PISCATAWAY TOWNSHIP SCHOOLS
Course Syllabus 2013-2014
Course Title: English II (American Literature)
English II is a five-credit survey college preparatory course that covers the American Tradition in Literature chronologically. Students will read, analyze, respond to, and discuss topics in American Literature. During this time, students will continue to develop their writing skills and their use of the writing process. Also included will be vocabulary study related to literature and SAT Prep. All work is aligned to national Common Core reading, writing, speaking & listening, and language standards.
Textbooks: Prentice Hall The American Experience, Sadlier-Oxford Vocab E
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For writing guidelines and assistance, refer to the Piscataway Writer’s Handbook, available at: http://piscatawayschools.org/page/5748), visit the PHS “Writing Resources” site at http://piscatawayschools.org/page/5762, or register for a session in the Piscataway Writer’s Lab (http://piscatawayschools.org/page/5763).
Homework will not be accepted late.
Essays and Projects will be accepted 1 day after the due date with a 10% penalty.
PHS English Department Writing Map Guidelines:
At the end of grade 10, students will
Grammar, Usage, and Mechanics Goals:
Classroom procedures and expectations:
Academic Integrity policy:
2013-2014 Electronic Device Policy
"Per the student handbook, the use of electronic devices in the classroom is subject to the approval of the teacher. Unauthorized use of these items will result in a minimum of confiscation and a maximum of a short-term suspension for open defiance. Continued violations will result in a mandatory meeting with the parent, student, teacher, and Dean of Students."