Hutchinson Central Technical High School

Course Syllabus


Course Name: English 11 and English 12 - Differentiated

Instructor: Ms. Fitzpatrick            Contact Time: 12:27-1:08 or 1:57-2:40         Phone Ext: 1511


Grading Policy
50% Class instruction/assignments/active participation
25% Homework assignments
25% Reading and Writing Portfolio



Homework Policy
Grade 11: Grammar and vocabulary homework assigned daily.
The packet is distributed on Monday, reviewed during the week, and collected on Friday.

Grade 11 and 12: First and final draft copies of writing assignments are assigned individually after writing conferences and revisions are due the next day. Reading comprehension tasks are assigned weekly and are collected as reviewed in class.



Test Policy
Grade 11: Weekly grammar and vocabulary test.
Grade 12: Reading Comprehension Test Review/ Practice on-going



Quiz Policy
Grade 11: Weekly grammar and vocabulary test (Friday)
Grade 12: Reading comprehension quizzes -- on going.



Grade 11: Writing Portfolio, Persuasive Essay, 5P Essay
Grade 12: Writing Portfolio, 5P Essay, Research Paper



Course Outline
Grade 11 and Grade 12 Differentiated English classes emphasize skill development in the areas of reading comprehension, grammar and vocabulary acquisition, and written expression.

Skill development is focused on maximizing students' abilities to respond to questions in complete sentences, pass assessments, read and decipher expository text, analyze literature for plot and figurative language, write multi-paragraph essays and master the general conventions of written self-expression.

Each student's literacy level is supported by individualized IEP goals for specific reading and writing demands. Using a variety of materials, including access to grade level materials, appropriate modifications are made to the curriculum in order for students to be successful and earn credits necessary for graduation.

While the emphasis in elementary school is to "learning to read and write", the emphasis in my grade 11 and grade 12 English program is on "reading to learn" (decipher factual material) and learning to use the writing process well.