• International Preparatory School at Grover, BPS 198

    English I 


    Ms. Curtin (room 223)



    Course Description

    In an effort to ensure that you are college and career ready, New York State has implemented the Next Generation Learning Standards for English Language Arts.  These standards provide the framework for a very rigorous and demanding curriculum in English.  We will be reading a vareity of both literary and informational texts, engaging in evidence-based conversations about those texts, writing extensively to inform or make an argument, as well as strengthening our academic vocabulary.

    As a result, it is EXTREMELY important that you come to class every day with a positive attittude, a willingness to learn, and a commitment to put forth your best effort!


    Recommended Supplies

    • Binder (approximately 1 1/2")
    • Loose-leaf paper
    • Dividers (Bell Work, Reading, Writing)
    • Sticky Notes
    • Highlighters
    • Pens/Pencils


    Each quarter, your grade will be calculated as follows:

         40%  Written Work (essays, quick writes, etc.)

         35%  Classwork/Homework

         15%  Tests/Quizzes (DBA, CFA, etc.)

         10%  Participation/Daily Bell Work