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Title: Welcome Back!!!


1
Welcome Back!!!
  • Northern Lebanon High School
  • 2008-2009

Go Vikings!
2
Mr. Wallace
  • NL Graduate
  • Penn State Graduate
  • Teaching for 8 years
  • Varsity Wrestling Coach
  • Married / 3 children (Hunter, Addison, Ellie)
  • Love to hunt/fish, read, write.

3
Class Rules
  • You must always be on time, prepared, respectful,
    and ready to work your hardest for the 42 minutes
    you are in my room.
  • No electronics!!! No exceptions!! I will take
    them and pass them along to Ms. Bixler.
  • Water only!!! No other drinks, and no food

4
Materials
  • The Language of Literature American Literature
  • Interactive Reader
  • AR Booksat all times
  • Notebooks and necessary materials for class

5
Course Objectives
  • Become familiar with authors and literary works
    from the earliest period of American literature
    to the present.
  • Become familiar with the backgrounds of literary
    selections from both a historical and cultural
    perspective.
  • Become independent and critical readers with a
    high level of comprehension.

6
Objectives Continued
  • Be able to analyze and interpret literature for
    authors purpose and use of literary devices.
  • Be able to identify and master different modes of
    writing, exhibiting high quality finished
    products.
  • Speak and listen within classroom setting.

7
Objectives Continued
  • Improve vocabulary development through reading
    and writing.
  • Demonstrate mastery of the mechanics of writing.
  • Be able to use outside sources for research.

8
Grading
  • 100-90 A
  • 89-80 B
  • 79-70 C
  • 69-60 D
  • Below 60 well, you know.

9
Points will come from
  • Completeness and quality of written work.
  • Tests and quizzes
  • Projects
  • Class participations
  • Group work
  • Accelerated Reader
  • Homework
  • Class Work

10
Formal Papers
  • All papers assigned should be typed. The school
    provides space on the server for you to use.
    Papers should follow the style outlined in your
    planner, with heading including your name, date,
    class and assignment in the upper left hand
    corner. All work should be in 12 font, Times or
    New Roman. All papers should be double spaced.

11
Late Work
  • Work handed in late with no excuse will lose ten
    percent per day until half he points have been
    deducted. After a week, a grade of zero will be
    placed in the grade book, and there will be no
    changes to that grade after that time! No
    extensions on assignments due on the last day of
    the marking period!

12
Absence
  • It is YOUR responsibility to seek and complete
    any work you miss when you are out. Once you have
    returned from an absence, the work you missed
    will be considered late if you do not make it up
    within the allowed days. You may not turn it in
    weeks later and say, Ohhere. I was absent when
    you guys did this.

13
Absent
  • Tests and quizzes must be made up the day of your
    return assuming you were in school the day before
    the test.
  • If your absence in unexcused, you will not be
    granted permission to make up that work. This
    includes classes missed for Ag, student council,
    yearbook, etc., that you did not receive prior
    approval for.

14
Academic Dishonesty
  • Academic dishonesty is an intentional act of
    deception in which a student seeks to claim
    credit for the work or effort of another person,
    or used unauthorized material or fabricated
    information in any academic work.

15
Academic Dishonesty
  • Cheating giving or receiving answers on graded
    material, using materials or aids forbidden by
    the teacher or any other intentional use or
    attempted use of unauthorized materials.
  • Plagiarism submitting someone elses work,
    words, or ideas as your own or using material
    from another source without acknowledgement.

16
Continued
  • Buying, selling, or using someone elses papers,
    homework, test or quizzes.
  • Falsifying records.
  • Assisting anyone who does the above.

17
Continued!!!!!
  • Anyone caught in one of the above infractions
    will receive a failing grade on the assignment,
    and risks failure for the marking period and even
    the course as determined by the administration
    and me. Additional discipline also accompanies
    the infraction.

18
Units of Study
  • Reading, analyzing, and comprehension of
    literature.

19
Writing
  • Narrative
  • Informational
  • Persuasive
  • Research

20
The Crucible
  • Arthur Millers account of the Salem witch trials.

21
Grammar / Mechanics
  • In writing.

22
Research Paper/MLA
  • We will use MLA format to construct multiple
    research papers, using primary and secondary
    sources.

23
Edgar Allan Poe
  • Poetry and short stories written by the father of
    horror.

24
Mark Twain
  • Father of American literature.

25
Civil War Literature
26
WW I / WW II / Vietnam Lit.
27
Poetry
28
Robert Frost/Emily Dickinson
29
PSSA Prep
30
Accelerated Reader
  • 20 points / marking period
  • Pre-approved book
  • Tests taken at my desk
  • Every Friday, as well as random days throughout
    marking period.
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