• English 11B                                                                            Mrs. Dombrowsky

    In this course,students continue to develop and refine their skills in reading and writing as they encounter a rich selection of literature representing the evolving values and complexities of American culture. Works will be by classical American authors as well as modern and contemporary authors. Activities will include writing in a variety of genres, journal keeping, independent reading and reporting, role playing and dramatic reading. Collaborative learning and process writing will be stressed with an emphasize on narrative and expository writing. Provision will be made for individual learning rates and styles in preparation for the PARCC.

    Tests and quizzes: There will be 7-9 quizzes and 2-3 tests each marking period. Periodically there will be projects that will count as a test or quiz grades.

     All tests will be announced.

     Homework is given a few times a week. When there is no written homework students should go over the material we have been covering.  Half credit will be given to homework handed in late and you will earn one grade lower for each day a project is late. Exceptions will be made for extreme cases.

      Class Rules

     1.   Respectfully communicate with everyone (verbally and nonverbally)

     2.   Be on time for class, which means being in your seat with your book, notebook, and a writing utensil when the bell rings.

     3.   No electronic devices visible or auditory 

     4.   Dress appropriately for an academic class (no excess of skin showing)

     5.   Follow the policies set up in the student handbook and policy addition from the Board of Education.

     6.  Retests or quizzes are allowed after an honest attempt has been made. (Teacher’s judgment)

     7.  Any missed assignments due to a cut (absent from class without the instructors permission) may not be made up.

     8.  Rules may be added for individuals or classes that need them.

     Extra help is available for any student who wants to avail him/herself to it. I am available before school, 3rd period, during lunch (4B), and after school. Ask and we will create a time that works for you and me.

     Parents or students may contact me at dombrowskyp@mail.mcvts.net or call the school. I am available for phone calls most days between 8 and 8:30 and 10:30-11:12. Also, grades are available through Genesis. Grades will be updated at least on a weekly basis.