•              English 12A Syllabus

                 Mrs. Russell  - B2

       

    Supplies:   Hi-lighter, Planner/Assignment Book, Colored Pencils and/or Markers, Pens and/or Pencils,  Notebook Paper, 3-Ring Binder with pocket dividers, 3x5 Index Cards. 

     

    Kleenex are always appreciated!

     

    ***It is mandatory to always have your free read book with you!***

     

    A. 1st 9 weeks

     

     

    1.      Students will read a variety of non-fiction, focusing on reading critically and analyzing these works.

    2.      Socratic Seminars will be used with non-fiction texts and are 10% of your overall grade.

    3.      A writing folder will be kept per administration.

    4.      Literary Analysis Essay.

    5.      Literature Circles for SSR – you may choose from: 1984, Persepolis, Lord of the Flies, A Clockwork Orange, and/or The Jungle Book and a variety of other novels.

    6.      Medieval Romance: Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Canterbury Tales, Beowulf.

     

    B.  2nd 9 weeks

     

    1.      Students will read a variety of non-fiction, focusing on reading critically and analyzing these works.

    2.      Socratic Seminars will be used with non-fiction texts and are 10% of your overall grade.

    3.      A writing folder will be kept per administration.

    4.      Extended Research Paper-Author and Literary Analysis.

    5.      Literature Circles for SSR – you may choose from: 1984, Persepolis, Lord of the Flies, A Clockwork Orange, and/or The Jungle Book.

    6.      Poetry by various English authors.

    7.      Shakespeare’s Macbeth.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    III. Grading Policy

     

    A.    Weighted Grading Scale:

    50% Major Grade, 40% Minor Grade, 10% Participation per Augusta County.

     

    B.     Make-up work will be accepted per county policy within the three day limit.  It is the student’s responsibility to ask for make-up work, give up time before or after school to make-up quizzes and tests, and to turn in make-up work on time without being reminded.

     

    C.     Late work will NOT be accepted. It is imperative that work is turned in on-time. Please talk to me if there are extenuating circumstances.

     

    D.    Cheating in class will not be tolerated. This includes copying homework, journal entries, technology assignments, etc., as well as quizzes and tests. The student(s) will receive a zero on the assignment/quiz/test and a referral will be written to the office. This is an Honor Code Violation!

     

     

    IV. Expectations for Students:

     

    Students will follow all FDHS school-wide expectations.  These are:

     

    1.      Treat yourself, others, and property with respect by your actions and language.

    2.      Come to class on time, with appropriate materials, and ready to learn.

    3.      Listen carefully the first time that rules or instructions are given. Show integrity, honor, and patience.

    4.      Allow teachers to teach and students to learn (For this class, this includes respectfully participating in discussions, presentations, and group activities—without your willingness to do this, instruction grinds to a halt for everyone else. Cell phones are an issue, they are to be in your book bag – not on your person - during class. You may ONLY have them out when instructed to do so.)

    5.      Be silent and respectful when someone else is talking.

     

    V. Contact Information  

     

    Mrs. Holly Russell, English/Yearbook Room B2    russell.hl@augusta.k12.va.us

     

     

     

     

    I arrive most days by 7:40 and am out of the building by 3:40. If you need to make up work or need additional help please arrange to see me in the mornings. If you need to make other arrangements make sure you talk to me in advance.