Introduction to Literature 2
Syllabus -- Spring 2003
is a semester course focusing on reading, literary analysis, writing 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 that they will be responsible for during the school year.
for the semester:
Selections from the textbook
Attendance is essential for you to do well in this class.
The policy regarding school absences and tardies will apply. Students who have more than four unexcused absences during a six-week grading period will fail the six week, unless the attendance appeal board has approved them.
Tardies will be handled as outlined in the student handbook.
Students are expected to be in class on time every day. This means you have your ID and you are in your seat beginning your journal when the bell rings.
If you are absent IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO FIND OUT WHAT YOU MISSED (ON YOUR OWN TIME). You may talk to someone in the class before you come to class, see me before or after school or arrange to see me at lunch.
grade will be based on the following:
40%-Short writing assignments, classwork, and creative writing assignments
40% Longer assignments, quizzes and tests
A --- 93-100%
B --- 84-92%
C --- 72-83%
D --- 65-71%
|Please do not bring food or drink other than water into the classroom. Also, make sure cell phones are turned off before you come into the classroom.|
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.
The Writing Center is also an invaluable resource for you! You will receive extra credit, as well as improve your reading and writing skills, if you take papers to the writing center to get help on them. It is open every day during the day, and periodically I will send students down to work on papers or projects.
You should expect to read, write and discuss everyday in class!