Course Syllabus

  • Course Description

    English 11 AP is a challenging but rewarding class. It's focus is on the use of language by writers of fiction and non-fiction texts and how those writers makeing meaning to persuade an audience. In addition, students will focus on becoming critical thinkers and writers as they analyze other writers and work to develop their own critical voice.

    Course Structure and Policies

    Topics

    The use of rhetoric in many different genres, including non-fiction, memes, posters, photos, novels, plays ranging in theme from social, economic, sports, political, and entertainment genres.

    Expectations

    Students will attend inclass meetings as sheduled and will attend to non-class meeting-assignments as assigned. Students will access Class Meets prior to the start of scheduled class time; will mute their microphones unless instructed/asked to unmute; will join all meetings using video with their first and last name clearly visible. Students will show respect for their peers, themselves, and their teacher. Students will access online assignments and work in a timely manner to complete assignments and submit on or before due dates. 

    Because the course meets online, it is important that students budget their time and are aware of participation and assignment due dates. Students in online courses must take a greater responsibility for the progress of their learning.

    Submitting Work

    All work will be submitted to Google Classroom. Students are responsible for meeting due dates. Some English 11 assignments will also be submitted to Turnitin.com. Student all have Turnitin.com accounts and should have no problems accessing the page. If problems do occur—do not have an account—please email me. 

    Assignment Due Dates

    Due dates will be posted with assignments in Google Classroom.

    Grades and Feedback

                 Grading 

                 A 90 — 100% 

                 B 80 — 89.9% 

                 C 70 — 79.9 

                 D 60 — 69.9% 

                 F 59% or Below 

              Grading Categories 

    •    Essays and Papers40% 
    •    Tests and Quizzes30% 
    •    Homework—15%  
    •    Classwork15% 

    Response time: I will do my best to answer student and parent emails within 24 hours and to evaluate activities and assignments within 7 days.