frazzled computer ladyCourse Overview:

Tenth grade English focuses on world literature with a strong emphasis on writing. Idaho state standards for English will guide the coursework, and these standards shall be posted in the classroom daily. Students must demonstrate at least 70% proficiency on all major assignments to pass.

 

Eleventh grade English focuses on American literature with a strong emphasis on writing. Idaho state standards for English will guide the coursework, and these standards shall be posted in the classroom daily. Students must demonstrate at least 70% proficiency on all major assignments to pass.

 

In this “Technology Age,” a person’s online presence defines the way the world perceives them, including future employers, college and military recruiters, as well as family and friends. We’ll address reading and writing with this in mind, preparing the student for an Internet-savvy future in the career of their choice. Speaking and listening will also play an important role, as these are skills we need, to improve daily interactions with people, one-on-one.

 

General Classroom Rules:

  • Be a good citizen, virtually and in reality.
  • Respect yourself, the adults in charge, and your peers.
  • Give your best effort, using class time wisely every single day.
  • Follow school rules.

 

Helpful Tips From Former Students:

  • “Don’t wear perfume or cologne to class because she’s severely allergic!”
  • “Be nice for her subs.”
  • “If you break stuff in her class, she won’t replace it. We went all year without a clock. Ugh!”
  • “She can make you laugh, but if you don’t get your work done, look out!”
  • “Print a copy of her ‘English Handbook Pages’ and keep it in your notebook. It helps.”
  • “If you’re tardy a lot, you’ll spend your lunch hours with her, doing totally boring jobs.”
  • “Don’t yawn and don’t complain about her music.”
  • “Come to her class with a sense of humor, and you’ll enjoy it.”
  • “She likes to e-mail your parents about stuff, like if you forget your pencil all the time.”
  • “She has a lot of staplers because she makes us write A LOT. But most of her assignments are pretty fun.”

Rules for Electronic Devices:

 

Students are welcome, but not required, to bring a tablet, smartphone, or laptop to Mrs. Fogelsong’s class at their own risk. (The school will not be responsible for lost or stolen electronic devices.) If you plan to bring an electronic device to class, bring your own earbuds or headphones and do not share them with others. Headphones or earbuds are not allowed during instructional time.

 

The teacher will not be responsible for the safekeeping of your electronic device at any time.

 

Please follow these rules when using your electronic device in class:

  • Turn cell phone ringers off.
  • Never send or view a text message during class time.
  • Do not answer calls or listen to voicemail during class time.
  • Never use social media websites during class time (i.e. Twitter, Facebook, etc…).
  • Do not play games on your device during class time.
  • Do not use non-educational apps during class time.
  • NEVER take a photograph or video during class time (unless the teacher announces otherwise).
  • Only listen to music your parent/guardian would approve of.
  • Only listen to music at times when the teacher announces that music is allowed.
  • Do not sing along with your music as it plays, as this is disruptive to other students.

Due to the changing nature of technology, these rules are subject to change. Any changes will be announced during class. Students who break the rules will lose their privileges, and their device may be confiscated (depending on the nature of the offense). See student handbook for details.

 

In this class, students will be allowed to use their own electronic devices for the following:

  • to submit a paperless journal entry or other assignment, as assigned by the teacher (spiral notebooks are okay too, of course!)
  • to access dictionary.com or thesaurus.com (hard copies are available in the classroom also)
  • to access ClipBoards.WordPress.com (our daily lessons are posted there, so if you’re ever absent, please take a look at that website to find your make-up work)
  • to access EnglishEmporium.WordPress.com (a mini MLA handbook)