Welcome to CAILAB

Syllabus

Course Description

This course is designed to strengthen a student's basic skills and knowledge of the English language. Content includes speaking, writing, listening, and general language skill development.

Please see the schedule.

Textbooks

ANCHOR TEXT: Collections, Grade 10: Orlando: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2017.

SUPPLEMENTAL TEXT: Strunk, W., Jr., & White, E. (1959). The Elements of Style (4th ed.). Macmillan Publishing Co., Inc., (Freely available online.)

Teacher Contact Information

Instructor: Daniel Roggenkamp
Room: 204
Phone: DSN: 226-4377

Suggested Supplies

Please come to class prepared to read, write, listen, and speak! Students will be completing most readings as homework, so having a copy of the anchor text available at home or having a computer at home in order to access the online textbook is essential.

You are required to maintain a portfolio of all the graded work you complete for this course. You can maintain either a digital or hard-copy portfolio. If you choose to use a hard-copy, you will need a three-ring binder. If you choose to keep a digital portfolio, it needs to be well organized and easily navigable. In short, you are are responsible for keeping your work in order and available until all final semester grades are in.

Grading Policy

The weighted categories for grading are:

  • 90% Deliverables and tests. This includes all papers, projects, and performance tasks from the textbook. On the schedule, deliverables and tests are indicated by blue font. All deliverables need to be posted on the student's portfolio or handed in on paper with a note on the portfolio indicated as such. Work submitted late will lose 20% initially, then 10% for each week late after 24 hours. So, if a project is turned in 8 days late, it would lose 30%.

  • 10% IRP. For the quarter two, students can choose to post character sketches for two from their chosen book to the character wiki at http://characters.pbworks.com or complete an IRP poster as explained on the IRP poster page.

  • Participation + time on task + portfolio. Students will receive three grades during the quarter reflecting their performance in class and the state of their portfolio. Click here for rubric.

Classroom Management and Discipline

Students will get two warnings for inappropriate behavior. On the third occurrence, the teacher will contact the parents or guardians to discuss possible solutions. If the behavior continues, the teacher will contact the counselor and principal and the student may face detention or other disciplinary action.

Plagiarism

If a student is found to have committed plagiarism, they will receive a 0 for the activity, and the teacher will contact the counselor and parents or guardians. The student may be given the opportunity to redo the work depending on the circumstances of the plagiarism (i.e., whether it appears intentional or unintentional, or whether it is a first offense.)