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									                                            English 9
                                      2012-2013 Syllabus
                                   Augusta Independent Schools
Teacher: Mr. Litteral

Phone (school): 756-2105                    Email: timothy.litteral@augusta.kyschools.us

Web site – www.augusta.kyschools.us/olc/teacher.aspx?s=1015

Office Hours: Mon-Fri 8:00 – 8:45am (Planning Period) & Monday-Thursday 3:15 – 4:00pm
*I am typically available in my classroom during these times for conferencing or additional help. However, please
call ahead to set-up an appointment. If these times are not convenient, please see me so that we may schedule
something at an alternate time.

Materials Needed
* Textbook (provided) * 3-Ring Binder with dividers (1-1 ½ inches) *Pencil and paper daily

Class Expectations, Guidelines, and Discipline Policies
All students are expected to show respect for everyone in the building, be on time, and do their
best. When a substitute is in this room, students are to treat him/her with respect and no different
than they would treat a regular classroom teacher, if not better. If I return and the sub has your
name written down for behavior, you will likely receive a write-up. I do not want to return to
find a negative note or that no work has been completed. If I am absent, that does not mean you
have a free day. Also, always bring your AR book to class. If you have any extra time, you will
need something to do.

Assignments: There will be regular assignments/homework given for credit. Most of the time if
work isn’t finished in class, it is considered homework and due at the start of the period the next
day. Each day an assignment is late will result in a 5% reduction. Also, work should NOT be
completed in red ink.

Make-up Policy: If students have an excused absence, it is their responsibility to collect and
turn in make-up work. Regardless of how many days are missed, you have 1 week from the day
you return to collect and turn-in make-up work. I have a book that contains the assignments
from each day, which students may ask to see. Also, each class will have a make-up folder that
will contain handouts, worksheets, etc. that you need.

Hall passes: Do not ask to leave the room to go see a student, to go to another teacher’s room,
etc. Students are allowed 2 hall passes for water/restroom breaks each semester. Try to take
restroom/water breaks before or after class. Save your hall passes for an emergency.

Class Routine: Beginning Class / Collecting & returning papers / End of Class
A regular class routine ensures classes run smoothly. Our daily activities will be listed on board.
1.) Each day, there will be bell work on the board when students enter the room. Students need
to sharpen pencils, turn in assignments, and be seated. No one should be walking around the
room for any other reason, and you must be in your seat by the time the bell rings. All talking
should stop when the bell rings. Students will turn in bell work and editing weekly. 2.) There
will be a tray for your class to turn in work, unless otherwise instructed. I will periodically
return graded work. 3.) If students finish work before the end of the period, they need to work or
read quietly. Work should not stop until the bell rings and there should be no putting materials
away early, unless permission has been given to do so! Students are not to line up at the door.
Just because the bell rings does not mean you leave my class. Students are not to be out of their
seats until I have dismissed the class.

Learning Binder: All students are to have a 3-ring binder for this class. You will need 6
dividers, as the notebook needs to be divided into the following sections: Reading, Writing,
Vocabulary, Grammar, Reflective Learning, and Graded Papers. The goal is that this notebook
will teach students effective organizational skills and serve as a learning resource.

Discipline: All of the rules in the student handbook are applicable to this class. I expect all
students to be respectful to everyone in the classroom. My goal is to create a positive
environment where everyone can concentrate and learn. You should be familiar with the
procedures. The school discipline code and procedures will be followed and enforced. Students
will receive a participation grade each week. Students will lose points for various things,
including: Not being in seat when the bell rings, not being prepared for class, not participating,
etc.
Sleeping, constant talking, and lack of participation will not be tolerated. Your head
should never touch your desk. You should have no type of food, candy, or drink in class.

Electronic devices: There is no need for cell phones, cameras, calculators, etc. in this class.
These items must not be seen. Students are NOT to be listening to MP3 Players, iPods, CD
players, etc. Your focus needs to be on class activities. There will be NO warnings for cell
phones. Cell phones are a Class II violation, and each violation will be a write-up. Also, your
phone will be taken and given to the office.

Inappropriate Language: Profanity and inappropriate language is offensive to many people.
Therefore, all inappropriate language is to be left at the door. I should not hear it in my class,
anywhere in the building, on the bus, or at any extra-curricular activity.

Class Discussions: We will have several class discussions and I want everyone to feel
comfortable when speaking. Respect others that are speaking and don’t interrupt them. It is one
thing to make a constructive criticism about someone’s argument, but making fun of it or the
person will not be tolerated. If you raise your hand, I will do my best to allow you to speak. I
may call on you even if you do not have your hand raised, so stay pay attention and be prepared!

AR: Students are given an AR goal each 9-weeks. They must meet ½ of their goal by the mid-
term for a 50 point grade and their entire goal by the end of the 9-weeks for a 50 point grade.
Specific dates will be given each 9-weeks.

Plagiarism: Plagiarism is the act of presenting another’s words or ideas as one’s own writing
without acknowledging the source. It may be intentional or unintentional. To avoid plagiarism
(and you must), submit only your own work and be sure to credit and properly cite all sources.
Plagiarism constitutes academic misconduct, the consequences of which may include a failing
grade for the assignment. Repeated occurrences may include failure of the course.
I have read the syllabus for Mr. Litteral’s class and understand the expectations.


Student’s signature ___________________________________                                 Date ______________


I have reviewed the syllabus for Mr. Litteral’s class with my child and understand the expectations.


Parent’s signature _____________________________________                                Date _______________

It is much easier and convenient for me to e-mail a parent if there is an issue. I realize not everyone
has access to e-mail, but if you do, please provide it on the line below:

Parent E-mail ____________________________________________________________________

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I have read the syllabus for Mr. Litteral’s class and understand the expectations.


Student’s signature ___________________________________                                 Date ______________


I have reviewed the syllabus for Mr. Litteral’s class with my child and understand the expectations.


Parent’s signature _____________________________________                                Date _______________

It is much easier and convenient for me to e-mail a parent if there is an issue. I realize not everyone
has access to e-mail, but if you do, please provide it on the line below:

Parent E-mail ____________________________________________________________________

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I have read the syllabus for Mr. Litteral’s class and understand the expectations.


Student’s signature ___________________________________                                 Date ______________


I have reviewed the syllabus for Mr. Litteral’s class with my child and understand the expectations.


Parent’s signature _____________________________________                                Date _______________

It is much easier and convenient for me to e-mail a parent if there is an issue. I realize not everyone
has access to e-mail, but if you do, please provide it on the line below:

Parent E-mail ____________________________________________________________________

								
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