Early College High School
English I Syllabus
Ms. D. Poppe
Conference Period: M/W 2:10-3:35; Tu/Th 12:40-2:05
Tutoring: M-F 7:15 – 7:45 a.m. and 3:45 – 4:15 p.m.
This course focuses on the study of literary genre, expansion of vocabulary, and composition techniques. Students will engage in critical reading and analysis of various multi-cultural selections and respond to these pieces through writing and participation in discussion. The goal of this course is for students to gain a better understanding and appreciation of literature in all of its forms, through reading, writing, speaking, listening, and project production.
Supplies 2” 3-ring binder with dividers
Loose-leaf, college ruled paper Kleenex
Durable 2-pocket folder Required four-colored pen Recommended
Pens, pencils, highlighters hand sanitizer
Grading Policy 20% Homework
30% Daily work/participation
30% Other (Writing assignments, projects)
*Note: the final course grade is based 85% on the above breakdown. The remaining 15% is
comprised of the EOC/STAAR exam taken in the second semester.
Absences and Make up Work
Because the course is blocked, missing one day of instruction is like missing two! Class discussions and group work cannot be made up. Students are given one day to make up work for every day of an excused absence. Students are responsible for requesting make up work. If a quiz or test is missed, the student must make it up on the first day back, between 7:00 and 8:20 a.m. If absent on the day that a major project or assignment is due, the assignment is considered late and not accepted unless arrangements are made to deliver the project or assignment to school on the day that it is due.
Students are expected to follow the core values set forth by the ECHS community. Assignments are expected to be turned in on time. Point deductions or zeroes will be given for late/missing work.
Re-testing is in accordance with the HCISD Teacher’s Handbook.