English 11 Syllabus

Teacher Name: Ms. Strong


Office Hours: before school in room A109


Year at a Glance - Major Texts and Writing Tasks:


Unit 1

Unit 2

Unit 3

Unit 4


The Alchemist

Taming of the Shrew


The Kite Runner

Selected Nonfiction/ Satire



Civic Position

Informational Essay

Inquiry-Based Research


Grading Scale:

A= 100-90%   B= 89-80%    C= 79-70%   D= 69-60%   F= 59% and below



The gradebook functions on a continuous point-based system, and all assessments are broken into the following two categories:

  • Formative: Practice-oriented, smaller-scale assignments that build up to larger assessments. This could include homework or classwork responses, small group discussions, or quizzes.All formative assignments range from 10-25 points.
  • Summative: Major, end-of-unit assessments that demonstrate overall skills and understandings from a particular unit of study. This could be essays, projects, formal discussions, or presentations.All summative assignments are 100 points.


Late Work/Makeup Work Policy:

All work must be submitted by the assigned due date. Any work not submitted will be marked as missing in the gradebook until it is received. Late work is accepted on the following conditions:

  • Formative assessments are accepted late, but will earn “partially proficient” at best. This translates to a C or below, depending on the work quality.
  • Summative assessments, or major assignments such as essays or projects, are accepted at a 10% deduction per school day (not per class meeting day).
  • All late work for the unit of study must be turned in no later than one week after the end of the unit. Clarify cut-off dates with your teacher.



  • Please turn in any work missed during an absence as soon as you return to school. Also, it is your responsibility to check your teacher’s website to see what you missed during class.

Class Expectations:

  • Be prompt. → in your seat, quiet, and ready to work when the bell rings
  • Be prepared. → Have all materials needed for class and be willing and ready to engage in class activities.
  • Be productive. → Use time wisely and be effective. Electronics will be confiscated if a distraction.
  • Be polite. → Good manners and respectful behavior are an expectation, and make for a better overall experience for everyone around you.


Materials Needed:

  • Composition Book
  • Folder for handouts, or section within a binder
  • Pens, pencils
  • Highlighters and Post-its are suggested - not required



“The consequences for a student who is found cheating includes: The student(s) will not receive credit for their academic work, parents will be contacted, the student(s) will be referred to an administrator, and suspension may be an option - depending on the severity of the cheating” (LHS Student Handbook).

All written assignments will be submitted through



Now that all the important stuff is done....welcome to 11th grade English. We hope to instill not only academic skills that will help you succeed, but an excitement for reading, writing, and thinking. Make the most out of your time here - participate, be engaged, strive to learn, share positivity, and respect one another. Expect the best from yourself and from me, your teacher. My goal is for you to not only succeed in class, but hopefully take away skills and interests that will push you toward success in your future. Go Tigers!


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