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  1. Welcome, Students! English 9, English 10, or Speech/Debate Mrs. Goodloe

  2. First Order of Business • Make sure you are in the correct classroom and the correct seat. • Complete classroom forms. • Review Code of Student Behavior, PCHS Handbook, and English Syllabus.

  3. Changes at PCHS • Students should buy a PCHS planner for $5. • Students must walk down the right side of the hallways. • Students may only visit lockers at designated periods (plan ahead). See pg. 24 • Students must walk on concrete only (not on grass or dirt). • Shoe color is not designated this year. • Lightweight jackets (no color specified) may be worn in class but must be unzipped or unbuttoned. • No cell phone or device should be visible without teacher permission. • All students will be required to verify addresses twice yearly.

  4. Learn About Our Class • My goal as your teacher is to help you become college or career ready by the time you leave this institution of learning. • Class goals and community: Teach, Learn, Serve, and Soar • Remember we are preparing for the ACT with writing which you'll be taking in 11th grade. • More requirements: See Syllabus

  5. Get to Know Me My experience My background I grew up in Huntsville, AL. I came to Montgomery to attend ASU. • I’ve been teaching for seven years. • I've taught 7th grade through 10th grade.

  6. Communication • My email: nedra.goodloe@gmail.com or nedra.holmes-goodloe@mps.k12.al.us • PCHS phone: (334) 260- 8121 • Class web site: See Park Crossing School Website

  7. Classroom Community • Our classroom rules help us get along with each other: • Be respectful and responsible. • Be organized and follow directions. • Be on time. • Be prepared.

  8. Reading • We will be reading informational and recreational texts. Many of our passages will have historical significance. A lot of our reading will reach beyond the scope of literature and into other subject areas. • See Syllabus for book list.

  9. Writing • 9th grade will focus on writing a thesis with some citations. • 10th grade will write an annotated bibligraphy. • Writing will be a part of our daily class routein.

  10. Tardiness Tardies will be treated like a class A offense. See Code of Student Behavior pg. 23.

  11. Supplies Bring these items each day Don’t bring these items Headphones Food • Number 2 pencil • Ink Pens (blue or black • Three Ring Binder • Dividers • Composition Notebook • Thumbdrive • Folder with Prongs

  12. Resources • Media Center (must obtain a pass to go before, during, or after school) • Computer Lab • Textbooks (Elements of Literature and Elements of Language) • Online Resources: See Syllabus

  13. Questions?

  14. Let’s Have aGreat Year!

  15. August 12, 2014 Journal Entry 1 • If I were a teacher I would, . . . • Include your definition of a good and bad teacher and give examples. • Students must write silently for 10 minutes. • Remember to explain, elaborate, and give examples.

  16. Agenda and CCRS Standards 8/12/12 Agenda • Journal Entry 1 • Review Rules and Syllabus • Review Fire, Tornado, and Lockdown Drill Procedures. • Learning Styles Survey and Hints • Exit Slip • W.9.29 and W.10.30 Write routinely over extended time frames, including time for research, reflection, & revision, & shorter time frames such as a single sitting or a day or two for a range of tasks, purposes, & audiences.

  17. Exit Slip • Now that you know you primary learning style, list one thing that you can do to improve your grades this year.