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Welcome to English class! Mrs. Thigpen Mrs. Schesser (Hours 2 & 3 )
Agenda for today *Get to know you *Digital Citizenship Video & Questions *Verifying Google accounts/Resetting Apple IDs, and picking up Macbook *Logging into devices/set up *If time permits, we’ll discuss classroom expectations and curriculum.
Communication *Google Drive- (creating a new folder/sharing with me/give me editing rights) English 10 Homework or English 11 Homework Shared with me vs. My Drive Google Docs (creating a new doc/presentation)
Remind 101 (text message alerts) * Optional but highly recommended. You can opt out at any time. download Remind 101 free app and then text @70a4b to 913-951-8262, or sign up using web address. https://www.remind.com/join/70a4b
Web Backpack & Skyward (our new web based grading program) http://www4.smsd.org/kristythigp en and bookmark it on your Macbook Air (calendars/documents, etc.)
Your online textbook access Go to: my.hrw.com And use the login/password that I’ve given you. For most of you it is your student # for both the User ID and password. If you are unable to login, let me know and we’ll check on it. *Features available to you. (audio downloads, using the text, listening online, ACT resource, good study questions for selections to review)
Etiquette for emailing me *Use proper grammar please, no text lingo. *Subject line filled in *Sign your full name & hour before you hit send. *Note- my hours will not match yours. I am not up at 1am checking email. So, if it’s overnight urgent, phone a friend.
Curriculum for 11 th grade Once everyone has devices, I’ll post the district syllabus to your Google Drive folder for this class, but in the mean time, here are a few highlights of the major things for the year: MLA format Essay writing for different purposes and audiences Sentence structure and vocabulary American Literature in chronological order 1800s-Present The Crucible Into the Wild Argumentative research paper Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Poetry analysis The Great Gatsby A Raisin in the Sun Speaking, listening and close reading skills
Curriculum for 10 th grade Once everyone has devices, I’ll post the district syllabus to your Google Drive folder for this class, but in the mean time, here are a few highlights of the major things for the year: MLA format Essay writing for different purposes and audiences Sentence structure and vocabulary Short stories Fallen Angels by Walter Dean Myers Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare Lord of the Flies by William Golding Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury or Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger Poetry Analysis Speaking, listening, and close reading skills
Classroom Expectations *Attendance/tardies/loss of credit *Materials (writing utensil, paper, charged Macbook Air) *Charged devices (*You must remember, using the Macbook Air during class is a privilege, not a right.) *Cell phones/music devices/earbuds *Leaving the classroom (nurse/office vs. personal choice- 3 passes per quarter policy) *Drinks/food in the room
Classroom Expectations continued: *Make-up work *Late work (paper policy) *Turnitin.com requirements & plagiarism (registration) *Attitude *Participation/sleeping *Asking for help (before/after school, seminar)
Other expectations *Following and using student planner or a personal Google Calendar *Plagiarism *Dress Code *Bullying/sexual harassment/reporting *Respecting peers /group work/partner work, etc. *Homework (why it matters) *Integrity of work (cheating) *Textbooks (online/class set/check out)
Assessment of learning *Writings (6 trait writing- 3 major papers and rewrites: narrative, informative, argumentative) *Analysis/synthesis *Close reading/annotation *Applying grammar rules to writing *Application of information (rarely use multiple choice) *Context clue vocabulary-both grades Word parts-1oth grade *Meeting deadlines will help.