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    American Literature II  Mr. Fitzpatrick

     

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    John M. Fitzpatrick@FitzpatrickJHSN

     

    Welcome to a new and exciting school year. This year we will be reading a variety of genres which will include works from American Literature, poetry, plays, and nonfiction text. This year we will be reading selected works from famous authors such as F. Scott Fitzgerald, John Steinbeck, Ernest Hemingway, Upton Sinclair, and many more. In addition we will focus on developing your writing skills with a variety of diverse assignments.

    Your grades will be based on the following categories.

    Class Participation 10%   Tests/Projects/Essays 30%     Quizzes 20%    Homework 10% Quarterly Exams 20%   Class work 10%

    Text Books:

    Scope: Literature of the United States of the America

     

    Supplies:

    You will need a notebook or binder with pocket folders for handouts and assignments.

     

    A writing journal to be kept in class for daily writing assignments and Do Nows.

     

    Independent reading material:  For the first marking period you will need a novel or novella as the focus of our first unit is on narrative text.

     

    Classroom Rules:

    ·         You are expected to be in your seat when the bell rings.

    ·          Three tardies  = 1 detention

     

    ·         Come prepared for class. You will not be allowed to go to your locker after the bell rings.

     

    ·         Be respectful at all times. I will not tolerate inappropriate behavior and calling out.

    ·         Chromebooks must be with you everyday and fully charged.

     

    ·         Cellphones must be kept away during instructional time and my only be used for instructional purposes. It is much too tempting to have them in front of you on your desk

     

    Plagerism (copying someone else’s published works and using it as your own) will not be tolerated. If you hand in a writing research paper that clearly has information that did not come from you and does not have the proper citations, you will receive zero credit for the assignment along with parent contact.

     

    When you are absent, you must see me immediately following your return to school for any make-up assignments. We are following block scheduling and classes are 80 minutes long. If you miss a class, you are missing the equivalent of 2 days’ work. This is your responsibility. I am not going to chase after you for your work. I do not want to reach the end of the marking period and have you approach me for all the work you missed over the course of the marking period. Some assignments may no longer be available.

    Expectations:

    You are expected to complete all homework and in class assignments. Include your full name, date and class period on the top of each assignment. Points will be deducted for failing to include a proper heading.

     

    You are expected to hand your assignments in on time. Late assignments will receive partial credit. I will not accept any assignments that are more than three days late.

     

    I will not accept assignments that are incomplete, poorly organized, or do not comply with the directions.  You will have one day to redo these assignments.

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    Formal writing assignments that are typed must be double spaced and formatted in Times New Roman with point 12 font.

     

    Philosophy of Teaching:

     

    It is my intention to offer my students excellence in teaching and provide my students with a solid foundation of academic skills in high school English. As an educator, I believe that all individuals are capable of learning and have high expectations for my students to work to their fullest potential. My role as a teacher is to instill in my students a love for learning by implementing a variety of creative teaching strategies and methodologies that will foster lifelong learners. I will help my students understand that we all learn in different ways and that everyone is special and has something to offer. Most importantly, I will provide positive support and encourage my students to give their best to become all they hope to be. I look forward to an exciting school year.

     
     

    American Literature I  Mr. Fitzpatrick

     

     
     

    Fitzpatrickj@middletownk12.org

     

    John M. Fitzpatrick@FitzpatrickJHSN

     

    Advisory ______________

     

    Welcome to a new and exciting school year. This year we will be reading a variety of genres which will include works from early American Literature, poetry, plays, and nonfiction text. This year we will be reading selected works from famous authors such as Benjamin Franklin, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Arthur Miller, Mark Twain, Herman Melville, and Jack London. In addition we will focus on developing your writing skills with a variety of diverse assignments.

    Your grades will be based on the following categories.

    Class Participation 10%   Tests/Projects/Essays 30%     Quizzes 20%    Homework 10% Quarterly Exams 20%   Classwork 10%

    Text Books:

    Scope: Literature of the United States of the America

     

    Supplies:

    You will need a notebook or binder with pocket folders for handouts and assignments.

     

    A writing journal to be kept in class for daily writing assignments and Do Nows.

     

    Independent reading material:  For the first marking period you will need a novel or novella as the focus of our first unit is on narrative text.

     

    Classroom Rules:

    ·         You are expected to be in your seat when the bell rings.

    ·          Three tardies  = 1 detention

     

    ·         Come prepared for class. You will not be allowed to go to your locker after the bell rings.

     

    ·         Be respectful at all times. I will not tolerate inappropriate behavior and calling out.

    ·         Chromebooks must be with you everyday and fully charged.

     

    ·         Cellphones must be kept away during instructional time and my only be used for instructional purposes. It is much too tempting to have them in front of you on your desk

     

    ·         Plagerism (copying someone else’s published works and using it as your own) will not be tolerated. If you hand in a writing research paper that clearly has information that did not come from you and does not have the proper citations, you will receive zero credit for the assignment along with parent contact.

     

    When you are absent, you must see me immediately following your return to school for any make-up assignments. We are following block scheduling and classes are 80 minutes long. If you miss a class, you are missing the equivalent of 2 days’ work. This is your responsibility. I am not going to chase after you for your work. I do not want to reach the end of the marking period and have you approach me for all the work you missed over the course of the marking period. Some assignments may no longer be available.

    Expectations:

    You are expected to complete all homework and in class assignments. Include your full name, date and class period on the top of each assignment. Points will be deducted for failing to include a proper heading.

     

    You are expected to hand your assignments in on time. Late assignments will receive partial credit. I will not accept any assignments that are more than three days late.

     

    I will not accept assignments that are incomplete, poorly organized, or do not comply with the directions.  You will have one day to redo these assignments.

    .

     

    Formal writing assignments that are typed must be double spaced and formatted in Times New Roman with point 12 font.

     

    Philosophy of Teaching:

     

    It is my intention to offer my students excellence in teaching and provide my students with a solid foundation of academic skills in high school English. As an educator, I believe that all individuals are capable of learning and have high expectations for my students to work to their fullest potential. My role as a teacher is to instill in my students a love for learning by implementing a variety of creative teaching strategies and methodologies that will foster lifelong learners. I will help my students understand that we all learn in different ways and that everyone is special and has something to offer. Most importantly, I will provide positive support and encourage my students to give their best to become all they hope to be. I look forward to an exciting school year.