English Language Arts 10 B
“The mission of Clarkston Community Schools is to cultivate thinkers, learners, and positive contributors to a global society.”
~ Dr. Rod Rock, Superintendent
English Language Arts 10 is designed to help students develop an enjoyment of literature by focusing on reading, speaking, listening, and thinking. As a writer, each individual will work toward enhanced expression, flexibility, creativity, accuracy, and other areas of personal growth.
We will work on the following units this trimester:
Please refer to my website for descriptions of the novels we will be reading together in class.
Be on time. Tardies count.
E veryone has a right to voice their opinion, but know when and how to do it appropriately.
R isk: take a chance on learning.
E veryone in the room is a valuable part of this community.
S mile. Laugh. Have a positive attitude. J
P ick up after yourself. Garbage on the floor clutters the room.
E njoy our differences.It’s what makes life interesting.
C ome to class prepared. Be prepared to think, to work, to participate!
T alk to the teacher! Tell me what I need to know to help you.
F ollow the dress code. Reveal your soul, not your skin.
U nderstand that I get the final say. I am the teacher after all.
L ost? Ask questions, ask for help, ask again until you get what you need.
Above all, be respectful!
If for any reason you are unable to purchase any of the materials listed above, please let me know.
Workplace Skills and Attitudes
As a member of the class, you will be expected to participate in this course as if it were a professional work environment. The Workplace Skills and Attitudes grade will reflect your ability to act in a mature, cooperative, responsible, and respectful manner at all times. This grade will take into account:
Student Absences and Late Work
Because the mission of Clarkston Community Schools is to prepare students for 21st century learning, there will be several components of this course requiring students to access computers/ technology from home or on a student’s own time. These requirements may include but are not limited to:
If it will be difficult for you to access a computer from home for these purposes, please let me know as soon as possible. Together, we will find a solution to this problem so that your success in this course will not be compromised.
Summative assessments (major grades at the end of each unit) 50%
Formative assessments (homework and other daily assignments) 40%
Workplace Skills and Attitudes (participation) 10%
Please keep all work. Check to be sure that work completed is accurately shown on your grades that will be posted regularly online.
Throughout the course of the trimester, we go through many class supplies. Donations to the class are greatly appreciated. Here is a list of items on the class wish list: facial tissue, pencils, pens, loose leaf paper, and books for the classroom library.
· I teach all day in Room A 313 and have first hour conference. I am available both before and after school if you need extra help. It is advisable, however, that you check with me in advance to avoid potential conflict with other meetings.
· My voice mail number is (248) 623-4033.
· Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please do not hesitate to contact me at any time.