Antonian College Preparatory High School/English IV CP Syllabus

Mrs. Jessica McLure/Room 207/

Course Description:
This course continues an emphasis on advanced reading strategies and composition techniques integrated with a study of selected British and other world literature. Using the writing process, students work on refining their skills in composition and on developing mature grammatical and stylistic features. In addition, students are expected to demonstrate writing proficiency in various kinds of discourse including exposition and persuasion.

Course Objective:
To review and refine research skills through a variety of research projects. Multiple in-class writings require students to practice thinking skills, organizational skills, and communication skills. Opportunities for practice of listening/speaking and viewing/representing are inherent in the course.


10%=Daily Assignment/Homework 90-100%=A

35%=Quizzes/Small Projects 80-89%=B

55%=Tests/Major Projects/Essays 70-79%=C


59% and below=F


3 ring notebook w/dividers 2 composition or spiral notebooks

Loose-leaf paper 4 folders with brads

Blue, black, red, and green pens pencils

Highlighters-assorted colors Index cards (3X5) any color

Required Novels:

Plague Albert Camus

Frankenstein Mary Shelley-

NO FEAR Macbeth

Island of Dr. Moreau H.G. Wells-CP, H

E-books will not currently be allowed. All hard copies of the novels must NOT be previously written or annotated in.

Late Assignments:

All in-class assignments are due at the end of each class period. In-class assignments turned in later than the class period is considered late. It is considered LATE if you are working on it DURING class the day it is due, this includes the beginning of class. All homework assignments are due AT THE BEGINNING of class the next day. Other than excused or prearranged absences, assignments handed in at any other time are considered LATE.

You are responsible for making up missed assignments as stated in the ACP handbook.

Penalty for late assignments:

1st day-20 point deduction 4th day-35 point deduction

2nd day-25 point deduction 5th day-40 point deduction

3rd day-30 point deduction 6th day until end of grading period-highest grade 60

Make-Up Assignments and Tests:

It is the responsibility of the student to find out what work was assigned and what information was missed. Tests/Quizzes missed due to an absence (excused or unexcused) will be taken upon the students return to school and will be administered during the assigned class period. Refer to pages 11 & 13 of the Student Handbook.


You are expected to be in class on time every day. Once the tardy bell rings, the door will be closed and lessons will begin. If you arrive late to class, you will be marked absent and you will be sent to the attendance office so that they may convert your absence to a tardy.

Discipline procedures:

1.  A verbal warning will be given to the student.

2.  An email or phone call will be made to the parents.

3.  A written warning will be documented.

4.  A detention will be issued.

Class Performance/Participation:

Students are expected to bring ALL necessary tools in order to be productive in the classroom (novels, notebook, writing utensils, completed assignments, etc.). Along with being prepared with physical items, the student must also be prepared to share insight, and engage in class discussions. Grades will be given accordingly to the degree of preparedness that the student displays.

Cellular Phones and Electronic devices:

These items will be turned off and stored away in such a manner that it will not distract the student from engaging and participating in the lesson, according to the teacher. If the student is using a cellular phone or an electronic device in a manner that the teacher does not see fit, the device will be confiscated and turned in to the Dean of Students.

If the lesson, guided by the teacher, requires the student to use personal electronic devices, then at that time there will not be a penalty or consequence enforced for using such devices.

Communication: the act or process of using words, sounds, signs, or behaviors to express or exchange information or to express your ideas, thoughts, feelings, etc., to someone else

It is in the best interest of the student to become connected in as many forms as possible, to their teachers. In order to facilitate this communication I will offer various ways to do this, such as:

1) email-my email is open 24 hours a day, please utilize this as much as possible for means of communication outside of school hours.

2) REMIND-please sign up for this app once it becomes available. This is a good way for you to receive quick reminders on your cell phone, but I will never send out information that has not been repeated in the classroom when it pertains to curriculum.

3) Edlio-please subscribe to the teacher webpage in order to keep up with lessons that may have been missed due to an absence, to print out any handouts that may be needed for class, for links to websites that may need to be visited for enhancing the lessons.

Classroom Climate

It will always be expected that the student act in such a manner that is insisted upon the Catholic beliefs, teachings, and practices. Behavior that does not coincide with the respect, esteem, and kindness will be noted and reported to the Dean of Students and the appropriate discipline procedures will be followed.