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Welcome Sophomores!. Language Arts 2H. Ms. Jackson / Room 963 Take a seat anywhere today. Tomorrow, there will be assigned seating. Summer Reading Assignment. Due: Wednesday 8 /22/12

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Language arts 2h

Welcome Sophomores!

Language Arts 2H

Ms. Jackson / Room 963

Take a seat anywhere today.

Tomorrow, there will be assigned seating.

Summer reading assignment
Summer Reading Assignment

  • Due: Wednesday 8 /22/12

  • You must have read The Good Earth and completed the Anticipation Guide and four out of five of the options.

  • Worth: 100 pgs

  • Tomorrow we will discuss the rubric and we will review the criteria for this assignment.

  • There will be a test on The Good Earth in approx 2-3 weeks. Exact date TBA.

Bring The Good Earth Materials everyday!

Bring friday 20pts
Bring Friday -20pts

  • Bring your own address

  • Bring a forever stamp

  • Bring an envelope

Whale of a tale
Whale of a Tale!!!

  • I am a vegetarian.

  • I do yoga 3 times a week.

  • My husband is in a punk rock band.

  • I worked for The Simpsons television show

Ms jackson
Ms. Jackson



Course texts

Course Texts

Prentice Hall Literature: Timeless Voices, Timeless Themes

The Good Earth, Pearl S. Buck (Summer reading)

Antigone, Sophocles

The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, William Shakespeare

Night,Elie Wiesel

Outside reading silent reading book reports book talks see f a q handout
Outside Reading / Silent Reading / Book Reports / Book TalksSee F.A.Q. handout!

500 pages / quarter

1 book / quarter must be from Ms. J’s book list

1 book report / quarter

Book talks each quarter

Silent Reading in class Tuesday and Thursday

Bring SSR book daily!

First book due Tuesday August 21st!

Language arts notebook journals
Language Arts Notebook / Journals

  • Must bring Language Arts Notebook Everyday!

  • Obtain a spiral bound notebook with 150 or more pages.

  • Worth 200 pts

  • Journals are Monday / Wednesdays / Fridays!

  • Assigned Topics

  • 5 pts/day

  • Lose points when you do not bring to class or do not write ½ pg or more

  • You must makeup missing agendas and journal entries.

Weekly grammar hmwk
Weekly Grammar hmwk

Write Agenda Daily in your Language arts notebook!

Daily Grammar Review

Roots prefixes suffixes
Roots / Prefixes / Suffixes

Approx 10 roots / week

Flash cards due Wed.-20 pts

Quiz on Friday-20 pts

Test every 3-4 weeks-100pts

Supply check monday 20 pts
Supply Check Monday 20 pts

  • Textbook

  • Language Arts notebook / Journal (150 pgs minimum)

  • Binder, pen, pencils, erasers, highlighters, and notebook paper.

  • Highlighter

  • 1-2 Dry erase markers and eraser

  • Dictionary, electronic dictionary, or dictionary app.

Be a responsible gum chewer
Be a responsible gum chewer

  • Throw it in the waste basket-NOT UNDER YOUR DESK OR ON THE FLOOR-Keep Centennial Clean Please 

  • Refrain from smacking or bubbles

Cell phone electronic device policy
Cell Phone / Electronic Device Policy

  • 1st offence-Warning and confiscate the item.

  • The teacher will check in the phone into the front office where you will not be able to pick up the item until after school.

  • Only use your phones when granted permission by Ms. Jackson!

Plagiarism and academic integrity
Plagiarism and Academic Integrity.

  • Students need to cite all information that is not one’s own idea. Please use MLA format to give other’s ideas credit in your own writing.

  • Students must complete all work individually, unless noted otherwise by the instructor.

  • All written work is expected to be one’s own work. Do not copy and paste words and ideas from other students, the Internet, etc.

  • No electronic devices are allowed during a testing period.

  • Students who are academically dishonest will not receive credit for the assignment and will be reported to the appropriate administrator.

  • See Ms. Jackson for further information.

“Rather fail with honor than succeed by fraud.” -Sophocles

Classroom rules

Be where you are expected to be.

Maintain a safe environment

Observe school rules

Attendance counts

No food, drink, p.d.a

No personal grooming

Be a responsible gum chewer

Be respectful

Classroom expectations
Classroom Expectations

Allow Ms. Jackson to teach!



All other work and homework is 2 points a day

Grading Policy

Papers / Projects:

  • 1 Day Late= Minus 1 letter grades

  • 2 Days late=-2 letter grades

  • 3 Days Late=o%

All other work and homework is -2 points a day!

"My dog deleted it."

Check your grades
Check Your Grades…


It’s your responsibility to check your missing assignments and grades online!!!

Class website
Class website

  • Go to Centennial’s Website

  • Click Teacher pages

  • Click class homepage or Language Arts 2H assignments and due dates 2012/2013

  • Check it often!!!

Positive consequences
Positive Consequences

  • Praise (Verbal, written, or call home)

  • Letters of Recommendation

  • You Choose your destiny

  • Good Grades

  • A Happy Teacher= A Happy Class!

Negative consequences
Negative Consequences

  • A Verbal Warning

  • A Write-up / parent note or phone call

  • Detention

  • Referral to office

  • * Serious offenses will result in immediate detention or referral.

Bring friday 20pts1
Bring Friday -20pts

  • Bring your own address

  • Bring a forever stamp

  • Bring an envelope

Concerns questions comments
Concerns, Questions, comments?

I am here to help you!!!

The squeaky wheel gets the grease.

Course Outline Quiz Friday!!!

See this PowerPoint on our class website!

  • Have your parents sign your course outline, video permission slip, and photo release

    DUE no later than Friday 20pts each