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If a writing assignment is completed outside of class (e.g. journals), students are expected to proofread their writing for the assignment in order to eliminate mechanical errors prior to the due date.
When working on writing assignments outside of the classroom, students should always refer to the Proofreading Expectations guide in order to ensure that submitted work meets ninth-grade expectations. This guide will provide a list of non-negotiable errors that will not be academically tolerated in high school students’ writing. For each of the non-negotiable errors (which are listed in each grading period’s Proofreading Expectations) that are present in a submitted assignment, 10% of the total possible points for the assignment will be deducted – up to a maximum of 50%. Continue reading
Welcome to a new school year! I’ve posted the week’s agenda for all to see. This is a weekly occurrence, usually done on Friday for the week which follows. I strongly encourage students and parents to check the weekly agenda in the case of a student being absent, being confused, or simply being smart by planning ahead. Below, you’ll find downloadable versions of this week’s in-class handouts along with a few other helpful bits.
Seniors: Bell Schedule, Summer Packet, Course Syllabus, Discussion Instructions, Poetry Responses, Plagiarism Notes, Jane Eyre Journal, Mythology E-text, Siddhartha E-text, Jane Eyre E-text, MLA Template (for Poetry Responses), Siddhartha Essay Rubric
Freshmen: Campus Map, Bell Schedule, Freshmen Activities, Course Syllabus, Four Questions, Vocab Presentation Instructions and Word List (specific word assignment obtained in class), Colormarking #1, Journal Expectations, Literature Terms (specific directions given in class), It’s a Secret to Everybody