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1 Hawthorne High School TELD Instructor: Mr. Nick Candelas Class Meeting Days: Everyday Room: Bungalow 8-E Phone: Ext:
2 Welcome This is a new semester and a new beginning. In order to insure your success in this course we must work as a team where I am your coach in encouraging to learn. I can only teach you if you want to learn. Keep a positive outlook and remember only you can earn your grade, I can only evaluate your effort and product.
3 Course Description In this course we will develop and perfect our command of the English language through bettering our reading, writing, and speaking skills. We will further our understanding of the written language, history and culture through a study of the vast and diverse literary works. The genres covered include the short story and novel, as well as poetry, non- fiction, and drama. 12 January
4 Course Description Students will complete various types of writing assignments –Imaginative/Narrative –Sensory/Descriptive –Practical/Informative –Analytical/Expository (ONE PER MONTHDETAILS WILL FOLLOW), Students will compose five-paragraph essays and write an MLA-style research paper.
5 Course Description Writing assignments will also emphasize critical response to and analysis of the literary selections. There are numerous and varied components to learning a language and studying literature. Therefore, proper and meaningful participation in all aspects of the class is crucial and will affect your grade. Being on time and prepared for class is a major part of proper participation.
6 REQUIRED TEXTS Edge Reading, Writing, and Language Textbook and Workbook Language Network (McDougal, Littell (We will be visiting the library for you to pick up). CVUHSD Writers Handbook The Outsiders (S.E. Hinton)
7 Course Assignments –Textbook Work (Elaborated in Handouts) –Interactive Reader Vocabulary CST Top 100 (!0 per week ) –Vocabulary (Flash Cards) 10 words per week. –Vocabulary (Sentences) 10 per week –Vocabulary Quizzes (1 per week) –Grammar Book (Homework) minimum of three assignments per week. 12 January
8 Course Assignments – Vocabulary CST Top 100 (!0 per week) –Textbook/Interactive Reader Assignments –Reflect and Asses and Analyze Comprehension checks from course readings –Respond to questions and directions in Interactive Reader
9 Course Assignments –Writing Assignments (Quickwrites, and a monthly essay) –Class Meeting Agendas (Copy them as soon as class begins into a section of your binder that should be labeled Agenda) –MLA Term Paper (5 pages) Begin in May and Due on Friday, June 5, 2009.
10 Course Assignments PowerPoints/Cornell Notes Teacher will occasionally distribute PowerPoints which students will be required to transfer into their own words into Cornell Note format. Teacher will also require daily Cornell Notes when blank or Pre-filled Cornell Forms are distributed for reviewing the lesson.
11 Units to be Covered During 2 nd Semester Unit 3: The Hero Within EQ What Makes a Hero? Page 190 Unit 4: Opening Doors EQ How Can Knowledge Open Doors? Page 294 Unit 5: Fear This! EQ What Makes Something Frightening? Page January
12 Units to be Covered During 2 nd Semester Unit 6: Are You Buying It? EQ How Do the Media Shape the Way People Think? Page 486 Unit 7: Where We Belong EQ What Holds Us Together? What Keeps Us Apart? Page 578 Consult Monthly Reading Assignments on Calendar (Handouts and Online)
13 Supplies Random checks of Supplies will be conducted for class points. Forget your supplies lose out on points. Remembering your supplies demonstrates your responsibility. –Pens and pencils –Highlighters –College ruled paper –A 3-ring binder with dividers 12 January
14 Supplies Divider Sections/Tabs Calendar Daily Agendas Classwork/Homework Today I learned…(You are to use the last five minutes of every class meeting to write a summary of what you leaned/or a list of five questions minimum on the days lesson.)
15 Classroom Rules/Policies Attendance There are approximately 80 hours/periods in the semester. You will receive 10 points for every hour/period of participation. If you are absent you are not participating. 12 January
16 Classroom Rules/Policies On block schedule days you earn 20 participation points and on regular days (all classes meet) you can earn 10 participation points, no matter how long the period. This also applies to minimum days. Since you are enrolled in two sections you will be graded accordingly, what your earn in the first section transfers to the second section.
17 Classroom Rules/Policies For every 20 class periods missed (200 points, and approximately ¼--Yes 25 percent of the semester) your final grade will be lowered one letter grade. Your participation is essential to your passing the course. Show up!
18 Classroom Rules/Policies –Punctuality Students are to be seated and ready to work before the tardy bell rings. –Zero Tolerance Cell Phones that are being used for any purpose during class will be confiscated by security for parental pick up, no exceptions.
19 Classroom Procedures –Students will be silent and listen attentively when the teacher speaks. –Students will remain in their assigned seats and only get up with teacher permission. –Teacher dismisses class after the school dismissal bell. If the bell is not working teacher will dismiss class two minutes after scheduled release. 12 January
20 Classroom Procedures 1.Students will raise hand and wait for permission to speak. 2.Students will remain quiet if one of their peers is speaking with permission. 3.Students will only use appropriate classroom language. 4.Students will abstain from all vulgar, obscene, and profane language. 5.Students will show respect to the class, to their peers and to the process.
21 Consequences for Violating Classroom Rules and Procedures One example of violating class rules and procedures could be having side conversations during Teacher Directed Instruction. If you violate it will lead to 1.One verbal warning. 2.Thirty minutes detention. 3.Phone call to home. 4.Referral for parent/guardian conference and suspension.
22 Be Advised…. In addition to having to complete all course work and adhere to classroom procedures, students are subject to additional assignments not mentioned in this presentation. Further assignments will be listed in Course Outline and/or in monthly class calendar available online and in hardcopy by this Friday.
23 Parent/Student Acknowledgement of Academic and Social Expectations Please sign below to acknowledge that your child has reviewed this PowerPoint as their first REQUIRED homework assignment. Parent/Guardian_____________________ Student_____________________ Dated: _________________________