To receive credit, students must not miss more than ten days. Any absence in excess of ten may
cause a student to lose credit for the course. Absences above ten must fall within the category
of a lawful absence. See the Student Handbook for explanation.
1st Offense - Warning
2nd Offense - Warning
3rd Offense - Parent Contact and Referral
4th Offense - Referral/See Student Handbook
must be worn at all times.
Rules for Student Behavior/Discipline Policy
A list of Classroom Guidelines and Consequences is included on the syllabus.
Students are also accountable for following all of the guidelines and items listed
in the Student Handbook and in the Discipline Chart in the handbook.
Communication with Students and Parents
Telephone and email are listed at the top of the syllabus.
Communication about grades is available via the Power School Computer Grading System.
If a student chooses to leave his or her textbook in the classroom, it is with the understanding
that it is the student’s responsibility to pay for the book if it is lost or stolen.
If the district is unable to provide enough copies of novels for the students, I may on occasion
ask if the students would be willing to purchase a paperback copy that they would be able take home
to read. The cost would be approximately $8.00 or less.
Video Presentations will be part of the course when applicable to literary content.
The videos may have a “G,” “PG,” or “PG-13” rating. Please contact the teacher if
you do not want your child to participate in viewing the videos.
CLASSROOM GUIDELINES Meng
1. Always bring books, paper, pens, pencils, and other necessary materials to class. Be organized,
prepared, and RESPONSIBLE. *** ID Badges must be worn at all times.
2. Be in class and in YOUR assigned seat on time. Remain there until the final bell rings.
***Students are NOT allowed to move and sit somewhere else or change their assigned seat.
***Students are NOT allowed to sit on top of the desks, in a desk with anyone else, or in the teacher’s seat.
***Students are NOT allowed to touch the markers, eraser, or white board without permission.
3. No chewing gum, food, or drinks are allowed. No sneaking and snacking.
4. LISTEN, pay attention, and cooperate. Excessive talking is disruptive and unacceptable.
5. Thank you for not writing on desks or other objects. Only books, paper, and items needed for the
class are allowed on desks. Pocketbooks, book bags, coats, jackets, clothing, blankets, or other are
NOT allowed on top of the desks or in your lap.***Cell phones must be TURNED OFF and out of sight.
6. Profanity is inappropriate and unacceptable.
7. Keep your FOCUS on the subject matter instead of on other people. Do not BLAME others for
your actions or your misbehavior. Mind your own business, not someone else’s. ***YES M’AM***
If you have a concern or a problem with me or with another student, see me to discuss/find a solution.
8. Avoid questions, comments, and observations that are disrespectful, disruptive, or
inappropriate and that do not relate to the subject matter.
9. It is the TEACHER’S DECISION about how to handle disruptions or classroom pacing.
REMEMBER that YOU are the STUDENT, NOT the TEACHER. It is NOT your call.
Ex. - “You should write him up.” “Yeah, we know. You already said that.”
10.Maintain a POSITIVE ATTITUDE, MATURITY, and good behavior at all times, and show
COURTESY and RESPECT to EVERYONE.
with low grades usually begins Students are NOT allowed to make up work for assignments they
when . . . “Impressing my neglected to do and turn in when due. Ex. – Not turning in work
friends is more important to because of laziness or neglect
me than passing English.” ***Cheating or being caught with cheating materials (whether
using them at that moment or not) will result in a zero.
***UNACCEPTABLE ***Plagiarism will result in a zero.
“But . . .” ***DO NOT spray any type of perfume or other aerosol.
“Why?” or “Why not?” ***Many people are allergic to sprays.***
“That’s not fair.”
Orders from students on Classroom Management
The teacher’s decisions are NOT open for debate, discussion, or commentary.
1st - Teacher/Student resolve problem and/or time after school
2nd - Time after school and phone call to parents
3rd - Referral
***The consequences listed above are for minor infractions. The consequences for major infractions
are listed in the Student Handbook. If any sudden or severe disruptions or outbursts occur, the
student will be sent to the office immediately with a referral.
I have listened carefully to Ms. Meng’s explanation of these guidelines, and I understand what is expected
of me in her class. I agree to abide by the guidelines.
Student’s Signature_______________________________________ Date _________________
I have read the classroom guidelines as well as the guidelines in the Student Handbook.
I understand what is expected of my child in Ms. Meng’s class.
Parent’s Signature ________________________________________ Date _________________
10th English II
Cultural Heritage and Identity
Writing – 1st 9 Weeks - Introduction to Argument and Research
Eating Together, p. 663
Ode to My Socks, p. 674-675
The Summer I Was Sixteen, p. 679
Lord of the Flies
Housepainting, p. 233-240 ***Labor Day Holiday***
The Stayer, p. 652-654 Sept. 2
The Legend, p. 668-669
Lord of the Flies - Finish
Power and Identity
Writing – 2nd 9 Weeks - Sustained Research/Explanatory Writing
The Seventh Man, p.379-389 ***Student Holidays***
The Man in the Water, p. 391-393 Oct. 17 & 18
William Shakespeare background, p. 830-840
The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, p. 841-963; Cartoon, p. 1193
Heart! We will forget him!, p.697
The Pedestrian, p. 10-14
Trifles, p. 801-812 ***Thanksgiving Holidays***
The Tragedy of Julius Caesar – Finish Nov. 27 – 29
Simile, p. 707
The Taxi, p. 708
Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, p. 751 ***Winter Break***
In Praise of Robert Frost, p. 754-757 Dec. 23 – Jan. 3
. . . continued >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
Course Outline continued . . .
Fear and Identity
Writing – 3rd 9 Weeks - Argument Analysis/Informational Writing
Wolf Speak, p. 94-95 ***Student Holiday***
What Happened During the Ice Storm, p. 214-215 Jan. 17
Research Skills Unit ***Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday***
House Taken Over, p. 314-320 ***Presidents’ Day Holiday***
The Possibility of Evil, p. 341-350 Feb. 17
The Masque of the Red Death, p.369-374
Family and Identity
Writing – 4th 9 Weeks - Research and Narrative Writing
I Am Offering This Poem, p. 685
The First Seven Years, p. 159-168
The Storyteller, p. 221-226
Loveliest of Trees (Handout) ***Spring Break***
Today, p. 732 April 14 - 18
Ex-Basketball Player, p.736
In the Well, p.737
To Kill a Mockingbird
The Bean Eaters (Handout) ***Memorial Day Holiday***
We Real Cool, p.741 May 26
To Kill a Mockingbird – Finish
12 Angry Men – if time allows