8.4.14 DO NOW Pick up a syllabus. Pick up a notecard. Find your seat. On your notecard, write the following. Name Birthday Favorite song Contact information of the person who I should call to compliment you AGENDA Do Now Syllabus MAJOR COURSE TEXTS- SEMESTER 1 Assor ted speeches- Bill Clinton, Barack Obama, George Bush A Midsummer Night’s Dream - William Shakespeare Assor ted poetr y, stories, and speeches - Pablo Neruda and Gabriel Garcia Marquez Excerpts from The God of Small Things - Arundhati Roy “Interpreter of Maladies” - Jhumpa Lahiri RULES Sit in your assigned seat at all times Be in your seat and working on the do now when the bell rings. Be on task. Anything that is out on your desk distracting you becomes mine until the end of the day. Show respect to yourself, your classmates, and your teacher. No checking or bad words. Follow all directions the first time they are given. Stay in your seat and do not throw anything. If you need to get up, please ask. No one will leave class during the first 15 minutes or the last 15 minutes. You get two restroom passes a quarter. If you do not have a pass, you will not leave the room. At the end of the quarter, you can turn in your unused passes for 10 extra credit points. No eating or drinking in class. Reminder of school rules: Be in uniform. Zipped jackets only. Must be unzipped in the hallway. Dress code violations result in a Saturday or a suspension this year. Do not use your cellphone, iPod, headphones, etc. in class. If I see your cell phone + take it up, it goes to the front office. You parents can pick it up on Friday at 3pm. TARDIES 1 tardy = warning 2 tardies= lunch detention (15 min) Each additional tardy = 5 minutes Must have an admit slip from Ms. Irby if you are late ASSESSMENTS Quizzes: Every Friday Vocab for the week Skills we have gone over during the week Worth 50 points If you miss a quiz, you need to make it up with in a week. Quizzes that are not made up within a week will receive a score of 0. Tests: End of the unit Worth 100 points If you miss a test, you need to make it up with in a week. Tests that are not made up within a week will receive a score of 0. Essays: At least 1 essay/unit Worth 150 points Essay grades are lowered 10 points for ever yday they are turned in late. If an essay is more than a week late, it will receive a grade of a zero. Projects: Worth 100 points Homework: 2x week Worth 50 points Late= 35/50 More than 1 week late= 25/50 PARTICIPATION POINTS 100/week 20/day 5 for do now If you are late, you do not get these points 15 for classwork If you don’t do your work or have a behavior problem, you lose these points BINDERS Binders: You will need to keep a binder for this class. We will go over how to organize your binders when you bring your materials on the 12 th . Binders will periodically be collected unannounced and graded, so be sure to keep up with your binder at all times. COMPOSITION BOOK Composition Books: Writing is one of the most impor tant skills that you can leave high school with. While you will be doing a variety of formal, academic writing in class, one of the best ways to improve your writing is to practice. Therefore, you are responsible for making two entries in your composition book ever y week. I will grade the composition books ever y two weeks and look for 4 entries. You may write in whatever form you wish (poetr y, f iction, analytical writing, anecdote, etc.) about any topic you choose. You can write about your life or make up stories. As long as you are making the correct number of entries per week, you will receive credit for your work. If for some reason you don’t want me to read something, write DO NOT READ at the top, and I will just flip thorough those pages to make sure that you completed the entr y. INDEPENDENT READING Independent Reading: 1 book/quarter Book approved by Ms. G Complete a project + summary sheet Worth 100 points MAKE UP WORK Makeup Work: Go to absent folder and get work with your name on it If you have missed notes, copy them from a classmate . If you have missed reading, talk to Ms. G so that she can send a book home with you so that you can complete the missing assignment . All work can also be found on the class website If you have more than 3 0s, you will receive a ZAP. You may ask for makeup work throughout the quar ter; however, the late work policy will apply. I will not provide or accept makeup work during the last week the quar ter; you need to be on top of your grades and make it up before then. ACADEMIC HONEST Y Academic Honesty: Any form of cheating will result in a grade of 0 on the assignment. This zero will not be able to be replaced. You all are transitioning out of high school and, many of you will be transitioning into college. Most colleges have ver y strict academic honesty policies, and cheating can result in automatic failure of the class, costing you time and money. For the purposes of this class, the following will count as cheating: Copying answers from a classmate on a test, quiz, or homework. Having your cell phone, notes, vocab sheet, etc. visible during a test or a quiz. Copying and pasting from the internet and claiming it as your own work. Using direct quotes with out citations or quotation marks. Turning in identical work to one of your classmates. Any method in which you are getting answers that involves something other than your own brain! MATERIALS Materials List: By August 12 th , students need to have the following materials to bring to class: Writing utensil 1.5 inch binder (preferably with pockets) 5 divider tabs Notebook paper 1 package of index cards (3 x 5 inch, lined) One composition book If you are going to have dif ficulty getting these materials by the 12 th , please let Ms. G know as soon as possible so that we can work out an alternate arrangement. CLASS WEBSITE http://msgrazianosclass.weebly.com / Return the signed por tion of the syllabus by 8/12/14 for your first homework grade.