English 9A is a required course for graduation from Blackfoot High School. In this class students will be studying short stories and how to do a close reading. Students will read, write, analyze, collaborate and participate in activities to examine and discuss the text. Vocabulary, grammar, and literary terms are also a focus in this class. This unit is taught during the 1st trimester, as it will provide students with the necessary skills to actively engage with a text and make meaning of their understanding as they progress through their high school career. Reading, and analysis and informational writing are the focus of this unit.
Pencils, eraser, highlighters, one spiral notebook (college ruled, 100 pages), binder for keeping necessary work, earbuds, Internet access, and an electronic device if possible.
- Treat yourself, your peers, and your teacher with respect. Everyone in this classroom is an important, valuable person.
- Be in the room and in your assigned seat with all necessary items before the bell rings or you WILL be marked tardy.
- Be prepared for class with all the required materials.
- Respect the rights and property of others. Everyone has the right to an education, and if you infringe upon that right you will be removed from class.
- Use class time appropriately.
- All electronic devices are to be out of sight and turned off during class (please review student handbook for specifics) unless the instructor has given prior approval.
- Assignments are due ON TIME, and there may be a penalty for turning in assignments past their due date. DUE DATES for assignments will be posted in advance, and students are expected to turn in assignments by those dates. If there are extenuating circumstances please let me know ahead of time.
- Take care of personal business before or after class. I expect you to manage your time wisely. Do not ask to use the restroom the first 15 minutes of class, the last 15 minutes of class, or when I am teaching.
- Water in a clear bottle is the only acceptable drink permitted during class, but is not allowed around the computers.
**Please see the student handbook for the tardy and absence policy. This policy will be strictly enforced.
There are many assignments that will consist of your final grade
Daily assignments 20%
Tests, Quizzes and Projects 25%
Cheating and Plagiarism
According to the Owl Purdue website https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/, plagiarism is defined as follows: “There are some actions that can almost unquestionably be labeled plagiarism. Some of these include buying, stealing, or borrowing a paper (including, of course, copying an entire paper or article from the Web); hiring someone to write your paper for you; and copying large sections of text from a source without quotation marks or proper citation.” In this regard, any work that is turned in and I find it to be unoriginal, copied, or I question its validity, no credit will be given until the student turns in original work.
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