Ms. Rinaldi†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Fall, 2007

 

Class Requirements: Contemporary Literature

 

GENERAL RULES:

         All school-wide rules apply in this classroom (no cell phones/electronics, attendance, etc.)

         Students must arrive on time for class, or bring a pass explaining their lateness.All tardy students will be sent downstairs to get a pass.

         Students must bring a notebook, pen, and their book to class EVERY DAY.

         STUDENTS MUST TREAT ONE ANOTHER AND THEIR TEACHER WITH RESPECT.

 

EXAMS AND QUIZZES:

         Each novel studied will culminate in a take-home essay exam.

         If student is absent on the day an exam is due, he or she should expect to turn in the paper on the day he or she returns to class. *Please note:IF THE ABSENCE IS UNEXCUSED THE STUDENT RECEIVES A ZERO ON THE TEST.

         Cheating will not be tolerated.If cheating is evident, the student will receive a zero for the given test or quiz--NO EXCEPTIONS.

         All exams are "take-home" for this class--and all-essay in format.Students will be given ample time and preparation to complete each exam.

 

HOMEWORK/CLASSWORK:

         This is an elective literature course.There is a great deal of reading and students are expected to keep up and take personal responsibility for meeting reading deadlines, purchasing books, and completing exams.

         Free-writing assignments and discussion are the focus of day-to-day class, following the structure of college literature classes.Consequently, participation and classwork are graded every day, and constitute fully half of the student's final grade each marking period.

 

GRADING POLICY:

††††††††††††††††††††††† EXAMS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50%

††††††††††††††††††††††† Classwork/Free Writing. . . . . . . . . . . . . .40%

††††††††††††††††††††††† Class Participation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10%

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Ms. Rinaldi is available to students in 204 during lunch, and during the last period every day.Parents are encouraged to call with any and all questions and concerns regarding their childís progress.(720)423-6184. E-mail: jennifer_rinaldi@dpsk12.org

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