Mr. Tolley, B & E 204
Text: Springboard English Language Arts Grade 12. The College Board, 2018. ISBN# 978-1-4573-0841-3
Students are given the first copy of this consumable text at no charge, but they will be responsible for replacing the text if it is lost or stolen. Students are expected to have their copy of the text each day in class.
Absences/Attendance: Students are expected to be present and on time to class every day. While grades are not assigned for attendance, experience tells us that it is difficult to master any skill without being present for instruction, discussion, and opportunities to demonstrate competence. Students will be marked tardy when they are not in class and ready to participate when the bell rings. Students will receive a discipline referral for leaving class without permission if they leave the class before they are dismissed at the bell. This is a security and safety issue.
Make-up Work: I follow the Rio Rancho High School policy on make-up work. Students have the same number of days they were absent to complete and turn in homework and in-class assignments. For example, if the student is absent for an assignment on Monday and the student returns on Tuesday, the assignment will still be on time on Wednesday. In the event a long-term assignment or project is given, the due date will stand. For example, if a project is assigned on March 1 and is due on March 10, the student is aware of the due date and the expectations for the assignment. If the student is absent on the due date the project is still due and the student should make arrangements to have the project turned in. Of course, I will always work with students who have difficult circumstances. The key is communication. Students are responsible for checking in with the teacher when they return from an absence for all make-up work.
Missing Work: The worst academic decision a student can make is to take a zero on an assignment. High school is not only about putting numbers in the grade book; it is vitally important that students build skills and then demonstrate that they have mastered those skills through the successful completion of Embedded Assessments (to use the Springboard terminology). Skill building and demonstration of mastery are key components of a growth mindset.
When a student does not turn in an assignment when it is due, the student's assignment will be marked as "missing" in the grade book along with a zero. "I forgot", "It wasn't done", and "I didn't understand" are not acceptable excuses. The zero will stand if the assignment is not turned in within a week of the original assignment. If a student turns in an assignment that is partially complete and the student has been making a legitimate effort to finish, they will be allowed to finish. Be careful not to take advantage of this. Having unrelated conversations with classmates, sneaking time on a phone or game, and sleeping and then rushing in the last few minutes to get something done does not constitute a legitimate effort and the appropriate grade with be entered.
Under no circumstances will a student be allowed to make up multiple zeros at the end of a grading period to save a grade. Grading periods are nine weeks long and students are expected to recognize the importance of every assignment.
Resubmitting Work: Students are encouraged to re-submit assessments for a higher grade. Writing assessments, multiple choice assessments, and individually-written Embedded Assessments may be resubmitted for a higher grade. All resubmitted work must be completed in class. Occasionally I schedule time for resubmissions during class time, and occasionally students will have to schedule time with me after school. Practice assignments may not be resubmitted.
I do not offer extra credit work, but I encourage students to re-write assignments for the higher grade within a reasonable period of time.
Behavior: High school students are old enough to be held accountable for and police their own behavior. A few things that will likely bring unwanted attention to students are:
--Foul and abusive language.
--Demeaning, bullying, and any sort of harassment.
--Eating/drinking around any computer.
--Distracting other students.
Students should be aware of proper behavior in an academic setting.
Use of Cell Phones and Other Personal Electronics:
Cell phone use is not permitted during instructional periods and Rio Rancho High School is not responsible for electronic devices left behind.
I choose not to confront students about use of personal electronics, but I will remind students to put them away.. Student use of electronics is disrespectful of the class, fellow students, the instructor, and students' own education. Such use is documented and will be shared with parents and administrators when it interferes with student success or the educational environment
Classroom Norms: Students should:
•Listen with respect when someone else is speaking, including the teacher.
•Contribute positively to conversations and activities
•Tolerate all beliefs and points of view, even if they do not share them.
•Use differences of opinion as vehicles for learning.
•Avoid distractions such as electronics and conversations unrelated to class..
•Respect the schedule: Be on time, meet due dates, don’t leave early.
•Use time out of class wisely—missing instruction is not a good idea.
Grading: Embedded Assessments and other formal assessments are worth 70% of the student grade. These are essays, projects, and presentations and quizzes. Practice such as classwork and homework grades are worth 30%. The semester final exams are worth 20% of the semester grade.
90 - 100 = A
80 – 89 = B
70 – 79 = C
60 – 69 = D
59 and below = F
Chrome Books: Each student will have an assigned Chrome Book (laptop) for in-class use. Students are responsible for their assigned computer, and should bring any problems to my attention immediately.
Google Classroom: The majority of assignments will be completed digitally, submitted digitally, and graded digitally. If you're not used to this manner of work flow you will discover that it is preferable to paper copies.
Fall Semester, Day by Day
Monday, August 12-First day of school--Introductions, syllabus, books, etc.
Tuesday, August 13--Unpacking Springboard; expectations, formatting, Chrome books--p. 1g, 1h, 1j
Wednesday, August 14--1.2 Perception Puzzles https://www.scientificpsychic.com/graphics/index.html/
Thursday, August 15--Aphorisms, p. 6, and Aphorisms Quickwrite due on Google Classroom as Word or Google Doc.
Friday August 16--1.4 Papa's Waltz, Introduction to Reader's Response Criticism
Monday, August 19--1.5 Poems. Small Group analysis, groups of 4 focus on Second Read. Share.
Tuesday, August 20--1.16 unpack page 57; 1.17 What is Cultural Criticism? "Speaking with Hands"
Wednesday, August 21--1.17 Rodriguez's "Speaking with Hands" writing prompt
Thursday, August 22--1.19 Orwell's "Shooting and Elephant"
Friday, August 23--1.19 Writing prompt, p. 80 "A significant event in your life from which you learned a lesson." Students may use the first person.
Monday, August 26--1.21 Baldwin's "Stranger in the Village"
Tuesday, August 27--1.21 Baldwin's "Stranger in the Village"
Wednesday, August 28--"Edward Scissorhands" film 40 min
Thursday, August 29-- "Edward Scissorhands" film 50 min
Friday, August 30-- "Edward Scissorhands" film 16 min; EA 1.2 prep
Monday, September 2--Labor Day, No School
Tuesday, September 3--Planning, Outlining, and Evidence for EA 1.2
Wednesday, September 4--Composing EA 1.2
Thursday, September 5--Composing EA 1.2
Friday, September 6--Final Copy/Submission of EA 1.2
Monday, September 9--Unpacking EA 1.1 Alt. from Activity 1.14, p. 49
Tuesday, September 10--1.8 "I Remember" graphic organizers p. 28-29
Wednesday, September 11--1.9 "Invisible Man" and second read questions
Thursday, September 12--1.9 "Invisible Man" 5, 6, 7 p. 32
Friday, September 13--1.10 "Four Skinny Trees" narrative writing prompt
Monday, September 16--1.12 "Speech to the National American Woman Suffrage Association"
Tuesday, September 17--1.12 "Speech to the National American Woman Suffrage Association" discussion questions p. 42
Wednesday, September 18--Unit 1 Multiple Choice Test
Thursday, September 19--Unit 1 Multiple Choice Test corrections and retakes
Friday, September 20--Unit 1 Multiple Choice test corrections and retakes
Monday, September 23--2.13 Marxist Criticism p. 132 "Revolution"
Tuesday, September 24--2.13 Marxist Criticism p. 133 "Breaking Away" Clip
Wednesday, September 25--2.15 Feminism p. 138-139
Thursday, September 26--2.15 Feminism p. 138-139
Friday, September 27--Presentation of Archetypes, p. 103
Monday, September 30--Presentation of Archetypes in video clips
Tuesday, October 1--2.16, A Reversal of Fortune. "Cinderella, the Legend" by Kolbenschlag
Wednesday, October 2--2.17, Battle of the Sexes: Why Women Always Take Advantage of Men" by Hurston
Thursday, October 3--2.19 "A Rose for Emily"
Friday, October 4--2.19 "A Rose for Emily" and discussion questions p. 164-165
Monday, October 7-- Graphic Organizer p. 153 in table groups
Tuesday, October 8--Graphic Organizer p. 153 in table groups
Wednesday, October 9--In-service, No School for Students
Thursday, October 10--In-service, No School for Students
Friday, October 11--Fall Break, No School
Monday, October 14--
Tuesday, October 15--
Thursday, October 17--End of First Quarter
Friday, October 18--
Monday, October 21-Wednesday, October 23--The Feminist Perspective in Hitchcock's "Rear Window"
Thursday, October 24--Reading for EA 2.2--"Reading for an Hour" and "The Chaser" Writing Analysis
Friday, October 25--Begin writing EA 2.2
Monday, October 28-Wednesday, October 30--Writing EA 2.2
Thursday, October 31--
Friday, November 1--Intro to Shakespeare's "Othello". Ben Crystal TedX 17:20, Review of Shakespearean Language
Monday, November 4--"Othello" film
Tuesday, November 5--"Othello" film
Wednesday, November 6--"Othello" film
Thursday, November 7-- "The Canonization"
Friday, November 8-- 3.5 Act 1, Scene 1 "Othello"
Monday, November 11--3.6 Reading and Interpreting from Different Lenses
Tuesday, November 12--3.6 Writing paragraph, p. 197. Turn in on Google Classroom
Wednesday, November 13--Quiz 3.1-3.7
Wednesday, November 21 - Friday, November 23--Thanksgiving Break
Monday, November 26 - Activity 3.8 - 3.12 Quiz
Tuesday, November 27 - Critical lens review related to EA 3.1
Wednesday, November 28 - Student exemplars for EA 3.1
Thursday, November 29 - Re-watch and discuss Acts IV and V of Othello
Friday, November 30 - Evidence, topic sentences, and structure of the argumentative essay
Monday, December 3 - Drafting Embedded Assessment 3.1
Tuesday, December 4 - Crafting Embedded Assessment 3.1
Wednesday, December 5 - Writing
Thursday, December 6 - Peer editing/revising
Friday, December 7 - Final copy day. There will be no late work accepted, and no re-submissions for this assignment
Monday, December 10 - Springboard Unit 3 Multiple Choice Reading
Tuesday, December 11 - Springboard Unit 3 Multiple Choice in Illuminate
Wednesday, December 12 - Springboard Unit 3 Corrections on paper
Thursday, December 13 - Springboard Zinc digital reading activity
Friday, December 14 - EA 3.1 reflection in Illuminate
Monday, December 17 - Final/EOC Exams, periods 1, 3, 5, 7
Tuesday, December 18 - Final/EOC Exams periods 2, 4, 6 (with a shortened 5th period)
Wednesday, December 19 - Makeup Final/EOC Exams
Thursday, December 20 - Friday, January 4--Winter Break
Monday, January 7- In-service, No School for Students
Tuesday, January 8 - Introduction to Unit 4
Wednesday, January 9 - Unpacking EA 4.1. Students choose groups and topics for EA 4.1
Thursday, January 10 - Activity 4.2- "News War" video from Frontline. Assignment--Guided questions from page 262. Assignment: Group members, topic, issue/event, and lens. Both turned in on Google Classroom.
Friday, January 11 - Warmup--discussion in student groups: p. 261, "What is the media?" Lenses/quotes on page 263. Getting started with research. Example annotated bibliography entry.
Monday, January 14 - Activity 4.3--Group research work on EA 4.1. Internet search engines are a good place to start. Focus on finding one article per group member and annotate as you go!
Tuesday, January 15 - Activity 4.4--Slanters, AKA Inflammatory Rhetorical Techniques. GO, page 274-275
Wednesday, January 16 - Activity 4.5--Framing the Investigation (Google Classroom assignment)
Thursday, January 17 - 4.4-4.5 Quiz and Group Time
Friday, January 18 - 4.4-4.5 Quiz discussion and quiz corrections
Monday, January 21 - MLK Holiday, No School
Tuesday, January 22 - "Troubled Water" trailer discussion guided by activity 4.6
Wednesday, January 23 - Activity 4.8 discussion in group guided by #3 on page 312
Thursday, January 24 - Activity 4.8 Components of the proposal assignment p. 313 on Google Classroom
Friday, January 25 - Activity 4.9 Evaluating Sources/Source work, p. 314 on Google Classroom. Submitted assignment will include EA Thesis Statement. UNM Writing Lab sheet, NC State video ( https://www.lib.ncsu.edu/tutorials/evaluating-sources/ )
Monday, January 28 - Annotations, citations, research, and source work.
Tuesday, January 29 - Annotations, citations, research, and source work
Wednesday, January 30 - Annotations, citations, research, and source work
Thursday, January 31 - Annotations, citations, research, and source work
Friday, February 1 - Annotations, citations, research, and source work. Students turn in annotations on Google Classroom.
Monday, February 4 - EA 4.1 writing individual pieces and group collaboration/outlining
Tuesday, February 5 - EA 4.1 writing individual pieces and group collaboration/outlining
Wednesday, February 6 - EA 4.1 writing individual pieces and group collaboration/outlining
Thursday, February 7 - EA 4.1 writing individual pieces and group collaboration/outlining
Friday, February 8 - EA 4.1 writing individual pieces and group collaboration/outlining
Monday, February 11 - EA 4.1 Group writing day--Evaluating the Whole, dividing the pieces.
Tuesday, February 12 - EA 4.1 Group writing day--Putting Together the Pieces, culling the annotations
Wednesday, February 13 - EA 4.1 Group writing day--Ordering and Organizing
Thursday, February 14 - Adding the Annotated Bibliography
Friday, February 15 - EA 4.1 The Final Read/Submission to Google Classroom as Google Doc
Monday, February 18 - Presidents Day, No School
Tuesday, February 19 - Peer Grading Day. Rubric on p.317;
Wednesday, February 20 - Unit 4 Multiple Choice on Illuminate
Thursday, February 21 - Unit 4 Multiple Choice Test Corrections
Friday, February 22 - Unit 4 Multiple Choice Test Corrections / EA 4.2 unpacking (4.10/4.11) Modes and Styles in Non-Fiction Film and Television, p. 319. Showing of Student Exemplars (What to do and not to do).
Monday, February 25 - 4.12 Elements of a Documentary Text (similar to SOAPSTone)
Tuesday, February 26 - 4.13 Turning Facts Into Narrative graphic organizer. Three guiding questions for the group documentary: What will the audience see? What will the audience hear? What will the audience think?
Wednesday, February 27 - 4.14 Voir Dire--Facing a Jury of Your Peers
Thursday, February 28 - Writing Interview Questions, Contacting Experts
Friday, March 1 - Filming Primary Footage and Retrieving Archival Footage
Monday, March 4 - Tuesday, March 5 - Filming, Interviewing, and Retrieving Footage
Wednesday, March 6 - Friday, March 8 - Editing and putting together the documentary.
Saturday, March 9 - LINK TO STUDENT DOCUMENTARY MUST BE ADDED TO GOOGLE FORM ASSIGNMENT IN GOOGLE CLASSROOM. DOCUMENTARY MUST BE UPLOADED TO YOUTUBE!!!! NO EXCEPTIONS!!!!
Monday, March 11 - Wednesday, March 13 - Viewing the documentaries in class. Peer grading.
Wednesday, March 13 - End of 3rd quarter. Complete Illuminate reflection for EA 4.1
Thursday, March 14 - Unpack Embedded Assessment 5
Friday, March 15 - Reading Plan, TedX Dartmouth (On Google Classroom)
Monday, March 18 - Check out Student Novels; Lit Circles (5.2)
Tuesday, March 19 - 5.3 KWHL; Planning the layout of Graphic Novel; Research
Wednesday, March 20 - The Arrival part one. Lit terms page 334, Discussion notes page 335
Thursday, March 21 - 5.4, p. 344. Turn in on Google Classroom
Friday, March 22 - Friday, March 29--Spring Break, No School
Monday, April 1 - Review of Arrival part one; Discussion in groups of lenses/perspective relative to your novel
Tuesday, April 2 - Reading Check #1 Foldable, Cultural lens. Due by end of class.
Wednesday, April 3 - Activity 5.5 Discussion; Arrival, part II; Group work time
Thursday, April 4 - Activity 5.6 Framing Graphic Organizer p. 349
Friday, April 5 - Activity 5.3 - 5.6 Quiz in Illuminate; Reading Check 1 on Google Classroom
Monday, April 8 - Quiz Corrections in Illuminate
Tuesday, April 9 - The Arrival Part 3, Activities 5.7-5.8
Wednesday, April 10 - Activity 5.8 Marginalized People thematic element paragraph in Google Classroom
Thursday, April 11 - Activity 5.9 Arrival Part 4; Assignment on Google Classroom
Friday, April 12 - Group Reading Check 2, Foldable, turn in hard copy by end of class
Monday, April 15 - Activity 5.10 Individual writing prompt Part 5 of Arrival in Google Classroom
Tuesday, April 16 - Activity 5.12, Group writing prompt on Google Classroom (SB p. 360, #1, 2, 3)
Wednesday, April 17 - Activity 5.7 -5.12 Quiz in Illuminate; Individual Reading Check in Google Classroom
Thursday, April 18 - Quiz corrections in Illuminate
Friday, April 19 - Vernal Holiday, No School
Monday, April 22 - Group work (PARCC Test A Day, periods 1, 3, 5, 7)
Tuesday, April 23 - Group work (PARCC Test B Day, periods 2, 4, 5, 6)
Wednesday, April 24 - Group work (Normal Schedule)
Thursday, April 25 - Group work (PARCC Test C Day, all periods with long 5th)
Friday, April 26 - Group work (PARCC Test A Day, periods 1, 3, 5, 7)
Monday, April 29 - Group work (PARCC Test B Day, periods 2, 4, 5, 6)
Tuesday, April 30 - Graphic Novel Presentation in gallery walk (Unit 5 Embedded Assessment)
Wednesday, May 1 - Multimedia Presentations (Unit 5 Embedded Assessment)
Thursday, May 2 - Unit 5 Multiple Choice
Friday, May 3 - Unit 5 Multiple Choice and Corrections
Monday, May 6 - Unit 5 Multiple Choice Corrections
Tuesday, May 7 - Grade checking
Wednesday, May 8 - Senior Finals (2, 4, 6, with 5 study hall, dismiss at 1:40)
Thursday, May 9 - Senior Finals (1, 3, 5, 7)
Friday, May 10--Senior Makeup Exams
Tuesday, May 21--Graduation