Introduction to Literature 2
10th Grade - 12th Grade
Syllabus -- Spring 2004
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:
for the semester:
Selections from the textbook and other selected works.
Choice book from list to be given later for research paper
Attendance is essential for you to do well in this class.
The South High School policy regarding school absences and tardies will apply. Students who have more than four unexcused absences during a nine-week grading period will fail the nine weeks, unless the attendance appeal board has approved the absences.
Students are expected to be in class on time every day. Students should be in their seats ready to work when the tardy bell rings.
Over the course of the semester, we will do many group projects. Some groups will be self selected; others will be assigned. It is essential that you be in class so you can work with your groups.
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:
Attendance and participation –20%
Shorter homework and beginning of class writing assignments—15%
Short writing assignments, classwork and creative writing assignments—30%
End of semester grades will be determined using the following:
|Food and drinks other than water will not be allowed in the classroom. Additionally, cell phones must be turned off prior to class. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation in these matters.|
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.
Parents: E-mail is an easy way for me to communicate 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.
You should expect to read, write and discuss everyday in class!
I have read the syllabus and understand and agree to follow the guidelines outlined.
Parent e-mail address__________________________________________
Please list any questions or concerns you have below.