Daniel Mesick, Principal
740 Rose Ave. W, St Paul, MN 55117
(651) 293-8800 | Get Directions
Grade 11 and 12: World Literature
Fall Semester 2009-2010
Unit 1– Societies’founding Philosophies
Unit 2 – Oedipus TheKing
Unit 3 – MedievalLiterature
Unit 4- Macbeth
Unit 5 – Animal Farm
Unit 6 – British Literaturepost 1650
Pens and Pencils.
Novel/Textbook assigned by teacher. (If you lose a book youwill pay for its replacement. Textbook = $70)
1. Arrive OnTime and Prepared For Class Each Day.
What that means to us:
· Be seated, in your assigned seat, when the bellrings.
· Begin quietly working on the warm-up/journalwhen you arrive.
· Take care of your personal needs during yourpassing time – drink, restroom, nurse, etc.
· Bring a pen/pencil, paper, and your folder eachday.
· Bring book we are working with each day.
2. Each DayThere Is Our Time And Your Time.
· Our Time – When we work together as a class onthe warm-up, opening, review, lesson, notes etc.
· During Our Time - you are do not leave yourchair for pencil sharpening, getting tissue and throwing trash away, etc. andno passes will be written during Our Time – plan for these issues before webegin class.
· Your Time – When you work alone or with yourgroup on quiet reading, work, group work, etc.
· During Your Time – You may quietly leaveyour chair to sharpen pencils, get tissue, throw away trash, etc.
3. Take CareOf Your Own Business.
· When YOU would like attention – raiseyour hand.
· When I want the attention of the class YOURtime ends.
· Pay attention, Participate and Complete yourassignments when they are due.
· Label your papers correctly with your name,assignment title, period, and the date.
· Bring what you WANT and NEED forclass everyday.
· Take care of the materials you use – theyneed to last all year.
· Expect to be treated how you treat others.
o Noside conversations
o Nopassing notes
o NoCell phones – if I see your cell phone, no matter for the purpose, I will askyou for it, and you will be able to end at the end of the day FROM YOURADMINISTRATOR.
4. We are PeopleWho Work Together.
· We need you to be here each day.
· We need to learn about each other.
· We need to learn about English and Literature.
· We need to stay on Track.
· We need to wrap-up and clean up each day.
Missed a day ofschool?
Check with a classmate to find out if there were any notesgiven, and copy the notes.
Talk with me BEFORE CLASS to get any missing handouts orassignments.
Tests and quizzes can be made up after school or beforeschool. The quiz or test must be made up within a week.
Plagiarism in any form, as defined by the student handbookwill result in a zero on the assignment.
99 + A+
93 -99 A 77-79 C+
90- 93 A- 73- 76 C
87- 89 B+ 70- 72 C-
83 -86 B 67-69 D+
80 -82 B- 63- 66 D
Late Work/MissedTests or Quizzes
-Late Work will be reduced by 10 % of its original value –for each day that it is late.
-All assignments should be turned into the correct box theday it is due.
-Quizzes and Tests can be made up after school or beforeschool.
-I can sympathize with a student whocommunicates with the teacher prior to the due date that they will not be donewith an assignment….I will not sympathize with a student who does not.
Introductory Activities and Orientation to the Classroom
“Why do we have to take English?”
Unit: Philosophical Roots
Read a selection of “philosophical” texts from a series of places and cultures to find similarities.
Unit: Oedipus the King
Unit: Middle Ages
“Sir Gawain and The Green Knight”
Excerpts from the Canterbury Tales
Stories of Robin Hood
Quarter ends 11/12
Unit: Review of Shakespeare’s Life and times and Macbeth
Unit: Introduction to Communism, the Bolshevik Revolution, excerpts from, The Communist Manifesto and Animal Farm
Unit: British Literature and Poetry 1600-1950
Quarter ends 1/28
Disclaimer: These dates will change – pay attention inclass for the changes.
Note: deadlines andtimelines will change.
Daniel Mesick, Principal | 740 Rose Ave W, St Paul, MN 55117 | (651) 293-8800 | Get Directions
Grades: 9-12 Hours: 7:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. Fax: (651) 293-8806