Osan American High School“Day One”27 August 2012Meet in the Auditorium : 0830-0905 Doc Holley’s Schedule Room 216 DSN 784-9294
General Course Requirements 5 Basic Supplies Three Ring Binder, loose leaf paper, pens, highlighters, index cards. Subject to additions. 5 Basic Classroom Expectations Be on time, prepared, seated, quiet, respectful.
Grades & Homework • Daily = 50% - Class work & Homework • Test = 50% - Subject to change on special projects. • AP Courses: Expect two hours of homework for each class period. • Regular Courses: Expect one hour of homework for each class period.
Doc Holley’s Classroom Expectations BE ON TIME BE PREPARED BE QUIET BE SEATED BE RESPECTFUL Leave no Empty Seat in Front of You !
AP English Language & Composition
What are the goals of theAP English Language & Composition course? Opportunities for gifted students Challenge students Provide college courses Opportunity to earn college credit
Textbooks Adopted Text: The Riverside Reader. 7th ed Trimmer, James F. and Maxine C. Hairston.. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2002. Writing from Sources, 7th Edition, Spatt 2008, The Language of Composition, Shea, Scanlon, and Aufses, 2008. Supplemental Texts: 50 Essays: A Portable Anthology. Cohen, Samuel. Boston: Bedford / St.Martin’s, 2004. The Language of Composition, Shea, Scalon and Aufses 2008. Writing from Sources 7th Edition, Spatt, 2007 Required Novels: The Divorceby C.S. Lewis, The Strangerby Albert Camus, The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger, The Violent Bear it Awayby Flannery O’Connor, Everything That Rises Must Convergeby Flannery O’Connor, Wise Bloodby Flannery O’Connor, The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck. I HIGHLY SUGGEST YOU BUY PAPERBACKs ONLINE.
Learning Objectives for the Students_ V O C A B U L A R Y / Grammar Critical analysis, evaluation, synthesis! Learning Strategies involve… Reading Journals & Literature Circles
Examples of Rhetorical Key Concepts What is the author’s purpose? What is the author’s audience? What strategies does the author use? What points do we need to discuss? What single passage has the most impact? MOOD TONE DISCOURSE EFFECTS
Advanced Placement Art History
What are the goals of theAP Art History course? Opportunities for gifted students Challenge students Provide college courses Opportunity to earn college credit
A.P. Art History TEXTBOOK: • Gardners’ Art Through the Ages -12th Edition • SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS: Various videos, handouts, visuals. • The goal of the text is to produce an appreciation for a wide range art work and to provide a firm foundation for an understanding and knowledge of existing great works of art through the centuries of human existence. • The arrangement is chronological. • Readings and illustrations cover the whole of human endeavors including, but not limited to, history, theology, science, politics, war and the human form. • Required Museum Visits: College Board requires students taking this course to participate in visits to local museums. Failure to do so, will greatly diminish the overall worth of the course. 3 field trips are planned.
A.P. Art History misconceptions… It is an easy class…. NOT… there is a ton of work with much reading, writing and memory! It is not really useful…. WRONG… it delves into all content areas and involves much use of technology and research skills. It is just for the “smart,” “nerdy” or “artsy” kids… WRONG AGAIN … This course provides a differentiated venue for all types of learners at all levels.
FORMAT FOR CREATING FLASH CARDS : • Name: • Date: • Period/Style: • Artist/Architect: • Patron: • Location: • Material/Technique: • Function: • Context: • Descriptive Terms: • Relevant Ideas:
Name: Venus of Willendorf Date: 22,000 B.C.E. and 21,000 B.C.E Period/Style: naturalism, prehistoric Artist/Architect: Unknown Patron: Unknown Location: StonehengeSite of Creation is unknown, found in Austria Material/Technique: limestone, subtractive sculptural form, carved from natural materials Function: may have been a fetish figure, a talisman or charm for fertility of humans, animals, plants Context: shows a keen observation of naturalism in form, but with an imagination Descriptive Terms: relatively small, portable size, emphasis on female reproductive parts, and rudimentary arms, with no facial features and cap-like hair Revelant Ideas: Earliest known sculpture
What are the goals of the Language Arts Grade 11 course? Opportunities for all levels of students Develop reading, writing, listening and speaking skills / VOCABULARY Provide learning opportunities according to the students’ needs, interests and abilities.
TEXTBOOKS: • Elements of Literature - Fifth Course • E of L Grammar Handbook - Fifth Course • E of L Workbook - Fifth Course • The goals of the textbooks are to produce reading, writing, listening and speaking skills. • The arrangement is thematic and skill based. • Readings progress from simple to complex • A variety of discourse is evident, narratives, persuasion, expository and argumentative • A Table of Contents organizes by theme/issue • Content questions focus on grammar, spelling, vocabulary, prose and poetry. • OUTSIDE Required readings: Varies according to student needs, interests.
Language Arts Grade 11 Much of the content, skills and knowledge / work from the A.P. English Language & Composition class will be incorporated into the LA11 course. A special focus will be on preparing students for success on the Scholastic Aptitude Test (S.A.T.) Class participation is key and homework will be a key component in reinforcing skills learned/taught in class.
General Guidelines and Best Practices
Where there is a Will….there is an“A” _______________________________________ If a student has completed all of the required work SATISFACTORILY with little to no absences…and has demonstrated respect, sincerity, and motivation to be and do the BEST… extra-credit work MAYbe allowed/assigned on a case-by-case basis to earn additional points, solely at my discretion.
Failure is NOT an Option ZERO INTOLERANT ! Students MUST complete all … assignments / tests / projects, etc…. Incomplete work will certainly result in loss of course credit and may delay/prevent timely graduation / forwarding of transcripts.
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