Phone: (704) 279-5232 (Ext 245)
This course is designed to expose students to a variety of America literature, research writing, and grammar. We will be developing vocabulary through a program that teaches students not only the definitions of various higher-level words, but also the word parts to each word. Students will be required to take notes, participate in classroom discussions and activities, and complete the classwork, quizzes, tests, and projects. If you do no complete the work, you will not pass this class!
; Given: 3-ring binder for research paper
; Given: Journal
; Need to bring: pens/pencils
; Need to bring: paper
92.5 – 100 = A
84.5 – 92.4 = B
76.5 – 84.4 = C
69.5 – 67.4 = D
69.4 and below = F
Participation = 10%
Class work = 15%
Quizzes = 20%
Research Project = 25%
Test/Project = 30%
Class Expectations and Procedures:
; All class work is to be completed in this room unless you are told otherwise. If
you cannot use the time I provide for you, it will be taken away very quickly and
replaced with homework each and every night.
; It is YOUR responsibility to see me for any make-up work. Do this before or
after class, not during! Missed work will be posted between the door and the
phone and will be updated every two weeks.
; Late work is rarely accepted. Sometimes there are extenuating circumstances,
and we will deal with those on a single student basis. NO projects or major
assignments will be accepted late.
; Participation is a grade in this room. Any time you are not getting work done,
you are losing points. I will not keep reminding you; therefore, you may want to
keep this in mind.
; Food and drink are allowed as long as you do not leave empty bottles, wrappers,
or a mess in my room. Remember, this is a privilege, not a right!
; Keep your cell phones away during class. There is no need to “check the time,”
as I have a very large clock in the front of the room.
; iPods: These are allowed during various writing assignments as long as you
ALWAYS receive permission from me before using them. This is also a privilege
and can be lost very quickly!
; Make sure to bring everything you need to class each day!
; Watch your language in the room.
; You are allowed FIVE bathroom/drink/locker passes per quarter. I will keep
track of how many you use, and once you reach five, you may not leave the room
unless it is an emergency. Each time you do, you will lose 10 points from your
; Make sure you put your name on your assignments. I will not grade an
assignment with no name.
; Do not be late to class. The “sweep and keep” tardy policy is strictly enforced.
; Do not plagiarize! This can directly result in failure of the class.
; Follow the ERHS Code of Conduct!
; I expect all students to give 100% effort; if you are doing everything you can but
still struggling, I will do everything in my power to help you succeed.
; I am here every morning in case you need to make up assignments or need extra
help on anything.
; There will be weekly REQUIRED discussion board posts on EDU 2.0!
; Do not be afraid to ask questions!
I have read the English III class syllabus for Mr. Rinehart’s class and will follow all of
his rules and expectations. I understand that if I should break or rule, cause distractions, or fail to complete assignments, this could result in disciplinary action or failure of this course. Also, I understand that if I am struggling, I will see Mr. Rinehart immediately so he can help me to succeed in passing this course.
Parent/Guardian Contact Email: _____________________________________________
Library Researching Dates:
ndththrd*February: 2, 9, 16, 23
stththndth*March: 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
thth*April: 19, 26
Letter of Intent:
stOutline: Feb 1
thAnnotated Bibliography: Feb 13
ndPart 1: Feb. 22
thPart 2: March 7
thPart 3: March 28
thPart 4: April 25
thRough Draft: May 9
thFinal Draft: May 25
; Make sure to keep all pertinent information related to research paper in the 3-ring
binder provided for you!
Schedule of Semester
ththJan 24 – Jan 27: Introductions, topic selection, early American Literature
thrdJan. 30 – Feb. 3 : Unit 21, Early American Lit.
ththFeb. 6 – Feb. 10 : Unit 22, Early American Lit.
ththFeb 13 – Feb 17 : 21 -22 Review, Romanticism/Transcendentalism
ththFeb. 20 – Feb 24 : Unit 23, Romanticism/Transcendentalism
thndFeb. 27 – Mar. 2 : Unit 24, Romanticism/Transcendentalism
ththMar. 5 – Mar. 9 : Unit 25, Realism / Naturalism
ththMar. 12 – Mar. 16 : 23,24, 25 Review, Realism / Naturalism
thrdMar. 19 – Mar. 23 : 21-25 Test, Realism / Naturalism
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
ththMar. 26 – Mar. 30 : Unit 26, Modernism
ndrdApr. 2 – Apr. 3 : Modernism
ththApr. 16 – Apr. 20 : Unit 27, Modernism
rdthApr. 23 – Apr. 27 : 26-27 review, Modernism
ththApr. 30 – May 4 : Unit 28, Of Mice and Men
ththMay 7 – May 11 : Unit 29, Of Mice and Men
ththMay 14 – May 18 : 28-29 Review, Of Mice and Men
stthMay 21 – May 25 : Unit 30, Tuesdays With Morrie
thstMay 29 – June 1 : 26-30 Test, Tuesdays With Morrie
ththJune 4 – June 8 : Tuesdays with Morrie, Review for Exam
username: last name, first name (Ex. smithjohn)
password: last name, first initial, middle initial (smithjl)
We will use this website for a variety of things this semester. Below are the requirements for this assignment.
1. You MUST complete one discussion board post in response to the question or
statement given on the website. It will also need to be a certain word amount.
2. You MUST respond to at least ONE other student’s post. Requirements for the
response will be posted on the website.
*I will check this weekly, as they will need to be done by 11:59 pm on Saturday each week! These will count as separate class work grades but will add up to a great deal of points as we progress through the semester.