Mrs. M. Jarem, English 10R and English 10 Pre-AP FOR 2012-
A weighted percentage-point system is used. Each assignment receives a grade
ranging between 0 to 100 %, with assignments weighted in this schedule:
• 50 % of the Average is from the longer, deeper assignments such as
research projects and tests
• 20% of the Average is from shorter bursts of writing such as rough
drafts, short response writing and quizzes
• 20% of the Average is from the Article of the Weeks assignments and
• 10% of the Average is from corrections and rewriting exercises
Late Work: Work can be handed in late up to 5 days with 10points deducted for
Work turned in after the 5 days Late Policy can be
graded at a reduced score by 50%.
When absent, work and taking any tests missed are
expected the next day. Students who leave school early or who arrive late,
thus missing their class period, are expected to turn in their work during
that day, and their work will be considered late if part of the school day
No electronic work is accepted.
Discipline Policy: Any infringement of School Policy and rules in the
Student Handbook will result in a written referral with phone call or e-mail
to respective parent/guardian. If a student is verbally or physically
aggressive without an attempt to regain self-control, ejection from class may
result. Such a situation would result in referral, contact with families and
detention. Verbal warning is given for but not limited to offenses such as
distracting behavior, use of inappropriate language, and verbal outbursts.
In the case of repeated offense, the student is asked to come after school
the same day to talk out both sides of the event. Depending on substance of
conference and future behavior goals, only a record of the event is
maintained by the teacher. In the event of an unsatisfactory meeting, parent
or guardian will be phoned during that conference and/or a written statement
issued. In cases where the student doesn’t show up at the end of the day,
there is a call home, written record and detention.
In-class procedures and policies:
• Only one person out of their seat at a time.
• 5 bathroom/ fountain/locker passes per Marking Period
• Student may borrow a pen from the pink box at the start of class,
leaving their agenda underneath the box.
• Students are expected to be especially aware of the presence of
visitors by not talking and avoiding any distracting behaviors.
• Tardiness = Teacher detention after 3 or if 2 are accrued in a row.
I have reviewed the policies for Mrs. Jarem’s class: (Due Back
English 10 Pre-AP
Everyone improves in writing confidence, deeper reading
ability, speaking with awareness and purpose, and listening in social
settings in this course.
There are very set assignments every week:
Monday/Tuesday: Writing Workshop: On most weeks, students will turn
in work started the previous week.
Also, they will receive on most weeks
AOW (Article of the Week) or
POW (Poem of the Week) or
SOW (Sentence of the Week)or
WOW (Word of the Week)or
VOW (Vocabulary of the Week)
MOW (Magazine of the Week)
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: Reading Workshop
Thursday: AOW, POW, SOW, WOW, or VOW is due.
Friday: All students bring in their ORB (Outside Reading Book)
In addition, students will have a Writing on Demand test falling on the 3rd
week of the month (with adjustments for holidays, school calendar, etc.).
DAILY HOMEWORK: 20 minutes of reading, minimally, beyond school time every
LATE WORK: Five points (or 5% of the total points possible) are deducted for
each day work is late.
SUPPLIES: Every day, students should bring with them:
1-1 Composition Notebook, hard-covered, ages sewn in
2-loose leaf paper
3-standard blue/black pens
Also, Pre-AP will need index cards when doing research.