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Mrs. Strayer's Focused English Composition Rules & Expectations
Transcript of Mrs. Strayer's Focused English Composition Rules & Expectations
Our Plans ...
Our Plans for the course
Expectations + Assignments & Grades
If you do your work, and take it seriously, you will do well.
I expect you to take responsibility for yourself as a learner and use the resources provided to become a more effective writer.
Use a variety of different reading and writing strategies to improve your skills in your other classes - not just English
1)Come prepared and contribute to the maintenance of an orderly classroom
2)Demonstrate respect for yourself, your teacher, and our environment.
3)Demonstrate personal responsibility as a member of our learning community
4)No food or drink (plain water is permitted) in the classroom or hallways.
5)Follow all school rules
Beginning of Class - Be on time, get to work
During Class: Stay on task - working independently on mastering your set of individual skills. Take responsibility for your own success
Ending of Class - clear up an confusion on assignments, ask questions if needed, DO NOT LINE UP AT THE DOOR!!!
Personal Technology -
cell phones -- off and out of sight - unless given permission to use them. YOU GET ONE WARNING.
MUST BRING HEADPHONES OR EARBUDS TO CLASS, PRIOR TO THE BELL RINGING.
EARBUDS NOT ALLOWED DURING INSTRUCTION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Final Writing Assessments 40%
Writing Process Assessments 40%
Daily Class Activities 20%
(includes activities, journals, reading, discussion, collaboration/peer support, USING TIME EFFECTIVELY)
Comments on Grading Symbols:
M = assignment has not been turned in
X= an assignment that has been excused
T = the student has turned in an assignment but it has not been graded, yet.
* See gradebook for additional grade comments
Important to Remember