English 3

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2nd     English 3     kdpat7z     

3rd     English 3     y73eqgk     

5th     English 3     jlv5jne     



What Do I need for this class? 
1. 3- ring binder   
2. Composition Notebook
3. Pencils  
4. Notebook paper  
5. Note cards  
6. Highlighters


Why do I need a binder and a composition notebook?

A: 3- Ring binder

Your three ring binder will be used for note making, classroom assignments, articles, readings, etc.  You will need it every day. You will organize your binder into units to keep your notes organized. When preparing for assessments, you will study your notes and class work in your binder.

Composition Notebook

Your composition notebook will serve as your journal.  In your journal, you will complete daily language assignments, creative writing assignments, drawings, and other fun activities that will allow you to think outside of the box.  You get to be YOU in your journal. You can even place Post its over any pages that you prefer for me NOT to read. I will collect your journal randomly and score them based upon participation.  ALL journal entries are located on Google Classroom, so IF you are absent, please make up your journal entry.

What will I learn in this class?
A: In English 3, students will learn and review a variety of reading skills that will allow them to read, comprehend, and analyze grade level literary and informative texts.  Students will review English language and Grammar rules, while learning rhetorical and organization writing skills. Students will also write to inform, to entertain, and to persuade.


What texts will we read as a class?

1. Of Mice and Men John Steinbeck

2. The Crucible Arthur Miller

3. Holiday Short Stories Various authors

4. The Great Gatsby F. Scott Fitzgerald

What are the CLASSROOM POLICIES in this class?
A: We will respect one another, our classrooms, and school equipment at all times. We will adhere to the Rowan County Senior High School’s Core Values.

1. Students must be on time (in assigned seat when bell rings and working on the day’s bell work). 
Cell Phones OFF and in your backpack OR purse.

School TARDY Policy
1- warning       2-stay after class                     3-stay after class; contact parent        
4-report to admin; referral for lunch detention

2. Students must always bring all materials to class, along with course notebook and a writing utensil. 


3. Students MAY NOT use cellular devices during instructional time, because they are OFF and in your backpack.

The Card is GREEN.     During this time, students are permitted to have their (or other persons) ELECTRONIC MEDIA DEVICE(s) in use and/or visible for all to see without it/them being confiscated by the instructor and/or administration. Students will be notified by the instructor when this period of time is about to expire and the card will become RED.

The Card is RED.     During this time, students are NOT permitted to have their (or other persons) ELECTRONIC MEDIA DEVICE(s) in use and/or visible for any and all to see. If the device(s) is/are seen by the instructor and/or administration, it will immediately be confiscated by the instructor and/or administration. Students will be notified by the instructor when this period of time is about to expire and the card will become GREEN.

If a student’s device is confiscated by the instructor, it will be:
* Identified as to who the device was taken from.                        * Brought to the front office.  
* Returned to the parent/guardian after school from 3:05-4:30 (per district policy.)

A student’s refusal to turn over their device to the instructor will be handled by school administration at their discrepancy. During class periods, the hallways/restrooms, etc. are considered a RED CARD ZONE. Students needing to leave the classroom during instructional time will need to leave their device with the instructor until they return.


4. Students must be respectful of the instructor, their peers, and themselves at all times.
5. Do not gather your materials early. Class does not end until the bell rings.

6. Students must ALWAYS sign out and sign back in to class, leaving electronic devices IN the classroom.


A:According to the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary, to "plagiarize" means to steal and pass off (the ideas or words of another) as one's own, to use (another's production) without crediting the source, to commit literary theft, to present as new and original an idea or product derived from an existing source. In other words, plagiarism is an act of fraud. It involves both stealing someone else's work and lying about it afterward.  As a high school student, you must be responsible for your own work.  You may not “Copy” someone else’s class work, test answers, etc.  You may not Copy and Paste information from the internet and turn it in as your own. 

What happens if I commit Plagiarism?
A: Acts of Plagiarism will result in 1- zero points earned by the student (s) involved in the act; 2- contacting the parents/ guardians; 3- referral to Early Bird Tutoring; 4- report to administration.  Acts of plagiarism will not be tolerated in this course, as our objective is to gain personal skills, not to copy from others.

What is Early Bird Tutoring?Image result for early bird
A: Every Wednesday AND Thursday I offer tutoring for students at 7am.  Students may read, work on class work, draw, research, receive remediation, etc. in a quiet environment.  I will be there to help you.  Many times I will refer students to Tutoring because they are not meeting expectations in the course.







Can I check out books at the school library?

 A: Yes!  In fact, you will be reading three books of choice independently this year.  Each trimester you will complete a book report, where you will be assessed on your literary analysis, reading, writing, and speaking skills.  You may bring a book from home, the public library, or check out a book from the high school library. You must “reserve” your book by getting it approved by your instructor.


What is “The Nook”?

A: Behind the bookshelves is a comfortable world for reading and studying.  Students can earn a nook pass.

  1. Class work is complete and formatively checked.

  2. Helping peers.

  3. Being respectful, responsible, and ready to learn.

  4. Leading peers to also be respectful, responsible, and ready to learn.



NOOK Expectations:

  1. Silence

  2. Reading for pleasure

  3. Listen to music quietly

  4. Study

  5. Homework

  6. Meditate


Each unit will have a correlating Google Slide that is posted in our Google Classroom.  The Google slide contains all learning targets, notes, assignments, videos, activities, etc.  IF you are absent, please log on to our Google Classroom to make up missed work. We will also use Google Classroom for formative assessments, allowing you to take and retake assessments for mastery.

Can I leave class?

You will receive 3 Hall Passes per trimester.  You may use these Hall Passes AFTER the first 15 minutes of class OR BEFORE the last 15 minutes of class.  Only one person may leave class at a time. You must take a hall pass and leave your cell phone in your backpack.

What do I do if I need help?

If ever you need anything, please do not hesitate to talk to me or email me.  I am here to help and serve you in your educational journey. I want you to love learning and enjoy coming to school.  If you feel you cannot talk to me, please talk to someone that you can trust like another teacher, counselor, cook, custodian, or paraeducator.