Introduction to Literature 1
Syllabus -- Fall 2004
This is a semester course focusing on reading, literary
analysis, writing, speaking and presenting at the high school level.
Students will develop reading and writing skills, focusing on a
variety of formats and genres. Students will continue to work on improving grammar,
spelling, punctuation, and capitalization.
This course is required for high school graduation, and an end of
course assessment will be given at the end of the semester.
You will need:
Each student will be assigned a textbook during the second week of school and will be responsible for it for the entire semester. Also, paperback books will be passed out, and students will be responsible for keeping them in good condition and returning them when we are finished.
Attendance is essential for you to do well in this class.
In addition, the
South High School
policy regarding school absences and tardies will apply.
If you are absent, a parent or guardian must contact the school
either by phone: (303) 698-6081 or with a written letter within 24
hours. If a student
accumulates four unexcused absences in a nine-week grading period, they
may fail the nine-weeks, unless the attendance appeal board has approved
Students are expected to arrive on time and prepared to class. If students are continually late, it is detrimental to their learning and the classroom environment. If a student is tardy to class twice, a phone call will be made to parents. After the fourth tardy students will be sent with a referral to the Dean’s office.
More importantly, we will do many group projects throughout the semester, and it is important that you be here so you can work with your group.
If you are absent, it is your responsibility to find
out what you missed. First, talk to your partner, then come see me if
you have further questions. Extra
handouts will be placed in the “Extras” file, so you may get them
if you are absent.
You will also have another student in the class that you will connect with to contact about work if you are absent.
grade will be based on the following:
Attendance and participation –20%
Notebooks -- 40%
** It is our responsibility to make sure your notebook is up to date and with you every class period.
Handouts, longer assignments, quizzes and tests—40%%
things you should know:
I am here to help you! I am available before school, during lunch and during my planning periods. You may also contact my voice mail or e-mail me and I will get back to you as soon as I can.
You should expect to read, write and discuss everyday in class!
Parents: E-mail is an easy way for me to communciate with you regarding your child's progress. Please include your e-mail address below and feel free to e-mail me at any time. You may request a progress report, and I will send one home with your child within 2 days. You may also call and leave a message on my voice mail if I am not able to answer the phone.
I have read the syllabus and understand and agree to follow the guidelines outlined.
I have the following questions: