English 12

English 10 Syllabus:

Class Expectations:
1.I expect you to act like a high school aged young adult. Will you have your ups and downs—absolutely! We all do! But I do not expect rudeness, unkindness, or unwillingness. You should be presenting yourself in a respectable manner and have integrity.

2. Be in your seat when the bell rings working on the Warm-up for the day. Follow directions. Ask questions that you have by raising your hand. If you need to use the restroom, wait until an appropriate time (not while I’m in the middle of speaking) and I will sign your pass. These are all STANDARD practices and I expect them to be upheld.


WHAT IF I’M SICK AND MISS CLASS? (I know this won’t happen because you’ll be too excited to come to school…but let’s entertain the idea)

                If you should miss class for a day or two, you are expected to make up all classwork and assignments. How do you know what you missed? Check the Absent folder. Look for the date you missed for example I was out March 10th I would look in the number “10” folder and look for worksheets with your name on it. If your name is on it, you need to do it. If you are unclear on something, ask a friend before you ask me. I would be more than happy to help before or after class—not during. All items that were due on the day you were absent are due upon your arrival back to class. AKA- if you missed a day a project was due—it’s due when you return. NO exceptions. If there is a long-term assignment and you miss a day in between the date assigned, the date due DOES NOT CHANGE. You do not get an extension. This goes for missed test reviews as well.


GRADE BREAKDOWN:                                                                                    A: 100-90

Summative Assessments/Tests/Projects: 30%                                   B: 89-80

Formative Assessments/Quizzes: 30%                                                   C: 79-70

Classwork: 20%                                                                                                 D: 69-60

Homework: 10%                                                                                               F: 59 and below


Course Description and Design

This course is designed to help you become a more literate and well-rounded individual. In addition, at the end of the English 10 course you take the Keystone Literature Exam. This exam is a graduation requirement and so it is imperative that you soak in all of the information this year. The course content is aligned to the PACore standards to prepare you for the Keystone Lit. Exam. Our curriculum can be found on the WASD website for additional information. The texts we will use in this class:

                Holt Elements of Literature (short stories, poems, etc)

                Various Non-fiction articles and resources

                Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare (play)

                The Pearl by John Steinbeck (novella)

                Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury (fiction novel)

                Our Town by Thornton Wilder (play)

                The Glass Castle by Jeanneatte Walls (nonfiction memoir)

English 10 Curriculum
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