Friday, January 31, 2014

Welcome to English IV

Germantown High School
English IV – British Literature

Welcome to senior English Language Arts. I am beginning my second year at Germantown High School and my seventh year as a teacher. It has been an amazing experience at GHS where I can be part of such a successful and cohesive partnership between students and teachers.  The course will delve into seven distinct periods of British literature. I am thrilled to be in the senior English department and look forward to an eventful year.


Daniel Ford  (


Text -- Literature book, outside reading book, and/or supplementary texts.
Pens – Blue or black ink.
Paper – A composition notebook, folder with pockets, and loose-leaf notebook.


All assignments will be scored on a total points system whereby the total number of points for all assignments is divided by the total possible points each nine weeks to arrive at an overall grade.

For example:

If a student has totaled 483 points for assignments during the nine weeks out of a  possible 525 then their score would be 483/525 = 92.


No cell phones.
No food or drinks (other than water).
No headphones.
No fun.
Be respectful and prepared with all necessary materials each day.
Arrive on time.
If you arrive late to class do not argue the laws of space and time, you are late.


First offense – warning.
Second – teacher/student conference and point deduction to participation grade.
Third – Phone call to parent; point deduction.
Fourth – Disciplinary referral to appropriate principal.


All outside readings are subject to change and should not be purchased until confirmed by me, but a tentative list for the school year is printed below.

Tuesdays with Morrie (Mitch Albom)
1984 (George Orwell)
And Then There Were None (Agatha Christie)
Dracula (Bram Stoker)

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