American Literature and Composition
This course acquaints students with significant literature of the United States, making students aware of the continuing philosophical, moral, and social forces that have produced literature reflecting the American ways of life. At the same time, using the literature as a basis for writing, students will review English grammar, will express ideas and attitudes effectively, and will promote critical thinking and composition.
Please contact me at the phone number or e-mail listed in the top right corner. You can reach me at these times:
If a student needs to speak to me regarding complaints or concerns, he or she should speak to me personally at these times, or before or after class. Students should not disrupt instruction time.
All grades are cumulative (I dont average the six-week grades), so poor performance early in the semester can harm the final semester grade. Grades are awarded on the following scale:
Students will have homework at least once a week, especially reading assignments.
Students are allowed to turn in one assignment late without penalty; to do this, they should fill out the attached form and give it to me. This can be used for any assignment, excluding the final exam.
Otherwise, the scores on all late work are halved. Students have one week, from the due date, to turn in late assignments.
As stated in South High School policy, I will fail any student upon their fourth unexcused absence, unconditionally. Please ensure that you excuse your child for their legitimate absences, as excused absences carry no penalty.It is the childs responsibility to ask for make-up work.
Rules and Discipline:
I follow South High School rules, regulations, and discipline policy, as stated in the student handbook.
textbooks, first semester: