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Welcome to Room 135 and English 11 Advanced. Day One: General Expectations Hats - off once you enter my class or in assemblies Food - no food in this.

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1 Welcome to Room 135 and English 11 Advanced

2 Day One: General Expectations Hats - off once you enter my class or in assemblies Food - no food in this room. You may drink water. Cell phones and electronics Electronics off and away at all times, this includes cell phones, gaming devices and MP3 players. Cell phones may not be used as MP3 players when working independently. Be in class on time and prepared use your break wisely – don’t ask to go to the bathroom/get drinks or food during the first part or the last part of class Course changes/guidance or administrative appointments…. Hats - off once you enter my class or in assemblies Food - no food in this room. You may drink water. Cell phones and electronics Electronics off and away at all times, this includes cell phones, gaming devices and MP3 players. Cell phones may not be used as MP3 players when working independently. Be in class on time and prepared use your break wisely – don’t ask to go to the bathroom/get drinks or food during the first part or the last part of class Course changes/guidance or administrative appointments….

3 Course Outline: Welcome to English 11 Advanced Outcomes Assessment & Evaluation – This course has an exam valued at 30% of your final mark; this exam cannot be exempted Expected behaviours...This is an advanced level course Your responsibilities my website is a resource for youresource for you

4 Respect isn’t just an expected behaviour; it is an outcome for this course… 3. Students will be expected to interact with sensitivity and respect, considering the situation, audience, and purpose. Demonstrate sensitivity and respect in interaction with peers and others in both informal and formal situations 3. Students will be expected to interact with sensitivity and respect, considering the situation, audience, and purpose. Demonstrate sensitivity and respect in interaction with peers and others in both informal and formal situations

5 Assessment and Evaluation matters…according to HRSB 3.2 Students, in consultation with their teachers, are responsible for completing all assignments. 3.3 All assignments will have reasonable due dates. 3.4 In the event that a due date for an assignment is missed, it will be at the discretion of the teacher and principal to extend the deadline. 3.5 Students who do not adhere to the extended deadline will have missed that opportunity to demonstrate achievement towards the outcomes addressed in that assignment.

6 Assessment and Evaluation matters…according to HRSB 2.3 Students are responsible for: Seeking assistance with assignments when required; Requesting an extension for assignments in a timely manner when required; Completing assignments by specified due dates so that teachers can provide timely feedback.

7 Your duties… according to Law. STUDENTS, Duties and rights 24 (1) It is the duty of a student to (a) participate fully in learning opportunities; (b) attend school regularly and punctually; (c) contribute to an orderly and safe learning environment; (d) respect the rights of others; and (e) comply with the discipline policies of the school and the school board. (4) It is the right of students to be informed of their educational progress on a regular basis.regular basis. STUDENTS, Duties and rights 24 (1) It is the duty of a student to (a) participate fully in learning opportunities; (b) attend school regularly and punctually; (c) contribute to an orderly and safe learning environment; (d) respect the rights of others; and (e) comply with the discipline policies of the school and the school board. (4) It is the right of students to be informed of their educational progress on a regular basis.regular basis.

8 TEACHERS, Duties 26 (1) It is the duty of a teacher in a public school to (a) respect the rights of students; (b) teach diligently the subjects and courses of study prescribed by the regulations that are assigned to the teacher by the school board; (c) implement teaching strategies that foster a positive learning environment aimed at helping students achieve learning outcomes; (d) encourage students in the pursuit of learning; (e) monitor the effectiveness of the teaching strategies by analyzing outcomes achieved; (f) acknowledge and, to the extent reasonable, accommodate differences in learning styles; (g) participate in individual-program planning and implement individual program plans, as required, for students with special needs; (h) review regularly with students their learning expectations and progress; (i) conduct such assessments and evaluations as are necessary to document student progress; (j) administer such evaluation and assessment instruments as required by the school board or by the Minister; (k) take all reasonable steps necessary to create and maintain an orderly and safe learning environment; (l) maintain appropriate order and discipline in the school or room in the teacher's charge and report to the principal or other person in charge of the school the conduct of any student who is persistently defiant or disobedient; (m) maintain an attitude of concern for the dignity and welfare of each student and encourage in each student an attitude of concern for the dignity and welfare of others and a respect for religion, morality, truth, justice, love of country, humanity, equality, industry, temperance and all other virtues; (n) attend to the health, comfort and safety of the students; (o) report immediately to the principal the existence of any infectious or contagious disease in the school or the existence of any unsanitary condition in the school buildings or surroundings, and perform such duties as are from time to time prescribed by or under the Health Protection Act; (p) take all reasonable steps to secure full and regular attendance at school of the students under the teacher's supervision; (q) keep accurate attendance records and report absent students to the principal as prescribed by the regulations; (r) communicate regularly with parents in accordance with policies established by the school board; (s) keep such records as are required by the school board or the Minister and permit the inspection of those records by the board, the superintendent or superintendent's representative, the principal, the supervisor and the Minister or Minister's representative or, upon their request, provide the records to them; (t) assist in the development and implementation of the school improvement plan; (u) maintain their professional competence; (v) serve, to the extent reasonable, on committees established within the school to improve student achievement and success; (w) implement programs and courses as prescribed by the public school program; and (x) perform such other duties as are prescribed by this Act or the regulations. 26 (1) It is the duty of a teacher in a public school to (a) respect the rights of students; (b) teach diligently the subjects and courses of study prescribed by the regulations that are assigned to the teacher by the school board; (c) implement teaching strategies that foster a positive learning environment aimed at helping students achieve learning outcomes; (d) encourage students in the pursuit of learning; (e) monitor the effectiveness of the teaching strategies by analyzing outcomes achieved; (f) acknowledge and, to the extent reasonable, accommodate differences in learning styles; (g) participate in individual-program planning and implement individual program plans, as required, for students with special needs; (h) review regularly with students their learning expectations and progress; (i) conduct such assessments and evaluations as are necessary to document student progress; (j) administer such evaluation and assessment instruments as required by the school board or by the Minister; (k) take all reasonable steps necessary to create and maintain an orderly and safe learning environment; (l) maintain appropriate order and discipline in the school or room in the teacher's charge and report to the principal or other person in charge of the school the conduct of any student who is persistently defiant or disobedient; (m) maintain an attitude of concern for the dignity and welfare of each student and encourage in each student an attitude of concern for the dignity and welfare of others and a respect for religion, morality, truth, justice, love of country, humanity, equality, industry, temperance and all other virtues; (n) attend to the health, comfort and safety of the students; (o) report immediately to the principal the existence of any infectious or contagious disease in the school or the existence of any unsanitary condition in the school buildings or surroundings, and perform such duties as are from time to time prescribed by or under the Health Protection Act; (p) take all reasonable steps to secure full and regular attendance at school of the students under the teacher's supervision; (q) keep accurate attendance records and report absent students to the principal as prescribed by the regulations; (r) communicate regularly with parents in accordance with policies established by the school board; (s) keep such records as are required by the school board or the Minister and permit the inspection of those records by the board, the superintendent or superintendent's representative, the principal, the supervisor and the Minister or Minister's representative or, upon their request, provide the records to them; (t) assist in the development and implementation of the school improvement plan; (u) maintain their professional competence; (v) serve, to the extent reasonable, on committees established within the school to improve student achievement and success; (w) implement programs and courses as prescribed by the public school program; and (x) perform such other duties as are prescribed by this Act or the regulations.

9 We start right away… You are expected to take your course outline, as well as the letter, have your parents/guardian read the course outline and sign the attached letter and return it (with your signature as well). Here is your very first writing assignment……Letter of Introduction You are expected to take your course outline, as well as the letter, have your parents/guardian read the course outline and sign the attached letter and return it (with your signature as well). Here is your very first writing assignment……Letter of Introduction

10 Write a letter of introduction, telling me about yourself and how you feel about reading and/or writing. Please include your view on the following points: Feelings about writing & feelings about reading Anything that’s difficult for you about writing and/or reading Things about writing (and reading) that you did last year – or the year before – that were successful or that you liked Things about writing (and reading) that you did last year – or the year before – that you didn’t like or weren’t successful Goals you have for yourself in English this year What you expect of me as your English teacher Important information about you/Anything else you want to share. I am the primary audience for this letter. This is due by the end of class tomorrow; I will respond next week. Feelings about writing & feelings about reading Anything that’s difficult for you about writing and/or reading Things about writing (and reading) that you did last year – or the year before – that were successful or that you liked Things about writing (and reading) that you did last year – or the year before – that you didn’t like or weren’t successful Goals you have for yourself in English this year What you expect of me as your English teacher Important information about you/Anything else you want to share. I am the primary audience for this letter. This is due by the end of class tomorrow; I will respond next week.


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