Point Loma High School
Honors American Literature
Teacher: Jennifer Roberts
Voicemail: 619-223-3121 x4864
Class Blog: http://imdoingmyhomework.blogspot.com/
The class content is based on the 11th Grade English-Language Arts Common Core Standards for California as they apply to reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills, as well as the writer’s craft. This course introduces students to a variety of text types with which students will interact through critical reading, multiple styles of writing, and discussions. Throughout this course, students will develop skills as critical readers and writers and effective listeners and communicators. Students will demonstrate knowledge of eighteenth, nineteenth, and early twentieth century foundational works of American Literature as they relate to contemporary issues in America.
In addition to following all PLHS policies, students are expected to:
Expected Student Learning Results (ESLRs):
Complex Thinkers: Students analyze the use of vocabulary in reading and writing as well as compare literature and expository writing to real world situations.
Effective Communicators: Students write in a variety of formats and for a variety of purposes as well as write and present speeches and project presentations.
Responsible Self-Directed Learners and Workers: Students learn to use a planner, adhere to due dates for assignments as given by teacher and those dates designated by group projects.
Involved Citizens: Students will most directly be involved in the creation of a safe classroom environment. They will be encouraged to reflect and act upon various topics of social justice.
Healthy Lifestyle Advocates: Respectful behavior toward others and oneself is the foundation of our course; the classroom will be a positive environment where the ideas of others are valued.
Assessments and Assignments: Students will be expected to:
Students are expected to complete all assignments on time. Late work may be subject to a 50% reduction. Please be sure to communicate with me if you expect your work may be late. Assessments must be made up after school or during Advisory.
Absences: If you have an absence from class, it is your responsibility to check the class blog for what you missed. Unexcused absences affect citizenship and could affect your academic grade.
If you have any problems or questions throughout the year, do not hesitate to discuss them with me.