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2-1 homework 2-3 book reviews 2-3 writing help 2-3 Ninth Grade Home Page 2-9
2-1 course outline 2-3 Find Great Books 2-3 page for parents 2-3 MyEnglishClass.us 2-9
2-1 class expectations 4-3 Literature Aloud 4-3 email Mr. Stratton 4-3 nvcs 2-9

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English Class Expectations
Class Preparation 5 Rules Your Behavior Personal Devices Find Mr. Stratton
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“Success is where preparation and opportunity meet.” — Bobby Unser
1. A pen or sharpened pencil

2. Your writer's notebook

3. Your English folder or three-ring binder

4. Your book, packet or other material in which work has been assigned or is used in class.
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1. To be seated with materials out at the bell and complete an initial assignment. This important assignment is designed to get you thinking about English class and sets the pace for the period.

2. To be responsible for any work missed because of an absence. If you miss class for a reason other than illnes, work is still due as assigned. You need to arrange for times to make up missed in-class work during study halls, or before or after school. If you are absent for a length of time, it is your responsibility to plan a make-up schedule within two days of your return. Always refer to the Homework calendar for assignments.

3. To participate in the class activities and discussions. Do not just sit there. Help make our time together valuable, interesting, meaningful, educational, diverse and fun.

4. To use class time wisely. Having a study hall or two doesn't mean you can't do work in class.

5. To put quality time and quality work into assignments. I give only what I think is necessary, so I expect that you'll complete work assigned timely and with quality.

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1. Raise your hand to be recognized before speaking.

Keep hands, feet and other objects to yourself.

Verbal abuse, sarcasm, or put-downs that make others feel uncomfortable, upset or angry are out of order.

Avoid talking while others are talking. Be courteous and patient. Hold the door open for somebody else, and time your turn to jump into the conversation.

5. Sit next to friends only if you can also pay attention and get work done at the same time. Otherwise, ask for a seating change before your seating arrangement becomes a problem.

For all other behavioral expectations, consider this rule: Show others the respect you wish to receive.

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Mr. Stratton asks that the use of cell phones and other personal devices be avoided unless the device contributes to the learning environment. Most high school students are very respectable and responsible when it comes to the use of phones and personal devices in public. Many have become proficient at using their device as a learning resource and tool. But, a small minority often ruin it for the majority. Usually, this small minority only sees personal devices as a tool for entertainment or socializing, which is unacceptable in the classroom. When it comes to phones and personal devices, consider these simple rules:

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1. Keep it off and away for the day

If for some reason, rule no. 1 is not possible...

• Make sure phones are silenced at all times
• Do not read messages in class
• Do not text, receive calls, play games, watch videos, or listen to music in class
• The use of devices to give you an unfair advantage on a test or quiz is cheating
• Do not use the device to record unauthorized photos, video, or audio in class
• Keep headphones out of sight (not hanging from shirt collars)
• Do not make devices an attraction or accessory (hanging from pockets or other clothing items)

In Mr. Stratton's class, personal devices may be used to enhance learning, (ex. internet searching as it relates to class, note taking, updating a calendar, photographing notes, an assignment, or an example, or for calculating, among other reasonable uses) as long as it's clear that the device is not a distraction to the user or others.

If your device becomes a distraction to you or others, it will be confiscated by Mr. Stratton and placed in the main office for pick up at the end of the school day. In completing the MyEnglishClass.us webquest, your signature indicates that you understand and will adhere to the rules and guidelines of personal device use, and that you understand and will accept the consequences of improper cell phone use.

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Marking Periods 1 and 2
- Period 1 — Rm. 230 (English 9H)
- Period 2 — Rm. 230 (English 9)
- Period 3 — Rm. 230 (Available)
- Period 4 — Rm. 230 (English 9)
- Period 5 — Rm. 230 (English 9)
- Period 6 — Rm. 230 (English 9)
- Period 7 — Rm. 230 (Lunch/Available)
- Period 8 — Rm. 230 (English 9)
- Period 9 — Rm. 230 (Available)

Marking Periods 3 and 4
- Period 1 — Rm. 230 (English 9H)
- Period 2 — Rm. 230 (English 9)
- Period 3 — Rm. 230 (Available)
- Period 4 — Rm. 230 (English 9)
- Period 5 — Rm. 230 (English 9)
- Period 6 — Rm. 230 (English 9)
- Period 7 — Rm. 230 (Lunch/Available)
- Period 8 — Rm. 230 (English 9)
- Period 9 — Rm. 230 (Journalism)

- Email Mr. Stratton from this site or sstratton@nvcs.stier.org

- After school appointments can easily be set up as well.