Mr. Jamie Brown
1stSemester – 45%
2ndSemester – 45%
Exams – 10%
Homework Average = 1 test grade
Quiz Average = 1 test grade (lowest quiz grade is dropped)
Journal = 1 test grade
Each Major Test = 1 test grade
Papers: 1 test grade
Late Work: only accepted due to absence
Failure: 69% Incomplete/Missed Assignments: 0%
Quizzes may not be made up due to absence; any missed quiz will not figure into student’s average.
Grades, homework, and projects will be posted on gradeconnect.com, which can be accessed through cohs.com. Your child's password will be needed to create a parent account; detailed instructions are available on gradeconnect.com.
Junior English is a survey of Early American Literature, and Senior English is a survey of Contemporary American Literature. Students will study literature chronologically; the emphasis in each class will be writing critically. Philology, a study of words through language derivation (primarily Latin, Greek, and Anglo-Saxon), is utilized in addition to the Vocabulary book to enhance written and spoken communication skills. Grammar is a weekly part of writing skills, and is conveyed through class notes, a workbook, and handouts. Classes will be focused on the essential question, and finding the answer will be a spectacular experience. Historic perspective will help students to understand the United States through its journey of becoming a nation.
Materials Needed for class:
Three subject notebook – Literature, Grammar, Vocabulary
Journal (Marble Copybook) – Informal writing designed to help students express their thoughts
Vocabulary book – to be purchased online and received by September 10, Level G (Juniors), Level H (Seniors)
Textbook – provided by school
Additional Novels and plays– The Great Gatsby (Seniors 1st Semester), Hamlet (Seniors 2nd Semester), Bluebeard (Seniors track 1 only). Junior novels will be posted shortly.