English II Course Information
English II and IV seminarCourse Description:
English II seminar is the second year of high school English. It allows students who were not successful in English I to have ELA class every day with the opportunity to earn two Englsih credits at the end of the year...catching them up with their appropriate cohort. It is designed to help students prepare for English III and the ELA Regents/Common Core exams that are taken in the third year of high school. English II is also organized to help prepare students for SAT/ACT exams and college.
The class will focus on skills in reading, writing, listening, speaking and language skills to assist students in being successful in high school, college, and in their future careers.
English IV seminar is the fourth year of high school English. It allows students who were not successful in English III (and/or on the Regents exam) to have ELA class every day with the opportunity to earn two Englsih credits at the end of the year...catching them up with their appropriate cohort so they are back on track for graduation. It is designed to help students prepare for college/work world and the ELA Regents/Common Core exam that will be taken in the January (and June if they don't pass in January.) This course is also organized to help prepare students for SAT/ACT exams needed for college entrance.Curriculum:RCSD has adopted the state created Common Core modules for English Language Arts instruction. This means that we will be following the lessons that NYS developed so that we can ensure that your child is well prepared for required NYS exit examinations. We will be reading the texts that are recommended by the state as well. You can get more detailed information about our overall curriculum by going to www.engageny.org orwww.odelleducation.com
Grading:There will be four categories in which students will be evaluated throughout the year.
Standards-Based Assessments 60%
Habits of Work 30%
Though I will send home two grade reports per marking period, one at the 5 week mark and another at the end of the marking period, I highly recommend that students and parents log on to ParentConnect throughout the marking period to check grades for our class. I usually close my gradebook one week before the end of the marking period to account for absences in those final days.
Required Supplies:Blue or black penOne subject notebook (provided by teacher)Two Pocket Folder (provided by teacher)Looseleaf paper*Student need to have supplies for class by Friday, 9/15/16.