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On this page, you will find my schedule, my contact information, and the syllabi for my classes. Book titles can be found within each course's syllabus.  Please contact me at laura.vogel@wattsburg.org if the information you require is not on this site.

Schedule

Semester 1: 
Period 1:   English 11
Period 2:   Honors English 11
Period 3:   Lunch/Plan/Lunch Duty
Period 4:   Honors English 12
Semester 2:
Period 1:   English 11
Period 2:   English 11
Period 3:   Honors English 12
Period 4:   Office Duty/Plan 

Course Syllabi

Course Syllabus                 English 11                           

MATERIALS: Students are expected to bring a three-ring binder and writing implements to class each day. These items will not be provided by the instructor. Lined paper will be available.

BEHAVIOR: In the classroom, all students have the right to learn & the teacher has the right to teach. Behavior that interferes with these rights will not be tolerated. The process for addressing inappropriate behavior is as follows.

Warning to student.
Submission of a discipline referral.

*In certain situations where behavior poses a serious disruption, the student in question will be removed from the classroom.

Students are expected to adhere to all guidelines and rules set forth in the student handbook. These include, but are not limited to, food & drink, dress code, book bags, electronic devices, hall passes, confiscation, and skipping class. Students are not permitted to have electronic devices in this class. Cell phones and devices with recording or texting features, the ability to provide internet access, or the capacity to produce music are strictly forbidden. Per board policy, such items will be confiscated and turned in to the office.

EXPECTATIONS

Be on time.

Bring all necessary materials to class.

Be on task.

Be productive.

Treat students, faculty, staff, and all property (both district and personal) with respect. Most importantly, display self respect.

Stay in designated areas. Students are not permitted behind the teacher’s desk, nor are they permitted to use the teacher’s computer or telephone. All drawers, shelves, cupboards, bookshelves, & file cabinets are off limits.

All assignments must be written in pencil or in blue or black ink. Assignments that are written in any other color will receive a zero, and students will not be given the opportunity to redo the assignment.

COURSE CONTENT: Content covered will include literature, writing, vocabulary, grammar, research, & other topics as deemed appropriate. Grades will be calculated from assessments taken throughout the semester. It is strongly advised that students keep track of their own grades. The teacher reserves the right to modify the course content as necessary to fit the objectives of the course and the state standards.

Novels:

Divergent by Veronica Roth

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

Holt Handbook, Fifth Course

Sadlier Oxford Vocabulary Workshop, Level F

Novels are intended for a young-adult audience. They contain language and situations that may be considered offensive to some people. If you do not believe you are mature enough to handle these things, please see me, and an alternate reading assignment will be given.

ACADEMIC HONESTY: Any student caught or suspected of cheating or plagiarizing will earn a zero for the assignment in question. Communicating with another student for any reason during a test will be considered cheating.

EXTRA CREDIT: There is no extra credit.

RETAKES: There are no retakes unless specifically called for in an IEP or 504 Plan.

LATE WORK: Late work will not be accepted.

Students who miss class due to what the district deems an “excused absence” will be given five school days to make up missed tests and quizzes.

If a student is absent on a day when an assignment is due, the assignment in question must be turned in on the day a student returns to school.

Assignments that are given on a day when a student is absent must be submitted before homeroom on the day after the student returns to school.

Assignments for which students receive extensions must also be turned in before homeroom.

**Work that is not completed within the allotted time cannot be made up.**

Students are responsible for determining what they missed (check your class folder by the window), and they are expected to come after school to make up missed tests. Please make necessary arrangements to stay after school on Tuesday or Thursday. If necessary, an alternate day can be arranged. I am not flexible when it comes to deadlines, but I am very flexible with after-school availability.

 

Course Syllabus         HON English 11    

MATERIALS: Students are expected to bring a three-ring binder and writing implements to class each day. These items will not be provided by the instructor. Lined paper will be available. Students will need note cards when conducting research.

BEHAVIOR: In the classroom, all students have the right to learn, & the teacher has the right to teach. Behavior that interferes with these rights will not be tolerated. The process for addressing inappropriate behavior is as follows.

Warning to student.

Submission of a discipline referral.

*In certain situations where behavior poses a serious disruption, the student in question will be removed from the classroom.

Students are expected to adhere to all guidelines and rules set forth in the student handbook. These include, but are not limited to: food & drink, dress code, book bags, electronic devices, hall passes, confiscation, and skipping class. Students are not permitted to use electronic devices of any kind in class. Per board policy, such items will be confiscated and turned in to the office

EXPECTATIONS

Be on time.

Bring all necessary materials to class.

Be on task.

Be productive.

Treat students, faculty, staff, and all property (both district and personal) with respect. Most importantly, display self respect.

Stay in designated areas. Students are not permitted behind the teacher’s desk, nor are they permitted to use the teacher’s computer or telephone. All drawers, shelves, cupboards, bookshelves, & file cabinets are off limits.

All assignments must be written in pencil or in blue or black ink. Assignments that are written in any other color will receive a zero, and students will not be given the opportunity to redo the assignment.

COURSE CONTENT

Topics covered in College Prep English 11 include but are not limited to:

Novels: The Scarlet Letter, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, The Good Earth, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and The Night Circus.

Grammar: Holt Handbook, Fifth Course (phrases & clauses).

Writing: informative, persuasive, and narrative essays.

Vocabulary: Sadlier-Oxford Vocabulary Workshop, Level F (15 Units).

Research.

ACADEMIC HONESTY: Any student caught or suspected of cheating or plagiarizing will earn a zero for the assignment in question. Communicating with another student for any reason during a test will be considered cheating.

EXTRA CREDIT: There is no extra credit.

RETAKES: There are no retakes unless specifically called for in an IEP or 504 Plan.

LATE WORK: Late work will not be accepted. Students who miss class due to what the district deems an “excused absence” will be given five school days to make up missed tests and quizzes. If a student is not in school on a day when an assignment is due, the assignment in question must be turned in on the day the student returns to school. Assignments that are given on a day when a student is absent must be submitted before homeroom on the day after the student returns to school. Assignments for which students receive extensions must also be turned in before homeroom. Work that is not completed within the allotted time cannot be made up.

Students are responsible for determining what they missed, and they are expected to come after school to make up missed tests. Please make necessary arrangements to stay after school on Tuesday or Thursday. If necessary, an alternate day can be arranged. I am not flexible when it comes to deadlines, but I am very flexible when it comes to after-school availability.

 

Course Syllabus    Honors English 12                    

MATERIALS: Students are expected to bring a three-ring binder, an agenda book, and writing implements to class each day. These items will not be provided by the instructor. Lined paper will be available. Students will need note cards when working on various research projects and vocabulary.

BEHAVIOR: In the classroom, all students have the right to learn & the teacher has the right to teach. Behavior that interferes with these rights will not be tolerated. The process for addressing inappropriate behavior is as follows.

Warning to student.

Submission of a formal Discipline Referral Form.

*In certain situations where behavior poses a serious disruption, the student in question will be removed from the classroom.

Students are expected to adhere to all guidelines and rules set forth in the student handbook. These include, but are not limited to, food & drink, dress code, book bags, electronic devices, hall passes, confiscation, and skipping class. Students are not permitted to have electronic devices in this class.

EXPECTATIONS

Be on time.

Bring all necessary materials to class.

Be on task.

Be productive.

Treat students, faculty, staff, and all property (both district and personal) with respect. Most importantly, display self respect.

Stay in designated areas. Students are not permitted behind the teacher’s desk, nor are they permitted to use the teacher’s computer or telephone. All shelves, cupboards, bookshelves, & file cabinets are off limits.

All assignments must be written in pencil or in blue or black ink. Assignments that are written in any other color will receive a zero, and students will not be given the opportunity to redo the assignment.

COURSE CONTENT: Content covered will include college prep-level literature, writing, vocabulary, speech, research, & grammar. Grades will be calculated from the summative assessments taken throughout the semester. It is strongly advised that students keep track of their own grades.

Required reading is selected by the teacher from a variety of sources which include recommended reading lists for college-bound students. The instructor reserves the right to modify course content as necessary to fit the objectives of the course & the state standards.

Novels:

Mythology by Edith Hamilton Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

Macbeth by William Shakespeare The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

1984 by George Orwell

Beowulf

Vocabulary: Sadlier-Oxford Vocabulary Workshop, Level G

Grammar: Holt Handbook, Fifth and Sixth Course

ACADEMIC HONESTY: Any student caught or suspected of cheating or plagiarizing will earn a zero for the assignment in question. Communicating with another student for any reason during a test will be considered cheating.

EXTRA CREDIT: There is no extra credit.

RETAKES: There are no retakes.

LATE WORK: Late work will not be accepted.

Students who miss class due to what the district deems an “excused absence” will be given five school days to make up missed tests and quizzes.

If a student is absent on a day when an assignment is due, the assignment in question must be turned in on the day a student returns to school.

Assignments that are given on a day when a student is absent must be submitted the day after the student returns to school.

Assignments for which students receive extensions must also be turned in before homeroom.

**Work that is not completed within the allotted time cannot be made up.**

Students are responsible for determining what they missed.

Students are expected to come after school to make up missed tests. Please make necessary arrangements to stay after school on Tuesday or Thursday. If necessary, an alternate day may be arranged.

 
 
 

Miss Laura Vogel

(814) 824-3400
extension 5576
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