Freshmen Academic English
What to expect from me
What to expect from the curriculum
You are expected to apply your ability to pursue a meaningful and ambitious course in learning English. Engagement is absolutely necessary, thus cell phones are not to be on in the classroom. Treating others as you would prefer to be treated yourself is the essential rule in our teacher/student relationship. Otherwise, the standards identified in the student handbook for Brunswick High School are enforced. Students may only leave class for an emergency, students are expected to arrive to class on time and be seated when the bell rings, and students must know that one authority, the teacher, exceeds all other opinions in governing the class. Furthermore, no food or drink (water is permitted) is allowed in the classroom unless for specified health-related circumstances.
STANDARD ENGLISH DEPARTMENT POLICIES
LATE WORK POLICY- Any paper that is turned in late will receive a maximum grade of 50%. If a student misses a class he/she is responsible for getting homework and/or class work and submitting that work in on time. If a student misses a class due to absence, the assignment is expected to be turned in the next day that the student attends school in order to receive full credit. If a student does not attend class due to a field trip, all work is due as assigned.
PLAGIARISM- Any work that is misrepresented as your effort will be assigned a zero and a conference will be arranged between the instructor, the student, the parent/guardian and possibly an administrator.
MATERIALS- Students are expected to bring an English notebook, writing implement and the current reading text/assignment. Personal laptops and/or recorders certainly are permitted as well. Students should retain any handouts for a full semester before discarding.
A list of the literature that is assigned in Freshmen Academic English this year is presented below. One of our goals in college preparatory courses is to introduce students to classics. Several titles on the following list are undoubtedly familiar to you. Also presented are contemporary options, recognized as strong literature. The list is provided for your benefit as well as approval. Please write a brief note indicating that your child has shown you the reading list as well as explained what they understand about the syllabus. Your signature will indicate that you are familiar with the expected reading for this course as well as the importance of following the online syllabus.
Lion: A Long Way Home by Saroo Brierley
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Various Essays largely compiled from THE BEST AMERICAN ESSAYS OF THE CENTURY and ADVENTURES IN APPRECIATION
Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare
Lord of the Flies by William Golding
A collection of short stories from various anthologies