English II and Accelerated English II**All classes are using Canvas for assignments and information.**Mrs. Merrill, M.Ed., NBCT601.583.3538 ext. 4189IMPORTANT:To access information for each class period, please visit Google Classroom. Assignment due dates, links, assignment descriptions, reminders, etc. will be regularly posted and updated on each class period's page. Please ask your student to help you access the information. Thank you!Course Goals:
To meet or exceed the standards set forth by the MS Department of Education for English II.
- To analytically read non-fiction and fiction for a variety of purposes.
- To effectively write fiction and non-fiction for a variety of purposes and audiences.
To become critical consumers of all forms of communication, both written and verbal, in order to become better readers, writers, speakers, and thinkers.
Tests and essays account for 70% of the student's average;
Daily grades account for 30%.
Sample grade calculation
A student has the following daily grades: 100, 90, 85, 90, and 100.
If she makes an 88 on an essay assignment. Her average would be 89.5.
If she makes a 50 by turning in an incomplete or inappropriate essay assignment. Her average would then be 63.
If she makes a 0 by not turning in an assignment or turning in a plagiarized assignment. Her average would then be a 28.