• 2017/2018
    Mary Florio
    201-327-8700 X 622
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    AP English
    Here's something that will help you to find meaning in your reading:
    Senior English Seminar
     Anything that you can read this summer will help you in the class.  It's never too early to find a passion and run with it.  Access your curiosity -- read, read, read.  We'll start the year by talking about all the ways we can channel our curiosity to publish (through narrative writing, podcasts, blogs, poetry, photography, documentaries, etc.) and share with the world. 
    Foundations in Literacy and Technology (FLT)
    Mrs. Lederman and I are looking forward to working with you in this exciting course!  Come with your enthusiasm, your imagination, your device, and something to write with. 
    Beginning of School Business for Everyone (DATES TBA)
    During the 1st week of class, you will need to take the time to register on Turnitin.com so that you will be prepared to make your submissions.
    1. Creating Your User Profile: Go to www.turnitin.com.  Click New Users.  Follow the onscreen instructions to create a profile.  Use the class ID # and the enrollment password for your class.
    2.  Logging In:  Go to www.turnitin.com.  Enter your email address and user password.  Click Log In
    3.  Enrolling in a Class:  Click enroll in a class tab.  Enter the class number and password.  Click submit.
    4.  Submitting a Paper:  Click the class name to open the class portfolio.  Click the submit icon next to the desired assignment.  Select file upload from the pulldown menu.  Enter a title for your submission. Click Browse and locate your paper.  Click submit.  If the next page checks out, click yes, submit.
    I will give no credit for a paper that has not been submitted to Turnitin.
    I want this year to be successful for everyone. 
    Here are my tried and true
    Expectations for Success
                                                            Paul Cezanne 
    The Basics
    • I will expect that you have the following with you each day:  something with which to write, your textbook (if one has been issued for a particular unit) or other printed work, and your homework. Please be in your seat when the bell rings to begin class.
    • I expect you to check Canvas on a regular basis.
    • You may not gather by the door before the end of class.
    • You may have clear water in a clear container at your seat.  Yes, this means: no coffee, no bagels, no pizza with everything, etc.  This policy reflects the school rule.
    • Use the bathroom pass responsibly.  Only one student is allowed to leave the room at a time.  Misuse of the pass, such as staying out with it for an extended period of time, will result in pass restriction.  I must know where you are.
    • Please observe all policies that apply to dress code,  the use of cell phones and electronic devices, academic integrity, and tardiness.  
    Homework for Senior English Seminar and AP English
    • The homework I assign is an essential part of the course.  Homework will reflect either work that will help us with the new daily lesson or work that requires you to practice skills necessary for success in class.
    • You will receive daily homework credit only for homework submitted on the day it is due. I will, of course, respond to any work that you give me and give it a grade if it is a graded assignment, but you will not receive daily homework credit for a missed assignment. Expect a penalty of up to 10 points a day. 
    Long-term Assignments and Other Graded Assignments -- Senior English Seminar and AP English
    • The grade for a late assignment in Senior English Seminar will decrease by up to 10 points a day, counting weekends, regardless of whether or not it's a holiday. Any day that you are in school will figure into the penalty. If you are in school the day an assignment is due, you must find a way to get the assignment to me if you leave early or arrive after your class has met.  If you miss class but not the day, you will not be excused from class assignments, etc. the day you return to class.  You may use email to submit late work.  If you don't hear back from me, that means I did NOT receive it.
    • The grade for a late assignment in AP English will decrease by 10 points on the first day and 50% on the second day, counting weekends.  You will not receive credit for major assignments that are more than two days late. I will expect a major assignment on the day it is due, regardless of whether you are in school or not, unless we have discussed any extenuating circumstances.
    • If you know you will have an extended absence, you must see me to set up a plan for completing assignments.  Otherwise, all work will be due upon your return if you expect to receive full credit. Deadlines for major assignments will remain in place, regardless, unless you have discussed extenuating circumstances with me beforehand.
    • Late assignments that cannot be submitted electronically should be delivered directly to me.  I will accept no responsibility for work slipped under my door or given to another person to give to me. 
    • All work should be ready to hand to me at the beginning of class. Please don't ask if you can print out a paper.
    • I will expect a handwritten copy of an assignment, or other proof of intent, in the event of a computer malfunction.  At some point, you will have to submit this work to Turnitin. If you can't print it out, email it to me.
    • All assignments will be posted on Canvas.  I reserve the right to revise assignment deadlines during class, however.
    • In order to receive full credit for an assignment, it must be posted on the Turnitin site by the posted deadline.  Any work not posted by the established deadline will receive a 0. 
    Please don't hesitate to meet with me during the school year about any concerns you might have.  I am available most days until 4. I will answer most emails if I receive them before 7 PM.
    I am looking forward to a successful and productive school year!
Last Modified on September 8, 2017