Course Information

  • Mrs. Annichine                            Mrs. Brewer                             Mrs. Hannan                            Mrs. Petraska    

    annichic@hudson.k12.oh.us      brewerm@hudson.k12.oh.us   hannanj@hudson.k12.oh.us    petraskm@hudson.k12.oh.us

     

    Honors English 10 Classroom Expectations 2021-2022

     

    Welcome to Honors English 10! We are looking forward to getting to know you. As the year progresses, please feel free to talk to us at any time; we would be happy to set aside time to help. In addition, we ask for your help in making this class a positive and productive experience for all of us.

     

    Classroom Expectations – They are simple!

    Come to class ready to learn each day; respect your teachers and classmates who are also there to learn. 

     

    Every day you will drop your phone into your assigned # slot prior to the start of class. Putting your phone aside will help you focus on learning. 

     

    Your iPad must be brought to class daily, charged and ready for use. It is expected that your iPad will be used responsibly and only for English classwork while in this classroom.

     

    Please be aware of the Hudson High School regulations as detailed in the electronic handbook. Note the sections on attendance/tardiness, dress code, personal electronics, and plagiarism/cheating. For allergy and hygiene reasons, please no food in the classroom. Additionally, please follow all COVID-related district mandates.

     

    Beyond these general class procedures,  what we will do in the event of a problem will depend on the individual person and the special situation.

     

    Organization for Learning

    Google Classroom will be our primary hub for all assignments and communications. It will inform you about what work we will be doing and when assignments are due. If you miss class or you simply need to access class materials--start by looking at Classroom. 

     

    In order to stay organized, all assignments will be considered COMPLETED when you submit any necessary files AND click TURN IN on Google Classroom.

     

    Being present for class is key to your success. However, if you miss class for any reason, please take responsibility for make-up work; be proactive in turning in assignments, getting missed notes, scheduling make-up assessments, etc. We will be helpful in getting you caught up, but the responsibility lies with you

     

    If you have questions, feel free to email us. We will be impressed that you are conscientious enough to seek support. Please reach out to us as early in the evening as possible; prompt communication will help us all stay in the loop and keep you on target with your learning.




    Grading

     

    Your grades in this course will be calculated using total points and will fall into two categories, formative and summative. 

     

    Formative (Academic Practice) = Approximately 30% of your grade

    May include homework checks, class assignments, some quizzes, some writing assignments, participation, and class discussions

     

    Summative (Academic Achievement) = Approximately 70% of your grade

    May include tests, quizzes, writing assignments, activities, or projects that assess how well you mastered the material we are studying

     

    Grades will be updated regularly in Home Access Center. Please be proactive; if you have questions or concerns, do not wait until the end of the grading period to address them with us! 

     

    Formative work will be assigned and checked on a regular basis. Not completing formative work may result in a zero, a missed opportunity for feedback, or a missed opportunity to participate in a learning activity. All summative assignments must be completed; summative work submitted late will earn reduced credit.

     

    Materials

    In class every day you will need (as listed in your summer welcome letter):

    • 1” binder with five dividers/tabs 

          Label the tabs Course Info, MUGS, Reading, Writing, and Reference.

    • Notebook paper
    • Pens (black or blue)/pencils/highlighter
    • Charged iPad *stylus recommended

     

    We strongly encourage you to routinely read self-selected high-interest works, including novels, nonfiction books, magazines, or other materials that will stretch you as a thinker. For those in a time crunch, try an audiobook or a podcast! 

     

    Throughout the year, we will be reading materials not included in a textbook. When we do this, we will provide you with ample notice that you will need to secure a copy of a book. Books required for the course will typically be available through the school bookstore and library, and some used copies may also be available. You will also need a copy of an MLA resource, which we will be providing. This will be an essential tool for your writing, so PLEASE keep it in your binder for the entire year.

     

    Major Works may include:

    A Separate Peace

    Julius Caesar

    Much Ado About Nothing

    Strength in What Remains

    Cry, the Beloved Country

    A Tale of Two Cities

          Multiple choice units :)

    Thank you for your time and for your wonderful students!

     

    Please share this page with your parents.  As your “proof of purchase” please take a selfie of you and your parents/guardians reviewing this page together. Upload your very cool selfie to the assignment on Google Classroom titled “Classroom Syllabus Acknowledgement.”         

     

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