Syllabus for Freshman English
School Year 2018-2019
Saddleback High School
Sandra Corr, Instructor
Phone # 714.569.6300 Rm. 219
In this year-long course, students will:
- Learn to write their authentic thoughts and feelings and thereby find their voices by writing daily.
- Discover a genuine love of literature by reading great literature and thinking/speaking/writing critically about it.
- Grow incrementally in skill from where they begin.
- Learn to trust their own paths.
- Develop intellectual curiosity.
Materials: Students have composition books that they keep in the classroom or can take home at will; they need pens and paper for writing, (Chromebooks, and highlighters periodically).
Literature: House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros
Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare
Various Short Stories, Poems and Films
Students will be taught using the IB method of Inquiry-based instruction and using texts, media and Study Sync Grade 9 English Language Development.
Scale: Weighted Grading Scale:
A: 100-90% Writing: 50%
B: 89-80% Assessments: 30%
C: 79-70% Study Sync Assignments: 10%
D: 69-60% Verbal Participation: 10%
F: 59% and below
Academic integrity is expected on all assignments. Plagiarism is defined as presenting another’s work as one’s own. Cheating on an assignment or assessment is an activity that violates ethics and school rules. Any work that exhibits cheating/plagiarism will result in the notification of the student’s parent/guardian.
Course Syllabus for IB DANCE SL
SL students will compose one solo that they will perform and another solo or duet that will be performed by others.
Composition and analysis
The development of the creative aspect of making dances
Composing original work
World dance studies
The development of a comparative knowledge of several dance styles from more
than one culture and/or tradition
• Exploring dances, gaining both a physical and theoretical understanding
• Individual investigation
The development of an understanding of and facility in performing dances
• Movement skills appropriate to the dancer’s performance
• Clarity in relationship to space, time, dynamics and movement qualities
appropriate to the work
• Communicative expression in relation to other performers and to the
The requirements of the Diploma Programme (DP) dance course are such that students
will need to work with other dance students. Although it is not mandatory that these students are following
the DP dance course, these students must be from the DP dance students’ school.
External Assessment --40% -- Composition and Analysis
Two dance works composed by the student; total presentation of 6–10 minutes,
submitted on DVD (15 marks).
An analytical statement of no more than 800 words, documenting and reflecting upon
the processes of composition and analysis of one of the dances (5 marks) 40%
External Assessment --20%--Dance Investigation
A formal written report, no more than 1,500 words, analysing the similarities and
differences between two dance styles drawn from different dance cultures and/or
traditions, one of which is familiar to the student and one unfamiliar (20 marks)
Internal Assessment -- 40% -- Performance
This component is internally assessed by the teacher and externally moderated by the
IB at the end of the course.
One or two dances (solo/duet/group but at least one must be a solo or a duet) in any
style or styles, performed by the student to show proficiency and expressive ability
appropriate to the dance, presented at an open showing; total presentation of 3–6
minutes, submitted on DVD (20 marks)
Short programme notes (2 marks)
IB Common Rubric
Knowledge and Understanding
Limited knowledge and understanding
No evidence of analysis
Limited evidence of analysis
Evidence of emerging analysis
Evidence of competent analysis
Evidence of sound analysis
Evidence of thorough analysis
Substantial evidence of in-depth analysis
Lack of evidence of engagement
Minimal evidence of engagement
Inadequate evidence of engagement
Acceptable evidence of engagement
Effective evidence of engagement
Evidence of highly-developed engagement
Evidence of superior engagement
Rudimentary expression of ideas
Some appropriate expression
Satisfactory range of expression
Coherent and clear expression of ideas
Fluent expression of ideas
Rich and varied expression of ideas