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English IV 17-18 Syllabus

Aug. 2: Introduction, rules, and procedures; join Google Classroom

Aug. 3: Overview of Senior Project Binder

Aug. 4-Sept. 20: Unit 1 Hamlet by William Shakespeare

Aug. 7- Senior Project Form 1- Parent Agreement Due

Aug. 21: Senior Project Form 4- Stretch Due

Aug. 21: Senior Project Form 5- Parent Commitment Due

Aug. 21: Senior Project Form 6- Letter of Intent Due

Aug. 31: Resume Due

Sept. 1: Research Workshop

Sept. 4: Labor Day Holiday

Sept. 5-7: Library Research Days

Sept. 5: Senior Project Form 7: Mentor Agreement Due

Sept. 8-11: Research Writing Lab Days

Sept. 21: Research Paper Outline Due

Sept. 21: Unit 1 Objective Test

Sept. 25-Nov. 1:  Unit 2 The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer

Oct. 9-13: Fall Break

Oct. 19: Research Rough Drafts Due

Nov. 1: Unit 2 Objective Test

Nov. 2- Dec. 7: Unit 3 Beowulf by an unknown author

Nov. 9: Final Research Paper Due

Nov. 15: Introduction Essay Due

Nov. 28: Reflection Essay Due

Nov. 20-24: Thanksgiving Holiday

Nov. 30: Senior Project Physical Product and Picture Evidence Board Due

Nov. 30: Senior Project Form 8- Mentor Verification Due

Nov. 30: Senior Project Mentor Log Sheet Due

Dec. 4: Senior Project Portfolio Due (Must include Presentation Outline, PPT, & a Letter of Recommendation)

Dec. 5-8: Senior Project Dress Rehearsals with Products

Dec. 8: Unit 3 Objective Test

Dec. 11-15: Unit 4: Romantic Victorian Literature Film Unit- Frankenstein, and Pride and Prejudice

Dec. 12-13: Senior Project Presentations

Dec. 18-19: Final Exams

 

 

 

Technical English 17-18 Syllabus

 

Aug. 2: Introduction, rules, and procedures; join Google Classroom

Aug. 3: Overview of Senior Project Binder

Aug. 4-Oct. 25: Unit 1 Politics

Aug. 8- Senior Project Form 1- Parent Agreement Due

Aug. 21: Senior Project Form 2- Parent Commitment Due

Aug. 21: Senior Project Form 3- Letter of Intent Due

Aug. 31: Resume, Tax Form, and Application Due

Sept. 4: Labor Day Holiday

Sept. 1: Research Workshop

Sept. 5: Senior Project Form 4- Mentor Agreement Due

Sept. 5: Senior Project Interview Questions Due (10 questions, typed)

Sept. 5-7: Library Research Days

Sept. 8-11: Research Writing Lab Days

Sept. 14: Research Paper Outline Due

Oct. 9-13: Fall Break

Oct. 19: Research Rough Drafts Due

Oct. 26: Unit 1 Exam

Oct. 27-Dec. 11: Unit 2 “7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens” by Sean Covey

Nov. 9: Final Research Paper 

Nov. 15: Senior Project Portfolio Introduction Essay Due

Nov. 28: Senior Project Personal Reflection Essay Due

Nov. 20-24: Thanksgiving Holiday

Nov. 30: Senior Project Recorded Interview Due

Nov. 30: Senior Project Typed Interview and Job Shadowing Reflection Due

Nov. 30: Senior Project Business Pamphlet Due

Nov. 30: Senior Project Picture Evidence Project Board Due

Nov. 30: Senior Project Form 6: Final Evaluation Form Due

Dec. 4: Senior Project Portfolio Due (Must include Tax Forms, Work Readiness Documents, Presentation Outline, PPT, & a Letter of Recommendation)

Dec. 5-7: Senior Project Dress Rehearsals with Picture Evidence

Dec. 12-13: Senior Project Presentations

Dec. 18-19: Final Exam

 

 

 

Amy Hoechten

Contact Information

E-mail: amy.hoechten@bossierschools.org

School Phone: 318-759-2257

Google Classroom Codes:  

                       English IV- dqk3xd

                       Technical English: cknr1zr

                       

 

Your Teacher


Hello! My name is Mrs. Hoechten. I have been a teacher here at Parkway for eight years. I have taught English I, English I Honors, English I Pre-AP, Film as Literature, English III, and English IV with Senior Project! This year, I am, also, teaching a new class, Technical English, for students on the basic diploma track. I look forward to getting to know you better, but here is a little bit about me.

 

This year I am teaching seniors again! I love teaching seniors for a few reasons. First, the literature studied in English IV is British literature, and- while some may say it sounds boring- it happens to be my favorite! I like to brag that I can make ANY and EVERY student enjoy Shakespeare. It's my superpower! We do lots of fun activities in my class to make the literature come to life. Second, I love teaching seniors because I am a firm believer in the value of Senior Project. Senior Project prepares students for the assignments, skills, and real world interaction that will be expected of them in college and in the work force. Students are forced to step out of their comfort zones, communicate on a professional level with adults, and meet deadlines with their tasks and assignments. In most cases, they get hands on experience in a career field of their interest. However, my favorite part is the last day when the student finishes their project presentation and walks out smiling ear to ear with pride... that is why I love this job.

 

I like to keep the lines of communication open with my students. Students may reach me via e-mail or Google Classroom. I respond as quickly as I can. Parents are welcome to contact me if necessary via e-mail or on my school telephone during my department hour which starts at 12:45. All of my contact information is listed above. 

 

2017-2018 going to be a GREAT school year! Go Panthers! 

 

     

Classroom Behavior Syllabus

Classroom Rules:

Winners know the rules and follow them.

1. Come to class every day that you are not sick.

2. Arrive on time with your own pen and paper.

3. Keep hands, feet and objects to yourself.

4. Follow directions the first time.

5. Stay on task during all work times.

 

Classroom Procedures:

Entering the Classroom:

1.     Be in the room BEFORE the bell rings.

2.     Have your materials out and ready.

3.     Begin work on the first-ive assignment on the board.

4.     Quietly work on this activity until I signal for your attention.

Tardy to class:

If you are in the classroom before the bell rings, then you are on time. If you enter after the bell rings, then you are tardy and will lose one behavior point. In addition, all tardies are reported to the attendance office according to school policy.

Supplies:

If you do not have your needed school/class supplies, ask your neighbor(s) to borrow supplies BEFORE the bell rings.

Your daily assignments are turned in at the end of the class block as you leave unless they are to be completed for homework. You are expected to check Google Classroom and Illuminate daily.

Turning in assignments:

Turn in your completed work to the podium at the front of the room.

Returning assignments:

Graded work will be passed out to each student individually.

Finding out grade status in class:

An updated grade can be found on Illuminate at the end of each day. This will show your current grade in the class and any missing assignments.

Your responsibilities after an absence:

Anytime you are absent, you will be responsible for getting your missed assignments from the teacher before or after class. You will have the same number of days to make up your work as the number of days you were absent.

Communication procedures with parents/guardians

You are expected to show your grade on Illuminate to a parent or guardian each week. However, any time a parent or guardian wants to view your grades, they may do so on their own Illuminate account.

Ending class:

One minute before the end of class, I will ask you to return to your assigned seats for final announcements. You will be excused, after I finish my announcements. You may not leave until you are dismissed.

Technology:

Technology devices are NOT allowed to be out during class. If an assignment requires the use of technology, the teacher will give verbal permission to take out your technology. Devices taken out during time that is not BYOT time will be taken up and sent to the office… no exceptions… no questions… no argument…  period.

Tests/Quizzes:

Tests and other announcements are always posted on the classroom board and Google Classroom. Quizzes may be unannounced, therefore, will not always be posted. No technology usage is EVER allowed during tests/quizzes. No talking/communication regardless of the topic is EVER allowed during tests/quizzes. Breaking these rules, as well as any other form of cheating, will result in a zero on the test/quiz. Integrity is expected.

Consequences for Classroom Rule Violations:

If you violate a rule, you may be assigned a consequence. Depending on the frequency and severity of the misbehavior, you may receive one or more of the following consequences:

·     Parental contact

·     Change in seating assignment

·     A Behavior Minor Infraction listing

·     Office referral

·     Zero on the assignment/test

*If you ever feel that the enforcing of rules and consequences is unfair, you have the right to make an appointment to discuss the situation. I will be as neutral as I can in hearing your complaints or comments.

Consequences for Code of Conduct Violations:

If a student breaks a rule that is covered by the Code of Conduct in your student handbook (possession of illegal substances, abuse, etc.), I must refer the situation to the office for the administrator to make decisions on parental contacts, police involvement and so on. This is part of my job, and not my decision. If you violate a Code of Conduct rule, it will be handled out of class.

Google Classroom Directions

All students are expected to check Google Classroom EVERY night for announcements, assignments, review, and bonus opportunities.

 

Go to classroom.google.com 

 

Log in with the following user name:

first 4 of first name, first 4 of last name, birthday day @bossierstudents.org

Password:

ALL CAPS

first 2 of first name, first 2 of last name, students number

 

That's super complicated! So, here is an example to help:

Susie Smith was born on January 1 and her student number is 246810.

Her Log in would be  susismit01@bossierstudents.org

Her password would be SUSM246810

 

If you have never joined the class before, click the + to add a class and enter  your class code. The class code is posed at the top of my website and on the board in class. You should only have to do this step the first time. 

Mrs. Hoechten's Family

Grade Scale

A   93-100 

B   85-92 

C   75-84 

D   67-74 

F   66 and below 

 

Your English IV grades for each of the coming nine weeks will be based on the following:

35% Senior Project

65% Literature

However, the student must successfully complete all components of Senior Project in order to pass the class and graduate.

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Senior March 2016 Students

 

Senior March 2016 Administration and Drumline

 

Senior March 2017

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=jZfxQjXH7_w

Graduation!

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