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Title: Mrs. Patterson


1
Welcome!
  • Mrs. Patterson
  • English II III
  • 2011-2012
  • Room B204

2
What will my child learn in English II?
  • Your child will continue to increase and refine
    his or her reading and communication skills while
    focusing on the concept of culture and community
    and examining how these influences shape identity
    and perspective.
  • Your child will read and analyze works of world
    literature, with emphasis on analysis of how
    stylistic choices and rhetorical elements share
    tone in persuasive and argumentative texts.

3
What will my child learn in English III?
  • Your child will continue to increase and refine
    his or her reading and communication skills.
  • Your child will read a broad range of American
    literature and write frequently in a variety of
    forms.
  • Your child will focus on developing critical
    thinking skills, writing and reading skills
    necessary for success.
  • Your child will also build vocabulary and learn
    elements of grammar, usage and style.

4
Expectations
  • Students must come to class each day ready to
    interact respectfully with one another and with
    the teacher.
  • Students must be prepared for class.
  • Students must communicate proactively with the
    teacher.

5
Textbooks for English II
  • Holt McDougal Literature Grade 10
  • SpringBoard English Textual Power Level 5

6
Summer Reading for English II
  • The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
  • AND
  • The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
  • OR
  • Oedipus by Sophocles (available online)
  •  

7
Textbooks for English III
  • Holt McDougal Literature American Literature
  • SpringBoard English Textual Power Level 6

8
Summer Reading
  • Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer
  • OR
  • How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accent by Julia
    Alvarez
  • AND
  • A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry
  • OR
  • Cat on a Hot Tin Roof by Tennessee Williams
  •  

9
Additional Novels for English II III
  • Students may be asked to purchase additional
    novels throughout the school year.
  • However, both students and parents will receive
    adequate advanced notice of any required books
    titles

10
Supplies for English II III
  • 1 binder for ENGLISH ONLY!
  • notebook paper
  • one spiral notebook
  • 5 dividers
  • pens/pencils/highlighters
  • 3X5 index cards

11
Grades

12
Late work
  • I do NOT accept late work of any kind daily,
    quiz or major grades.

13
Make-Up Work
  • Student will be allowed one school day for every
    school day missed, plus one additional day, to
    make up work or tests (per the CHHS
    Student/Parent Handbook).
  • If students submit all make-up work on time, they
    have the opportunity to receive full credit.

14
When do I get a progress report?
  • Consult Skyward Family Access once a week to keep
    track of grades.
  • All students will receive a progress report three
    weeks into the six weeks grading period.

15
Teachers Website
  • My tentative course calendar, class notes,
    helpful handouts, important reminders, etc. are
    available weekly on the CHHS website at
    http//www.gcisd-k12.org/chhs/site/default.asp.
    Find the school directory and click my name for
    the most current information about my classes.
  • For a direct link to the homepage of my website,
    go to http//www.gcisd-k12.org//Domain/784.

16
Disclaimer
  • This information is intended as a set of
    guidelines for English II III only. Students
    and parents should note that Mrs. Patterson
    reserves the right to make modifications in
    content and requirements as necessary to promote
    the best education possible within prevailing
    conditions affecting this class.
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