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  1. Tonight • By Wednesday, read the classroom guidelines on my website. (dbhs.org) • Go to “Files” at the bottom of the page and print out the signature page. The signed form is due by Monday, 8/20. • Earlier submission is preferred.

  2. Supplies Needed in Class Each Day • Folder or notebook of your choice. • Highlighters • Lined Paper • Pens (Blue or Black ink ONLY) • Pencils (scantron use and SOME class work) • Eraser (One that actually works is needed!) • Independent Reading Begins Wednesday, August 22. • Know the title of your chosen book by this FRIDAY. • See me by 8/17 if you are in need of a novel and/or supplies and I will assist you.

  3. Classroom Basics • Two (2)hall passes per semester. • Ask first, wait for a response, take pass. • Enter and exit using outside door ONLY. • Follow the school tardy/truancy policy. • Homework needs to be ready for submission before the bell rings. • Staple or paper clip your work BEFORE the bell rings. • Class time is not for stapling or clipping!!! • Work not ready for submission will not be collected.

  4. Grades • A grade value is NOT assigned to all work! • Do not expect grades to be rounded up. An 89.9 is a B! • 70% of grade: Tests, essays, quizzes • 30% of grade: Class work and homework • Classwork and homework range 10-25 points • Tests, quizzes, essays, and paragraphs, range 25-150 points • Some writing assignments will be part of 30%

  5. Stay Informed • Class Web Page • Read Guidelines; Print, sign, submit Acknowledgement form. • Form is due by Monday 8/20. (Before Monday is preferred.) • DBHS.org – teacher web pages- Cook, L. • Horizontal Box – Miscellaneous information to be printed by student when assigned. (Let me know if you do not have computer/printer access.) • Individual Class – daily homework/class information. Effort is made to keep these files up to date. • Communication is important! • E-mail – ONLY a good tool for absences over one day.

  6. Office Hours • Hours: 6:30 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. • Lunch • After hours will vary – Make an Appointment • Most likely Mondays and Tuesdays until 4:00 • Note – Plan ahead.

  7. Expectations • Meet the challenges of the class. Do NOT just get through the class! • Neat, well-organized work • Writing that is a struggle to read, showing little effort and/or thought will earn a D • Illegible and/or messy; showing little effort and/or thought = 0 (No credit!) • Thoughtful, well-developed work • Self-disciplined, focused students • Complete all work as assigned. • Study, Study, Study! • Be in class ready to work • Listen, view, discuss, write • Take notes! • Integrity • NO CHEATING • Homework, class work, tests, essays, etc.

  8. Review the cartoon on the next slide. On a separate piece of paper, answer the following questions as each applies to the cartoon. • What? • What is given? • Why? • Why is the writer giving us this information • What is the purpose? • How? • How does the writer present his purpose? • Consider the words and the visuals. • Understanding the reference in the visual is helpful.