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First Day Pres


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First Day Pres

  1. 1. Welcome! to South Side High School Mrs. Fulciniti Room 415 - English 9
  2. 2. Topics to Be Covered <ul><ul><li>Introductions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Literature </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Classroom Rules </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Grading </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Writing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Summary </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Introductions <ul><ul><li>Mrs. Fulciniti </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Served five years in the US Army. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Graduated from SUNY </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Masters degree in Counselor Education from Westminster College. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Family </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Teaching experience </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Three years in VA – English 10 & 12 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>One year at a Catholic School – K-8 Computer Teacher </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>At South Side since 2002. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Literature <ul><ul><li>Unit on Short Story </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Unit on The Odyssey </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Unit on Nonfiction </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Unit on Of Mice & Men </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Unit on Romeo and Juliet </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Unit on Poetry - Various selections from the text and Out of the Dust </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Unit on Lord of the Flies </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Classroom Rules <ul><ul><li>All school rules apply in our classroom </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Only water is permitted in class </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Be prepared for class. This includes a writing instrument. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Respect each other, our classroom and our school. </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Classroom Rules <ul><ul><li>Students will be required to keep all handouts and notes. Students will use this information on unit tests and the Final Exam. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use the restroom and get a drink between blocks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Only work that is turned in on time will be accepted </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Classroom Rules <ul><ul><li>You will be required to keep a three-ring binder. It will contain all handouts and notes. You will receive a grade on your notebook and </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>When you need a book for reading workshop you must visit the library on your own time. This includes book renewal. </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Writing Assignments <ul><ul><li>Five paragraph essay with a three-point thesis </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Research Paper </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A Short Story </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Poems </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Various other short writing assignments </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Grading & Make-up Work <ul><ul><li>Your work will be graded on a point system. You must keep track of your own grades. Progress reports will only be provided at the required time. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>If you are absent for any reason you will receive your make-up work when you return. If you are out one day it is due in one day. If you are out two days it is due in two days, etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Unless WE make other arrangements, any test not made up with in two weeks will become a zero . </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Projects and major writing assignments will not be accepted after the due date. </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Summary <ul><ul><li>This is the beginning of your high school English career. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>You are starting with a clean slate. From here on out your behavior, your grades, and your attitude are up to you. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Enjoy! </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Please remember to . . . Make the most of your high school career, academically and socially. Yet, strive to learn the difference. Enjoy your time at South Side it will go by quickly!