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Class Requirements: Creative Writing

Spring Semester 2004

Ms. Rinaldi
Room 204
(303)698-6100 ext. 21411

jennifer_rinaldi@dpsk12.org

GENERAL RULES:

  • All school-wide rules apply in this class

  • 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.  * ON TIME INCLUDES READING PERIOD.

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

  • STUDENTS MUST TREAT ONE ANOTHER AND THEIR TEACHER WITH RESPECT.

CLASSWORK:

  • Free-writing and in-class assignments are given and graded each and every class period.  Students must complete the daily work in order to succeed in the class.

  • Group work is required, and students must respect the work of their fellow students--friendship is not required, respect is.

  • Students will each be assigned dates to bring in quotes and writing samples for workshop.  If the student is absent, he or she is expected to bring in the assigned work the day they return to class.  *Please note:  IF THE ABSENCE IS UNEXCUSED, THE STUDENT AUTOMATICALLY RECEIVES A ZERO FOR THE WORK.

WRITING PORTFOLIO:

  • In each 9-week marking period, students must turn in 20 credits worth of individual, "perfected" work.  (See "CREATIVE WRITING CHOICES" sheet for full explanation.)  *Please note:  Anything less than 20 credits worth will result in a failing grade for the marking period.

  • Each student must "workshop" at least two pieces each marking period.

GRADING POLICY:

      Portfolio. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .......................... . . . . . . 40%

      Classwork/Free Writing/Assigned Writing . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50%

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

Ms. Rinaldi is always available to students in room 204.  Parents are encouraged to call with any and all questions and concerns regarding their childís progress. (303)698-6100, extension 21411.  E-mail: jennifer_rinaldi@dpsk12.org

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