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MS.

RACHELLE LIPP
RM 406 email: rlipp@atlanticiaschools.org (712) 243-5358 first period
prep
Twitter and Instagram: @msrachellelipp emergency phone (712) 541-2279

Welcome to Applied English 2


COURSE DESCRIPTION: In Applied English 2 we will be developing skills

needed for life beyond the classroom. To successfully do this, we will be


interacting with text from the dawn of the English literature, to Shakespeare,
to modern writers. You can expect no two days will be the same and each
day will be productive in making us better members of society.
GOALS: Together as a community of learners, we will work to increase our

individual proficiencies as readers, writers, and listeners by categorizing our


work into these six broad categories in alignment with the Common Core:
Creating a Context
Reading Closely
Analyzing

Building Stamina
Writing (and Speaking) to Transfer
Exposing Precise Thinking

PLATFORM: To find any assignments, due dates, or important links, check


out our classs Google Classroom. Be sure to download the extension on
Chrome. Sick? You definitely missed something important. Check Google
Classroom. Going to miss class? You will miss something important. Make
up your work before you leave - come talk to me! For lesson plans blogged
daily, check out Applied Eng2 Daily
EXPECTATIONS: My expectations are simple: be kind, be patient, and be

respectful.
Be kind to your teacher, classmates, and custodial staff:
I have seven classes. I wont be tracking you down for late
assignments. I will not be giving you much homework;
when I do, I expect it to be done on time and done well.
If you have a question or concern, I am available before and
after school! You have the opportunity to make up late
work or retake assessments if you can make solid,
convincing arguments.

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The janitor and I do not want to pick after you. Clean up your
mess. Also, this means no food is allowed in room 406.
However, I encourage you to bring water (its great for the mind
and body).
Be patient with yourself:
It is difficult to write, read, and speak well. With practice,
optimism, and patience, we will reach our goal of becoming
voracious readers, craftful writers, and eloquent speakers. I am
still learning, too!
Be respectful to your peers:
This classroom is a safe zone. Bullying of any sort will not be
permitted. Keep hands, feets, and objects to yourself.
Lets make this a fun place to read, write, speak, learn, and
make mistakes. We only get better when we take risks while
learning and encourage each others process. GOOD VIBES
ONLY :)
Using work that is not original is prohibited. It is not respectful
to your own abilities, your teacher, or your peers. Those
caught cheating (yes, that includes plagiarism) will be given an
automatic zero (see page 21 of your student handbook).
GRADING SCALE:

98 100%
87 89%
77 79%
67 69%
Below 60%

A+
B+
C+
D+
F

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97%
86%
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66%

A
B
C
D

90
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92%
82%
72%
62%

ABCD-

WEIGHT: This class is skills-based (i.e. we focus and work on skills that are
transferable to other facets of life) and therefore will be graded appropriately. My
goal for this class is that the work is meaningful, purposeful, and rigorous
(challenging + achievable + engaging).

READING: 30% (20% top bullet point, 10% bottom bullet


point)
Daily Reading, Most in-class work (graphic organizers,
analyzing bits, using textual evidence), reading conferences
Tests/Quizzes
WRITING: 30% (15% top bullet point, 15% second bullet
point)
Journal Writing, NoRedInk, Timed-Essays, writing conferences

So tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild


and precious life? -Mary Oliver
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Essays/Papers
SPEAKING/LISTENING: 30%
Participation in Class Discussion, Speeches, conferencing
SUMMATIVE FINAL: 10%
A reflective project that will include evidence of your growth in
reading, writing, and speaking

So tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild


and precious life? -Mary Oliver
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