Mrs. Nicole Throckmorton, Aud. Room 2
School Number: (580) 658-1515
This course will introduce students to the basic elements of literary analysis, grammar/punctuation, essay and research paper writing. Literary modes include the short story, the novel, essay, drama, and poetry. Students will be required to interpret and analyze different types of literature throughout the year. This course, however, does not study each category of literature equally or in the same way. Students will also build vocabulary, learn and apply the building blocks of essay writing, and reflect on a variety of literary genres. This course will also focus on the relationship between developing an appreciation and interest in reading literature, formulating and expressing opinions in literary analysis, and understanding how themes in literature illustrate our past and help direct our future. We will focus on further developing your ability to formulate opinions more clearly and logically and expressing these thoughts in writing. You will be challenged to increase your own personal skills. You will be encouraged to express both verbally and in writing your opinions in an effort to become a more critical reader and sophisticated writer. You will complete a variety of writing assignments, along with various other projects throughout the year. These skills will help you do well in all courses, as well as be successful in life. The instructor will exhibit and encourage critical thinking about the texts we cover. This will include the consideration of the worldview presented by each author.
Notebooks: Organization is a very important life skill. Students will be expected to retain all notes, homework, quizzes, tests, and handouts in this binder.
What I Expect From You At All Times Without Excuse:
Disciplinary Process: Serious offenses or continuing problems in one or more areas may result in the following disciplinary action(s).
Entering and Exiting Class: You are tardy if you are not in class and in your seat when the tardy bell rings. Immediately begin the bell ringer assignment on the board. I will dismiss you at the end of the class period. NOTE: the bell does NOT dismiss you. When leaving the room, exit in an orderly fashion and make sure any trash is picked up. Do not leave paper under your desk.
Late Work: Each student is required to complete his homework assignments on time. Failure to hand in assignments the day it is due will result in the student receiving a zero for the assignment.
Make-up Work: If a student has an excused absence, it is the student’s responsibility to get any missing work the day she/he returns to class.
a. The student is allowed one (1) day to make up work from a one day excused absence. If a test has been previously assigned on the day of absence, the student must be prepared to take the test on his/her return to school. Time allowed for make-up work for multiple absences will be determined on the basis of need.
b. Students should go to their teacher and ask for make-up work as soon as they return from an illness.
Any student cheating in any form will receive a "0" for the assignment and disciplinary penalty. The second offense of cheating may result in disciplinary action which may include suspension.
40% Tests/Major Projects
25% Quizzes/Major Writing Assignments
20% Homework/Pop Reading Checks
**I highly encourage you to keep all of your papers for the entire semester in the event there is ever any question about an assignment, your grade average, or missing papers. **
Parents/Guardians, please feel free to contact me with ANY questions, concerns, comments, or ideas. Your child’s academic success is very important to me. I welcome your insight at any time.
Terms of Agreement
This syllabus is a contract between the instructor and the student with a parent/guardian witness. As an instructor of this course, I am committed to abiding by this syllabus. As a student of this course, you also are expected to abide by this syllabus. By signing this Terms of Agreement, you are affirming that you have read and agree to abide by the guidelines, policies and agreements stated in this syllabus.
As a student of this course, I have read and agree to abide by the guidelines, policies and agreements stated in this syllabus.
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As the parent/guardian, I have read and agree to support this student in an effort to follow the guidelines, policies and agreements stated in this syllabus.
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