• English I/English I Honors Syllabus


    Course Description

    The purpose of this course is to provide grade 9 students, using texts of high complexity, advance integrated language arts study in reading, writing, speaking, listening, and language for college and career preparation and readiness.  Students are challenged to think and collaborate critically on the content they are learning.  Through the application, analysis, evaluation, and creation of complex ideas that are often abstract and multi-faceted, students are challenged to think and collaborate critically on the content they are learning.


    Grading Categories:

    Writing        35 %  Any essay, extended response, free write or short response
    Reading       35 %  Assignments related to a reading done in or out of class
    Language    20 %  Assignments dealing with vocabulary, grammar, and mechanics
    Speaking     10 %  Any presentation, group, or class discussion


    Grading Procedures:

    ♦ Grades will be divided into categories:

    ♦ Averages are based on Marion County’s Grading Scale:

    • A=90-100                  • B=80-89        

    • C=70-79                    • D=60-69

    • F = 59-below


    Grades will consist of Vocabulary Tests, Quizzes (vocabulary, reading, speaking and writing), Reading Logs, Book Reports, Writing Assignments, Projects, Unit Tests,  Assessments,  and other Graded Assignments.


    Class Procedures:

    Enter the classroom quietly and immediately start your bell work.
    Sit and remain in your assigned seat.
    Remain silent and seated while the teacher is giving instruction.
    Respect your classroom and textbooks by keeping them clean.
    Talk quietly to your group mates during group activities.
    During whole class discussions, raise your hand and wait to be acknowledged before speaking.
    Only school appropriate topics can be discussed in class. Profanity is Prohibited.

    Make-up Work Procedures:  If you miss a class, you are responsible for getting the make-up work during the 1st Half of Power Hour (as to not interrupt class time).  You are to complete and return the work in a timely manner.


     Materials Needed:


    Composition Notebook 

    1 to 1½ in Binder

    Loose leaf paper

    Pencils and pens (dark ink)