Anderson, Mrs. Katie

Welcome to Honors English I & Honors English III!


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Course Descriptions:

English I and Honors English I:

Welcome to 9th grade English class!  In this course, you will read and analyze various short stories, poems, non-fiction, and novels. Each course unit revolves around one of the following concepts:  revenge & regret, perception, passion, and honor.  Topics will cover a broad range of language arts skills including grammar, writing, speaking, listening, and analyzing literature.  

 

This semester you will feel challenged to try something new, eager to communicate, and driven to read, write, and learn.  

English III and Honors English III:

Welcome to English III! We will explore the development of America through its literature. During this course students will read, analyze, discuss, and reflect on their reading in a variety of ways. In all units there will be a student-driven component that will allow students to choose the literature that they read.  Writing, both formally and informally, will happen daily in class. Grammar and vocabulary will flow throughout the course as students are expected to work toward mastery of certain concepts by the end of the course. Students are urged to ask questions of each other and of course materials, guide their learning whenever possible, produce their best work, and reflect on learning and growth.


  All Course Websites and Details Can Be Found Below:

Please know that I am aware of technological difficulties that come with a 1:1 school environment. Flexibility and patience are necessary as we work toward meeting our course work goals. Please communicate with me and I'd be more than happy to help any students and guardians through this semester!

Schoology and Skyward: 

Final course grades are located in Skyward. Daily assignments, feedback, and agendas are located in Schoology. 

Mrs. Anderson's Clubs and Organizations:
Scholastic Writing:
All submissions are due the second week in November. Share with me and Ms. McDaniel through Google Drive: kanderson@cypanthers.org and emcdaniel@cypanthers.org


Advisor for Scholastic Writing and the Youth Activation Committee (YAC)


Classroom Rules

1. Come prepared each day with a SSR book and charged Macbook.
2. Respect everyone and everything at all times.
3. All school handbook rules apply, always.
4. Participate in all class activities.


Class Work and Homework Policy

Homework will be posted in Schoology agenda and calendar. If a student is absent, the student must view Schoology to see what is missed and me during FLEX time if they have any questions. It is the student's responsibility to obtain the pass in order to obtain all assignments and handouts. Students should not ask for work during class times, as those times are often hectic and pre-scheduled with other work.



Helpful links for all English students

Plagiarism

 

 
Questions about avoiding plagiarism? Take a look at this site for more information. Remember plagiarism results in very serious, so be informed and avoid it at all costs!  
Plagiarism.org



Purdue Online Writing Lab - MLA Handbook

 

 

This site has extensive examples of MLA formatting and answers to many formatting questions. Please become familiar with it and use it in writing ALL papers class. This is a non-negotiable for all English courses.
 

 

Purdue MLA Citations



Young Adult Library Services Association

 

 
This site gives information on the latest and greatest in publishing for young adults. If you are having a tough time finding something to read, you should browse these lists for inspiration.
 
YALSA

Contact Information

If you should need to contact me, the best way to do so would be through email:
kanderson@cysd.k12.pa.us

If you would need to reach me by phone, please call 717-846-6789 extension 1331