• Mrs. Blair's English Language Arts 10th Grade class

    UPDATED 8/5/20

    Welcome to English II and English II Honors

    • Distance Learning

       Hi Class!

      This is going to be a great year for FHS. I am looking forward to meeting everyone and teaching some bright students! Starting August 24th, we start the first day of school. In addition, we will be utilizing a new platform: Mircrosoft Teams. This is where Virtual Learning will take place in and outside of school. Please access your MCPS Student Desktop to login to Microsoft Office. You will find all of your classes and assignments for the school year. Let me know if you have any questions or concerns. You can always contact me via email (Jordann.Blair@marion.k12.fl.us). 

      Warmest regaurds,

      Mrs. Blair



    • Parent Contact: Email

      Student Contact: Mircosoft teams

      Microsoft Teams is where all of your assignments will be posted.  We can communicate, meet in small groups and collaborate with each other on Microsoft Teams.


      Microsoft Teams

       How to get there: through your Desktop Portal


      Use your student email and password combo to get in to the desktop and the app.



    • A day schudule

      First Bell..................... 8:30

      Period 1.......................8:35 - 10:15

      Cat Period......................10:20 - 11:00

      Period 3 & Lunches........11:05 - 1:15

          A lunch ......................11:00 - 11:30

          B lunch.......................11:35 - 12:05

          C lunch.......................12:10 - 12:40

          D lunch.......................12:45 - 1:15

      Period 5..........................1:20 - 3:03


      B day Schedule

      First Bell..................... 8:30

      Period 2.......................8:35 - 10:15

      Cat Period......................10:20 - 11:00

      Period 4 & Lunches........11:05 - 1:15

          A lunch ......................11:00 - 11:30

          B lunch.......................11:35 - 12:05

          C lunch.......................12:10 - 12:40

          D lunch.......................12:45 - 1:15

      Period 6..........................1:20 - 3:03


      English II Syllabus



      In this course students will work toward mastery of the language arts Florida standards while engaging in reading, writing, speaking, and listening activities. Students will apply critical and analytical thinking skills to demonstrate to emphasize the writing process. They will be working on writing informative, narrative, and argumentative essays. In addition, by the end of the year they will also be able to read and analyze medium to complex passages with an emphasis on the close reading process, drawing inferences, literary analysis, and vocabulary.

      • use technology effectively
      • participate in collaborative discussions


      Required Texts and Resources

      • HMH Florida Collections Grade 10
      • Required texts include Shakesphere’s Macbeth
      • During this course students ,ay read the following approved novel or drama selections: Catcher in the rye, To Kill A Mockingbird, and Lord of the Flies.



       1.5 inch binder, loose-leaf college ruled paper, pencil, post-it notes, dividers and highlighters.

      *Note: throughout the year the student may need additional supplies to complete projects. ** Kleenex, disinfecting wipes, highlighters, pencils, and extra notebook paper would be greatly appreciated.



      Grading Policy:

                  There are three categories of assignments in this course.  They are as follows:


      10% of grade. This includes bell ringers, writing journals, and participation points

      Class assignments and Quizzes:

      40% of grade. This includes quizzes, literature analysis, response essays, and vocabulary.

      Tests and Projects:

      50% of grade.  this includes tests, projects, and district writing assessments



      Policies and procedures

      Attendance policy-Regular attendance is necessary for academic success. Students will receive a referral on the third tardy to class. When absent, Students are responsible to locate missing work on the website or in person prior to returning to class.

      Late work- Assignments are due at the beginning of the class period on the assigned due date; otherwise a late penalty may be assessed (Typical Late assignment penalty – 5 points for each day it is late (including weekends and alternate school days – A day / B day). I will not accept work up to two days late. CAT time is encouraged to come and make-up work.

      Tardy Policy- Students are expected to be in the classroom and seated when the tardy bell rings; not walking through the door when the bell rings, not lingering in the hall close to the classroom when the bell rings. Any student that arrives after the bell will be marked tardy; a referral will be written on 4th

      Extra credit- additional assignments will not be created as an attempt to raise a grade. There will be multiple opportunities to achieve mastery on most assignments.

      Resubmissions- students can submit a request to retest form for certain assignments if the grade received fell below mastery.

      Plagiarism- Failing to properly give credit for material that is not written by you is plagiarism. These offenses will result in receiving a zero for the submitted work and no make-ups.

      Academic integrity- All work must be your own. Examples of academic dishonesty include but are not limited to the following: copying from a Neighbor, using electronic devices during a testing situation, and copying homework completed by another student.

      Electronic device policy- Cell phones are not tolerated in class. They will remain on silent and kept out of sight during class unless used as a part of the lesson. More than two warnings the student will receive a referral. Chromebooks should be handled with care. If not used properly, students will lose this privilege.

      Food & drink policy- Food and drinks other than water are not permitted in class.

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






      Microsoft Teams: Students will be working largely with Microsoft Teams throughout the year. This is accessible from any computer, school or personal, as well as through the app for smartphones. 8.

      Teacher Contact/E-mail Any student, parent, or guardian can contact me through email. I will return your e-mail within 24 hours Monday – Friday, and by Monday if emailed on a weekend. My email address is located at the top of the syllabus or can be accessed via my website.

      Course requirements/ assignments

      Quarter 1

      Unit 1: ourselves and others

      Baseline writing assignment (bwa)

      Close read lesson (CRL #1) informative essay

      Quarterly standards mastery assessment (QSMA #1)

      Research project


      Quarter 2

      Unit 2: Hard Won Liberty

      Close read lesson (CRL #2) argumentative essay

      Quarterly Standards Mastery Assessment (QSMA #2)

      Novel- To Kill A Mockingbird


      Quarter 3

      Unit 3: absolute power

      Close read lesson (CRL #3) literary analysis essay

      Quarterly Standards Mastery Assessment (QSMA #3)

      Drama- Macbeth


      Quarter 4

      Unit 4: the natural world & unit 5: responses to change

      Narrative writing

      Florida standards assessment (FSA) ELA writing

      Florida Standards Assessment (FSA) ELA reading


      (To pass the 10th grade English Language Arts reading and writing FSA with a proficient score or higher is a high school graduation requirement).


  • Marion County Public Schools may record online classroom sessions utilizing third-party platforms (Zoom, Google Classroom, etc.).  These recordings will only be used for educational purposes and may be shared on other learning platforms.  If you do not want your child’s image or identifying information recorded, utilize your device/platform controls to stop the camera feed from your device.

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    • Teacher Contact Hours:

      9:00 am - 10:00 am

      1:00 pm - 2:00 pm


      Teacher e-mail:


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