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Mr. Timothy Boman

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English Academic versus English AP

Published on 2/12/2014

Please contact me if you would like a copy of the powerpoint from Course selection night that covers the differences between English III AP and English III Advanced Academic.

Please contact me if you wold like a copy of the powepoint from course selection night that shows the differnces between Dual Credit English IV, English IV AP, and English IV Advanced Academic.

tboman@lcisd.org

Syllabus for English III AP and English IV AP

Published on 1/6/2014

English Language and Composition Syllabus 2013 – 2014

Tim Boman – Room 1327

 

Purpose:

 

The English Language and Composition Course (English III AP) is designed along the lines of a college class in Rhetoric and Composition. The focus is on the analysis of non-fiction, with a little American Literature incorporated into the course. The purpose is to prepare students for success on the AP English Language and Composition Exam that is given in May. Receiving a passing score on the exam can result in students receiving college credit for college Freshman level English. Students will need to check with specific colleges for more details regarding credit. Students enrolled in English III AP are expected to take the AP exam at the end of the year. Please note that exams costs have been increasing, and it would be wise to set aside money to pay for AP exams immediately, especially as the fee is usually due the week after we return from Spring Break second semester.

 

Rules and Expectations:

 

The classroom rules are simple and straightforward: students are expected to: (1) follow all policies in the LCISD Student Handbook, (2) be in their chairs when the bell finishes ringing, (3) bring all materials to class every day, and (4) come to class with a positive attitude prepared to participate.

 

The English III AP class requires preparation outside of class. You will receive lesson plans each six weeks. The plans will indicate your homework every evening. In order to be prepared to participate, you will be expected to have your homework completed each day. Furthermore, you are required to keep up with your own make-up work. If you KNOW you will be absent, make sure you get the work BEFORE YOU ARE ABSENT. Otherwise, it is YOUR responsibility to ask for make-up work. Please remember the district policy regarding make-up work. You get one day for each day you are absent, plus one additional day. So: 1 day absent = 2 days to make up; 5 days absent = 6 days to make-up.

 

Grading, Late Work, and Reassessment:

 

Grading for English Language and Composition will be as follows:

 

  • Major Grades (Essays and Tests/Exams) 70% - Unless otherwise specified, all essays MUST be handwritten in either blue or black ink
  • Minor Grades (Vocabulary, Quizzes, AP Multiple Choice) 30%
  • Late Work is -20 points for one day late, -50 points for two days late. After two (2) days, -100 points. Please note that the Research Paper and Six Weeks Projects DO NOT FOLLOW THIS SAME POLICY!

 

Assignment Heading:

 

Please refer to the George Ranch High School Style Sheet regarding placing a proper heading on all assignments. Please note that failure to include a proper heading on any assignment will result in a ten (10) point deduction from the final grade.

 

 

 

Reassessment Policy:

 

  • A teacher shall provide one reasonable opportunity to re-teach and reassess failure to master the TEKS/Curriculum in each daily grade. The highest possible grade that can be earned and recorded on the reassessment is a 70. The teacher will make a note in the electronic grade book of the dates and grades of the reassessment.
    • Students MUST reassess during scheduled tutorial sessions within two sessions after the grade is returned
    • Assignments receiving a failing grade due to being turned in late ARE NOT SUBJECT TO REASSESSMENT.

       

  • A teacher shall provide one reasonable opportunity to re-teach and reassess failure to master TEKS/Curriculum on each test grade. Teachers will re-teach and allow students an opportunity to retest the objectives not mastered. The highest possible grade that can be earned and recorded on the reassessment is a 70. The teacher will make a note in the electronic grade book of the dates and grades of the reassessment.
    • Students must first attend a tutorial session before reassessing a major grade, unless corrections will serve as the reassessment
    • Students MUST reassess during scheduled tutorial sessions within two sessions after the grade is returned
    • Assignments receiving a failing grade due to being turned in late ARE NOT SUBJECT TO REASSESSMENT.

 

Research Paper and Six Weeks Projects Late Policy:

 

  • The Research Paper will be completed during the beginning of the 3rd 6 weeks, and will be due the Tuesday before Thanksgiving Break
  • Students will be comparing and contrasting two colleges of their choice in regards to student-selected criteria (e.g.; cost, degree programs, acceptance of AP scores, etc.).
  • Students will submit their papers to www.turnitin.com for a plagiarism check; any incidents of plagiarism will subject the student to the consequences outlined in the Academic Integrity Agreement signed at the beginning of each semester and in each English class.

English III and English IV AP

Published on 12/19/2013

Lesson plans for the 6 weeks will be posted to edmodo.

English III AP:
We will begin with a novel study of Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter. I will be using the Bantam Classics version of the novel.

English IV AP:
We will begin with a novel study of Mark Twain's The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. I will be using the Bantam Classics version of the novel.

Teacher Profile

Mr. Timothy Boman
English Teacher Hs

I am a graduate of B.F. Terry High School, and began my teaching career at my Alma Mater. I graduated from the University of Houston with a BA in English Literature with a focus on pre-1800 British Literature and History. I am excited to be teaching in the district from which I graduated.

Tutorials:

Monday: 7:40 - 8:10

Friday: 3:35 - 4:05

Additional times by appointment!

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Email Address: tboman@lcisd.org

Voice Mail: (832) 223-0750

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