• Mrs. Theilmann's Course Descriptions:

     

    ELA 11:

     In ELA 11, you will read, write, discuss, and compose. You will receive averages each marking period based on assessments of these activities. You will have a portfolio, which compiles/organizes your major written work and Tests, as well as graded daily work (in class and at home). We will: complete writing assignments (regents-style and other), participate in in-class and independent reading/discussion, grammar/usage skills, and work with the literary elements and devices (techniques). My goal is that you learn how to arm yourself with skills that will help you excel in your ELA classes in the future, other classrooms, and beyond. You will be held to high standards and I expect the best performance you are capable of. If you do what is expected, I think you will do some work you truly enjoy, learn a lot from, and are proud of.

    Grading Policy:

    • Writing Assignments (Essays) – 30%
    • Tests/Quizzes (Literature-based) – 30%
    • Daily Work (Daily Sparks, Classwork, Homework)   - 30%
    • Participation – 10%

     Final Grades Policy

    • Average of 4 marking periods = 80%
    • Final Exam (Common Core ELA Regents Exam) = 20%

    *ELA Exam is taken in both January (Midterm) AND June(Final Exam)*

    - Students who score an 85 or higher on the January exam are EXEMPT from the June Exam

     

     

    ELA 12:

     In ELA 12, you will arm yourselves with the reading and writing skills necessary to enter higher education or the work force.  Students will read literature and do writing assignments that align with their life beyond highschool and their Economics and Participation in Government Classes. 

     

    Grading Policy:

    • Writing Assignments (Essays) – 30%
    • Tests/Quizzes (text and vocabulary-based) – 25%
    • Daily Work (Daily Sparks, Classwork, Homework)   - 25%
    • Participation – 20%

     Final Grades Policy

    • 4 marking periods = 80%
    • Local Final Exam (4th Benchmark Assessment) = 20%

     

     

    EN 111 and 112 (College Now Writing and Literature):

     EN 111

    This course is designed as an intensive writing course that covers the following stages of writing: preliminary thought and discussion, research, organization, writing, revising, and editing. Students produce at least ten pages of formal prose intended for a critical reader as well as at least fifteen pages of informal work such as a personal journal. Students work in traditional rhetorical forms and write a research paper.

    Grading Policy: (Full Semester)

    Essays                                     40%

    Journals                                   20% 

    Assignments/Quizzes                10%

    Research paper                        20%

    Final Exam                               10%

     

    EN 112

    This course is designed as an introduction to literary genres leading to a greater appreciation of fiction, poetry, and drama.

    Grading Policy: (Full Semester)

    Essays/Literary Responses (Thematic) 30%
    Tests/Quizzes (Vocabulary and Content) 30%
    Homework (Discussion Questions and Dialogic Notes) 20%
    Final Exam (Literary Analysis) 20%

     

     

    EN 225 (College Now Public Speaking):

    This course is designed to develop the student’s skill in oral rhetoric. Emphasis is on research, organization and presentation of speeches that inform and persuade. Delivery, style and audience analysis are stressed. Extemporaneous speeches are evaluated by the group.

     

    Grading Policy: (Full Semester)

                Speeches (Preparation and Delivery)                                                  40%

                Homework/Assignments (readings, samples, notes, critiques)               30%    

                Quizzes (content-specific for principles and speech-types)                    10%

                Final Exam (Final Speech: Format of your choice)                                20%

     

     

    HERKIMER COLLEGE NOW LETTER GRADE CONVERSION CHART:

     

    Letter Grade

     

    Number Range/

    Equivalent (determined by instructor)

    A+

    98-100

    A

    93-97

    A-

    90-92

    B+

    88-89

    B

    83-87

    B-

    80-82

    C+

    78-79

    C

    73-77

    C-

    70-72

    D+

    68-69

    D

    63-67

    D-

    60-62

    F

    0-59

     

     

    GOOGLE CLASSROOM: Google Classroom is a tool I use frequently with my classes to turn in important writing assignments, announcements, and important reminders. Most pertinent information for classes with be on Google Classroom. My "classes" are set up so that parents recieve emails about what is posted on classrom.

     

     

    CONTACT: I am generally reply to email in as timely of a manner as I can (Within the day or by the next day). Please feel free to email me with any questions, concerns, or for updates. (ttheilmann@polandcsd.org)

     

     

    SUPPLIES: There is a separate page for course material requirements