Chino High School
English 11, English 10, Study Skills, and ELA Support Class Syllabus
Distance Learning Platform
English 11, English 10, Study Skills, ELA Support
Revised Syllabus – August 9, 2020
Term: Fall 2020
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Tuesday: 1:35-2:35 pm
Wednesday:7:15 - 8:15 am
Thursday: 1:35-2:35 pm
CLASS INTRODUCTION ON DISTANCE LEARNING: Due to the current national emergency, we are required to provide online based instruction beginning on March 30th. Parents will be receiving updates from the district via text, phone blasts, emails, but you can also check the Chino High Homepage for current bulletins. As you know, all students are on spring break and no work is required during this time.
My students will be continuing to work on tasks they are familiar with in class. Details can be found in my Google Classroom. Since last semester, my students have already been using Class Link which houses several applications including their textbook Pearson Realize, school email account, Google Docs, Digital Journal, and more. I added their Daily Writing Response sheet for the remainder 8 weeks to write in daily news summaries. All students also have a copy of the novel, I am Malala, with a guided reading packet. I will be listing the weekly assignments on Google Classroom.
I am confident that all students will be able to complete the tasks which they have already started or are familiar with as part of their daily or weekly routine. I am able to view their progress online, provide comments on their essays and daily news entries, and email student or parent to answer questions and offer assistance with the assignments. If they are not progressing on required tasks, I will also contact you to assist on getting your student back on track.
Please know that your student’s physical and emotional wellbeing is priority. Consider your family’s needs as we transition into this phase. I do recommend establishing a morning routine beginning March 30th. For example, after breakfast, set time for students to work in the morning till lunch time. If afternoon works best for your family, then start in the early afternoon till dinner. Be flexible as some students may prefer to work on one to three subjects per day rather than all classes daily. For example, M-W-F Math, English, History, T-Th Music/Art and, or Science. For some, focusing on just one subject per day to concentrate on completing assignments works best. They can always work additional hours if desired😊
CLASS ONLINE ACCESS: Students can access class assignments through the Chino High School Homepage by selecting CLASSROOMS then Ms. Montiel, Maria. You will then select
Ms. Montiel’s Distance Learning Classroom. The syllabus is also posted for both English 11, English 10, ELA Support, and Study Skills while under this distance learning platform.
DIGITAL CLASSROOM: Students may be accessing various websites and applications including the following:
- Google Classroom
- Digital Journal-See Google Drive
- Essays-Google Docs
- Office 365 Word or PowerPoint
- Daily Writing Response Form- See Google Drive/Docs shared with me
- Pearson Realize (online copy of textbook)
ENGLISH 11 CLASS DESCRIPTION: English 11 is designed to strengthen students reading writing, listening, critical thinking, and speaking skills. The emphasis for Common Core is in developing critical thinking skills through reading and writing of literature and informational text. We will be focused on developing our writing skills through daily/weekly journaling and developing argumentative essays. We will be reading core novels which may include Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglas, Romeo and Juliet, Much Ado About Nothing,I am Malala, other TBA. Students will reflect on daily news articles as part of their informational text skills development. I hope to inspire students or spark interest in the broader themes faced by our society and the world abroad.
ENGLISH 10 CLASS DESCRIPTION: English 10 is designed to strengthen students reading writing, listening, critical thinking and speaking skills. The emphasis for Common Core is in developing critical thinking skills through reading and writing of literature and informational text. We will be focused on developing writing (narrative and problem-solution essays), reading core novels (To Kill a Mockingbird, Night, Speak, Hiroshima, other TBA), and reflecting on daily news articles as part of their informational text skills development. I hope to inspire students or spark interest in the broader themes faced by our society and the world abroad.
STUDY SKILLS CLASS DESCRIPTION: Study Skills is designed to teach important skills through power lessons and modeled practice. It will also provide students time and support for students in completing assignments, studying for tests, and learning to apply time management and organizational skills in meeting the requirements for their core classes. I will require that students in this class complete an assignment log titled Daily Writing Response. They simply type in the class and work they are doing each day. Their grade will be based on completion of skills focus assignments and the weekly log as well as average grades posted by their teachers at the time of grade reporting unless otherwise directed by the district office.
ELA SUPPORT CLASS DESCRIPTION: ELA Support is designed to provide time and support for students in completing assignments for their English Language Arts course. Resources will include access to peer and teacher or aide editing of rough drafts, practice targeted skills through IXL, or other online programs, as well as the use of writing assistance programs such as Grammarly. Grades will be based on completion of targeted tasks and log as well as average grades posted by their teachers at the time of final grade reporting unless otherwise directed by the district office.
RULES & EXPECTATIONS: The following rules, procedures, and expectations apply to all students. The Chino Valley Unified School District School's student handbook on behavior and discipline will be followed when necessary. Remember we want all students to be Safe, Responsible, Respectful, and Resilient at all times.
MY CLASS RULES:
All Chino High School school-wide rules and expectations will be enforced in this classroom. You may refer to your Student Handbook if you need details or clarification. My rules revolve around this simple acronym: C-A-R-E
C- Come to school prepared.
A-Act in a responsible manner at all times.
R-Respect yourself, others, and their property.
E-Excel in all you do!
ATTENDANCE & ABSENCES: Attendance is crucial to your success.
- After you have been absent you have two days to make up work. After that point, it will be counted as late.
- Work due on the date of absence should be turned in first thing upon your return.
- You will find missed work in your Google Classroom under Classwork by category and date due.
- Assignments will also be posted on Aeries.
- All students must complete their Attendance Task on the days they are not scheduled for live instruction but have till 4pm next class period.
BEHAVIOR & ATTITUDE: Remember that education is a right for all students.
- Be respectful to the teacher, school staff, and other students.
- Be in your seat when the bell rings with your materials for class.
- Come prepared with assigned work completed.
- Put your cell phone away. It can be a major distraction.
LATE WORK & GRADES: Your grades are available for you to view any time online using Aeries.
- Late work will be counted as no more than 75%.
- Work not turned in within 2 weeks of the due date will not be accepted and will be entered as a zero
- Journals and News Summaries due to grade reporting week (week 6/12/18).
- An alternative assignment may be requested to make up missed work up to 3 per semester. Each entry can earn up to 25 additional points.
DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP: We will be utilizing many different websites and apps to create, connect, explore, & extend our learning. While using technology, it is important to remember to use these digital tools responsibly & to be respectful to others in digital classrooms.
GRADING: Grading will be on a standard point scale with 90-100%-A, 80-89% -B, 70-79% -C, 60-69%- D, <less than 59%- F. I will calculate your grade based on completion of task per criteria/rubric which includes a complete response to question and depth of insight with rationale (reasons if applicable). All work is already adapted for the class but each student may have additional accommodations which would be directly noted in their Google Classroom Stream and/or Assignment. All quizzes or tests can be retaken for additional points. Alternative assignments are available upon request up to 3 per semester worth 25 points each. Another extra credit is listed for Digital Journal, Daily News Summaries, and Essays.
OFFICE HOURS DURING DISTANCE LEARNING:
CONTACT BY EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
Response time: I will do my best to answer student emails within 24 hours and to evaluate activities and assignments within 7 days.Contact Information