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Welcometo American Literature
Favorite movies: Spirited Away, Pride & Prejudice, The King’s Speech, Howl’s Moving Castle, Princess Mononoke, Your Name
Favorite novels: Harry Potter (all of them) by J.K. Rowling, The Road by Cormac McCarthy, The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins, Dracula by Bram Stoker, Dune by Frank Herbert
Favorite food: Korean BBQ, ramen (legit ramen), hot pot
Favorite albums: Radiohead: “OK Computer,” Glass Animals: “Zaba,” Sunny Day Real Estate: “LP2”
Favorite video games: Fallout 3, New Vegas, 4 and 76; The Elder Scrolls 4 & 5; Diablo III, Portal 1 & 2, The Witcher 3, Stardew Valley, Mass Effect 1 & 2, Bishock 1, 2, & Infinite, The Legend of Zelda: The Ocarina of Time & A Link Between Worlds
Favorite movies: Fight Club, Braveheart, Dumb and Dumber, Gladiator, The Usual Suspects
Favorite novels: Les Misérables by Victor Hugo, Catch-22 by Joseph Heller, East of Eden by John Steinbeck, Harry Potter, His Dark Materials by Phillip Pullman, Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card
Favorite food: Chipotle, CFA, Spaghetti
Favorite TV Shows: Seinfeld, Mad Men, Breaking Bad, The Wire
Favorite video games: Breath of the Wild, all the FIFA games, Medal of Honor
How certain things work in my classroom…
Sign-Up Text @earwood11 to 81010
Reminders I can send reminders
MessageYou can message me & ask questions
Pocket Points App– 10 EC points for every 10 hours you’re off your phone during my class
3rd period: 76846 4th period: 39321
Your phone should be put away
Work you intend to submit goes into my hand. Into my
Do not place work on my desk.Not on my
Do not place work on the front table.Not on
Manual sharpener on the wall next to the door
Get up and sharpen your pencil when you need to
Avoid sharpening your pencil when I’m in the middle of talking; it’s rude.
Under no circumstances should you line up at the door before the bell rings.
You are to remain seated until the bell rings.
You will not be permitted to leave until everyone is seated.
The most important parts…
Major assignments (tests, projects, compositions) = 45%
Minor assignments (quizzes, homework, classwork) = 25%
Vocabulary assessment = 10%
Final exam = 20%
If you are not IN YOUR SEAT by the time the bell rings, I will mark you as an unexcused tardy in Synergy.
There will be no discussion of this, as it is not up for debate.
After 3 unexcused tardies to my class, you will be written up and receive a Saturday school.
Everyone receives a one freebie per semester.
– IT’S ON THE BLOG
– Under no circumstances should you come to me and
ask, “what did we do?” or “did I miss anything?”
– It is your responsibility to find, complete, and submit
your make-up work. I will not be keeping up with it,
and I will not ask you for it, as it is not my grade.
Assignments deducted 20% per
day late, up to 3 days. After 3
days, the highest grade you can
receive is a 40%.
– Monday-Friday from 7:35-8:15am or 3:30-4:00pm
by appointment only.
– Make appointments at least 24 hours in advance,
so I can ensure that I am available and ready.
All work should be legible.
If I cannot read your handwriting, you will receive a temporary grade of zero until you re-write or type your work. It will not be counted late.
– Copying someone else’s work
– Plagiarism– we use turnitin.com; I will not grade your work until
you submit it to turnitin.com
– Looking at someone’s work during test/quiz
– Having notes, phone, other test aids out during a test/quiz
– Collaboration when individual work is expected
– Will always result in zero, non-negotiable
A few introductory exercises…
The most important thing you should know about me is…
When you’re done, get up and submit your work to me and pick up a “This or That” activity sheet. Whatever you do not finish will be homework, so try to finish & submit today. ☺
Tomorrow will be a summer-reading work-day, so bring your work!