11th grade Syllabus

11th grade syllabus

Course Information

 

Course Title:11th Grade English
Teacher: Amy Taylor
Course Focus:American Literature, Grammar, and Vocabulary
Prep Period: 4thBlock
Credit Hours:1 High School Credit
Email:amy_taylor @ ecboe.org
Location & Time: Room #209; see bell schedule
School Website: www.ecboe.org/wehs

 

Texts:

Literature Elements of Literature: Literature of the United States

 

Other Materials:

Selected novels for required reading (see handout)

Videotapes

Various Handouts

 

Course Description:

This course is designed to meet the standards of the 2010Alabama Course of Study and help ensure that all students are college and career ready in literacy no later than the end of high school.The standards are organized through the strands of Reading Literature, Reading Informational Text, Writing, Speaking and Listening, and Language.

 

Objectives:

§ Read a variety of literature (short stories, poetry, novels, drama, and etc.) from American literature

§ Enhance writing skills for various purposes (description, expository, persuasive, and narrative)

§ Practice and demonstrate proficiency in using language terminology and in applying language concepts

§ Demonstrate vocabulary development

§ Develop an appreciation for reading

§ Participate in class discussion

§ Conduct individual research using all aspects of the research process

Evaluation of Objectives/Grade Determination:

Students will meet the objectives stated above and demonstrate their competency by completing the following types of assignments:

DAILY POINTS - WILL BE AWARDED FOR THE FOLLOWING ASSIGNMENTS:

Oral reading and discussion (lit. text and novels)

Vocabulary assignments

Literature notes and discussion questions (handouts and texts)

Grammar assignments given daily

 

TEST/PROJECTS/NOVELS – 100 POINTS WILL BE AWARDED FOR THE FOLLOWING:

Grammar Test - weekly

Vocabulary Test - weekly

Literature Test – around every two weeks

Projects – one per 6 weeks (3 total) – nine week grading period will not affect 6 week projects or novels)

Novels – one per 6 weeks (3 total) (available in the classroom ----do NOT have to purchase)

 

Grading/Evaluation of assignments will be determined by use of the following:

Objective – multiple choice, true/false, fill in the blank

*Subjective – writing assignments, projects, discussion

*All subjective assignments will be grading by means of a rubric, which is a set of scoring criteria the assignment must meet.

 

Assessment : Formal and Informal

Formal – Grades on the following: tests, class work and homework assignments, writing and research assignments, reading in class

Informal – Monitoring behavior during class, participation in class discussion/activities, questions in class

Policy on attendance:

Participate in reward system for perfect attendance ---county is updating a new policy

 

Classroom incentives may be given for perfect attendance on test day in the classroom (ex: 5 bonus points for everyone if all are present the day of the test!)

 

Students are expected to attend all class sessions AND participate in class discussions and activities.

The school policy on attendance will be mandated in this classroom:

3 parental excuses

All other absences MUST be doctor or principal excused

10 unexcused absences will result in failure of this course

3 tardies to class will equal one unexcused absence

 

Policy on Conduct:

Students will follow the guidelines set by the WEHS Student Handbook and the Etowah County Handbook.

There is ZERO tolerance for disrespect in this classroom.

 

CLASSROOM RULES:

1. Be in your assigned seat and ready to work when the bell rings.

2. Bring required books and materials to every class, unless told otherwise by the teacher.

3. Listen and stay seated when someone is speaking.

4. Follow directions the first time they are given.

5. Turn assignments in on time.

6. Treat everyone and his/her property respectfully.

7. Be respectful of your surroundings (desk, floor, teacher’s desk, and etc.)

8. Make-up tests may be done during 4th block; during class, time permitting; or before school

9. No leaving the classroom during instructional time (locker, restroom, office) unless given special permission to do so)

10. ALL RULES IN THE HANDBOOK WILL BE ENFORCED IN THIS CLASSROOM.

 

Make effort to always do the following:

BE POLITE

BE PROMPT

BE PREPARED

BE PRODUCTIVE

BE POSITIVE J

 

Things you will need in this classroom:

A folder or notebook SPECIFICALLY used for 11th grade English.

Plenty of notebook paper

Pen and a pencil

Novels – 3 during the term

Textbooks – literature & grammar (stays in cabinet)

AVAILABILITY TO STUDENTS AND PARENTS

*prep period – 3rdblock for students and/or parent conferences - call 205-589-6421 to set up an appt.

*web site & email – www.ecboe.org/wehs click on faculty click on Amy Taylor

~tests & project notifications sent out through email/cell phone texts periodically (when it is available)

*after school tutoring – students will be notified when after-school tutoring becomes available

*tests may be made up during my prep (4th block), break, during non-lecture class time, or before school (all with prior arrangements)