Overview

Daily check-ins, comments, and +1s on Google+ Community are recommended. Assignments, quizzes, and all activity on the Google+ Community must be turned in by the due dates stated in the week's blog post.

Assignments and quizzes coming in time-stamped before 7pm on the due date receive full credit.
Assignments and quizzes coming in time-stamped before 7pm one week later will be docked one point. 
Assignments and quizzes coming in after one week will receive a zero. Students may still post late work after one week, but parents are responsible for grading it and submitting an email to me giving the grade (docked 2 points), the assignment, the reading period, and the extenuating circumstances that caused the lateness. Please note the difference between a history assignment and a quiz. 

Weekly Work
Quizzes
Each week there will be a quiz posted on the blog. Quizzes are open book! Students should email the answers to each week's quiz, with the subject header BRITISH LITERATURE QUIZ READING PERIOD X, by 7pm Monday. Grades will be given out of ten possible points for ten possible correct answers with occasional bonuses possible. 
Creative Assignments
Each week a creative assignment will be given, connected to the week's reading or a related historical topic. Students will post their completed assignments to the Google+ Community, and will comment on each other's assignments. Grades will be assigned according to effort on the assignment and also communication with other students. 
Writing Assignments
Each week a writing assignment will be given, connected to the week's reading or a related historical topic. Students will post their completed assignments to the Google+ Community, and will comment on each other's assignments. Grades will be assigned according to effort on the assignment and also communication with other students. Students will also submit the writing assignment on paper in Thursday's class, for my comments. 
Paper

In the fall semester, we will be working on a 2000 word research paper on some aspect of British History. Details and deadlines will appear on a separate page. In the spring semester, we will be writing four 500-word literary essays.

Real Literature Project

Our real literature project will be collaborative this year. We will be planning and hosting a marathon reading of Animal Farm, to be livestreamed on the internet. This will involve all levels of literature classes at co-op, and will take place at a local restaurant, but our class will take the lead in planning and executing this event. We will also take on one more group project over the course of the year, to be determined by the group.

Presentation

In accordance with the VA SOLs for high school English, each student will give a 5 to 10 minute oral presentation. The presentation will demonstrate and/or explain the student's role in our Real Literature Project.

Tests

There will be a midterm and a final, to be completed during class.

Grade Percentages:

Quizzes: 20%
Paper: 20%
Creative/Writing Assignments: 20%
Participation: 10%
Tests 10%
Project/Presentation: 10%
History 10%



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