• Ms. Johns

    English IV 

    * For specific course material, please see the link to curriculum which is found in the "Helpful Links" section of this faculty page.

    Course Outline

    There will be three major units this year. We will utilize modules 1, 2, and 3, in that order, of the Grade 12 ELA Engage NY curriculum. Each unit will include:

    * At least one common, whole-class text

    * Independent reading selections

    * Seminars in small groups and with the whole class

    * Summative writing assignments

    Reading Plus: Two (2) Reading Plus assignments must be completed each week throughout the school year. Each week’s completion of Reading Plus will count as a homework grade.  Reading Plus insight benchmarks will count as authentic assessments or tests three times per year.

    Late Work and Missing Assignments

     It is each student's responsibility to know the due dates of assignments.  If you have missing assignments, it is difficult to demonstrate your abilities. However, I will accept late assignments with credit deducted.  I understand that sometimes we have unavoidable situations in our lives that prevent us from meeting a deadline. If you miss a deadline, communicate with me; we will work together to find a solution. 

    Class Preparation and Practice

     At home preparation for class is an important component of our course. This will include reading and/or responding to what we've read in both discussion and written forms. You will also be expected to continue practicing what we have been exploring in class in order to extend learning. The products from your preparation and practice will often be collected. Be prepared to turn in or "show" your work! Then, you will surely earn credit for what you've accomplished.

     

    Required Supplies: ● School-issued chromebook ● Three-ring binder or notebook   ● Blue or black Ink pen, pencil, highlighters (optional), and college-ruled, loose-leaf writing paper.

    Grading Policy: Grades will be given based on completion and performance on assignments, tests, and quizzes. 

    (A+ 97-100; A 90-96; B+ 87-89; B 80-86; C+ 77-79; C 70-76; D+ 67-69; D 65-66; F <65)

    Authentic Assessments- 25% Tests- 25% Quizzes- 20% Class Work- 20% Homework- 10%

    Google Classroom and Remind codes: Please see the tab labled 2021-2022 Classes and Codes for your specific class codes.

     

    Classroom Norms and Expectations: All Rules and Regulations set forth by the Orange Public School District will be upheld in the classroom. No cell phones, iPods, or any other electronic device may be used during class unless otherwise directed. Electronic devices other than those used for instruction must remain out of sight in a bag or pocket.

    Academic Dishonesty Policy: Students will receive a copy of the Orange High School Dishonesty Policy in their English classes. All students and faculty will follow the policy as stated in the Student Handbook.

     

    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.

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