ELA 1 & ELA 2For 18 weeks, you will study multiple novels, plays and poetry plus tons on non-fiction works. I will always say; “Nothing is done accidentally in my class” and everything you will do can be tied together with other sources and things around you and inside of you everyday- while all revolving around our essential questions;
“What are the Qualities of Effective Leadership?”
“What are my Choices and Where will they take me?”
“Who Am I?”
The Remind 101 System-
A safe way for teachers to text message students and stay in touch with parents. If you would like me to send you and your students reminder about homework assignments, tests, quizzes, projects, etc. Sign up for Remind 101 text blasts. Instructions:PERIOD 4 (CP):Text this number: 81010With the message: @2015ela2cpPERIOD 5 (A):Text this number: 81010With the message: @2015ela2aTURNITIN.COMThis is the online system we use for all writing assessments and projects. All students must first enroll in the class before being able to submit any work. Here are the codes and passwords needed for a student to enroll.PERIOD 4:CLASS ID: 9524901PASSWORD: thomasela2cpPERIOD 5:CLASS ID: 9524918PASSWORD: thomasela2a****************************************************CLASS DOCUMENTS:ELA 2UNIT 1: POETRYCLASS NOTES- SPRING 2015REMARKABLE QUOTES FROM MR. THOMAS' ENGLISH 9 STUDENTS BASED ON OUR CURRICULUM"FAILURE IS NOT THE SPIRIT THAT FOLLOWS YOU FOREVER RATHERTHE SPIRIT TO HELP YOU OVERCOME."Jess Jefferson- Class of 2014- In the "Find the Failure" assignment"If we accept prejudice, people will never stop being persecuted for who other people think they are."Morgan White- Class of 2015- from an essay based on 12 Angry Men"You don't have to be hurtful to be noticed."Cara Tran- Class of 2015- from an essay based on 12 Angry MenSAT PREP LINK!!
Activities will include, but are not limited to
· Study of current events, popular movies, TV shows and other media that share themes of classic literature
· Writing and Vocabulary
· Computer program work
· Collage and other creative design projects
Grading will be based on a variety of assessments, including writing, discussion responses, public speaking, group work, independent reading, tests, quizzes, presentations including public speaking and overall participation.
If you have a question or a concern about your grade, make an appointment with me after class, during lunch, or before or after school. Be sure you bring any and all questions or items you wish to address during the appointment.
Your final grade will be comprised of the following:
Quarter 1 40%
Quarter 2 40%
Final Exam 20%
- Along with the information above, quizzes, projects, tests and written pieces will be factored into the final grade. These policies are designed for you to have maximum success in this course.
All assignments are due at the beginning of the period
No credit for any work done in other than black or blue ink or typed
- Failure to follow these guidelines on assignments will result in a lowered grade.
All rules for makeup work can be found in the student handbook.
Remember: I will not pursue you about your missed work; you must check the main classroom board, check with a fellow classmate and get any notes or explanations from a trusted classmate.
For assignments that cannot go home, you can make them up before school, after school, or during lunch, but let me know in advance when you have missed by consulting a classmate.
LATE WORK POLICY
Hatboro-Horsham has a policy on accepting late work. Assignments worth fewer than twenty points will not be accepted late, unless you are absent the day it is assigned or the day it is due. Assignments worth twenty points or more will receive a 15% deduction for each day it is late, up to three days. The work will not be accepted after the third day and the student will receive a zero. Familiarize yourself with this policy! Please remember to get a green card from the attendance office when you are absent. The green card must be presented in order for me to accept any late work, NO EXCEPTIONS!!
Please note: Late work will not be accepted! Be aware of due dates and make sure to hand all work in the day it is due. You will receive no credit for work handed in late. See me with any questions or concerns.
DISCIPLINE POLICY FOR RULE VIOLATIONS
1st offense: Verbal Warning
2nd offense: Teacher/student conference and phone call home
3rd offense: Detention before school, after school, or during lunch
4th offense: Referral
- 3-RING BINDER
- WHITE, COLLEGE RULED BINDER PAPER
- BLUE OR BLACK INK PENS
- ANY BOOKS AS ASSIGNED
MR. T.s Classroom Guidelines
- Be respectful of school property, classroom furniture and equipment as well as each other.
- Be prepared. Bring daily, required materials to class every day.
- The teacher dismisses the class, not the bell! This falls within the guidelines for respect.
- Be on time. You must be in your seat and ready to work when the bell rings.
- If you wouldnt say it to or about your Grandmother, dont say it to or around anyone else!
- YOU TEXT- I TAKE!!!
- Be creative and Have Fun!
MR. TS NOTES:
I have been teaching in classroom settings for nearly a decade and I have always noticed that students who succeed- exceed! They challenge themselves and therefore challenge their classmates and even their instructor to be better at everything he does. You are at the beginning of your High School careers, but you have already had eight solid years of formal training in our amazing language and even more training from those who support you every day beyond the classroom.
In my courses, as in life, attitude counts- whether you are reading, reacting, writing, analyzing or just communicating to those around you, I expect you to do it all at a mature and adult level. I treat all of my students with the respect they deserve as young men and women and in return, the respect I optimistically hope to receive from all of you.
The study of the English language at the High School level may or may not be what you have heard or fear it to be- it has developed just as the language itself develops every day. I challenge you to join me for an exciting ride as we discover the beauty of our language and the many ways to communicate through it.