To English 10
I am so excited for this school year!
Students will be utilizing google.docs and will need to set up a gmail account. Accounts will be set up in class during the first week.
Students will be required to submit all papers to turnitin.com to assess for plagiarism. Accounts will be set up in class during the first week.
Students will need to have access to the internet to submit papers. Should access not be available, students need to purchase a USB drive to save their files and submit them on a school computer.
With the growing emphasis on technology in the world around us, it only makes sense to allow the technology of cell phones in the classroom. Phones may be out and placed on desks with volume turned off. Students will be required to act respectfully by not being on their phone during lectures, student presentations, classroom discussion, or group work. Should cell phone usage become a distraction for the student, they will need to be place at the front of the classroom until the end of class.
Should you miss class for any reason, it is your responsibility to make up any and all class work. Missing assignments will be placed in an absence folder and will need to be completed and submitted by the following class period to avoid late penalty.
Millard West Policy states that upon the student's third tardy, they will receive a referral resulting in a before or after school detention. Students need to be in their seat when the bells rings or they will be considered tardy.
Because the class is discussion based, class participation is mandatory and will be graded. Students are expected to have a positive attitude towards both the teacher and peers. Students are expected to contribute to class discussions to help add to a more fulfilling group study and experience of the text. Students should come to class prepared by having read the text, thought about the text, and have discussion questions prepared for the class.