Welcome To Mrs. Pierce’s English Class!

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Welcome To Mrs. Pierce’s English Class!

  1. 1. Welcome to Mrs. Pierce’s English Class! English III - 11 th Grade
  2. 2. Introduction <ul><li>What is in a name, you say??  Well a lot in </li></ul><ul><li>my opinion.  Names, words and phrases are </li></ul><ul><li>all apart of my passion....the written word.  I </li></ul><ul><li>look forward to taking my students on an </li></ul><ul><li>amazing trip through American </li></ul><ul><li>Literature.  Everybody buckle up....and let the </li></ul><ul><li>fun begin! </li></ul>
  3. 3. Meet Your Teacher <ul><li>The 411: </li></ul><ul><li>I was born and raised in Memphis, TN and am a proud graduate of the Shelby County School system.  I also graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Memphis (Go TIGERS!).  I received my BA in Psychology with a minor in English. </li></ul><ul><li>I live in Bartlett with my wonderful husband, John, whom I married  in 2007.  We do not have any children yet or pets....but we have lots of plants.  That’s enough for us right now. </li></ul><ul><li>Hobbies: </li></ul><ul><li>1.) Gardening </li></ul><ul><li>2.) Cooking </li></ul><ul><li>3.) Learning new things </li></ul>
  4. 4. Contact Information <ul><li>Angie Pierce </li></ul><ul><li>Room # 103 </li></ul><ul><li>School phone #: 901-867-1541 </li></ul><ul><li>School Website: http://www.scsk12.org/SCS/high/ arlington /default.html </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher email address: apierce @scsk12.org </li></ul>
  5. 5. What’s Going On In The Classroom? Classroom Rules, Objectives, Procedures, Materials Required, and Syllabus
  6. 6. Mrs. Pierce’s Classroom Rules : <ul><li>1. MUTUAL RESPECT : We will respect each other in all that we do. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>I will respect you the student and you will respect me the teacher </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>We will respect the ideas and opinions of others </li></ul></ul><ul><li>2. No violence </li></ul><ul><li>3. No cheating </li></ul><ul><li>4. Come to class prepared and ready to learn! </li></ul>
  7. 7. Mrs. Pierce’s Classroom Objectives <ul><li>Objectives: </li></ul><ul><li>Develop an understanding and appreciation of American literature. </li></ul><ul><li>Develop an understanding and mastery of writing skills, composition, and vocabulary growth with a special emphasis on research techniques. </li></ul><ul><li>Develop an understanding of oral communication, public speaking, and communication as a whole. </li></ul><ul><li>Promote critical thinking in regards to the work force, university life and how English relates to these topics. </li></ul><ul><li>Develop an overall appreciation for the written word and how it can benefit you. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Mrs. Pierce’s Classroom Procedures <ul><li>Grades </li></ul><ul><li>Grades will be determined by daily assignments, class participation, quizzes, tests </li></ul><ul><li>and comprehensive projects. Grades will be based on a total point system. At the </li></ul><ul><li>end of the of the term the total points earned by the student will be divided by the </li></ul><ul><li>total points possible to determine the nine-week average. Not all homework or </li></ul><ul><li>class work will be checked for accuracy and sometimes students may be given </li></ul><ul><li>completion credit. </li></ul><ul><li>Conduct : </li></ul><ul><li>Students are expected to be in their seat when the bell rings. The daily bell work </li></ul><ul><li>assignment will be posted and the student is expected to begin work without </li></ul><ul><li>talking or instruction. The class rules are to be followed at all times and are set </li></ul><ul><li>forth to promote a positive learning environment. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Materials Required <ul><li>The following materials are required every time you come to my class.   </li></ul><ul><li>Elements of Literature textbook </li></ul><ul><li>Vocabulary Notebook </li></ul><ul><li>English ONLY binder (1 to 1 1/2 inch) </li></ul><ul><li>One set of 5 dividers with tabs & with pockets labeled with the following sections: </li></ul><ul><li>Daily Assignments </li></ul><ul><li>Vocabulary </li></ul><ul><li>Literature </li></ul><ul><li>Writing </li></ul><ul><li>Grammar </li></ul><ul><li>Gateway </li></ul><ul><li>Plenty of WHITE lined, loose-leaf notebook paper (college or regular rule) </li></ul><ul><li>Blue or black ink pen, pencil, highlighter, white-out </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>* Items other than those listed above are NOT allowed out or on your desk. Any items </li></ul><ul><li>that I find that are not on the allowed list will be confiscated. Further action regarding </li></ul><ul><li>these items will be determined based on the offense. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Syllabus <ul><li>First Semester </li></ul><ul><li>First Nine Weeks </li></ul><ul><li>Beginnings of American literature to 1800 -- Early Colonial literature </li></ul><ul><li>The Crucible by Arthur Miller (Historical drama)--this play is in our textbook </li></ul><ul><li>American Romanticism and Transcendentalism (1800-1860) </li></ul><ul><li>Second Nine Weeks </li></ul><ul><li>American Renaissance (1840-1886) </li></ul><ul><li>The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne (Fiction) – to be obtained by the students </li></ul><ul><li>The dark side of Romanticism--Poe, Melville, Hawthorne </li></ul>
  11. 11. Syllabus (Continued) <ul><li>Second Semester </li></ul><ul><li>Third Nine Weeks </li></ul><ul><li>The Rise of Realism (1850-1900) </li></ul><ul><li>TCAP State Writing Assessment </li></ul><ul><li>The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain (Fiction) </li></ul><ul><li>Research paper </li></ul><ul><li>Fourth Nine Weeks </li></ul><ul><li>The Moderns (1900-1950) </li></ul><ul><li>The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald (Fiction) </li></ul><ul><li>Contemporary Literature(1950-present </li></ul>
  12. 12. Let’s Get Ready To Learn! “ Those of us who have been readers all of our lives seldom realize the enormous extension of our being which we owe to authors.... In reading great literature, I become a thousand men and yet remain myself.&quot; --C. S. Lewis

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