• IB English at Huron is an inquiry-based, collaborative environment where all students will develop into globally minded listeners, speakers, readers, and writers

    EL III-English Plus

    Mrs. Boles

    Room 2205A

    boles@aaps.k12.mi.us

    (734) 997-1900 Ext. 3755 

    Extra Help Available Upon Request

     

    Description

    This course will guide students to read and understand text at a higher level so they can succeed in their high school classes.  Students will work at improving their listening, speaking, reading, writing, vocabulary, grammar, and spelling skills as well as gain an insight about the American culture.  This course will use some whole-group instruction and small-group rotations.  English Plus is a two hour block class.

     

    CLASSROOM EXPECTATION RULE

    RESPECT= SUCCESS AT ALL TIMES

    Yourself

    Your Classmates

    Your Teacher

    All Visitors and Guests

    COME TO CLASS EVERY DAY

    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

    Be on time…  Be prepared… Do your work…………Learn English!

    IB Mission Statement 
    The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.

    To this end the organization works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment.

    These programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.

     

    IB Approaches to Teaching 

    • based on inquiry 

    • focused on conceptual understanding 

    • developed in local and global contexts 

    • focused on effective teamwork and collaboration 

    • differentiated to meet the needs of all learners 

    • informed by formative and summative assessment

    IB Approaches to Learning 

    • Thinking skills 

    • Communications skills 

    • Social skills 

    • Self-management skills 

    • Research skills 


    AAPS IB https://www.a2schools.org/a2-ib

    Requirements and Grading

    All course work is done in class.  Students must arrive on time and attend class EVERY DAY.  Students need to be ready to work in their assigned seats to complete the class work and earn a passing grade.  When you miss class, you miss out on these important activities.   You do not earn full credit towards a passing grade.  Grades are based on assignment performance and active participation at all times.

    Semester Grade

    80% Assignment Participation Performance

    20% English Plus Final Exam

    Quarter/Quarter/Final: 40/40/20

    Grades are updated on Powerschool

    https://pschool.aaps.k12.mi.us/public/ 

    Late Work and Absences

    If you are absent, it is your responsibility to find out what you missed and to make up any missed assignments.

    All assignments are due on time.  Late work results in a loss of credit.

    Make-up work for an EXCUSED absence IS accepted.   For Example: If you are absent for 2 days, you will have 2 days to make up your work.  You are responsible to ask for your assignments.

    UNEXCUSED absences result in NO credit for make-up work per Huron High School policy.                                                 

    FOOD/DRINKS NO food, NO drinks, NO gum, NO candy in Class unless teacher permission is given.

    Technology- As Per Huron High School Policy

    All cell phones and devices that send or receive text/email are to be turned off and put away (out of sight) during class time.

    Teacher Electronics Classroom Policy

    No electronic devices are allowed in the classroom without teacher permission during specified times:  No cell phones, No ipods, No ear buds, No electronic dictionaries, No calculators, NO ELECTRONICS!!!!!

    Dictionaries

     

    It is strongly recommended that students bring a bilingual dictionary to school everyday.  Always check with the classroom teacher to be sure that you can use your dictionary.

    Student Planners

    It is strongly recommended that students use their planners to write down assignments, school events and help manage their time.