•   teacher

     English IV

    Mrs. Ringo – Room A20

    Welcome to English IV Seniors

     

     

    Textbook:   Prentice Hall- Literature- Volume One- The British Tradition

     

    What You Will Need: 

    -1-Portfolio report cover,

    -2 packages of note cards,  *Given to Teacher*

            1- 3 X 5- 100 count
            1- 5 X 7- 100 count 

    -loose-leaf paper, one spiral notebook,

    -a pen or pencil and assorted project materials throughout the year.

    Girls- package of 5 glue sticks *Given to Teacher*

    Boys- Facial Tissues *Given to Teacher*

     

    Expectations:
     

    1.  Respect each other and each other’s property.

    2. Come to class on time AND prepared with binder/folder, paper, pen or pencil, and all completed assignments.

    3. Cell phones and any other electronic devices will only be permitted when permission has been given to use them as educational tools. We will be using the iPad, laptop, Socrative, Google Classroom, and Google Drive regularly!

    4. Have a positive attitude and try your best each day.

    5. Work together in your cooperative groups and look for opportunities all around you to use what you are learning.

     

     
    Grading Policies:

      Your grade for each six weeks will be computed as follows:

    -Tests/Projects:  50%   

    -Daily: Quizzes, In-Class Assignments, Participation and Homework:   50%

    Students will have: at least two Test/Project grades per six weeks & at least 10 daily grades, per W.H.S. grading policy.

     

    Homework:  YOU WILL RARELY HAVE HOMEWORK IF YOU USE THE CLASS TIME ALLOTTED TO YOU WISELY.  All assignments will be checked for completion at the beginning of class.  If you are absent or tardy, it is YOUR responsibility to show me your completed work as soon as you return or arrive. 

    Make-Up Work:  If you are absent from class, you will need to find out what you missed the day you return to school. PLEASE stop by my classroom before or after school to pick up the missed assignments! It is difficult to get you caught up during class time. You will receive any assignments that were missed and WE will determine a reasonable date as to when those assignments should be completed.  Most often you will only get what the handbook requires…One extra day Per day you were absent.

     Late Assignments:  If you fail to turn in your daily assignments on time for any reason other than excused illness, the following will apply:

     

    1 day- highest possible score a 70.

    2 days or more- highest possible score a 50.

    (Exceptions will be considered on a case by case basis by administration.)

     
    PROJECTS:  
    NO PROJECTS WILL BE ACCEPTED
    AFTER DUE DATE & TIME UNLESS
    PRIOR ARRANGEMENTS HAVE BEEN
    MADE OR DUE TO AN EXCUSED
    ABSENCE (and then only the allotted
    time stipulated in the handbook)

                                                                                                  

    Tutorials: Tutorials will be offered every morning, Monday through Friday, 7:45 to 8:00. If a student needs extra help after school, I will be more than happy to accommodate them as long as I have advanced notice.                                                                        

    Discipline Plan as Outlined in the W.H.S. Code of Conduct:

                •           First Offense: Verbal Warning

                •           Second Offense: Teacher conference with student

                •           Third Offense: Phone call home

                •           Fourth Offense: Office referral by teacher

    Contact Information:  If you have any questions or concerns, please e-mail me tonya.ringo@whitneyisd.org or call me at school during my conference period: 8th (2:45-4) at 254-694-3457. I will update the calendar with reminders and due dates to keep the students organized. Check the calendar often.

     

    *Please read this syllabus with your student then sign and return it to Mrs. Ringo by Friday August 26, 2015. This is the first grade of the six weeks!!

     Thank you and I am looking forward to a great year!

     

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    I read the course syllabus with my student,

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    I am aware of all expectations and assignment deadline stipulations.  

     

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    English IV Syllabus Itinerary

    We will cover a total of Six units, spread out over 6 six week periods. We will also complete an individual and group creative project every six weeks.

    Unit 1:

    Vocabulary – Abrogate, Ameliorate, Arbitrarily, Articulated, Assumption, Banal, and Capricious.

    Grammar – We will practice correct grammar throughout all our projects and assignments.

    Individual Project:  Research paper on characteristic of main character in one of the Canterbury Tales.  You will also have to find that characteristic in a song and a modern famous person.

    Group PBL:  Project on a characteristic of one of the characters in Beowulf backed with evidence from the story.

    Plan, design, and justify a project that showcases your groups’ exploration of an individual characteristic of human nature revealed through literature and determine if they change over time.

    Unit 2:

    Vocabulary – Connotative, Conversely, Denote, Disparaging, Divulge, Eclectic, and Epiphany.

    Grammar – We will practice correct grammar throughout all our projects and assignments.

    Individual Project:  Write a sonnet.

    ABAB CDCD EFEF GG

    10 syllables (beats) per line.

    Group PBL:  Plan, design, and justify a project that showcases your groups’ exploration of the Renaissance and Reformation movements.  Defend your groups’ opinions with proof from literature of the times.

    Unit 3:

    Vocabulary – Finite, Fortuitous, Frivolous, Hubris, Incognito, Infrastructure, and Intangible.

    Grammar – We will practice correct grammar throughout all our projects and assignments.

    Individual Project:  An artistic rendition of John Milton’s “Paradise Lost” or Dante’s “The Divine Comedy-Inferno.”

    Ex:  diorama, 3d animated world, Blueprints, mural, or ceiling tile.  Be creative.

    Group PBL:  Group determined “Discovery Board” supporting their groups’ perspective comparing Paradise Lost and Dante’s Inferno as two Epics.

    Unit 4:

    Vocabulary – Gist, Levity, Loquacious, Myopic, Nefarious, Offset, Pejorative, and Pertinent.

    Grammar – We will practice correct grammar throughout all our projects and assignments.

    Individual Project:  Plan, design, and justify a project that showcases your groups’ exploration of an aspect of the Rebels and Dreamers Romantic Period (1798-1832) and tie its importance into society today.

    Group PBL:  Pick a character from the Romantic Period and create a visual representation and an oral biography telling of their importance and why.

    Unit 5:

    Vocabulary – Predictability, Recapitulate, Reciprocal, Restraint, Sought, Staggering, and Substantially.

    Grammar – We will practice correct grammar throughout all our projects and assignments.

    Individual Project:  Read a book of your choosing, complete a character page, and outline and a final book report.

    Group PBL:  Plan, design, and justify a project that showcases your groups’ exploration of an assortment of authors of the time.   Your project will explain your groups reasoning of why the author you chose is the most "Real or Relatable" and why.

    Unit 6:

    Vocabulary – Succinct, Superfluous, Ubiquitous, Usage, Vehemently, Vilify, and Whereas.

    Grammar – We will practice correct grammar throughout all our projects and assignments.

    Individual Project:  Create a CD and CD cover that expresses their individual relationship to others and their idea of themselves through music.

    Group PBL:  Through individual projects, class discussions, a multitude of learning style focused activities, and multi-grade level project groups we are exploring poetry through lyrics.



     

     

Last Modified on June 20, 2017