• English 10

    Bassett High School

    2021-2022 COURSE SYLLABUS

    Mrs. Laura Jones

    lkjones@henry.k12.va.us

    276.629.1731

    Course Description:

    According to the Henry County Program of Studies, the tenth-grade student will:

    “will continue to use multimodal tools to create presentations both independently and in small groups. Students will continue the development of vocabulary, with attention to connotations, idioms, classical allusions, and figurative language. There is a sustained emphasis on reading comprehension by comparing fiction and nonfiction texts. Students will use the recursive writing process while writing in a variety of forms with an emphasis on analysis and persuasion. They will produce arguments in writing that demonstrate knowledgeable judgments and address counterclaims. Students will be expected to have greater control over the conventions of writing and write and revise to a standard acceptable both in the workplace and postsecondary education. Students will apply research techniques to analyze information gathered from diverse sources, evaluate the validity and authenticity of sources, and apply research techniques to quote, summarize, paraphrase, and embed findings.”

    Supplies:

     The following tools are recommended to help keep you organized: (when we return to school)

    Binder (any size) or folder to organize handouts and assignments

    Composition Notebook (not spiral)

    Loose leaf paper

    Pens or pencils

    Units of Study:

    - POETRY

     - GRAMMAR AND MECHANICS

     - PERSUASIVE WRITING

     - NONFICTION AND FICTION WORKS

     - VOCABULARY

    - DRAMA

     - RESEARCH

    Late Work:

    Unexcused late assignments will be subject to a 5 point per day grade penalty. Band or athletic trips will not excuse a student from any required work. If a student is absent the day of a test, the student must be prepared to take the missed test the next day the class meets. Being absent before an assignment is due or before a test does not excuse the student from turning in the assignment or from taking the test on the scheduled day. HCPS Attendance Policy states that any student who accumulates 5 or more unexcused absences in a class, in one grading semester, shall lose credit for the class with a 59.

    Cell Phones:

    Cell phones are not to be used in class except for EDUCATIONAL purposes and at the direction of the teacher. Your phone must be placed in the rack as you enter the class.

    Extra Help:

    I am available to give assistance on makeup work and/or extra help after school by appointment. Please notify me ahead of time if you need to stay. If you feel lost in class, please take the initiative and ask for help!

    Grading:

    Class Participation/ Daily Assignments/ Homework

    1X

    Quizzes

    2X

    Tests/ Projects/ Writing Assignments

    3X

    ******************************10th Grade Writing Assessment***********************************

    October 2020

     

    CLASS EXPECTATIONS

    BE PREPARED

    Come to class on time.

    HCPS Tardy Policy:

    2nd tardy: teacher notifies parent

    3rd tardy: referral to administrator

    4th tardy: one block of ISS

    5th tardy: one day of ISS

    6th tardy: 1 day of OSS

    Come to class with the necessary supplies.

    BE RESPECTFUL

    - Respect yourself and others.

    - Respect our class time and our materials.

    DO YOUR BEST

    - Be responsible for your learning; work hard and do your best.

    - Don’t be afraid to ask for help.