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Jamie Tepper

JAMIE'S EMAIL ADDRESS: JMT63132@LAUSD.NET

Course Description

The major purpose of this course is to analyze literature and expository text in greater depth and produce complex writing assignments. Students will continue to apply the knowledge and skills acquired in earlier grades with more refinement, depth, and sophistication with grade-appropriate material. The California Reading/Language Arts Framework states that students are expected to read one and one-half million words annually on their own, including a good representation of classic and contemporary literature, magazines, newspapers, and online articles. Students will apply and refine their command of the writing process and writing conventions to produce narrative, persuasive, expository, and descriptive texts of at least 1,500 words each. English is organized into three standards-based instructional components that focus on persuasion, exposition, and literary analysis, integrating skills of reading, writing, listening, and speaking. During the persuasion instructional component, students will read classic literature and informational texts with a focus on the credibility of an author’s argument, the relationship between generalizations and evidence, the comprehensiveness of evidence, the way in which the author’s intent affects the structure and tone of the text, and extend ideas through original analysis, evaluation, and elaboration. Students will also write persuasive essays and deliver persuasive presentations. In the exposition component, students will read classic literature and informational texts, with a focus on synthesizing and extending ideas presented in primary and secondary sources, including works by a single author dealing with a single issue. In addition, students will write expository essays and deliver expository presentations. During the literary analysis component, students will read literary texts, with a focus on analyzing central themes in multiple works as well as analyzing themes in relation to issues of an historical period. Students will write responses to literature and deliver oral responses to literature.

2019/2020 CLASSROOM POLICIES

Required Supplies:

College Ruled Spiral Notebook

Blue or Black Pen and Pencil

Colored Pencils

 

Online Materials and Textbook

During this class you will be managing several different online subscriptions and materials.

***YOU MUST PICK A USER NAME AND PASDSWORD AT THE BEGINNING OF THE YEAR FOR ALL ONLINE MATERIALS AND REMEMBER THEM FOR THE REST OF THE YEAR***

  • Remind.Com – Class wide text messaging for homework and other reminders.
  • Schoology – Online grading system and course guideline. (All classroom materials will be posted here. Do not come ask me for something until you have checked there.)
  • Google Docs
  • Be prepared to sign up for other online materials as needed throughout the course.
  • Note: You are expected to bring your textbook to class every day. You are also expected to bring any other book/novel/play/poem/article we may be reading, in addition to your textbook.
  • NO, YOU CAN NOT LEAVE ANYTHING IN MY CLASSROOM, PERIOD, END OF SENTENCE, FULL STOP!!!!

Assignments and Grading

 - Interactive Notebook – the most heavily weighted portion of your grade (up to 215 points)

 - Exams (Up to 100 points)

 - Projects (Up to 100 points)

 - Assignments (Up to 50 points)

 - Participation (50 points at the end of each 10 week grading period)

 

Your grade will be based on a point system. Smaller assignments will weigh less on your grade, while exams, projects, and your interactive notebook will weigh heavily on your grade.

 

The lowest assignment will be dropped.

 

Grades:

A= 90-100%        B= 80-89%           C= 70-79%           D= 60-69%           F= BELOW 60%

 

Homework: Homework will receive a stamp: full credit, half credit, or no credit. You will receive points on the notebook check for the stamped homework. No stamp = No credit.

 

Late Assignments: You have ONE DAY to turn in late homework – no exceptions!! You will receive half credit for late homework.

 

Notebook Checks: Notebook checks are worth a very large part of your grade. We will have 4 notebook checks each semester. If you miss a notebook check due to absence, you will have one week to make it up from the day you return from your absence.

 

Tentative Notebook Check Days for Fall Semester:

9/6/2019                              10/4/2019                            11/15/2019                         12/6/2019

 

Late Work: It is your responsibility to make up missed or late work. I will not remember who missed assignments, projects, quizzes, and exams. I am available before school and during lunch. It is your responsibility to make an appointment to make up work.

 

Classroom Communication:

  • Email: jmt63132@lausd.net
  • Remind.Com – Class Wide Text Messaging. We will discuss in class. Please note: I will not have access to your cell phone number, and you will not have access to mine. That information is kept confidential through this app.
  • Schoology – Last Resort. Try my Email or Remind first.

Course Expectations: I teach “Bell to Bell” – I expect you to come into the classroom ready to start working as soon as the class period begins. Do not pack your things up early, you may leave when you are dismissed.

 

Respect! Respect other students, yourself, my classroom, and me. Everyone has a voice to be heard, so we will listen and respect each other! No food or gum. No cell phones. No wandering around. When you come into class, just sit down, take out your supplies, quiet, and await further instruction.

 

Cell Phones: You are expected to put cell phones in your assigned pouch during class time. We will use them periodically for class work, but it will be put in the pouch unless otherwise noted. If your cell phone is being used inappropriately – I WILL SEND YOU TO THE OFFICE.

 

75 or Lower Policy: If your grade drops to a 75 or below you receive a U for cooperation or work habits and I will contact your parent or guardian. The contact will occur at each 5 week grading period. I will contact parents or guardians as I see fit throughout the semester.

 

***Cheating Policy***

You and a parent/guardian will be signing a separate cheating policy agreement.

 

As stated on the policy:

First Offense: Meet with Jamie for a meeting to discuss the seriousness of cheating.

Second Offense: Receive a zero for the test/quiz/assignment/project/notebook check.

Third Offense: Meet with Administration with the possibility of failing the class.

**Administration will be notified during each offense**

Notes

Calendar

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Sunday
2/16/20
Monday
2/17/20
Tuesday
2/18/20
Wednesday
2/19/20
Thursday
2/20/20
Friday
2/21/20
Saturday
2/22/20
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Jamie's Teaching Experience

 

EDUCATION/DEGREES:

MASTERS DEGREE IN EDUCATION - NATIONAL UNIVERSITY

 

BACHELOR’S DEGREE IN ENGLISH/FILM - UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL FLORIDA

 

HOLDS CURRENT CALIFORNIA CREDENTIALS IN ENGLISH + SPECIAL EDUCATION (AUTISM EMBEDDED)

 

PASSED: CSET (SINGLE SUBJECT ENGLISH), RICA, CBEST

 

GRADUATE OF THE LAUSD DISTRICT INTERN PROGRAM 

 

Current Assignments

After School Writer's Workshop Coming Soon!

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