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For English 11 AP Language and Composition

Projects/Presentations/Tests ]30%
This category includes unit tests, research projects, group and individual presentations.
Writing ]30%
College level writing including a Writer's Notebook, literary letters, responses to readings, personal essays and reflections
In Class Writing & Graded Homework ]15%
Regents and/or AP exam practice essays, responses to independent reading (essays, articles, letters), first drafts, and poetry
Quizzes ]15%
Announced and unannounced reading quizzes will be used to reward students who keep up to date on reading assignments. Vocabulary quizzes will be given on a regular basis as well.
Participation/Homework ]10%
Homework is assigned and checked regularly. A grade is assigned to each student at the end of the quarter.

NOTE: All percentages are approximate and may vary somewhat from marking period to marking period based on the number of assignments in each category.

For English 10 Honors & Regents

Projects/Presentations/Tests ]25%
Unit tests, research projects, group and individual presentations
Writing ]25%
Writers Notebook, personal essays and reflections, independent reading responses, poetry and creative writing
In Class Writing & Graded Homework ]20%
Poetry and literature responses, essays written in school and/or first drafts that have not been revised
Quizzes ]20%
Announced and unannounced reading quizzes will be used to reward students who keep up to date on reading assignments. Vocabulary quizzes will be given on a regular basis as well.
Participation/Homework ]10%
Homework is assigned and checked regularly. A grade is assigned to each student at the end of the quarter.

NOTE: All percentages are approximate and may vary somewhat from marking period to marking period based on the number of assignments in each category.