Mrs. Annichine Mrs. Brewer Mrs. Hannan Mrs. Petraska
Honors English 10 Classroom Expectations
Welcome to English class! 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.
* Take care of using the restroom and going to your locker before or after class.
* 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.
* Chromebooks must be brought to class daily, charged and ready for use. It is expected that these 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. Also, please keep in mind that this is a nut-free classroom.
What we will do in the event of a problem will depend on the individual person and the special situation.
What Do You Do When You Miss Class or Have Questions About Class Assignments?
First, being present in class every day is your best key to success. However, if you are absent, late, or miss class for any reason, please take responsibility for make-up work; be proactive in turning in assignments, getting missed notes, scheduling make-up quizzes, etc. We will be helpful in getting you caught up, but the responsibility lies with you. We expect missed quizzes/tests to be made up on your own time when you return to school; Wednesday morning make-up sessions and Explorer Periods are available to help students get caught up. If you fail to show up for a scheduled make-up, you may receive a consequence.
Some basic tools for success in this class are your class calendar, a planner (if you’d like to copy any assignment updates from the board), and various technology resources, specifically Google Classroom and Google Calendar. We recommend you use the Google Classroom app so you can be notified when any important class announcements are made.
Outside of class, we encourage you to reach out to your classmates if you have questions about assignment directions or homework requirements. You can also feel free to email us. We will be impressed that you are conscientious enough to seek support. If emailing a teacher, please contact us with questions no later than 8:00 each evening. This communication will help you be on target the next school day. (Please note that we do not print assignments for students.)
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, in-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 on Home Access Center. Please see us if you have questions or concerns. Do not wait until the end of the grading period to bring up your grade!
We will be assigning and checking formative work on a regular basis. If you are present in class and were present when the work was assigned, you are expected to have it completed. Not completing formative work may result in a zero, a detention, 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.
In class every day you will need (as listed in your summer welcome letter):
- 1½” Binder with five dividers/tabs
Label the tabs Course Info, MUGS, Reading, Writing, and Reference.
- Notebook paper
- Pens (black or blue)/pencils/highlighter
You will also be expected to have a self-selected independent reading book (#READ) with you each day—and your Chromebook, of course. Supplies are due on __________________ .
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
Much Ado About Nothing
Strength in What Remains
Cry, the Beloved Country
A Tale of Two Cities
Nonfiction choice may include Mountains Beyond Mountains, Seabiscuit, Unbroken,
The Hot Zone, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks