English I & English I AP
2017-2018 Course Syllabus
Planning period: 3rd
"CELLPHONES ARE NOT ALLOWED IN CLASS"
The Language of Literature by McDougal Littell
Language Network: Grammar, Writing, Communication
Course Objective: The purpose of this course is to meet the Kentucky Core Academic Standards, including:
*Reading for Information
*Speaking and Listening
*Be on time
*Be a participant
School supplies needed:
*Pencil/Pen (your choice) neatness in writing is part of the grade so if you choose pen and make a mistake, you will start over
*Paper*1” binder for keeping needed materials is not required but recommendedGrading:Your grade will consist of in-class assignments, homework assignments, quizzes, unit tests, semester tests, end-of-course tests, projects, written assignments and independent reading outside of the classroom. I expect every assignment to be completed, no matter how large or small, to the best of your ability. Your grade will be calculated based on a percentage of points.
If you miss class and need to make up work, please see me immediately to get information and handouts. Please turn in all make up work as soon as possible so that I can keep your grade updated. Students who are not happy with grades also have the opportunity to retake quizzes or redo assignments but are required to stay after school to do so. You may also check my teacher webpage at wearegchs.com.
Advanced Placement Students:
Students in an advanced placement class will be required to do extra work outside of the classroom as part of their grade. It will consist of independent reading and additional writing. Students will be assessed on outside work along with their normal class work, their regular quizzes, tests, and writings.