• Come prepared every day

      • Computer, writing utensil, charger for computer

    • Phones and headphones stay put away during any and all direct instruction, class discussion, student/guest presentations, tests, etc. 

      • phones/headphones are allowed only after…

        • All work is completed

        • Teacher gives permission

    • Be respectful - you may not like all of your classmates, or your teacher, but a bad attitude and negative comments aren’t welcome. If you can’t say something nice or constructive to a classmate, just smile and do what you need to do. 

    • All paper work is to be turned into the class period folder in the white box (located on the long countertop

    • Check schoology course for teacher notes


    Members of this class will: 

    • Analyze, interpret and evaluate a variety of texts including fiction and non­fiction works. 
    • Write skillfully in a variety of modes for different audiences and purposes. 
    • Move effectively through the stages of the writing process, with careful attention to inquiry and research, drafting, revising, editing, and self and peer review. 
    • Analyze, interpret, and evaluate images and film as text. 
    • Communicate articulately and persuasively in group discussions and individual presentations. 
    • Demonstrate personal responsibility for appropriately participating in class activities and producing high quality work in a timely manner. 
    • Learn more about yourself and your place in this world based on the experiences of others, be it a peer or a character.


    Textbook/Reading List We will read a variety of short stories, poems, essays, novels, and plays throughout this school year. We will also read selections from the ninth grade textbook. 

    Required Materials Students should have a folder or binder for English I.  Pens or Pencils for classwork (either is fine).  School issued Chromebook or personal computer.   

    Tutoring and Assistance Tutorials are before and after school by appointment. Please let me know when you need to stop by in case of the occasional scheduling conflict. Be prompt in arriving. 

    Grading Policy Grades will be weighted in the following manner; however these categories may change based on the parameters of the individual grading cycles: 

    Daily work = 40% Major = 60%