Ms. Roop's Website
Greetings to students, parents, and community members. From this site, you will be able to find the best way to contact me and basic information about my courses and schedule. You may also click on the link to download the 2013 Independent reading assignment for rising AP 11 students. For specific questions or requests, please do not hesitate to click on the contact link and send me an email. Best wishes!
Amanda Roop, SEHS English Department
674-4300 ext 1695
Courses: English 11, AP English 11, Creative Writing, Advanced Writing
Clubs: Yoga Club, Creative Writing Club
PLEASE NOTE: This year, AP English 11 Summer/Independent reading includes a non-fiction/informational text requirement.
The attached document has 2 recommended texts, but students also have the option to select a non-fiction text of their choice. The Non-Fiction witten analysis is due on February 11th, 2013.
Self-selections should be submitted to Ms. Roop by Dec 7 2012 for approval.
Course Title: Advanced Placement English 11 Language and Composition
Instructor: Amanda Roop674.4300 extension: 1695
Overall Course Objectives: While the students overall goal is to prepare for the National AP English Language and Composition Exam, students will gain ability and comfort in the following areas:
· Understand academic and behavioral norms and expectations for college level classes—see rules and procedures sheet
*Students and parents please note: This is an approximate course plan for one semester and is subject to change, some texts and writing assignments may overlap in two quarters. Texts and essays may be added/substituted as deemed necessary by instructor.
Summer/Independent Reading Project due the first day of class.
Internet resources: Please enjoy the following links to works we will read in AP English. All these websites were created and maintained by students.
The Things They Carried http://things-carried.blogspot.com/
The Scarlet Letter http://1stblockscarletletter.blogspot.com/
The Great Gatsby http://greatgatsbygroupproject.blogspot.com/
Of Mice and Men http://www.omamlennie.blogspot.com/
The Things They Carried http://brookspatricksam.blogspot.com/
The Scarlet Letter http://thescarletlettergroupbookproject.blogspot.com/
Their Eyes Were Watching God http://thegingerclan.blogspot.com/
Of Mice and Men http://amberkatrinazack.blogspot.com/
The Great Gatsby http://greatgatsbythe.blogspot.com/
Students will address the teacher and their peers with respect.
No disrespectful remarks or behaviors are tolerated.
Students must always make the effort to be kind and considerate to all people.
Prohibited behaviors include, but are not limited to:
derogatory, insensitive, or offensive remarks*, sarcastic or argumentative behaviors or remarks, insults (to peers, other teachers, or SEHS), slouching, sleeping, talking while the teacher or student with permission is talking, complaining, grumbling, mumbling, muttering, heavy sighing, slamming/throwing/snatching items, not cooperating*, posing challenging or antagonistic questions*, deliberately wasting class or teacher’s time*, refusing to do work, “play” arguing*, and apathy
* Sometimes even though a student may not intend to be disrespectful, his or her behavior is nonetheless inappropriate. The teacher will work with students (and parents if necessary) on an individual basis to determine and correct antisocial or inappropriate behavior.
Students will be in their seats, with their materials ready when the tardy bell rings. Opening activities will begin immediately, so students must be attentive and quiet at the start of class.
Tardy Policy: 1st and 2nd tardy: warning, 3rd tardy: call home, administrative write up, 4th and beyond: administrative write-up
Excessive tardies will result in an individual action plan, with administrative and academic consequences.
Students will leave class when dismissed by the teacher. In some special cases, students may need to stay a few moments beyond the bell to receive important information or complete tasks. In these cases, a tardy pass will be provided (within reason) to the next class.
Students are allowed to borrow supplies from the teacher only as they are available; nothing is guaranteed.
Homework is due when the tardy bell rings. Any work submitted after official homework collection is late. **Except in EXTREME cases, a parental note will not be accepted as an excuse for late or missing homework. Students who have computer/printer issues should email their work by 8:30am the day it is due, or submit handwritten versions.**
All make up work requests should be made at appropriate times: before the absence (this is preferred), before or after class, during morning tutorials or after school. Never interrupt instruction to request make-up work. Morning tutorials are Tuesday-Friday from 8:15-8:45 (except during bus duty weeks, when they are from 8:00-8:30). Afternoon tutorials are limited and by appointment ONLY. When a student has excessive absences or falls behind, it is his or her responsibility to seek help, which will be happily provided.
Students will raise their hands to ask (and wait to receive) permission to leave their seats or speak.
Students will not ever touch or take anything from any area in the classroom without permission.
Students will receive 4 bathroom passes for each quarter, which may be used at appropriate times only.
Students must always ask if they are unsure.
Apart from water, no outside items of any kind are allowed to be visible in the classroom.*
This includes but is not limited to:
breakfast items, snack food (including packed lunches), soft drinks, coffee, energy drinks, vitamin water, gatorade, candy, etc.
Also, at no time should the following be visible: phones, earbuds, i-pods, digital cameras or other electronic devices**, toys, magazines, photographs, mirrors, make-up, lotion, perfume, combs, brushes, hats or other accessories, work or projects from other courses, fundraisers etc.
*Students who consistently break this rule (in any respect) will have their property confiscated and placed in the front office for parents to retrieve, and also face administrative write ups for each offense.
**During certain independent activities, students will be permitted to listen to their music. Wait for the teacher’s suggestion to do so.