Fedderke's Footnotes for English Grade 10


1. Consider your binder another textbook to be brought to class each and every day. Lecture notes and practice work should go in binders. Any handouts that are already 3-hole-punched are to be put immediately into the binder under the appropriate divider. Binders will be randomly and periodically checked without warning.

2. Writing folders will be in order and all formal assignments together. A portfolio from this folder will be put together and passed on to your English class next year. This will be your final writing grade for the year. When you are a senior, a project will be completed using the 4 year collection of essays.

3. Daily attendance is absolutely necessary to be successful in English class. Please review the attendance policy published in the student planner as the “unexcused absence” policy beyond 5 absences will be enforced, and you cannot afford to get “zeros” in English class. Three daily participation/attendance points will be given on top of quiz grades, test grades, homework grades, and project/writing grades. Being off task, sleeping, bothering others, or not taking part in daily activities will be considered the same as not being present, and a zero for the day will be given. Getting assignments for scheduled school function absences and returning prepared will earn a student the three points.

4. Remain seated until the bell rings.

5. Students will stay out of YB room and will enter/exit via the English room door.

6. Books, binders, writing utensils, etc. will be brought to class daily.

7. Students will be on-task making only positive, thought provoking comments.

8. Cell phones, ipods, palm pilots, calculators, cd players etc. will not be brought to class.

9. Students will be in the door by the bell.

10. One student at a time may use the passbook for the restroom. Choose the time wisely,as what you miss will not be repeated. Overuse of this privilege will result in the loss of it.

11. If absent, it is the student’s responsibility to check for make-up work in the lesson plan binder! !

For scheduled absences ,( such as dentist appointments, field trips, athletic events, family vacations) students MUST get the homework before being absent and have it finished upon returning. Assignments can also be checked on-line.

12. Late work is NOT accepted.

13. Extra credit is a privilege, not a substitute for missed assignments. To earn extra-credit if offered, no zeros will in the grade book. There is no guarantee that any extra credit assignments will be offered. Bonus points may appear on tests and on random assignments, but they are not considered extra-credit.


1. a flash drive ( jump drive) for bringing computer work back and forth from home to school.

2. a 3 ring binder with loose leaf notebook paper and 4 dividers labeled notes, handouts, rough drafts, misc.

3. blue or black pen plus a pencil

All writing assignments when submitted in final form should be in blue or black pen and on loose leaf notebook paper or typed. Computer room time will be scheduled whenever possible. All typed assignments should have the MLA heading and header and be in 12 point palatino or new times roman and double spaced.

Several novels are required reading for the 10th grade.


The Giver by Lowry, Fahrenheit 451 by Bradbury, Anthem by Rand, A Separate Peace by Knowles,

Plays: Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun, Shakespeare’s Julius Ceasar and Taming of the Shrew,and Sophocles'Antigone.


The following are sometimes utilized in part or whole, and none have a rating higher than PG-13. Time Shifters (akaThrill Seekers), Julius Caesar, Taming of the Shrew, a parody of Taming of the Shrew from the 80’s sit-com “Moonlighting”, A Separate Peace, various TV documentaries, Christmas Everyday. Dead Poets Society, and Stand and Deliver. All movies will be accompanied with a required writing assignment, so again attendance is necessary. These are not shown for just entertainment purposes.


Each student will receive a grammar workbook.

In preparation for the new OGT ( Ohio Graduation Test ) required of all students to graduate, Study Island will be assigned routinely.

Novels that can be read for extra credit:

A Tale of Two Cities or Great Expectations by Dickens (Up to 10% points of overall grade)

Great Gatsby by Fitzgerald (Up to 7% points of overall grade )

Death of a Salesman by Miller (Up to 5% points of ove rall grade)

The Glass Menagerie by Williams (Up to 5% points of overall grade)

Metamorphosis by Kafka(Up to 5% points of overall grade)




A. Pre-writing techniques

B. Group editing

C. Editing symbols

D. Transitions

E. Introductions and Conclusions

F. Various writing assignments and journaling

II. Literature

A. texts- McDougal Littell Literature book.

B. Short stories

1. Searching for Summer

2. The Pedestrian

3. There Will Come Soft Rains

4. By the Waters of Babylon

5. A Sound of Thunder

6. Harrison Bergeron

C. Novels--The Giver, Anthem , & Fahrenheit 451

D. Play-Raisin in the Sun

III. Grammar

A. Parts of Speech

B. Parts of a Sentence

C. Agreement

D. Usage

E. Clauses and Phrases

F. Capitalization

G. Commas

H. Other Punctuation

I. Sentence Structure

IV. Research

A. Short paraphrasing/summarizing/citing practices

using electronic sources

B. RESEARCH PROJECT: Educational Controversies

1. Note-taking Process/MLA citations

2. Pre-writing/Outlining

3. Rough Draft

4. Evaluation

5. Final Draft

6. Debates

V. OGT practice workbook


Julius Caesar and a critical analysis


Fahrenheit 451

A Separate Peace

a poetry unit and a poem analysis




Students are responsible for knowing what constitutes academic dishonesty. If a student is not sure what constitutes cheating or plagiarism, he should seek teacher advice.

Plagiarism is the presentation of another writer’s ideas or words as if they were the student’s own without acknowledging the source. Plagiarism and other forms of “intellectual currency” theft are receiving increased legal scrutiny with the advent of the Internet .

Examples include but are not limited to:

1. Plagiarizing or representing the words, ideas or information of another person as your own without proper documentation on any written assignment or oral presentation.

2. Giving or receiving any information concerning the content prior to a test or quiz.

3. Communicating in any manner during a test or quiz without authorization.

4. Copying homework.

Should academic dishonesty be discovered, the instructor may choose the

following actions:

1. For a test, quiz, or homework, the student will be given a zero for that

assignment,and the parents will be notified.

2. For any written assignments or presentations that require citing sources and

on which the student purposely plagiarized, the student will be required to do it

over or receive an incomplete for the course. The student will then be credited

with only half of the earned grade.

( An extreme example would be downloading from the internet and submitting it as

his/her own material. )