COMMITMENT HONOR SUCCESS
Science • Technology • Engineering • Art • Math
Mrs. Jeanne Rodebaugh
Period 1 College Prep. English 5-6, room 318
Period 2 Honors English 1-2, room 318
Period 3 TEACH Academy English 5-6, room 318
Period 4 Preparation
Period 5 Honors English 1-2, room 318
Period 6 Honors English 1-2, room 318
*Some of my 9th grade students are involved in the STEAM Academy.
Century Book Club: All students are welcome at all times! We meet after school the 1st Tuesday of every month. Students may also stop by and borrow an exciting book club, Academy or class library book at any time without attending our meetings. The checkout is on the honor system: No formally signed check-out sheet, simply return book(s) when finished. I trust you.
INFORMATION ABOUT MY CLASS
Students read a book of at least 100-150 pages (or more) every four or five weeks and then discuss it with me. This is a large part of the class grade. A student may fail this class if at home reading is not done and reported on.
Independent Reading books will be due:
1. 100 pages September 23
2. 150 pages October 28
3. 150 pages December 9
4. 150 pages January 13
5. 150 pages February 17
6. 150 pages March 30 (Open House night)
7. 150 pages May 4
8. 100 pages June 1
Students are given an update of their grades every 2 or 3 weeks. I do accept late work (for a lower grade) until the end of each six week period as per the English department policy. Parents and students can check assignments and grades at any time using your own password given through the Century Parent Center.
Honors English Language Arts grade 9 and English Language Arts Grade 11 are California ELA Curriculum Standards-Based programs focused on the development of students' reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills. Students will read selections from the Holt Literature & Language Arts materials, grade level novels, and short stories/poetry from various authors. Additionally, freshmen will read The House on Mango Street, The Odyssey and Romeo and Juliet. Juniors will read The Crucible, Of Mice and Men, The Catcher in the Rye, Night, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and perhaps 1984. In addition to the aforementioned grade level novels, students will read and annotate The House of the Scorpion the assigned Century summer book from last summer.
COMMITMENT--Students will commit to being prepared and on time.
Be ready to work before the bell rings.
Plan ahead to bring materials to class every day.
HONOR--Students will honor school & teacher policies and rules.
Treat everyone with respect.
Behave in a way that will help everyone learn.
SUCCESS--Students will exhibit success by actively engaging in the learning process each day.
Think problems/concepts through.
Solve problems quietly.
No: food, drinks, gum, Sharpies, phone charging, hats, cheating, electronics--unless specifically directed to use them for help on specific assignments or reading novels.