Syllabus

Hello online student. Read this syllabus and get an overview of your course. To make sure you really read and understand it, you will be quizzed on the following terms as they apply to your course: Course Structure, Course Completion and Assignment Completion

Course Structure
Do one lesson each week. Do them in sequence: lesson 1, 2, 3...10

Course Completion:
The course will be completed in 45 school days (10 weeks) from your start date.

Assignment Completion:
Each assignment is to be completed in one week unless you get permission to move ahead faster. Grades will be lowered for late work. You must receive permission to turn your work in late without being penalized.

Credit Value
Successful completion of your ten week course is worth 2.5 high school credits in English. If you don't complete all the lessons you will still receive partial credit. Each lesson is worth .25 credits.

Once you have looked over the syllabus, you will not have to return to it. In the future,  go to the High School English - Home Page and do one lesson each week. Simple, isn't it?

 

 Lesson #

Activities

 

1 Assignment:
  1. Navigate and find your way around the course site
  2.  Essay # 1
  3. Vocabulary Unit # 1
  4. Book Report # 1 - Begin

Discussion:  Student introductions

Test:

  • Syllabus information
  • Where things are located in our course site.

Weekly face to face meeting with your teacher:

  • Bring in your vocabulary worksheets.
  • Bring in your hours worked record.

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2 Assignment:
  1. Book Report # 1 Continue
  2.  Essay # 2
  3. Vocabulary Unit # 2
  4. Punctuation Unit #1

Discussion:  Discuss your book with your partner

Chat: Chat with your teacher this week.

Weekly face to face meeting with your teacher:

  • Bring in your vocabulary worksheets.
  • Bring in your hours worked record.
 
3 Assignment:
  1. Book Report # 1 - Write and submit
  2. Write Essay # 3
  3. Vocabulary Unit # 3
  4. Punctuation Unit # 2

Discussion:  Contribute to creating an essay using your vocabulary words.

Weekly face to face meeting with your teacher:

  • Bring in your vocabulary worksheets.
  • Bring in your hours worked record.
  • Review your essays with your teacher.
 
4 Assignment:
  1. Book Report # 2 - Begin - Biography
  2. Essay 1, 2, 3 - Correct & submit these essays.
  3. Vocabulary Unit # 4
  4. Punctuation Unit # 3

Discussion:  Show that your can't  spell. Contribute to an essay writing like you only made it to 3rd grade

Chat: Meet your one partner and chat about foods you like and dislike.

Weekly face to face meeting with your teacher:

  • Bring in your vocabulary worksheets.
  • Bring in your hours worked record.
  • Review book report #1 with your teacher
 
5 Assignment:
  1. Book Report # 2 - Continue reading 
  2. Write Essay # 4 - Research surrounding the life and times of your book report subject. - Stage One
  3. Vocabulary Unit # 4
  4. Punctuation Unit # 4

Discussion:  Join your group and help punctuate a document

Weekly face to face meeting with your teacher:

  • Bring in your vocabulary worksheets.
  • Bring in your hours worked record.
  • Review research project with your teacher
  • Discuss your progress and grade.
 
6 Assignment:
  1. Book Report # 2 - Submit first draft 
  2. Write Essay # 4 - Complete research project
  3. Vocabulary Unit # 4
  4. Punctuation Unit # 5

Discussion:  Read the story about Marie deciding to quit school. Contribute to the discussion and help her figure out what to do.

Reading: Read the posted writing of one your fellow students.
Comment on the writing in the discussion area.

  • Weekly face to face meeting with your teacher:

    • Bring in your vocabulary worksheets.
    • Bring in your hours worked record.
    • Review book report and research project with your teacher.

     

 

 
7 Assignment:
  1. Book Report # 3 - Begin reading book from list.
  2. Book Report # 2 and Essay # 4 - revise and submit
  3. Write Essay # 5 
  4. Vocabulary Unit # 5
  5. Punctuation Unit # 6

Discussion:  Discuss why you feel studying English is or not of value. 

Chat: Meet your two partners and chat about shopping at the mall. 

Weekly face to face meeting with your teacher:

  • Bring in your vocabulary worksheets.
  • Bring in your hours worked record.
  • Review progress of all your work.
 
8 Assignment:
  1. Book Report # 3 - Continue reading
  2. Write Essay # 6
  3. Vocabulary Unit # 6
  4. Punctuation Unit # 7

Discussion:  Now that you have read about some famous inventors, discuss what it means to be a great inventor. 

Reading: Read the posted writing of one your fellow students.
Comment on the writing in the discussion area.

Weekly face to face meeting with your teacher:

  • Bring in your vocabulary worksheets.
  • Bring in your hours worked record.
 
9 Assignment:
  1. Book Report # 3 - Write and submit
  2. Essay 5 & 6 - revise and submit
  3. Vocabulary Unit # 7
  4. Punctuation Unit # 8

Discussion:  Read the story about the crime and discuss how to solve the crime and who you think did it.

Reading: Read the posted writing of one your fellow students.
Comment on the writing in the discussion area.

Weekly face to face meeting with your teacher:

  • Bring in your vocabulary worksheets.
  • Bring in your hours worked record.
 
10 Assignment:
  1. Book Report # 3 - Write and submit
  2. Write Essay  - No Essay
  3. Vocabulary Unit # 8

Reading: Read the posted writing of five or your fellow students.
Comment on their writing in the discussion area.

Weekly face to face meeting with your teacher:

  • Bring in your vocabulary worksheets.
  • Bring in your hours worked record.
  • Discuss your grade.