• LIBERTY MIDDLE SCHOOL                                                      ENGLISH 1 HONORS                           CARDONE / 2017 – 18


    Supplies Needed:

    Paper (college ruled preferred)       Binder or Folder

    # 2 pencils                Blue / Black pens (only)                Pencil sharpener           Color pencils (12)

    Class Procedures / Behavior Expectations:

    1. Students line up outside the teacher’s door if the teacher is not present. Enter in an orderly fashion when teacher is present. Sit at assigned seat.

    2. Be on time and be prepared for class (paper, pencil, planner).

    3. You are expected to be on time. A Referral will be written after 4th tardy.

    4. Listen and follow directions.

    5. Raise your hand to speak.

    6. Stay in seat unless otherwise directed.

    7. Restroom: quietly get up and sign out / in. If you abuse, you lose!

    8. You may bring water to class. No other food/drinks allowed.

    9. Keep classroom clean and neat.

    10. RESPECT – It is expected that you treat everything and everyone in this room with respect. It is not expected that you like everyone in Room 2 – 204, but you will treat each person in the room with dignity and tolerance. Students whose behavior interferes with other students’ ability to learn will be removed from the classroom.

    11. LANGUAGE – There is a time and place for everything; language used on t.v., at home, or with friends at a party is not the same language used in a classroom.

    12. DISMISSAL – Students will be dismissed by the teacher NOT the bell.

    13. CELL PHONES / ELECTRONICS – All cell phones and electronics will be kept out of sight and silenced unless the teacher has given specific permission for their use. Failure to comply will result in the device being confiscated and turned into Discipline office.

    14. PERSONAL GROOMING - This is a classroom - not a place for brushing hair, putting on makeup, spraying perfume or using hand lotion, etc. Please respect everyone in the class by keeping these activities "personal" and not public!

    In addition to expectations listed above, ALL guidelines / rules stated in the student handbook apply.


    • Class Work / Quiz                            50%

    •  Test / Project                                 40%

    •  Homework                                     10%




    Make – Up Work Procedures:

    1. If you miss a class, you are responsible for missed work!

    2.  If you are absent on the day of an announced test, or the day an assignment is due, the assigned test or assignment will be made up or due on the day you return. For all other work you will be given one day for each day’s absence to make up your work. If work is not completed within this time, you will not receive credit.

    3.  You may e-mail me for missed assignments, check my webpage, or get your work from the Make-Up file, before or after class, on the day you return.


    Assignment / Homework:

    1. Homework is given for a reason. If you choose to not do it – you choose to receive a “zero” for that assignment.

    2.  Assignments are due on the announced date.*

    3.  PLAGIARISM (failure to write information in your own words, copying another student’s work, allowing another student to copy your work, etc.) is cheating, dishonorable, and demonstrates a lack of academic integrity. The consequence for plagiarism is a zero grade, phone call home, and documentation in the discipline log and/or a Guidance referral.

    4. Students may work together to complete most homework and classwork assignments, however copying another's answers is  not permissible.  The general rule of thumb for assignments is that working together or explaining how to do something is helping.  Giving another student a "free ride" wothout contributing to the assignment is cheating.
    5. Projects: This course will have several projects due through out the course of the year.  Mini projects will be completed in class and usually take one to two days to finish.  Longer projects will need to be completed at home.
    6. Students will be expected to spell correctly for all tests, quizzes, and essays given by the instructor.  Students will lose a total of 1 point for a word that contains an incorrect letter or no capitalization. In addition, students must write in complete sentences where noted.  Failure to complete these directions will result in 10 points being deducted from the overall assignment (including homework/classwork).

                                                                                             *Please note: Late work will not be accepted.

    Extra credit is not available for English 1 Honors

    Reading Goals:

    1. You will be expected to independently read 2-3 novels each 9 – week grading period. A specific genre or novel may be assigned.

    2.  Books should be at a reading level that challenges you. Books should be at least 150 pages in length – unless approved by teacher.

    3.  Upon completion of each book, you should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the book by completing a book review (assigned format), or a teacher made quiz. This will be turned in for a grade.

    4.  No books that are movies!

    Proposed Reading List:

    (subject to change..)

    Qtr. 1:

    The Giver

    My Brother Sam is Dead

    Qtr. 2:

    The Wave

    Maus 1


    Qtr. 3:

    Poetry packet

    Qtr. 4:

    Animal Farm