• Welcome to English IV!

    Teacher: Ms. Johns

    Room: 203

    Email: johnslau@orange.k12.nj.us

     

    English IV 

    Overview: 

    Welcome to English class! I am happy to meet you all and begin creating a healthy, safe, and nurturing classroom environment, together. 

    In this course, students will explore a variety of texts that will expose them to complex writing, vocabulary, and skills such as analyzing, interpreting, writing, and speaking. Students will participate in a wide-range of discussions, collaborations, and small-group conversations to delineate and evaluate arguments and specific claims in a text.  Students will be able to then explicitly analyze and reflect on how these claims further a speaker’s ideas. This course will also allow students to use technological platforms to create multimedia projects that represent investigative, research, and analytical skills to determine a theme, delineate an argument, and find relevance to the real-world.

     Guided and scaffolded support will reveal growth in students’ writing abilities. Students will continue to plan, draft, revise, and edit to develop and strengthen their writing as needed. The implementation of these practices will lead students to producing clear and coherent writing in development, organization, and style which is appropriate to task, purpose, and audience. These practices will also enhance students’ productions as they will be expected to write narratives, literary analyses, and argumentative essays within the units. In doing so, students will strengthen their writing by citing evidence, elaborating on their ideas, and utilizing multiple sources.

    Our course will be utilizing a new curricular resource called Springboard. Unlike previous years, materials will be able to be accessed through digital tools and formats. Students will have the opportunity to peruse texts, extended writing tasks, activities, and reading/writing tips that enhance their learning and skills.

    As seniors, English IV students deal with many responsibilities, so periodically we will take a pause to do a mental-health check in and make sure students are feeling prepared, comfortable, and worry-free when we are together.  My goal is to have all my students feel supported while gaining knowledge and skills they can use well beyond senior year of high school.

     

    Classroom Materials:

    • Chromebook and charger

    • Writing implement (pen/pencil)

    • Assignment Pad/notebook/binder

     

    Expectations:

    • Students show up to class

    • Students are able to work to their highest ability 

    • Students are to respect peers and teachers

    • Students are to reflect on their actions and decisions each day

    • Students are to communicate with teacher with questions or concerns

     

    *All rules and regulations set forth by the Orange Public School District will be upheld in the classroom.

     

    Attendance Policy: 

    Please click  HERE to view the Student Handbook for further information on attendance policies, dress codes, bell schedules, and school disciplinary plans.

     

    Grading Policy:

    • Authentic Assessments: 25%

    • Tests: 25%

    • Quizzes: 20%

    • Homework: 10%

    • Classwork: 20%

     

    Grading Scale:

    • A: 100%-90%

    • B: 89%-80%

    • C: 79%-70%

    • D: 69%-65%

    • F: 64%-0%

     

    Plagiarism:

    There is a ZERO TOLERANCE policy for plagiarism in this course. Students will NOT be permitted to use other authors’ works (copying and pasting material from other writers) to claim as their own. Plagiarizing on any assignment (lack of citations, bibliographies, etc.) will result in an automatic zero for the task.

     

    Google Classroom and Remind codes:

    English IV Period 3

    Google Classroom: jt2wcgh

    Remind: @ehf4292

     

    English IV Period 4

    Google Classroom: ipwgsae

    Remind: @chche84

     

    English IV Period 6

    Google Classroom: awpzsyy

    Remind: @d8efakd

     

    English IV Period 8

    Google Classroom: g5pqcju

    Remind: @bekg674

     

        

     

     

     

    I HAVE READ AND UNDERSTAND THE EXPECTATIONS OF THIS CLASS AS OUTLINED IN THIS SYLLABUS. I AGREE TO ABIDE BY THE RULES AND PROCEDURES ESTABLISHED BY THE INSTRUCTOR.

    Student’s Printed Name: _________________________________________________________________ Student’s Signature: ____________________________________________________________________

    Date: ______________________________

    Parent/Guardian’s Printed Name: ___________________________________________________________ Parent/Guardian’s Signature: ______________________________________________________________

    Date: _________________________________