STUDENT __________________________________COURSE : BRITISH LITERATURE
I. Student Learning Outcomes
All Tamiscal courses share the purpose of helping the student read, write, speak, and solve problems effectively. All courses within the English department are designed to aid the student in developing to a higher level his skills in organizing his ideas, interpreting and applying what he reads, and in choosing words, punctuation and spellings that will allow him to explain to others his theories and ideas about what he reads and about life.
Students will learn and practice the steps in the writing process. Students will develop vocabulary, identify details, central idea, infer and generalize in reading. Students will read and interpret and analyze works of fiction.
Students will read books, articles and stories from Great Britain.
Students will demonstrate an awareness of the diverse ways in which mankind sees himself, his society and his world.
Students will explore the characteristics of British Literature.
Students will demonstrate an understanding of the influence of historical events on human thought and expression.
Students will write essays, informal papers, and various types of responses that relate to this literature.
Students will compare and contrast beliefs and practices in British cultures.
In addition to the textbook, students are expected to utilize Tamiscal Homepage links, the internet, Electric Library, District and County libraries, CDs, Videos, and relevant media.
Assignments for this course will include preparation for meeting District Outcome Assessments. For the purposes of evaluation and grading during the course, the following methods may be used: weekly assignments; projects; laboratory work; written reports; presentations; participation; quizzes and exams. Students will be informed of the grading criteria at the beginning of each semester.
Students enrolled in this course will participate in all required District Assessments.
The agreement is effective until the end of the current semester.
VI. Progress Monitoring
Progress will be monitored at weekly meetings; therefore, attendance is required. Missed appointments, tests, and assignments will result in partial course credits and may result in required attendance to Supervised Independent Study (SIS).
Grades and credits will be reported at the quarter and end of the semester.
I accept the terms of this agreement
Student __________________________________________ Date Started _________________
Supervising Teacher ________________________________ Date Completed _______________
Other Staff _______________________________________
Credits Attempted _____________ Credits Earned _______________ Final Grade_____________