“Everybody thinks of changing humanity and nobody thinks of changing himself.
— Leo Tolstoy



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My expectations for you
  • Be on time with your books and materials each day.

  • Take notes as well as keep a separate part of your binder for freewrites and writing prompts.

  • Treat everyone with respect – “See yourself in others – then whom can you hurt, what harm can you do?”

  • Question. Just because I say something, doesn’t mean you need to agree, in fact, I encourage you not to, but find your own path, create your own solutions.

What to expect from me
  • An ability to give you a meaningful purpose for every task I ask of you.

  • Treat everyone with respect – “See yourself in others – then whom can you hurt, what harm can you do?”

  • Facilitate a safe learning environment which will help you grow as both a writer and reader

  • Practice to prepare for the Common Core exam in eleventh grade

  • Be on time with my books and materials each day.

And because we are all human…
We all have bad days, and life is complex and unpredictable, therefore, if you have an issue with homework, cannot focus on class for whatever reason, see me at the beginning of class and let me know. I will give you a pass, no questions asked. I trust you as you must trust me.

LATE WORK
If you are late with an assignment, I expect you to communicate with me, and I trust you have a good reason to not have your work on time and we can make arrangements for you to submit it at a later date. However, please be considerate of me and do not take advantage.

YEARLY ASSIGNMENTS
  • Argumentative research paper
  • Post-it”ing” of novels.
  • Independent reading
  • One presentation

Works of Literature
The Lord of the Flies William Golding
The Catcher in the Rye J.D. Salinger
Night Elie Wiesel
Julius Caesar William Shakespeare