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English-Course Expectations and Overview

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English 9A-Course Expectations and Overview
Objectives
Students will understand Course Expectations
Students will learn important contact information
Students will learn methods for being successful

Final Grade Breakdown
Work SMART!
Projects - 30%(Projects may be revised for higher grades)
Discussion Boards - 20%
Checkpoints - 15%
Exams - 10% (retakes are available upon request)
Final exam - 15%(retakes are available upon request)
Workbooks - 10%
Keys to
Success
Stay on Schedule:

Calendar is the most important document! Found in email, message and course announcements!

Participate
-attend synchronous session each week or complete the recorded session each week.

Communicate
-contact me asap with any questions or concerns!!

Read messages and teacher notes
ENG 9B
Projects - 30%
Exams - 20%
Discussions*** - 15%
Participation*** - 10%
Close Reading - 5%
Checkpoints - 5%
Final exam - 10%
Workbooks - 5%
***Should earn full credit!
Weekly Synchronous Sessions 15%

Complete one session per week!
Tuesdays at 9am. Recordings provided later in the week.
Must complete both the individual work AND the exit ticket
YOU WILL EARN WEEKLY CREDIT AND DO BETTER ON YOUR PROJECTS!!

Discussion Boards
20% 0f overall grade
1. One discussion board per lesson.
2, Post approximately 6 sentence minimum
per discussion board
for full credit!!
3. Complete sentences, proper grammar, spelling, punctuation, etc.
4. Full credit is 20% per lesson = 100% per unit.
You can add to discussion boards until you have 100%!!!
Workbooks
and Checkpoints
Checkpoints (15% of grade): Take 3 times.
Workbooks (10% of grade): Can take as many times as you like.
Exams 10%
Final Exam 15%

Study notes (DOL), Checkpoints, Workbooks for Unit Exams
Use your resources on exams; they are "open book"!
You can request retakes on exams,
including the final exam!

Late Policy
Refer to Pacing Calendar!
Extension Policy
To be considered for an extension, you must have ALL of these criteria as well as an extreme circumstance showing why you were unable to do all of the work in this course:

·         You must have AT LEAST a 50% weighted (final grade) grade in the course.
·         You must have done AT LEAST 3 of your projects. Blank submissions do not count. This means 5 full paragraphs and your sources cited correctly!
·         You must have ALL of your discussions done. You cannot skip those and expect that to count.
·         Consistent weekly progress. Working a week and taking a week off is NOT consistent with being successful! If you simply chose to not start working on this course until a few weeks in, and are struggling to finish, that is not a reason to deserve an extension either as you made that choice.

·         You must have communicated with me throughout the block. If your first attempt at communicating with me is your request for more time, I do not think you will get what you are looking for.

·         You must have attended at least 3 adobe sessions and earned your participation points for 3 weeks of this class.

 

You have 7 days after the date the project is due on the pacing calendar to turn in a project with no penalty. On day 8, the project is now considered LATE and will be worth half-credit. For example, if you turn Project 1 one week after it is due, you will only get half credit (if you would have scored an 80%, you will receive a 40%).

Important Info
You will be prompted to submit attendance when you log in the 2nd day of class!!
Progress grades fluctuate - based on scores AND progress in course


Exit Ticket:
For the Donner Party daily reading, what should you do instead of using the journal form provided?

What are my usual office hours?

What category has the biggest impact on your grade? Where can you find the instructions for this category?

****Remember to submit complete your individual work
AND
your exit ticket!!****

9B Projects
Plagiarism Policy
All essays are run through a program to check for originality.

Lessons 11 and 30-Submit
Anthem
Literature Study Responses

Unit 3 - Close Reading-excerpt from Aldous Huxley’s
Brave New World

Unit 4 - Digital Folio - Romeo and Juliet

Unit 5 - Compare/Contrast Analysis-Romeo and Juliet

Unit 6 - Revise "Perfect World" essay from Lesson 1
Progress Reports

Progress grades factor your scores AND your progress (where you are vs. where should be according to the calendar. They fluctuate daily.
Progress grades are the best reflection of your grade when you have completed the assignment for the day.
Progress Reports are sent out automatically each Wednesday.

9A Projects
Unit 1 Project 1 - Personal Narrative (begin in Lesson 2)

Unit 2 Project 2 – Persuasive Letter

Unit 3 – No Project!

Unit 4 - Research-Gathering and Outline

Unit 5 - Research Essay-Revising

Unit 6 -
Donner Party
Reading Journals (Lessons 10, 20, 30)
Getting Started:
1. Check messages
2. Send response to this recording to earn Week 1 Participation credit
3. Complete one lesson per course (start with My Success, if you have it)
Donner Party Daily Reading
Complete daily reading
Write 5-7 sentence daily summary
Do NOT use journal form provided-save in document instead.
Save summaries in Lessons 10, 20, and 30-counts as a Project!
TIPS:
1. INSTRUCTIONS FOUND IN THE TEACHER NOTES!!
2. Projects are submitted at the END of the unit.
3. Complete work in a document and copy and paste into courseplayer.
4. All projects will receive feedback and another attempt.
You may submit revisions for a higher grade!!

Project 1
Important Info
Office Hours:
Monday - Friday 7:30am - 10:30am
Updated weekly in messages, and course announcements
Phone: 480-498-6087
Email: kristin.smith@primaveratech.org

You will be prompted to submit attendance when you log in the 2nd day of class!!

Progress grades fluctuate - based on scores AND progress in course
Complete individual work:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/15VsHDYD3RaB8iNsXU4AenObTtuf8ZX_wbsPjMXLlYmc/viewform?usp=send_form
Project 1 Instructions:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1OjM4xxO1eVvi2zW6JdZaO1__lIrw_x1fls4rmlSdtQo/edit?usp=sharing
The system always keeps your highest score!!
Project 1- Personal Narrative



For Project 1, you will be writing a 5 paragraph friendly letter to yourself. The pre-writing tools provided in the courseplayer are designed to help you. You are not required to use them. I encourage you to keep your essay in a Word, OpenOffice, or Google document while you work on it. You will be prompted to submit a final draft in Lesson 5.

Getting Started:
Choose a SPECIFIC factual experience or memory that you have experienced.THE MEMORY YOU CHOOSE SHOULD BE VERY SPECIFIC AND SIGNIFICANT! THIS ESSAY SHOULD COVER NO MORE THAN A DAY!!!!

Some possible topics include:
first day at a new school, moving day, the time you accomplished a goal, happiest memory ever, most embarrassing moment.

Your letter should be set up the following way:
Introduction with any necessary background information (who, what, when, where).

Body paragraphs (1-3): Break down the moment chronologically (beginning, middle and end). Use as many sensory details as apply. Important dialogue is also an excellent thing to include.

Conclusion: Reflection-why was the experience significant? How did it impact/change you? What lesson(s) did you learn?
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