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1 MR. MURPHY PORTABLE 2 – PERIODS 4 AND 6 PLEASE FILL OUT AN “ABOUT YOUR STUDENT” SHEET BEFORE YOU LEAVE CONTACT INFORMATION: – TELEPHONE – (425) Welcome to Junior American Literature and Composition!

2 A little bit about me…

3 Students will develop their skills in… Course overview: Reading  6 Books/Plays Writing  Narrative, Expository, Personal, College Essay Research Public Speaking  Group and Individual Our American history has been marked by important cultural and sociological changes. In this class, we will trace those changes through the voices and narratives of a variety of significant authors. As Students explore these author's voices, they will become skilled readers of texts written in a variety of periods, disciplines, and rhetorical contexts. In addition, they will find their own voice and become skilled writers who can compose for a variety of purposes. American Literature and Composition

4 Books our class will be reading: The Great Gatsby  F. Scott Fitzgerald The Crucible  Arthur Miller The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn  Mark Twain The Things They Carried  Tim O'Brien Fences  August Wilson Death of a Salesman  Arthur Miller

5 Grading Scale Other Information A90-100% B80-89% C70-79% D60-69% FBelow 60% Grades are determined by:  Class work & Homework  Quizzes and Tests  Assignments and Projects  Participation: attendance, punctuality, engagement in class activities, following instructions & classroom policies, respect for others. Grades are not weighted by category Grades can be accessed on PIV via the BSD website Grading Policies

6 Student expectations: Come to class prepared  Pen/Pencil, Paper, Completed class materials Participate in class  Speak up in large and small group situations Complete work on time  Late work can be turned in within a week for 60% credit Be respectful and appropriate  Treat others the way you know they should be treated No iPods or texting!!

7 Advocating for themselves… Students need to be self-advocating  Responsibility is ultimately placed upon the student for solving problems, answering questions and their work in general The Process I have emphasized in class: Student discusses issue with teacher first Parent contacts teacher/teacher contacts parent Student and/or parent contact counselor if needed Lastly, student/parent/teacher contacts administrator

8 Your assignment… Please fill out one of the “About Your Student” sheets with your name, your or contact information, your students name, and any information you can tell me about them  This could be anything; information about how they learn; their favorite or least favorite subjects; what kinds of groups they work best in; things I should watch out for, or be sensitive of; or anything else that you think I should know Please contact me if you have any questions or comments, or even if you just want to check in…  –  Phone – (425)


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