Honors English II

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Honors English II
Class expectations, Conduct and Requirements        Spring ________
Welcome to Honors English II. This document provides an overview of the requirements and responsibilities I expect from my students. Best Wishes for a successful semester.
 Materials needed

  1. Class folder to remain in classroom at all times
  2. Composition notebook for your journal – no spirals
  3. Supplemental reading texts –The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan, A Separate Peace by John Knowles
  4. Summer reading texts –Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom and The Help by Katherine Sockett
  5. Ink pens – blue and black only, post-it notes and index cards

Onedrive, dropbox, and turnitin accounts – we will set up the first day of class
Vocabulary workbook – will be provided on the first day
Evaluation/grades:

Class conduct and rules
Each student is expected to come to class on time and be prepared, with all materials. Excessive absences are extremely detrimental to student progress in the block due to the accelerated pace in which the material is presented.  Students are expected to be organized and keep track of their own materials due to work completed both in and out of the classroom; therefore, it is imperative for each student to keep his or her English notebook organized and available.  I am not responsible for lost or incomplete work.
****A copy of all assignments will be available upon request before or after class, or online – NOT DURING CLASS TIME.  You will be responsible for assignments – please write down all due dates and assignments that are on the board.  You will also receive a corresponding syllabus for all major papers, projects, etc.
Behavior
Each student will exhibit proper manners and respectful behavior to all participants of my classroom and its contents. Listen attentively and respectfully – AND PUT THE CELLPHONES AWAYBe courteous and keep hands/objects to yourself. Have an open mind. There will be no tolerance for Negative attitudes and/or slanderous behavior or language.
 Cheating:
Cheating will not be tolerated in any form or instance (which includes copying homework). Cheating results in an immediate “0” on an assignment, a disciplinary referral and a call home. You will not be allowed to make up the points nor will an alternative test or assignment be provided. A second instance will result in immediate failure of the course and further disciplinary action per the student handbook.
Extra Credit: 
I do assign and accept extra credit throughout the semester.  There will be an opportunity to earn up extra credit each marking period.  A due date assigned at the beginning of each quarter – extra credit will not be accepted after the due date.
I try not to give homework over the weekend however it is not always possible. In order to have homework free weekends I need classroom cooperation in completing assignments on time and staying on task during class time. This also means that the majority of tests, projects and quizzes will fall on Fridays and Mondays.
Adherence to these requirements will make this course enjoyable and a true learning environment. However, failure to comply with these conditions will result in disciplinary actions as well as possible grade reduction, or dismissal from class, resulting in loss of graduation required credit. Your cooperation is expected and encouraged.
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Annie Brust
MA English Literature
BS English Education
Interact Advisor
Kenston High School English Office
44.543.9821 Ext. 2330
www.kenstonlocal.org/brust/
 
I, ________________________________, (student’s name) have read the expectations and responsibilities contract for English 4, understand  its contents and Furthermore, I agree to adhere to these expectations and understand that failure to comply will result in equitable disciplinary and academic actions.
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I, ________________________________, (parent’s name) have read the expectations and responsibilities contract for English 4, understand its contents and   Furthermore, I agree to adhere to these expectations and understand that my child’s failure to comply will result in equitable disciplinary and academic actions.
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