Lorie Fletcher

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Lorie Fletcher


 Block II
English 12
 Block III
US/VA History
 Block IV
APGOPO
 Important Information
Monday   Course Syllabus

Instructor: L. Fletcher

Room A202

Contact Information: lfletcher@dcps.k12.va.us   Phone: 276-835-1600

Planning: 8:15-9:50


Course Introduction: Welcome to English 12.  This course is designed to help prepare students for the SAT through Spelling and Vocabulary.  Students will also gain practical knowledge and skills by completing the following; filling out an application for employment, drafting a resume, create a cover letter, fill out applications for college as well as completing a research paper on a career path of their choice.

Students will also be introduced to an overview of British Literature from early Anglo-Saxon to Modern. Literary study will be infused with historical applications for a better understanding of the social and historical context of the readings. Literary terms and elements of poetry will be discussed throughout this course.



Materials Needed:

Textbooks and novels will be given as needed

Composition or spiral notebook

3 ring binder

pens/pencils

Paper

Positive attitude



Assignments:

Assignments will be given daily.  It is very important to be in class on a daily basis, most of your assignments will be completed during the class period.  If you do miss class then it is YOUR responsibility to ask about assignments that you may have missed.  I will be loading all assignments to the Classroom site.  The Dickenson County attendance policy will be strictly adhered to in this class.  For clarification of this policy please see your student handbooks.  Late work will be penalized 10pts per day and will not be accepted after 3 days.


Assignments will consist of but are not limited to the following;

Daily writing journal: Students will keep a daily writing journal in which they may be ask to free write about differing topics, Graphic Organizers; reading assignments; research papers, quizzes and tests.


After 3 consecutive missed assignments students will be referred to administration.  The passing of English 12 is a requirement for graduation.




Grading Scale:


Assignments are 50% of the overall student grade.

Participation will be 25% of the overall student grade.  This is a very easy 25% to get!

Test will be 25% of the overall student's grade and will consist of multiple choice fill in the blank and short answers.



******  Cheating is Not Tolerated in this class.  Those found cheating will receive a 0.  Habitual offenders will be referred to the disciplinary committee and may be required to repeat the course. *************





Rules:


  1. Treat others with respect.

  2. Be Present when you are Present. (No Sleeping)

  3. Only materials from this class are to be on your desk, all other items should be kept in your locker.

  4. Bathroom breaks are to occur before or after class.  Each student receives one emergency break per week.

  5. Stay seated unless given permission.



Course:  U.S. VA History

Instructor:  L. Fletcher

Room:  A202

Contact Information:  lfletcher@dcps.k12.va.us  Phone: 835-1600 ext.3014

Planning:  8:15-9:50



Course Introduction:

Welcome to U.S. and VA History.  This course is designed to allow students to develop an understanding of the events that occurred throughout the history of the United States and VA in order to comprehend the shaping of our nation and state.  The course follows a chronological pattern of important issues, people, events and movements.  Students will use historical and geographical analysis skills to explore in depth the events, people, and ideas that fostered our national identity and led to our country’s prominence in world affairs.

This course is designed to prepare students for the end of course VA Standards of Learning test.  Students must complete this course with a final grade of 70 in order to meet part of the Dickenson County Public Schools requirements for graduation.



Materials Needed:

Text: The American Vision Glencoe 2010 edition

3 Ring Binder with pocket folders

Dividers

Paper

Pens/Pencils

Index Cards (Preferred)






Assignments:

Assignments will be given on a regular basis.  It is very important to be in class on a daily basis. If however, you must miss class it is your responsibility to ask about assignments that you may have missed.  Missed work will be placed in corresponding class folders.  The Dickenson County attendance policy will be strictly adhered to in this class, if you need clarification on the policy you may refer to your student handbook.  Late work will be penalized 10 points per day until the 3rd day in which you will receive a grade of 0.

Assignments will consist of but are not limited to the following; Graphic Organizers and Study Guides, interpretation of maps, graphs and charts, Document Based Questions and projects.  Test will be given on a regular basis generally after each unit of study.


Grading Scale:

Test will be 25% of the overall student grade.  Weekly tests will consist of both multiple choice and free response questions.  Unit test will be multiple choice only.

Participation will be 20% of the overall student grade.  Participation may be in the format of class discussions, group work, illustrations and skits.

Assignments will be 55% of the overall student grade.  Students will be responsible for completing all assignments on time.  Most assignments may be completed during class, however, there will be times when assignments will need to be completed at home.  

I do not give extra credit.  Do NOT ask.


************ Cheating WILL NOT be tolerated in this class and will result in the grade of 0 being assigned.  Habitual offenders will be referred to the disciplinary committee.***************



Rules:


  1. Everyone will be treated with respect.

  2. No Sleeping during class.

  3. No Materials other than those being used in this class should be on your desk.  This is not study hall, social hour, or cosmetology.  

  4. Bathroom breaks are to occur before or after class.  You will have one Emergency Break each week. (You must sign out to leave the classroom)

  5. Everyone must remain seated until the teacher dismisses class.


Course: A.P. U.S. Government and Politics

Instructor: L. Fletcher

Room: A202

Contact Information: lfletcher@dcps.k12.va.us  Phone: 835-1600 ext. 3014

Planning: 12:05-1:35




Course Introduction:

Welcome to Advanced Placement United States Government and Politics.  This course is designed to allow students to develop an understanding of how the American political system works both in theory and in day to day operations.  Students will be able to analyze the strengths and weaknesses of American politics while also developing the ability to discuss intelligently the current issues facing the American citizen today.

This course is designed to prepare students to successfully pass the A.P. U.S. Government and Politics Exam. This course is taught at the College level and requires students to complete outside readings to prepare for class meetings.



Materials Needed:

Text: Government by the People by Burns and Peltason (Prentice Hall)

Supplemental Text: The Lanahan Readings in the American Polity (5th edition)

Edited by Serow and Ladd

3 Ring Binder, paper, pens, pencils



Assignments and Grading:

Assignments will be given on a regular basis. It is very important to be in class on a daily basis. If however, you must miss class it is your responsibility to ask about assignments that you may have missed.  The Dickenson County attendance policy is strictly adhered to in this class, if you need clarification on the policy you may refer to your student handbook.  Late work will be penalized 10 points per day until the 3rd day in which you will receive a grade of 0.


Assignments will consist of but are not limited to the following; Case Readings and studies with class discussions from newspapers, academic journals, books and news broadcasts. Interpreting charts, and graphs regarding primary elections, public opinion polls etc.  Test will be given on a regular basis generally after each unit of study.



Grading Scale:


Tests will be 60% of the overall student grade. Weekly tests will consist of 35 multiple choice questions and 1 of 2 free response questions.  Unit tests will consist of 60 multiple choice questions and 2 of 3 free response questions. [SC 13]


Participation will be 15% of the overall student grade.  You must complete the reading assignments before class begins in order to participate in class discussions. Class Discussions will include the interpretation and analysis of data using charts and graphs. [SC9] [SC12]


Assignments will be 25% of the overall student grade.  You will be responsible for completing outside assignments including but not limited to the following; weekly journal writing that will be due at the beginning of every week analyzing readings from newspapers, academic journals, books, and news broadcasts. Presentations and projects. [SC 12]


*********** Cheating will not be tolerated in this class and will result in the grade of 0 being assigned.  Habitual offenders will be referred to the disciplinary committee. *****************



Numerical Grade

Letter Grade

100-99

A+

98-95

A

94-93

A-

92-91

B+

90-88

B

87-86

B-

85-84

C+

83-81

C

80-78

C-

77-76

D+

75-73

D

72-70

D-

69 or below

F







Rules:

  1. Everyone will be treated with Respect.

  2. No sleeping during class.

  3. No materials other than those being used in this class should be on your desk. This is not study hall, social hour, or cosmetology.

  4. Bathroom breaks should occur before or after class.  You will have one Emergency Break each week.

  5. Eating and Drinking in class is a privilege, if you cannot or will not keep the classroom in the condition in which you found it you will not be allowed to bring food or drinks into class.










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