Welcome to English 1 with K. Simpson

    Course Description:

    The purpose of this course is to provide English 1 students, using texts of high complexity, integrated language arts study in reading, writing, speaking, listening, and language for college and career preparation and readiness.

     The content should include, but not be limited to, the following:

    • active reading of varied texts for what they say explicitly, as well as the logical inferences that can be drawn
    • analysis of literature and informational texts from varied literary periods to examine: text craft and structure
    • elements of literature
    • arguments and claims supported by textual evidence o power and impact of language
    • influence of history, culture, and setting on language o personal critical and aesthetic response
    •  writing for varied purposes
    •  developing and supporting argumentative claims
    • crafting coherent, supported informative/expository texts
    • responding to literature for personal and analytical purposes o writing narratives to develop real or imagined events
    • writing to sources using text- based evidence and reasoning
    •  effective listening, speaking, and viewing strategies with emphasis on the use of evidence to support or refute a claim in multimedia presentations, class discussions, and extended text discussions 
    • collaboration amongst peers


    Supply List:

    • Composition Notebook (College Ruled, 180 pages)
    • Folder with prongs and pockets
    • Pens, pencils, and highlighters
    • Index cards
    • Sticky notes
    • Headphones (must plug in to Chromebooks, not bluetooth)


    Grading Policies:

    You will be graded based on your mastery of the standard. The standards and rubrics will be provided for each assignment.

    It is your responsibility to check your grades and ask for any missing or late work. I will accept late work until one week before the end of the quarter.

    A = 90-100%
    B = 80-89%
    C = 70-79%
    D = 60-69%
    F = 50-59%


    Topics we will cover:

    Quarter 1- Outsiders and Outcasts

    Quarter 2- Welcome to the Nightmare

    Quarter 3- Dystopia

    Quarter 4- Test prep, review, novel study

    Please note that these are subject to change as needed to reflect scheduling changes, leveling, and student interest. 



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    Remind Codes TBA 


    Class Expectations:

    • ZERO-TOLERANCE for disrespect ─ always be respectful and kind. Be respectful of yourself, those around you, and your instructor.  Respect includes words as well as actions.  Use appropriate language, follow directions, and keep an open mind when learning about other cultures, traditions, beliefs, and lifestyles.   
    • Be prepared. Arrive to class on time, be in your seat when the bell rings.  Tardiness will not be tolerated (school policy).  
    • No cell phones (should be placed inside backpacks upon entering the classroom).
    • Back packs will be placed in the back of the room upon entering the classroom. 
    • Technology ─ Misuse of any electronic devices will be handled with strict enforcement.
    • Class materials are your responsibility.  You must have the current texts with you at all times and lost or damaged (school-issued) books will result in a fine.  
    • You may not leave the room without permission, your lanyard with your student ID, and you must sign out on the sign out prior to leaving the classroom.
    • Please reserve food/drink for lunchtime. 
    • Please refrain from packing up belongings prior to the bell.  This causes a distraction and is considered rude, and therefore, unacceptable behavior.   
    • Do your OWN work.  Plagiarism is a major academic offense on any level and will result in immediate administrative action.

    Room C-112

    Email: kelly.simpson@yourcharlotteschools.net