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Saturday, 09 April 2016 02:20

Honors English 10 – Mr. Folkerth ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )

Honors English 10 places a particular focus on the human condition i.e. what it means to be human.

Discussion will be an integral and primary component of this course.  Students will be subjectively graded on their participation (or lack thereof) each quarter.

Write legibly and don’t be size challenged.  If I can’t read it, you will get a zero.

1st Semester

1st Quarter:

Novels and Memoirs:

Homer Hickam - October Sky (summer reading)

*Luong Ung – First They Killed My Father

*Ishmael Beah - A Long Way Gone

Poetry and Short Stories: (Literature: Grade 10 – Volume 1)

W.D. Wetherell - “The Bass, the River, and Sheila Mant” pg. 31

Kurt Vonnegut - “Harrison Bergeron” pg. 36

Alice Walker - “Everyday Use” pg. 48

Alice Walker on Quilting  pg. 60

Joan Aiken “Searching for Summer” pg. 64

Jack London – “To Build A Fire” pg. 78

Laurence Gonzales - “from Deep Survival” pg. 98

How to Build a Fire without Matches pg. 104

David McCullough - “from The Johnstown Flood” 106

Stephen Vincent Benet - “By the Waters of Babylon” pg. 308

Naomi Shihab Nye - “Shoofly Pie” pg. 182

Shirley Jackson - “The Possibility of Evil” pg. 202

Julia Alvarez” - “Exile” pg. 140

Joy Harjo” - Crossing the Border” pg. 145

Li-Young Lee - “The Gift” pg. 252

Robert Hayden - “Those Winter Days” pg. 256

Stephen Crane - “Do not weep, maiden, for war is kind” pg. 476

Gwendolyn Brooks - “the sonnet-ballad” pg. 480 

2nd Quarter:

Major works or areas of study:

  • William Shakespeare - Julius Caesar (Literature: Grade 10 – Volume 2) pg. 1198
  • William Shakespeare - Much Ado About Nothing

In addition, there will be a vocab test (25 pts) every other Friday beginning on …

8/28 – Unit 1

9/11 – Unit 2

9/25 - Unit 3

10/9 - Unit 4

10/23 - Unit 5

11/6 - Unit 6

11/20 - Unit 7

*TBD (To Be Determined)

Print Name: _______________________  Period: ____________

Mr. Folkerth – ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) Classroom Expectations:

  • Be respectful to me, your classmates, and yourself
  • Be prepared every day with what you need for class ( what you need will be listed on the board the day before)
  • No food, candy or drink
  • no phones are to be out unless given permission
  • Be on time – tardies will cost you if they are habitual
  • Tell me the truth
  • Don’t cheat – if it looks like you are, you will receive a zero.  No homework is to be done with a partner either.
  • Keep my classroom clean and pick up after yourself
  • Do not touch/take or borrow what is not yours
  • No perfumes/colognes or other odiferous materials are to be used inside my classroom or outside my door
  • Failure to meet the previously mentioned expectations and/or behavior that inhibits me from teaching or keeps classmates or yourself from learning will not be tolerated and will immediately result in up to (5) five demerits

Classroom Procedures:

  • Write down day’s objective(s) in your notebook – these will be written on the board every day.

  • Name, period, and date in that order in the upper right hand corner of all work you turn in

  • If I can’t read it?  Doesn’t get graded

  • Pencil or blue or black ink – traditional – All AP essays must be written in black ink ONLY

  • If you have outside of school conflicts that are affecting your abilities as a student, let me know.  I don’t need to know the explicit details – sometimes the less I know the better – but let me know if things are not right.

  • If you are absent, it is up to you to make up work immediately upon return.  Unexcused absences result in zeroes for whatever work is missed.

  • Late Papers: Papers will be collected at the beginning of the period.  Any papers received after the initial collection will be considered one day late and receive a grade reduction of 20% for being one day late.  30% will be taken off for being two days late. Papers or assignments received three or more days late will receive no more than 50% for the assignment. Papers must be turned in on their due date even if you’re not in school, or you will be penalized.

  • All students: any student that misses 10 days or more of my class this year or has below a 70% in my class must take the final exam.

Finally, if you ever have any questions or concerns, please come talk to me or email me: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

STUDENT: I have read the classroom expectations and procedures and understand them.

Signature______________________________    Date______________

PARENT:  My child has discussed the expectations and procedures with me.  I understand them and support them.

Signature______________________________     Date______________

•This list of expectations and procedures is continually growing and being refined.  Please be aware of any changes or additions throughout the course of the school year.

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