Independent Reading Novel - We will be checking books from the library. All book
In order to make this course a successful learning experience for all students, certain behaviors are expected. Students will be respectful of their classmates, teacher, and classroom itself. Each student should come prepared for class with the appropriate materials and should plan on being an active participant in class activities. All in-class assignments and homework should be completed and turned-in to ensure growth and learning.
Absences/ Late Work/Extra Credit
It will be your responsibility to talk to me after an absence.
If you are truant (you have skipped), you must make up the work you missed, but only for partial credit.
Teacher Communication, Availability, and Extra Help
I check my e-mail and phone messages daily, though e-mail is my preferred form of contact. In the event of printer problems, you can e-mail essays to me before school on the date due.
If you are having difficulty in the class or would like extra help, I am available for assistance after school on most days, or by appointment in the mornings.
Your grade in the class will be based on a number of factors: Daily warm-ups /review, active class participation, and independent reading book study. The Grade scale is as follows:
Students who arrive after the bell has rung will be marked as tardy. After tardy #3, the student will get a verbal warning. Tardy #4 will result in an attendance referral and 1-hour detention. Don’t trade seconds for hours, arrive to class on time!
Cell Phones and Other Electronic Devices
Phones and other electronic devices should not be used in class unless the teacher gives permission to do so.