English Communications 9/10

                       Syllabus

                       2009 - 2010



Mrs. Jamie Smith, MA  ...
In America, most teens spend


  OVER 30
hours a week
 watching, listening and participating in media
We aren’t saying that’s


GOOD
or BAD
 but we are saying...
...people need to be



  Info
Literate
 so people like this...
...who is Bernie Madoff?



...don’t take all your


                         money!
And you’ll need to know how to learn


ANYTHING      to get


ANYWHERE
           in your future
It’s a big world, with millions of
resources, we’ll show you how to
 cope with the future using tools
        like these a...
We’ll use stuff
  parents and
teachers like......

  (it is good stuff....)
Here’s what that stuff looks like for
       young professionals...
                          (it is really good stuff.......
The focus of this class will be:


    MASS
Communications
       Because English is a
   language that is built to go


 ...
Want to go for honors?
           (you should!)
       Regular Class
        Latin Roots                   One Extra Proje...
The grading policy:


              ALL
   Assignments
       Will be turned in. The end.

    Turn them in early, get bon...
The basic rules:
          Students are expected to report to class on time and
          prepared.
          A prepared s...
Writing
           •Presentations and Movies
           •Criterion Writing Program
           •Various Writing
 Things    ...
Grammar
           •Top Twenty Grammar Mistakes
           •Sentence Types and Structure
 Things
           •Latin Roots
C...
Pick books you want to read, then read a lot
            Reading 
             •Independent Reading – 30+ Pages
 Things   ...
Can I check my grades


ANYTIME?
 Yes, you can go totally OCD* on your grades all day long


                             ...
The End

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           Syllabus
         2009 - 2010

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  • Eng Comm Syllabus

    1. 1. English Communications 9/10 Syllabus 2009 - 2010 Mrs. Jamie Smith, MA Mr. Jon Corippo jsmith@minarets.us jcorippo@minarets.us
    2. 2. In America, most teens spend OVER 30 hours a week watching, listening and participating in media
    3. 3. We aren’t saying that’s GOOD or BAD but we are saying...
    4. 4. ...people need to be Info Literate so people like this...
    5. 5. ...who is Bernie Madoff? ...don’t take all your money!
    6. 6. And you’ll need to know how to learn ANYTHING to get ANYWHERE in your future
    7. 7. It’s a big world, with millions of resources, we’ll show you how to cope with the future using tools like these and more.....
    8. 8. We’ll use stuff parents and teachers like...... (it is good stuff....)
    9. 9. Here’s what that stuff looks like for young professionals... (it is really good stuff....) OVER 500,00 boo ks for Including Audio bo us! oks!
    10. 10. The focus of this class will be: MASS Communications Because English is a language that is built to go BIG
    11. 11. Want to go for honors? (you should!) Regular Class Latin Roots One Extra Project per Quarter Literary Terms Research and Reports Reading for Information Examples: Creative Writing Reading for Pleasure • A 3 minute video documentary on an Just add author of your choice Classic Literature this Web Safety & Search Skills • A wiki covering the major elements of Writing and Grammar Skills each chapter of a well-known book Video Documentaries Wikis and Blogs • A video dramatization of a well-known book, play or song (even a music video) Contests
    12. 12. The grading policy: ALL Assignments Will be turned in. The end. Turn them in early, get bonus points. Turn them in late, the best you can get is a C. You might as well be on time. :)
    13. 13. The basic rules: Students are expected to report to class on time and prepared. A prepared student has pens, paper, headphones and a laptop and is focused on working. Students will present themselves professionally at all times in dress and behavior. Students may listen to music during independent work time with earphones only, and only if they have grade of C or better in class. Language in class will be appropriate and professional and students will demonstrate respect towards others and their property.
    14. 14. Writing •Presentations and Movies •Criterion Writing Program •Various Writing Things Competitions Covered •Wikis, Blogs and Websites in •Interviewing and English Investigative Journalism •Song Lyrics and Poetry Comm Information Literacy •Evaluation of informational texts, sites and literature, media •Research and relevance
    15. 15. Grammar •Top Twenty Grammar Mistakes •Sentence Types and Structure Things •Latin Roots Covered •Academic Language in Examine Literary English Devices Comm •Musical lyrics •Poetry •Literature •Films •You Tube
    16. 16. Pick books you want to read, then read a lot Reading  •Independent Reading – 30+ Pages Things per day, 200 pages per week Friday – Covered Friday. in •LitBlog – Response to literature, English summaries, questions, reactions, Comm connections •At least one class book per quarter •Media and Culture e-book, class set, and online activities
    17. 17. Can I check my grades ANYTIME? Yes, you can go totally OCD* on your grades all day long We have Powerschool 1.6 Assignments are web-linked, have .docs and .ppts attached right to the assignment That means no more “what’s my homework?!?!” calls, you’ll know instantly Mom and dad can do the same thing, FYI *obsessive compulsive disorder
    18. 18. The End Thanks for checking out the English Communications 9/10 Syllabus 2009 - 2010 Questions? Need Info? Mrs. Jamie Smith, MA Mr. Jon Corippo jsmith@minarets.us jcorippo@minarets.us

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