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Welcome!

Ms. Logan
English—Sophomore Honors
Email: loganc@kingphilip.org                  Extra Help: Tuesdays @ 2:15
 
Curriculum
 
Husseini’s The Kite Runner
Sophocles’ Antigone
Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird
Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye
Wiesel’s Night
Shakespeare’s The Tragedy of Julius Caesar
Poetry
Nonfiction
Grammar
Vocabulary

 
Policies and Procedures
Materials:
  1. A 3-ring binder specifically for English (one inch or more recommended)
  2. Plenty of white-lined paper
  3. Five dividers labeled “Literature/Notes,” “Vocabulary,” Writing,” “MCAS,” and “Grammar”
 
Classroom Rules:
  1. Be on time to class.  If you must be late, bring a pass from your last teacher excusing your tardiness.
  2. Raise your hand and wait to be acknowledged before speaking.
  3. Respect all students and staff members in and out of class.
  4. Follow all rules and guidelines outlined in the student handbook.
 
Absences/Makeup Work:
When you are absent from class, work will be set aside from you in the While You Were Out folder.  It is your responsibility to gather your work from the folder, get any missed notes from a classmate, and make up any missed assessments. 
The following policies are taken from the Student Handbook.
  1. Students absent from school are expected to make up all work assigned or completed in their absence within a reasonable time.  It is the student’s responsibility to ask his/her teachers about work that needs to be made up.  Work that was due on the day of the absence is not make-up work and is due on the day the student returns.
  2. For an absence of one or two days, a teacher may allow up to five days to make up missed work, except as noted in #3.
  3. When a class is missed for absence or dismissal on the day of or the day before a test/quiz is given, the student will be expected to take the test/quiz on the day of his/her return
  4. Absences due to personal or family vacations are not covered by the make-up allowance policy.  This allowance will be determined by the teacher.
  5. Failure to make up the required work within the allotted time will result in a zero.
 
Missing/Late Work:
  1. Work is due when I collect it, usually at the beginning of class.  Make sure you have assignments with you, printed and ready to hand in.  Locker passes will not be given to find work.  If work has not been printed (or emailed) by the start of class, it may not be accepted.
  2. No late work is accepted.  This includes all homework, projects, and essays.
  3. If you are absent from school on the day an out-of-class, long-term assignment is due (i.e. an essay), it is your responsibility to email this assignment to me as a Word attachment by 2:15 pm on the day it is due.  Failure to do so will result in ZERO for this assignment.  If the document fails to open, this will also result in a zero.
  4. If you miss class but are in school on a day an assignment is due (i.e. you are tardy to school or dismissed from school), it is your responsibility to turn in the work due that day by the end of the school day. 
 
Grading Policies:
The following percentages comprise each term’s average.  No extra credit work is given.
 
  1. Tests + Essays = 65%
  2. Quizzes = 25%
(Please Note: Quizzes may be announced or unannounced.  Unannounced or “pop” quizzes are typically centered on assigned reading, so do not fall behind on your reading!)   
  1. Homework + Classwork = 10%
(Please Note: Homework and classwork may not be collected each day, though it is expected that all work is completed when assigned.  When homework/classwork IS collected, it will be graded for accuracy.  Therefore, you may complete an entire assignment but not always receive a grade of 100 for your work.  Please complete your work carefully, as you never know when an assignment will be collected and graded.)   Incomplete homework is NOT accepted. 
*Occasionally some essays, tests or projects may be given more weight.