ENGLISH 2

Mrs. Rodriguez

Room 143 Main Building

956-580-5300ext. 1289

 

Description

English II :  Students will read extensively while learning literary forms and terms, analyze, synthesize, and evaluate multiple genres through the use of adapted texts, pictures and bilingual dictionaries; they are expected to plan, draft, and complete written compositions on a regular basis, as well as edit papers for clarity, and use correct conventions and mechanics of written English. An emphasis is placed on organization with a clearly expressed thesis and evidence to support any kind of writing. 

Students will also be rated and given opportunities for improvement in the four language components:  listening, speaking, reading, and writing

Expectations and Goals

Respect self, others, and school property

Be prepared and on time to class

Follow directions the first time they are given

You are expected to practice speaking English at all times

Your positive attitude is imperative so that you establish a healthy learning habit.  This course will meet graduation requirements and will help prepare you to be successful with the state exam, English II-EOC.

Textbook

Holt McDougal Literature, Grade 10- English Language Learner Adapted Interactive Reader

Library novels will be assigned during the school year.  Make sure you have an ID at all times.

Exam Schedule

Date

Subject

CBA 1/Semester Exam

October 13-15

CBA 2/Semester Exam

December 16-17

STARR EOC-English II

December 9

Additional Information and Resources

Attendance

You are expected to be in class daily.  In case you are absent, make sure you submit an excuse to the attendance office immediately upon return.  You will lose credit on the fifth absence during reporting periods.  It is your responsibility to request make-up work and turn it in according to the guidelines.  You are given a day for each excused absence.

 

Grades

The following weights will be used to determine a final grade average: 

Major assignments 60% (Tests, Projects, Presentations, Research Papers and Essays)

Minor assignments 40% (Daily Classwork, Homework, Quizzes, Journal and Folder Checks)

You are required to attend tutoring after school if you fail a major test; the highest grade you will receive is a 70.

  

MATERIALS
 
  1.  1 inch binder
  2. paper
  3. pen and pencil