English III Syllabus
Hopkins County Central High School
Language Arts Department
Mrs. Sarah Tyson
Room # 1155
Office Hours for students
Before or after school and by appointment.
Office Hours for parents
This course is designed to refine the student’s composition skills, develop literary analysis proficiency, and continue to develop vocabulary. Students will demonstrate and appreciate various works of American Literature through multiple forms of study/teaching methods. Grammar and composition skills will be heavily addressed as the English III course requires much work placed on generating the writing portfolio; therefore, students will demonstrate their abilities to compose written works that are structurally and grammatically correct. In addition, students will also prepare for ACT/SAT.
The Language of Literature and Language Network, both by McDougal Littell
**Please note that Language Network is a classroom set.
English I and English II
20% class work/homework
Notebook/Journal – test grade
**A rubric will be provided for all projects and major papers.
A = 90-100
B = 80-89
C = 70-79
D = 60-69
F = below 60
1. Follow the rules of the syllabus and agenda.
2. Do as your teacher asks. Ask many questions, and get help if you need.
4. This class will cover a great deal of material. Students must take notes in class, participate, and study nightly to keep up with the material being covered. If you are absent, it is your responsibility to check the homework log notebook to obtain missed work/assignments.
1. Follow directions the first time given.
2. Be in the classroom and seated when the bell rings.
3. Bring all appropriate materials to class (paper, pens, books, assignments).
4. Avoid disrupting class.
5. Keep hands, feet, and objects to yourself.
6. Water, in a clear bottle, is permitted.
First time – warning
Second time – 30 minutes detention and contact parents
Third time – 60 minutes detention and contact parents
Fourth time – 90 minutes detention and contact parents
Severe clause – Sent to office
Late Work for excused absence
Late work will only be accepted for an excused absence. Students will have the number of days absent to complete and turn in any work missed during the absence. Absolutely no late work will be accepted except for an unexcused absence.
Example: If a student misses an assignment on Friday and has an excused absence when he/she returns on Monday, the student MUST make it up and turn it in by Tuesday or the grade will result in a “zero”
Make Up Test/Quiz Policy
Make up tests and quizzes must be made up within one week of the test day. These can be made up either before or after school during ESS. It is your job as a responsible student to arrange a make up test/quiz and procure any handouts from missed work.
Materials needed for class
Hall Pass Policy
1. 3-ring binder (1”-1 ½”) for English class only
2. loose leaf paper – college ruled
3. divider tabs (four – journal, grammar, bellringers, literature)
4. pencil/pen (blue or black ink only)
5. flash drive (optional)
We must abide by the school wide 10/10 rule. Do not abuse leaving the classroom. It is the teacher’s discretion as to whether or not you may leave the classroom.
**Please note that the course outline is subject to change at the teacher’s discretion.