Teacher: Michael Ranes
Room: 201 Mills Building
Telephone: 919-496-3725, ext. 201
Contact Time: 1:20-4:00pm
The composition course provides academic opportunities and preparation for the success of all English IV high school students. Students will have rigorous training in all aspects of writing and communication, including grammar, sentence structure, paragraph formation, and the different types of essays, as well as continued training in reading and analyzing informational texts. We will complete the steps for the senior project, with grades on all parts of the process.
- prepare to perform successfully in reading across the curriculum
- prepare to perform successfully in language arts across the curriculum
- prepare to use a variety of study skills
- prepare to use critical thinking and processing skills
- prepare to effectively read a variety of informational texts and be able to use a variety of analysis, summative, and evaluative skills to prepare for the English IV NCFE.
Each student will
- Act appropriately when entering and leaving classroom
- Be in his/her assigned chair when the classroom door is closed after the tardy bell rings
- Bring required supplies each day
- Ask for permission to leave your school chair.
- Turn in assignments during the class period when due.
- Keep all notes and handouts in a three-ring binder.
- Make-up work within the first three days after returning from an absence. (See Board of Education Policy) No other make-up work will be allowed.
- Use common courtesy language.
- Ask for permission to talk.
- Stay in the student section of the classroom and not touch or remove anything from the teacher’s area.
The grade will be assigned on the basis of work in these areas:
Tests and Major Assignments (including four independent reading books and senior project)-50%
Tab dividers for the binder
Standard-rule (college-rule) paper
Blue or black ink pens are the only acceptable colors of ink to be used.
Three packs of 3 X 5 lined, white note cards
Tutoring Schedule: Monday-Thursday 2:45p.m.-4:15p.m.
Priority Standards: Reading Literature (RL) and Reading Informational (RI)
-RL2, RI2-Analyze theme
-RL4, RI2-Interpret technical, connotative, and figurative
-RL5, RI5-Analyze the structure of texts
-W2-Write informative/explanatory texts
-W4- Produce clear and coherent writing that is
-L1-Demonstrate command of the conventions of grammar and
-L2-Demonstrate command of the conventions of capitalization,
punctuation, and spelling
The complete list and explanation of the English Common Core Standards for English II can be accessed at this link-
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