Welcome to English 10. I am excited that you are in my class this year. This year we will be studying thematic literature, developing writing skills, increasing vocabulary, working on oral presentations, studying the research process, and practicing grammar.
This course syllabus will outline major works, materials needed, grading policies, and class rules. It is my honor to have you as my student and to work with you this year. The most important thing I hope you will learn this year is that you matter and that you are an important part of this class.
Do your best; do not settle for less.
Respect everyone in this room.
We will be reading various texts, poems, essays, speeches, and short stories.
Outside reading book (please have your outside reading book by class on Friday-August 31st)
Pencils, blue or black pens, highlighter(s)
1 inch binder
Loose leaf paper
*Your binder should be full of loose leaf paper and divided into four sections:
1. Assignments – writing assignments & projects (handouts, rubrics, etc)
2. Vocabulary – you will have vocabulary tests every other week (unless given advance notice otherwise)
3. Grammar – handouts, notes, mini lessons
4. Literature – handouts/notes on novels, poetry, etc.
1. Your writing folder will be left in the classroom as well, and you will keep all of your writing exercises in the folder.
2. I WILL provide you with your writing folder.
Please have your binder (with the four sections) by Friday –August 31st.) Your binders WILL be kept in our room.
Your grades for this class will be calculated on a point system. Each assignment will be worth a certain number of points, depending on the length and difficulty of the assignment.
Office hours: You can find me in the English workroom (Room 232) during 2nd and 7th periods.
You may also email me at any time with questions: firstname.lastname@example.org