• English IV Honors

    Mrs. Jennifer Mont

    Class Website: https://sites.google.com/site/mrsjmont/

    Email: montj@gcsnc.com 

    Welcome to my English IV Classes! You will find information and documents for your English class here. 

    Course Overview:

    This semester we will be continuing our study of World Literature, beginning with a look at narratives and continuing with looks at the experiences of world writers from a variety of time periods. English IV completes the global perspective initiated in English II. Though its focus is on European (Western, Southern, Northern) literature, this course includes important U.S. documents and literature (texts influenced by European philosophy or action). At least one Shakespearean play will be studied.

    Major Works of Study:

    • Between the World and Me
    • Brave New World or 1984
    • Hamlet
    • Other works will be selected by students individually or as a class

     *These are tentative and subject to change. All texts will be provided to the students unless they choose a text not available in class. In this case they will be responsible for purchasing the text or borrowing it from the public library.

    Required 

    • composition notebook (for daybook)
    • blue or black ink pens
    • folder for handouts
    • Gmail Account for email and documents

    Grading Guidelines

    • Essays, Tests, and Projects: 45%
    • Daybook Entries: 40%
    • Quizzes and Vocabulary Logs 15%

    Final Grade: 1st Nine Weeks: 40%, 2nd Nine Weeks: 40%, NC Final 20%

    Class Website: https://sites.google.com/site/mrsjmont/  

    Work Expectations:

    • I expect all work to be your own. You must take responsibility for your own academic progress (i.e. read the novels, do your own homework, etc.). You are expected to abide by Weaver’s Honor Code which states: I will not give or receive unpermitted assistance in preparation of any work or assessment that is to be used by the instructor as the basis of grading. 
    • A printer that is out of ink is not an excuse for not having your work. In the event that this happens, you must email the document to someone who has a printer and have that person print it for you or visit our school computer lab, school library, or public library.
    • You may turn in work via email as well. Please send work to my school email: montj@gcsnc.com or you may send it or share it with my Gmail account: mrs.jmont@gmail.com .

    Late Work Policy:

    • Planned assignments that are turned in 1 day late will receive a 50. After that, the grade is a 0.
    • If you are absent on a due date, the assignment is due on the day you return. The second day the grade will be a 50. After that, the grade is a 0.
    • If you are absent when an activity is assigned you have 3 days to make up that work. This is the Guilford County Schools policy. On the 4th day, the grade will be 0.
    • If you are on a field trip, the assignment is due the day you return. The second day, the grade is a 50 and after that, it is a 0.
    • You should communicate with your teacher regarding any planned absence from class regarding assignments or due dates.

    Classroom Guidelines:

    1. Respect yourself, respect each other, and respect this place.
    2. Have all materials (paper, pen, textbook, notebook, independent reading, etc.) ready to use at the beginning of class. Likewise, do not pack up your materials before the dismissal bell rings or until told to do so.
    3. Listen to instructions the first time they are given.

    Absences

    If you are absent, you must see me before or after school for the missed assignments. Class time will not be granted for this. You will have three days to make up work for each absence. 

    Extra Help: 

    • I am pleased to provide extra help for students who need make-up sessions due to absences or for those who desire additional assistance. 
    • I am available in the mornings beginning at 8:30 a.m. and I am available most Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from 4-4:30 if given notice at least one day in advance. 
    • You may use my email account, but only for school related work. Do not send forwards or other miscellaneous items. This email is montj@gcsnc.com. Emailed questions must be sent by 6 p.m. each night or you will not receive a response.