Teacher: Mr. Cory
Room(s): 1104, 1105, 1106
Conference Period: 5th Period
Tutorials: Wednesdays 3:30-4:30
This year in English I, we will be creating literacy notebooks to use throughout the year. This notebook will serve as a reference guide to assist in improving the overall growth and metacognition in students’ learning. All reading and writing lessons will be added to the notebook, with the expectation that all students maintain its accuracy. Additionally, we will be taking expository, persuasive, and reflective/narrative essays through the writing process using our knowledge learned through multiple mini-lessons (thesis statement, comma rules, sentence variety, etc.). All acquired concepts will be assessed through multiple-choice tests, formal essays, and independent or group projects. Lastly, the students will also complete a district exam- demonstrating their mastery of comprehension and skills they have internalized throughout the school year.
Materials needed for my class are:
- Composition notebook
- Multi-color pack of highlighters
- 1 pack of jumbo markers (8 count)
- Pencils (either standard or mechanical)
- Blue or black ink pens
- Glue sticks
- Hand sanitizer
Summative: Major projects/Tests –
Formative: Class Work/Homework/Quizzes –
Rules: **ALL students will adhere to rules in Humble High School student handbook **
Put all electronic devices away (unless otherwise instructed)
Plagiarism will not be tolerated and will result in a zero
For each day of absence, one day is allowed to turn in missed assignments. It is the student’s responsibility to check for missed work.
- If you miss a test or project due date, you must take the test or turn in the project the day you return.
The student is responsible for any work missed due to tardiness and/or absences. It is the student’s responsibility to obtain the work from the teacher, complete it and submit the work within the time frame noted in the HHS Parent/Student Handbook. Failure to adhere to this policy will result in a grade deduction or loss of credit for the given work.
Assignments and tests must be completed and submitted on the assigned due date in order to receive full credit. Work turned in after the designated deadline will receive a grade deduction of 10 points per day for each day their assignment is late (as per district policy). Students will be required to stay for after school tutorials in order to make up for all missing work. Homework is considered late if it is not turned in at the start of class.
A student who receives a summative grade below 70% may be eligible for one retest. Before a student can retest, he/she must attend a tutorial session for re-teaching. Retests are given outside of class time, such as tutorials, and must be taken no later than one week from the date the original test was given.
Tutorials are scheduled every Wednesday after school from 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm. This is not a social hour. If you attend tutorials, you must come with a specific question, assignment, or concept on which you would like assistance. Additional tutorials are available upon request.
Expectations for Reading and Writing:
You will be expected to read and write every day in this class. At times, both reading and writing will be expected to be completed outside of the classroom. Over the course of this year, we will read two novels in their entirety. A copy of each will be available to you, but you may purchase your own copy to annotate if you choose.
The world of literature is one of ideas, so the protection of someone’s original ideas is of the utmost importance. Thus, in this class, you will be expected to avoid plagiarism at all times. Plagiarism can take many forms. They can be some of the following:
- Trying to take someone’s ideas as your own
- Copying someone’s work verbatim without proper permission or citation
- Failing to put a quote in quotation marks
- Turning in someone else’s work as your own
- Copying more than five distinct words from a source without proper quotation marks and citation
We will discuss plagiarism at length throughout this year, but it will not be tolerated at any time. Any student who turns in plagiarized work will receive an automatic zero on that assignment, regardless of assignment grade weight.