FORSYTH COUNTY COURSE SYLLABUS 2010-2011 COURSE TITLE: 9th Grade Literature and Composition TEACHER NAME: Anna Krause E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org ROOM: East Hall, 1323 PHONE: 770-781-2264 EXT: 101323 Course Description: This course content will focus upon a wide range of genres in literature with an emphasis on literary analysis. The integrated study of composition will include basic research skills and expository and persuasive writing with an emphasis on technical writing. Sentence structure and grammar usage will be included throughout the writing process and integrated with speaking, listening and vocabulary skills. Extensive reading, public speaking and presentations skills are also included in this course. A state mandated End of Course Test is required and counts 15% of the student’s overall course grade. Standards: Georgia Performance Standards are the guidelines for this course as determined by the state of Georgia. Students and parents may find a copy of these course standards at www.georgiastandards.org. Learning Resources/Textbook: Elements of Literature published by Holt 2010. We will have a set of these textbooks available in the classroom. Selected novels With the emergence of technology as a tool for learning, South Forsyth High School will be utilizing various resources to assist with instruction, including ANGEL, online textbooks, and interactive websites. In addition to these web based instructional tools, this course will also have a classroom set of textbooks. Should you feel that your child would benefit from having a textbook at home in addition to the classroom textbook, please contact your child’s teacher. Required Units and Assignments: Units Possible Novels or Other Works Writing Short Stories Heroes, Gods, and Monsters Technical Writing Mythology and the Epic Alas, Babylon Research Paper the Novel Night Persuasive Writing Poetry The Chosen Expository Writing Shakespearian Drama Ender’s Game the Memoir Fahrenheit 451 Research and Writing A Separate Peace Speak The Odyssey and/or the Iliad Taming of the Shrew Edith Hamilton’s Mythology Myth and Folklore Throughout the above units, the teacher will facilitate the strengthening and acquiring of skills relating to literary analysis, vocabulary acquisition, and communication through clear writing and speaking. Availability for Extra Help: Students are encouraged to seek extra help as soon as it is needed. Extra help can be arranged before or after school on most days. Students are encouraged to consult teachers at appropriate times to schedule appointments. Makeup Work: All missed work and assessments are the responsibility of the student when they are absent from school. A student who is absent on the day before a scheduled assessment will be responsible for completing the assignment on the scheduled day and time. Students who have been absent more than two consecutive days (including the assessment day) will be given five (5) school days to make up the assessment and/or other assignments. This does not include major projects, research papers, etc., where the deadline has been posted in advance. The teacher has the discretion to grant a longer period of time to make up work if there are extenuating circumstances. Grading Calculations: Course Average = 42.5% (1ST Sem. Course Work) + 42.5% (2ND Sem. Course Work) + 15% EOCT or Final Exam 1ST & 2ND Semester Course Work = 60% Summative + 40% Formative Concept of formative assessment: http://pareonline.net/getvn.asp?v=8&n=9 Grading Policy: A = 90 – 100 B = 80 – 89 C = 70 – 79 Failing = Below 70 *Formative Assessments include, but are not limited to homework, class work, practice tests, essay drafts, and sections of projects, research papers, and presentations. *Summative Assessments include unit tests, final projects, final essays, final research papers, and presentations. Exam Exemption: a student may exempt the final exam at the end of the year if he or she has a 90 average or above in the class. This does not include the mandatory EOCT test. English Department Late Work Policy: Per SFHS English Department policy, fifteen percent (15%) of an assignment’s score will be deducted for up to three school days following the missed due date; “school days” refers to days of the week when school is in session, not only days when a class meets. After three days, the assignment will earn no credit. The formative assignment grade will be determined by quality of the work less deducted points or percentage. No formative assignments will be accepted after the summative assessment connected to the previous formative assignment(s) is administered. The English Department follows SFHS make-up policies as outlined in the SFHS student handbook. Summative-level projects, research papers, and essays that are not submitted by the designated date will have 30 points (or 30 percent) deducted if the assignment is submitted one day late. The assignment will not be accepted if submitted later than one day after the established deadline. One-day late assignments can receive a maximum score of 70%. Technological difficulties are not considered a legitimate excuse for late work. Computers are available for student use weekdays 7:30am to 4:00pm in the media center. Students are also welcome to send work through email or ANGEL if they are experiencing printer problems. Files must be submitted in a format accessible by SFHS software. Students will not be given exceptions for corrupted files or files incapable of being printed by SFHS equipment. Plagiarism: All work submitted by students must be reflection of each student’s individual thoughts, opinions, and collective effort. Cheating and/or plagiarism of any kind will not be tolerated in any form. Plagiarism includes but is not restricted to copying class work or homework; looking at another student’s paper; using signs/sign language/signals to communicate answers; using notes of any kind on a test or quiz; using electronic devices during class and excessive editing by someone other than the student. Students will be given a zero for the assignment cheated upon; parents will be notified; ISS or other punishment will be given. Refer to the SFHS Student Handbook for further details.
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