face mask. While social distancing of at least 6 feet is required for a student not to be wearing a face mask in some situations, it will not be able to be achieved in the hallway or in the classroom. Therefore, your student should always wear his/her face mask when in my classroom. The classroom cannot be modified to include social distancing, hence-by making it necessary that students wear the mask continuously while in class. Violations of this policy will be seen as a dress code issue and will be handled as such.
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Our mission is to provide all students with quality instruction while stressing the importance of respecting others, sharing responsibility, and embracing the concept of lifelong learning.
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