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DELAND HIGH SCHOOL
ENGLISH IV/ /ENGLISH IV THROUGH ESOL

POLICIES & PROCEDURES

COURSE SYLLABUS

2016-2017

Mr. Ryan McConkey
TEXTBOOK USED:

Houghton-Mifflin Harcourt: Florida Collections
OTHER MATERIALS:

Additional Literature

Novels – to be determined
MATERIALS NEEDED FOR CLASS:

  • 1 ½ inch, 3-ring binder

  • Pens (dark blue/black ink only)

  • Notebook paper


General Class Policies:

  • Your English class will be two semesters rather than one. It is vital that students report to class daily and on time. Attendance and honesty are important. Sometimes incorrect behavior results in in-school suspension or even out of school suspension. Respect for others, their ideas, and their belongings are expected at all times. No profanity, threats, or innuendos of threats will be tolerated. This will result in an automatic discipline referral.




  • Come to class prepared with the necessary materials (textbook, binder, paper, pens – see above – any other color ink WILL NOT be accepted). No attempt will be made to read illegible work.



  • Avoid asking for a student pass, unless absolutely necessary, and do not abuse this privilege.



  • The Deland High School Tardy Policy will be enforced daily. If students are late, they will not be allowed in class and must report to the tardy room. Any missed assignments, quizzes, tests, etc., will be expected to be made up.



  • Cheating or plagiarism will not be tolerated and will result in a grade of zero and a referral for academic dishonesty. This is school policy!



  • All cell phones, I PODS and any other electronic devices need to be turned off and away when the bell rings! Phones may not be charged in the classroom. District policy will be enforced.



  • It is the student’s responsibility to make up work that is assigned on the day(s) of absence. This make up work MUST be made up within a reasonable period of time – one full calendar day for each day missed.




  • One summative may be made up each nine weeks with teacher permission. The student must complete comprehensive interventions prior to the retake. There is a time limit on when a student may retake a summative.



  • There will not be any retakes on missed work assignments during the last week of each term. Formative assignments MAY NOT be retaken, and all formative assignments must be completed before a student may request a retake on a summative.



  • There is no extra credit given on an individual basis. There will not be any extra credit during the last week of each term.



  • Please make sure your name is on all assignments. All work is labeled in the upper right hand corner with first and last name, date and class period. Work that is turned in without a name will result in loss of credit.



  • If you are absent on the day any major project is due, your work is still due even in your absence. Ask a friend, parent or sibling to bring your assignment to me in the classroom. DO NOT ATTEMPT to put any work/project in my mailbox or under the door of the classroom – it will not be accepted!



  • I encourage you to access and check Gradebook to monitor your child’s progress and attendance.



  • Tutoring is done by appointment only.



  • The day a scheduled major exam or project is due – if a student chooses to go to the tardy room, he or she will not be allowed to make up these assignments. This also applies to quizzes.



GRADES
Weighted categories in Grade Book will be set using the following calculation method:
Diagnostic assessments set at 0% and not counted in the grade calculation.

  1. Formative assessments count 40% of the total grade (homework, writing, quizzes).

  2. Summative assessments count 60% of the total grade (major tests and projects).


*****PLEASE NOTE: The end-of-course exam will be comprehensive!

SEMESTER GRADES (2ND AND 4TH GRADING PERIODS) AND THE FINAL GRADE WILL BE BASED UPON NUMERICAL AVERAGES. I WILL OVERRIDE THE COMPUTER AT THE END OF THE SECOND AND FOURTH GRADING PERIODS IF A STUDENT’S OVERALL PERFORMANCE WARRANTS IT. THIS OVERRIDE MAY RESULT IN A LOWER GRADE.
Class Size Amendment Syllabus Statement

 

There are a number of core courses at DeLand High School that are covered by Class Size Amendment.  According to this state mandate, class size may not exceed twenty-five students in these classes.  To be in compliance with Class Size Amendment, students who are failing at the interim date may be subject to removal from this course.

Please feel free to call or e-mail me with any questions.

e-mail: RKMCCONK@volusaia.k12.fl.us



DELAND HIGH SCHOOL

COURSE SYLLABUS

2016-2017
Teacher Name: Ryan K. McConkey

Course Name: English IV
Textbook (s) Used: Florida Collections (Houghton, Mifflin, Harcourt) and digital platform: http://my.hrw.com, and supplemental the novel The Things They Carried. Play: Shakespeare’s Hamlet.
Course Objectives:

  • Students will determine ways that people have opposed injustice throughout history.

  • Understand how writers synthesize information from more than one source to create an informative essay.

  • Students are exposed to the changes, in recent decades, of the traditional roles of men and women.

  • Students will determine how texts are used as evidence in argument writing and discussion.

  • Students will answer the following: 1. How and why do people take risks? 2. How do writers use textual evidence in a literary analysis of poetry? 3. Is it more important to revenge evil acts or end conflict through reconciliation? 4. How do writers and speakers express their ideas while maintaining an appropriate tone and mood?


Major Collections Units:

Collection 2: Gender Roles

Collection 3: Voices of Protest

Collection 5: Taking Risks

Collection 4: Seeking Justice, Seeking Peace
Major Projects (Required):

Collection 2: Write an informative essay (VLT) and an informative essay (PT) or group discussion

Collection 3: Write an argumentative essay (VLT) and satire

Collection 5: Literary Analysis + Present a Speech: research project/essay may be developed (students do not necessarily have to present the speech).

Collection 4: Analytical essay, argumentative essay, or media activity

A personal narrative-teacher/student choice – this can be completed any time throughout the year.

Methods of Assessment: Assignments will be graded based upon the Secondary Grading Guidelines set forth in the above policies and procedures. Daily participation and preparation are vital to ensure success. Students will be informed, in a timely manner, of project due dates.



DELAND HIGH SCHOOL
ENGLISH IV-Florida College Prep

POLICIES & PROCEDURES

COURSE SYLLABUS

2016-2017

Mr. Ryan McConkey
TEXTBOOK USED:

Evergreen: A Guide to Writing with Readings, 10th Edition by Susan Fawcett

Voices and Values: A Reader for Writers by Janet M. Goldstein and Beth Johnson

A River Reader, 11th Edition by Joseph F. Trimmer

A Guide to MLA Documentation, 9th Edition
OTHER MATERIALS:

Additional Literature-Prentice Hall: British Tradition
MATERIALS NEEDED FOR CLASS:

  • 1 ½ inch, 3-ring binder

  • Pens (dark blue/black ink only)

  • Notebook paper


General Class Policies:

  • Your English class will be two semesters rather than one. It is vital that students report to class daily and on time. Attendance and honesty are important. Sometimes incorrect behavior results in in-school suspension or even out of school suspension. Respect for others, their ideas, and their belongings are expected at all times. No profanity, threats, or innuendos of threats will be tolerated. This will result in an automatic discipline referral.




  • Come to class prepared with the necessary materials (textbook, binder, paper, pens – see above – any other color ink WILL NOT be accepted). No attempt will be made to read illegible work.



  • Avoid asking for a student pass, unless absolutely necessary, and do not abuse this privilege.



  • The Deland High School Tardy Policy will be enforced daily. If students are late, they will not be allowed in class and must report to the tardy room. Any missed assignments, quizzes, tests, etc., will be expected to be made up.



  • Cheating or plagiarism will not be tolerated and will result in a grade of zero and a referral for academic dishonesty. This is school policy!



  • All cell phones, I PODS and any other electronic devices need to be turned off and away when the bell rings! Phones may not be charged in the classroom. District policy will be enforced.



  • It is the student’s responsibility to make up work that is assigned on the day(s) of absence. This make up work MUST be made up within a reasonable period of time – one full calendar day for each day missed.




  • One summative may be made up each nine weeks with teacher permission. The student must complete comprehensive interventions prior to the retake. There is a time limit on when a student may retake a summative.



  • There will not be any retakes on missed work assignments during the last week of each term. Formative assignments MAY NOT be retaken, and all formative assignments must be completed before a student may request a retake on a summative.



  • There is no extra credit given on an individual basis. There will not be any extra credit during the last week of each term.



  • Please make sure your name is on all assignments. All work is labeled in the upper right hand corner with first and last name, date and class period. Work that is turned in without a name will result in loss of credit.



  • If you are absent on the day any major project is due, your work is still due even in your absence. Ask a friend, parent or sibling to bring your assignment to me in the classroom. DO NOT ATTEMPT to put any work/project in my mailbox or under the door of the classroom – it will not be accepted!



  • I encourage you to access and check Gradebook to monitor your child’s progress and attendance.



  • Tutoring is done by appointment only.



  • The day a scheduled major exam or project is due – if a student chooses to go to the tardy room, he or she will not be allowed to make up these assignments. This also applies to quizzes.



GRADES
Weighted categories in Pinnacle will be set using the following calculation method:
Diagnostic assessments set at 0% and not counted in the grade calculation.

  1. Formative assessments count 40% of the total grade (homework, writing, quizzes).

  2. Summative assessments count 60% of the total grade (major tests and projects).


*****PLEASE NOTE: The end-of-course exam will be comprehensive!
SEMESTER GRADES (2ND AND 4TH GRADING PERIODS) AND THE FINAL GRADE WILL BE BASED UPON NUMERICAL AVERAGES. I WILL OVERRIDE THE COMPUTER AT THE END OF THE SECOND AND FOURTH GRADING PERIODS IF A STUDENT’S OVERALL PERFORMANCE WARRANTS IT. THIS OVERRIDE MAY RESULT IN A LOWER GRADE.
Class Size Amendment Syllabus Statement

 

There are a number of core courses at DeLand High School that are covered by Class Size Amendment.  According to this state mandate, class size may not exceed twenty-five students in these classes.  To be in compliance with Class Size Amendment, students who are failing at the interim date may be subject to removal from this course.


Please feel free to call or e-mail me with any questions.



e-mail: RKMCCONK@volusia.k12.fl.us

DELAND HIGH SCHOOL

COURSE SYLLABUS

2016-2017
Teacher Name: Ryan K. McConkey

Course Name: English IV-Florida College Prep

Course Objectives:

  1. To find, evaluate, and use information effectively

  2. To develop skills in critical thinking, the writing process, and the composition of writing for different purposes

  3. Empowering students in their writing voice

  4. Recognize the relationship between cause and effect

  5. Use evidence to logically develop and support an argument

  6. Using narrative to teach a lesson, illustrate an idea, and evoke reaction from the reader.

Major Units:

Semester One-Informative/Research

Semester Two-Argumentation/Narration

Major Projects (Required):

Semester One Semester Two

VLT 1-Informative VLT 2-Argumentative

PA-Compare/Contrast Writing PA-Cause and Effect Writing

PA-Process Writing and Oral Presentation PA-Argumentative Writing

PA-Research Writing PA-Narrative Writing
Methods of Assessment: Assignments will be graded based upon the Secondary Grading Guidelines set forth in the above policies and procedures. Daily participation and preparation are vital to ensure success. Students will be informed, in a timely manner, of project due dates.

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