• Welcome to English 10R!!!

    Mrs. Hartnett

    Room 224

     

    Class Goal

    Our main goal this year will be the improvement of reading, writing, speaking and listening skills pursuant to the New York State ELA Standards.  We will write in a variety of different ways that incorporate practicing and enhancing the skills needed for the English Regents’ exam as well as learning the skills necessary to perform on the state test at a very high level.  Though the actual NYS ELA Regents exam will not be taken until your junior year, as a class, we will be practicing for it this year.  In the process, I expect to have a lot of fun!

     

    Classroom Rules

    v      Be on time- must be in the classroom  and in your seat prior to the bell

    v      Be prepared-must have a working writing utensil, college ruled paper, an English binder/folder, any text we are currently studying,  vocabulary workbook, and your homework

    v      Be  productive- part of your grade is based on your participation with class work (this includes working with partners/groups) and class discussion

    v      Be respectful- not only will you be required to be polite, respectful and cooperative with me, but with your classmates as well.  For example, this means (but is certainly not limited to): when someone is speaking, you are listening.  Also, inappropriate or disrespectful comments, remarks and name-calling will not be tolerated.  This includes making reference to individuals and/or groups of people outside of the classroom.  Our world and country is diverse, being made up of many different cultures, beliefs and appearances.  Therefore, narrow mindedness has absolutely no place in our classroom.  Think of our class mantra as: Just because someone is different from you, doesn’t make him/her wrong. Embrace individuality and difference! J

    v      Be mindful of the environment- reduce, reuse, and RECYCLE!!!  Any paper/plastic products must be discarded in its properly designated recycling bin located in our class room

     

    ***Failure to follow in accordance of these rules will result in one or all of the following:

    1.       student-teacher conference

    2.       written referral

    3.       parent/guardian communication

    4.       student/parent/teacher conference

     

     

     

     

    Here is What Else to Expect…

    The best learning comes from when we learn from each other.  So, consider our class a community.  We will be sharing our experiences, views and thoughts on many issues. It is important for EVERYONE to have a voice in her/his learning.  Therefore, be prepared for lots of discussion, collaborative learning, thoughtful writing and enriching literature. This is YOUR education…value it!!!

     

    Tentative Syllabus:

    These are the major areas and pieces of literature we will be studying.  They are subject to change and may not be studied in the order presented:

    Ø       short stories (approx. 10 throughout the year)

    Ø       Fahrenheit 451 (novel)

    Ø       Night (memoir)

    Ø       Antigone (drama)

    Ø       A Midsummer Night’s Dream (drama)

    Ø       Our Town (drama)

    Ø       Research project

    Ø       Vocabulary and Spelling

    Ø       Grammar and Punctuation

    Grading Policy

    Your grade will be composed of four areas: 1. literature (30%)

                                                                                      2. writing (30%)

                                                                                      3. vocabulary, spelling, grammar & punctuation (30%)

      4. participation (10%) - class participation will only improve    your overall grade. This area includes being involved in class work, discussion and handing homework in on time.

    ***Homework will not be accepted after it is due; therefore a score of zero credit will result in failure to hand work in on time.  Consider the deadline as part of the overall grade of the homework assignment.

    THIS POLICY IS NON-NEGOTIABLE!!!

    Homework is posted daily on the school website!

    Eco-incentive: 

    To avoid senseless waste of our precious paper resources, you will be granted an additional 3 points on any computer or hand written assignment that is presented on already printed paper.  (The computer lab (room 216) and my classroom have an abundant supply of this paper). This includes any pre-writing, rough drafts and/or final drafts.  Be responsible and active towards lessening your carbon footprint!!!

    ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

    I have read and understand Mrs. Hartnett’s English 10R course policies and description.

     

    _________________________                                  ____________________________________

    Student Signature          date                                   Parent/guardian Signature              date

                                                                            ____________________________________

                                                                            Parent/guardian e-mail address