Express ideas effectively in written modes for a variety of purposes and audiences
Demonstrate thinking skills in listening and speaking
This syllabus is a detailed overview of what you, the student and parent, can expect this year. It is intended to be a useful and informative tool for you. So please read over it carefully and refer to it if you have questions.
Other supplies may be needed as the year develops.
Scrapbook materials list will be forthcoming.
Students will be evaluated on English notebook, completion of daily/weekly assignments using Glencoe’s Literature text.
Notebooks—An English notebook (three ring binder with loose leaf paper) is required for this class. You will be taught note taking skills. Please keep notes and other class assignments throughout the semester. Tests will be given over notes, handouts, and assignments. In addition, semester tests will be made from notes and other work in your notebook.
Each assignment in this class will be worth a given number of points. All grades for this class will be based on the total point system.
90—100 = A 80—89 = B 70—79 = C 60—69 = D 0—59 = F
Extra credit—Extra credit may be given occasionally throughout the semester. However, the only students who will have opportunity to obtain extra credit points are those who have been completing assignments throughout the semester. You may not make up a zero with extra credit work.
Absentee make up work—It is the student’s responsibility to find out what assignments he/she has missed and to make these up as soon as possible. If you were absent the day an assignment is due but were present the day an assignment was announced, you will be expected to have it when you return.
Late work—I will follow the policy in the student handbook. However, work that was announced before the absence will not be accepted late
Paper Heading—All essay papers handed in must have your full name, date, and class period in the upper left hand corner (MLA format). All assignments must be titled with the assignment name and page number or with a creative title.
September 2, 2012
Title: Two Parts
Students need to be aware of many aspects of behavior. These include, but may not be limited to,
Social behavior—Students will show me proper respect at all times in class or out. Students will receive the same. Students will show their classmates respect in class and, hopefully, out. Students should receive the same from classmates. If this respect is not shown to me or classmates, I will not hesitate to take it into my hands and control the situation. Again, do not make me contact a guardian or write a referral.
Academic behavior—Students will behave in a manner that befits my classroom. This means that students, unless told otherwise, are expected to do their own work independently. Students who share work, copy, or in any other way, misuse their work or another student’s work will receive a zero and/or discipline.
Work habits—High school is a training ground for life. In life, one must take on responsibilities in a professional manner. Even if a person takes a job requiring manual labor rather than a college education, work habits come into play. Good work habits include being on time, being prepared, working well with others. Being on time is self—explanatory, being prepared means having the supplies needed to complete the job (pencil, paper, text, homework or other assignments, permission slips, etc.) and working well with others means being courteous, polite and respectful of all opinions, even those you disagree with.
Regarding being on time--Students will be in class on time. If students are tardy, the high school tardy policy will be enacted.
Students who leave the room for any purpose during the class period must sign the log book. They must write their name clearly and include time in and out and where they are going. This is because, as a teacher, I am responsible for you in and out of class for the entire period.
Literary works to be read/viewed and studied Unit 1: The Anglo—Saxon Period and the Middle Ages 449—1485 Informational text 10—23
ESSENTIAL QUESTION: Who are you and where are you from?
Anonymous From Beowulf Epic 22
Tristram Hunt “A Brief History of Heroes” Feature Article 69--72
Geoffrey Chaucer “The Pardoner’s Tale” or “The Wife of Bath” Poem 116, 124
Anonymous From Sir Gawain and the Green Knight Romance 172
13th Warrior film
Unit 2: The English Renaissance 1485—1650informational text 236—244
ESSENTIAL QUESTION: Have you seized the day?
Christopher Marlow “The Passionate Shepherd to his Love” Poem 275
Sir Walter Raleigh “Nymph’s Reply to the Shepherd” Poem 279
William Shakespeare “To Be or Not to Be” speech Soliloquy 308
Macbeth or Hamlet Drama/text 316
Robert Herrick “To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time” Poem 455
Horace “Carpe Diem” Poem 459
Pierre de Ronsard “To Helene” Poem 460
Omar Khayyam from the Rubaiyat Poems 461
Dead Poet’s Society Unit 3: from Puritanism to Enlightenment 1640—1780Informational text 500--508