Syllabus for Junior English (11th grade)
(919) 705-6060 ext. 4288
Available 4th period planning and after
school on Wednesdays; other days by request
back to school. I hope you are looking forward to an exciting and productive
semester. Please read this handout so that you will understand the structure of
this course, the supplies you will need, the grading scale, and the classroom
The main focus of this course is American Literature. English
III “allows the student to refine mastered grammatical skills in the
development of critical analyses, expository essays, and personal narratives.
Reading comprehension skills are refined through the study of American
literature in relation to the history and development of America. Emphasis is
placed on the expansion of vocabulary (SAT included), and reading
comprehension” (WCPS course catalog).
class rules are as follows:
1. Come to class on time and prepared to
2. Be respectful to your teacher, your
classmates, and yourself.
3. No cheating!
4. The teacher will dismiss the class; the
bell will not.
5. No eating, drinking, or grooming in class.
6. County and school rules concerning cell
phones will be followed; phones are to be placed out of sight unless students have been given
permission to use them in class.
We will be reading novels, completing grammar exercises,
and working on writing, including a research paper. Copies of the assigned
novels will be issued to students, and there will be a $10 fine if these are
lost or damaged.
You will need the following materials for this class:
-A three-ring binder (at least one inch)
-Loose leaf paper
-Dividers (minimum of five)
-Pencil or blue or black pen
-Creative materials (markers, crayons, etc. (optional
because some will be provided in class)
40% - major tests, formal papers, projects, etc.
25% - vocabulary quizzes
20% - classwork/homework
15% - journals
WCPS grading scale:
A = Excellent =90-100
B = Good =80-89
C = Average =70-79
D = Poor =60-69
F = Failing =Below
You will be responsible for make-up work. It must be
completed within five days after you return from your absence. You will be
provided a list of what you missed, and there will be an area in the room where
you can find what you missed; you may also ask me or your classmates if you
During the semester, if you find that you have questions
or need extra assistance, ASK IMMEDIATELY!
It is important that you are in class everyday. We cover
a great deal of material during each ninety minute class period, especially
when we begin the research paper process. If you have to be out, then you need
to be responsible and make up the work. Students having more than 6 unexcused
absences for this class period will be in immediate jeopardy of not receiving
credit for the course. Students must be present a minimum of one hour to be
counted present for the class period.
will be homework assignments, but not an excessive amount. I do not assign
homework without purpose; therefore, when there is homework assigned, you are
expected to have it complete and ready to turn in the next day.
If you come in this class with a good attitude, ready to
listen, and ready to work hard, this semester will be a success!