Seventh Grade Composition

8/19/16
Mrs. Summer Hamblin
Dear Parents,
I am very excited to have the opportunity of teaching your student this year!  Please do not hesitate to let me know how I can best help your child. If you can’t catch me in person, my email address is jskjlhamblin@gmail.com and my phone number is 662-295-1380. Thank you so much for allowing me the privilege of instructing your child!
Dear Student,
I am looking forward to getting to know each of you through this class!  Being able to write clearly and logically will be a tremendous asset to you for the rest of your life. This year we will vary our pace depending on the Lesson, but there will always be something due to me by the next Friday. (Please see my late work policy below!) We will skip some Lessons due to the brevity of our semesters.  Make sure you follow the syllabus carefully. When you include a FOD or FOS, you need to label it within the body of your paper. You must either clearly handwrite your paper double-spaced on notebook paper or type it in 12-point font double-spaced.
Late Work Policy: I will accept late work for up to 7 days after the due date. It will be assessed a 10% late penalty.
Any work turned in after 7 days will not be graded unless your parent has made prior arrangements with me.
Computer or printer issues will not be considered valid excuses. If you can’t type it, please write it out legibly.
Course Materials: Students, please bring the following items every Friday:
Classical Composition Narrative Stage Workbook 1.  Composition Workbook
Classical Composition Chreia/Maxim Stage Workbook 2. College-ruled notebook paper
A dictionary and thesaurus 3. Any work that is due
4. A pen or pencil
FIRST SEMESTER – Narrative 2017-2018 SECOND SEMESTER – Chreia/Maxim
Week Date Work due: Week Date Work due:
1 18-Aug Read Narrative Intro & FOD Def. 1 (16) 5-Jan Read C/M Intro & FOS Def.
2 25-Aug L. 1 – Complete P. 1 – 2 FOD 2 (17) 12-Jan L. 1 – Complete P. 1-4
3 1-Sep L. 1 – FD: Invert P. 2 3 (18) 19-Jan L. 1 – FD: Rewrite 8 P. – 1 FOS
4 8-Sep L. 2 – FD: Invert P. 2 4 (19) 26-Jan L. 2 – FD: Rewrite 8 P. – 1 FOS
5 15-Sep L. 4 – FD: Rewrite P.1 – 2 FOD 5 (20) 2-Feb L. 3 – FD: Rewrite 8 P. – 1 FOS
6 22-Sep L. 6 – FD: Rewrite P. 1 – 2 FOD 6 (21) 9-Feb L. 5 – FD: Rewrite 8 P. – 1 FOS
7 29-Sep L. 10 – Complete P. 1 & QUIZ! 7 (22) 16-Feb L. 7 – FD: Rewrite 8 P. – 1 FOS
8 6-Oct L. 10 – FD: Rewrite P. 2 – 2 FOS 8 (23) 2-Mar L. 8 – FD: Rewrite 8 P. – 1 FOS
9 20-Oct L. 12 – Complete P. 1 – 2 FOD 9 (24) 9-Mar L. 10 – FD: Rewrite 8 P. – 1 FOS
10 27-Oct L. 12 – FD: Rewrite P. 2 – 2 FOD 10 (25) 23-Mar L. 11 – FD: Rewrite 8 P. – 1 FOS
11 3-Nov L. 15 – FD: Change  P.1 VP – 2 FOD 11 (26) 30-Mar L. 12 – FD: Rewrite 8 P. – 1 FOS
12 10-Nov L. 18 – FD: Change P. 2 VP – 2 FOD! 12 (27) 6-Apr L. 13 – FD: Rewrite 8 P. – 1 FOS
13 17-Nov L. 20 – Complete P. 1  & QUIZ! 13 (28) 13-Apr L. 14 – FD: Rewrite 8 P. – 1 FOS
14 1-Dec L. 20 – FD: Rewrite P. 1 – 2 FOD! 14 (29) 20-Apr L. 15 – FD: Rewrite 8 P. – 1 FOS
15 8-Dec Midterm Exam – 2 FOD!** 15 (30) 27-Apr L. 16 – FD: Rewrite 8 P. – 1 FOS
* The Quiz will require that you match the Figures of Description with their definitions. You will take this quiz two times.  **The Midterm will require that you choose from one of the Lessons we did not cover in class. You will have the class period to complete the  Final Draft.  You may prepare for this ahead of time, but you must write the Final Draft during class. ***The Final Exam will entail choosing your own chreia or maxim. 16 (31) 4-May L. 17 – FD: Rewrite 8 P. – 1 FOS
17 (32) 11-May Final Exam – L 18 – 1 FOS***
Abbreviations:           FOD – Figures of Description                                                                               P. – Paraphrase            FOS – Figures of Speech                                 FD – Final Draft          VP – Viewpoint                                               ! – Assignment different from what is in textbook
Grading Rubric
Formatting (title, handwriting, spacing, overall appearance) ______/5
Mechanics (spelling, punctuation, grammar) ______/15
Content (storyline, 9 narrative components for C/M) ______/40
Vocabulary/Diction (word choice) ______/20
Amplification (Figures of Description, Inverting) ______/20
Total ______/100