1. enter the room in an orderly manner.
2. go to their assigned seats.
3. immediately begin their seat work.
NOTE: Students will begin each day with required seat work and will be expected to be quiet during this time.
*All English II and English III Levels - Monday through Thursday this required seat work will be a Daily Oral Language sentence/sentences with a quiz on Friday.
*All World Literature classes will have a daily folktale/fable assignment.
*Advanced Placement classes will begin with a writing exercise.
A classroom calendar will be updated on a daily basis so that both students and parents can be kept apprised of classroom activities, due dates, and other important information. The link/button for this calendar is on my homepage.
If I see it, I will confiscate it and send it to the office.
Class will be dismissed by the teacher -- NOT THE BELL! Please do not begin to pack up until you are dismissed.
YOUR SPACE/MY SPACE
Just like you would expect me to not rummage through your purse or backpack, I expect you to understand that there are areas of this room that are off limits without permission: my desk, my computer, white boards, all cabinets. The areas of the room that are created specifically for you are the Chromebook area/cart and the cabinets by the door. In these areas you will find all the materials and extra supplies you may need throughout the year.
Excused absences will be given one day for each day absent to complete assignments, quizzes, and exams. Failure to make up work in the allotted time, without prior approval, will result in a zero. If an assignment is due the day of the absence, it will be due the day you return. I give plenty of time to make up work; therefore, once a zero is recorded in the grade book, it will remain there. DO NOT COME TO ME AT THE END OF THE QUARTER AND EXPECT TO MAKE UP WORK FROM WEEKS AGO!
It is your responsibility to ask me for any missed work. I will not chase you down! Is it also your responsibility to fill out a LATE WORK FORM FOR EVERY ASSIGNMENT THAT IS TURNED IN LATE - except a D.O.L. Quiz. This form can be found on the homepage.
NOTE: Since we are paperless and use Google Docs, all pre-assigned due dates are applicable whether students are in attendance or not: journals, fables, creative writing, etc. Additionally, long-term assignments will not be taken for a late grade (research papers, book projects, etc.)
EXTRA CREDIT WORK
Extra credit may be earned by:
Highlighting and correcting newspaper ads/articles that have grammatical errors of some kind.
Each article will be worth five extra credit points regardless of how many errors it contains. There will be a limit of five articles per semester. Articles are due the week before the end of the semester. You must submit individual articles - not a whole newspaper or whole pages.
No extra credit will be given in the Advanced Placement classes.
The Late Work Policy for the WHS English Department is as follows: NO LATE WORK WILL BE ACCEPTED for full credit unless prior approval has been given. If a student is experiencing difficulty in class, a conference with the teacher can be arranged -- BEFORE THE PROJECT/ASSIGNMENT IS DUE!
Work will be accepted one day late for 50% credit. Work is considered late if it is not turned in at the beginning of class or at the prescribed time. Students MAY NOT use class time to hurriedly finish a project or an assignment.
THIS POLICY STANDS NO MATTER WHAT THE EXCUSE IS, UNLESS IT IS AN ACT OF GOD.
(Please also refer to the make-up work policy above.)
So, do not come to me and say your computer or printer crashed; do not come to me with any excuse. Just turn your work in and expect the policy to be followed.
No late work will be accepted in the Advanced Placement classes.
SUBMITTING LATE WORK
All late work must be submitted online and notification must be given using the LATE WORK SUBMISSION LINK. This requirement is for both late work due to an absence or late work due to a failure to complete an assignment on time. THIS ALSO INCLUDES ANY TESTS OR QUIZZES THAT YOU MAKE UP. If you do not submit a LATE WORK FORM, your work will not be graded.
Each student will be given four hall passes per semester.
If leaving the room is necessary, students with classroom passes must bring a pass to the teacher, sign out in the binder at the back of the room, and take a lanyard hall pass. When returning, students must sign back in.
Any unused hall passes may be turned in for extra credit at the end of the semester.
LEAVING FOR AN ACTIVITY PERIOD MEETING
When leaving the room for an Activity Period Meeting, students must follow these steps:
1. At the beginning of class (of an Activity Period day), pick up an index card from the sign-out area.
2. Before leaving the room for the meeting, write your name, the name of the meeting you will attending, and the date.
3. Feed the index card to FIDO.
HAVE A COMMENT, QUESTION, OR SUGGESTION?
Please leave comments, random questions, and/or suggestions in the "garage." In the sign-out area, post-it notes are waiting for your thoughts. Pull one up, write your note on the BACK SIDE (the sticky side), and post it on the sides/back of the sign-out area. Writing on the sticky side will allow the note to be posted without everyone reading it.
COMING TO ATTENTION (when the teacher is ready to address the class)
At this age, students are well aware of when the teacher is ready to begin addressing the class. Students will immediately turn their attention to the teacher. Continued talking and/or other activities will result in a verbal warning.
TURNING IN PAPER-COPY ASSIGNMENTS
1. Name, teacher, class, and date are to be written/typed in the upper
left-hand corner of the paper according to MLA guidelines.
2. Feed Fido. :-)
3. Turn in assignments before class begins (when applicable), or turn in when finished if working in class and assignment is due at the end of the hour.
TURNING IN ELECTRONIC ASSIGNMENTS
1. Assignments MUST be submitted in Google Classroom or turned in via the correct Google Form - or it will not be graded.
2. All Google/Google Classroom assignments have the date and time they were last worked on; any assignment revised or edited after the due date will be given a late grade.
3. Assignments are due at the beginning of the class period unless otherwise noted. Since we use Google Docs and/or Google Classroom, even if you are absent, your assignments are still due at the designated time.
When group work is required, students will work within their assigned group and will not work with students outside of their assigned group. Additionally, since one of the main hazards of group work is the noise level, students will keep their voices to the equivalent of a loud whisper. Groups that are repeatedly warned of their noise level will be penalized on the group portion of their grade.
Please note than unless Group Work is expressly indicated, all work in to be completed individually.
As much as possible, this class is a paperless class. Almost every assignment/activity will be in some type of Google format and saved in either a specific folder in your Google Drive or in Google Classroom. Additionally, most of the reading for this class will be online. In other words, you will be on the Chromebooks almost 100% of the time. You are to be on task and remain on the requested site at all times. This means no Facebook, no Twitter, no YouTube, no checking email, no surfing the web. Your Chromebook usage will be monitored; students not following the rules will lose all privileges for this class and will be given a referral. IF YOU HAVE AN ISSUE WITH COMPUTER USAGE AT HOME, PLEASE SEE ME.
ACADEMIC DISHONESTY POLICY
The Academic Dishonesty Policy for the WHS English Department is as follows:
Academic dishonesty includes, but is not limited to, the kinds of misconduct listed below. Such dishonesty may involve written or spoken communications or those conveyed in electronic form. CHEATING, COPYING, PLAGIARIZING, ETC. WILL RESULT IN AN AUTOMATIC ZERO/REFERRAL! PLAGIARIZE ANY PART OF AN ASSIGNMENT, AND YOU WILL FAIL THE ENTIRE ASSIGNMENT!
Cheating involves the use of unauthorized or unethical assistance to gain an unfair advantage over other students. Instances include the following:
1. Use of unauthorized assistance in taking quizzes or examinations;
2. Use of resources beyond those authorized by the instructor in solving problems or in carrying out other assignments such as writing papers, preparing reports, or giving oral presentations;
3. Acquisition, dissemination, or use of tests or other academic materials belonging to an instructor or a member of the staff without prior approval;
4. Hiring or otherwise engaging someone to impersonate a student in taking a quiz or examination or in fulfilling other academic requirements.
Falsification involves misrepresentations of fact for academic gain. Instances include the following:
1. Lying to or deceiving an instructor;
2. Fabrication or misrepresentation of the documentation or the data involved in carrying out assignments;
3. Fabrication, misrepresentation, or unauthorized alteration of information in academic records belonging to an instructor or to any academic department or administrative unit within the school.
Plagiarism involves the intentional representation of someone else's thoughts or words as if they were one's own. Instances include the following:
1. Quoting directly from someone else's work without using quotation marks and without giving proper credit to the author;
2. Paraphrasing someone else's ideas, concepts, arguments, observations, or statements without giving proper credit;
3. Submitting as one's own work a paper or other assignment that has been prepared, either wholly or in large part, by another person, group, or commercial firm.
CHECKING OUT BOOKS
Classroom library books may be checked out by signing the binder at the back shelf area.
DAILY CLASS SCHEDULE
Daily classroom agenda will be written on the white board. Additionally, a CLASSROOM CALENDAR link can be found on my homepage.
VISITS TO OTHER AREAS OF THE BUILDING
Students are expected to use the utmost courtesy and respect when moving from one area of the building to another, quiet and orderly. This will be STRICTLY enforced!
I will periodically communicate with you via either email or the Skyward Message Center. Please check both often.
COURTESY AND RESPECT
Common courtesy and respect is expected at all times! Students are expected to behave like the maturing adults they are. High school is not the place for two-year-olds!
Assistance is available during my planning period, my lunch period, and after school. Please do not hesitate to ask for help!
I may be contacted for homework help through TGuehne@wcusd5.net