MRS. PECORA –
ENGLISH I and II
- A notebook divided into 4 sections. If your notebook
does not contain folders, you will also need 4 pocket folders for the
collection, storage and organization of handouts. Please label each section
as follows: (1)Vocabulary, (2)Literature,
- One marble composition notebook for your class
- Laptop computer
- Pen or pencil for note taking or written class work.
- Textbook or novel as needed.
- Please refer to your Handbook for grade equivalents
- Any students receiving below an 80 (C-average) will
receive a progress report and may have to attend the “70s Club” meetings run
by the Guidance Department, whose aim to help students’ get back on track.
- Most often quarter grades will include: Tests,
quizzes (including “pop” or unannounced), writing assignments, projects,
homework and class participation. Class participation includes: being
attentive, completing class work, participating in class discussion, taking
notes, and using technology properly and within school guidelines.
Always come to class prepared and ready to begin work.
Homework assignments must be complete and ready to be reviewed or discussed.
Always bring your journal, English notebook/folders and your laptop to
class. If you need to bring your textbook or novel to class you will be told in
advance. You may not need to bring your text every day. Your laptop should be
fully charged from the night before, but be prepared to plug in if needed (you
will need your charger.) Always have your notebook and a pen with you as
sometimes it is preferable to take notes in written format. You will NOT
be permitted to return to your locker once class has started.
You are responsible for all work, assignments, tests and
material covered in class regardless of whether or not you are present. Where
there is a will, there is a way! Email a responsible friend, check my webpage
or refer to your agenda. A zero received for missing work seriously affects
your grade-point average.
- All assignments are due at the beginning of class.
Homework is posted on my web site. Be sure to check the HOMEWORK link
daily. Late homework may NOT be made up for credit.
- If you are absent on the
day of a test or quiz, you will be expected to make it up on the day you
return to class. A missed test or quiz can be made up during class time or
after school. Please email me or see me during homeroom if unusual
circumstances create a problem. Do not show up in class asking for an
extension. Anyone who does not make up a test or quiz will receive a grade
- Major writing assignments/projects will be marked down
4 points for each calendar day (weekends included) that it is late. If you
are absent on the day a major writing assignment is due, email the paper to
by 2:00 pm. I will respond to your email indicating that I have received
the assignment. If you do not receive a response from me, I did not
receive the assignment. ***Identify yourself in the subject area of
your email (name/class section.) I delete ALL unidentified emails without
- All compositions must follow MLA style (see
www.mla.org for assistance) and be typed using Times New Roman 12-pt.
font. For compositions longer than one page, be sure your name is included
in the upper right corner of each subsequent page. Staple your final paper
before submitting it. The first page must include the following in
the upper left corner:
First and last name
English I or II, Class color
(i.e. Blue class)
- All students will store corrected work in classroom
folders. Tests, quizzes and written assignments can be reviewed during
class or after school before unit tests, mid-terms and finals. All student
work will remain the property of the school. Selected writing samples will
be passed on to your sophomore or junior-year English teacher.
An extra help session or student-teacher conference can be
scheduled after school Monday-Thursday. This is done on a “first-come,
first-serve” basis. See me before leaving class to sign up. Asking for help is
always welcomed! Remember: it is your responsibility to seek the help needed
in a timely manner. You can also schedule help from an IHA Honor Society
student through the guidance department.
RESPECT and HONESTY:
I insist upon a classroom environment that fosters mutual
respect. Courtesy, honesty and a tolerance of ideas are expected at all times.
Cheating in any form will not be tolerated and plagiarism is a serious offense.
All incidents of academic dishonesty will be reported to the Dean of Students.