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    Welcome to English 10 Self-Contained

    Mr. Bevilacqua

    jbevilacqua@iroquoiscsd.org

    Room 223

     

    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

    • Be on time- must be in the classroom and in your seat ready to learn
    • 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. Device and stylist
    • Be  productive- part of your grade is based on your participation with class work (this includes working with partners/groups) and class discussion
    • Be respectful- not only will you be required to be polite, respectful and cooperative with me, but with your classmates as well

     

     

    ***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        Novels (approx. 2-3 throughout the year)

    Ø       Night (memoir)

    Ø       Various dramas  example (Antigone)

    Ø       Research project

    Ø       Vocabulary

    Grading Policy

    Your grade will be composed of tests , quizzes , classwork and participation

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    I have read and understand Mr. Bevilacqua’s ELA 10 course policies and description.

     

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    Student Signature          date                                   Parent/guardian Signature              date

                                                                        

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                     Parent/guardian e-mail address