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 Thursday afternoon for the week which follows. Please refer to the key above to make clearest sense of the agenda. You can also click on the agenda board for a larger zoom-able image. Below, you’ll find downloadable versions of this week’s in-class handouts along with a few other helpful documents.
AP English Literature (Seniors): Summer Packet, Course Syllabus, Discussion Prep, Jane Eyre Journal & Turnitin Registration Instructions, Jane Eyre E-text, Poetry Response Packet, MLA Template (for Poetry Responses), Plagiarism Notes, Remind for A-Day Class, Remind for B-Day Class
English 1 Honors (Freshmen): Course Syllabus, Four Questions, Proofreading Expectations, Colormarking, Usage Notes, Vocab Presentation Instructions, Journal Expectations, Literature Terms, “The Scarlet Ibis” E-text, Remind for A-Day Classes, Remind for B-Day Classes, Weekly Learning Goal Self-Evaluation Scale (R.910.2)
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.
AP English Literature: Summer Packet, AP Lit Syllabus, Siddhartha Essay Rubric, Discussion Instructions, Poetry Response Packet, MLA Template (for Poetry Responses), Turnitin.com Registration Instructions, Jane Eyre Journal Instructions, Jane Eyre E-text, Plagiarism Notes, Reading Schedule (1st Quarter)
Freshmen: Course Syllabus, Colormarking #2, Explanation of Lexile Scores, Colormarking #3, Short Story Vocabulary, GE Notes; Journal: Journal Expectations, Proofreading Expectations, Usage Notes, Literature Terms, Theme Writing #1, “The Scarlet Ibis” Questions, “The Cask of Amontillado” Questions, Theme Writing #2