Class Policies

    Course: English 10

    Instructor: Mr. Judah

    Phone Number: 386-4500 extension 4580

    E-mail: gabriel.judah@hoodriver.k12.or.us

    Classroom: C12


    HRVHS Mission: Educate and support every student, every day, for success now and in the future.


    Course Overview:

    English 10 is a writing and literature course.  We will be reading various texts and writing in two modes in order to prepare for the state testing that occurs during your junior year. Grades are based on specific measurable progress of the State of Oregon Content Standards in language arts.

    Your instruction will come from lectures, carefully selected activities and the Studysync curriculum.



    Students will learn how to read and respond to literature through writing and discussion.

    Students will learn to write informative and argumentative essays that exceed the state requirements.

    Students will learn how to write grammatically correct sentences that are clear and concise.

    Students will enhance their vocabulary by learning root words.


    Class Expectations

    • Be on time to class each day.
    • Come prepared with your class materials and assignments.
    • Participate in class on a regular basis.
    • Respect yourself, the instructor, and your peers.
    • Demonstrate behavior that is appropriate for the classroom.







    Grading Policy:

    All work has a point value. Points accrue throughout the semester. You will have a CUMULATIVE FINAL EXAM at the end of the semester. (Do not throw anything away.) Semester grades are the final grades that are posted to your transcript. 


    The grading scale is 90-100% A, 80-89% B, 70-79% C, 60-69% D, 0-59% F.

    Academic Integrity:

    You may not “cheat” on any work for this class. Cheating includes, but is not limited to, copying work to be graded from another student and plagiarizing work. (You may copy class notes from another student if you are absent from class.) Both parties will receive 0 points for ANY work on which cheating is involved. The second time a student is caught cheating he/she will receive a referral and further discipline.


    The following definitions of plagiarism are taken from The Handbook of Current English. You commit plagiarism if you:

    1. Borrow the ideas, examples, or structure of a source without acknowledging your use of it.
    2. Take, buy, or receive a paper written (in part or total) by someone else and present it as your own.
    3. Fail to acknowledge a direct quotation by using either quotation marks or (for longer passages) indentation.
    4. Fail to acknowledge the source of any information in your paper which is not common knowledge or personal knowledge.
    5. Improperly paraphrase the original words of your source.



    General Comments:

    As a young person, you are faced with many challenges and decisions. One of those decisions you must make is the value you put on your education. Is it a priority to you? I hope you will answer, “YES.” Please study hard this year and make yourself proud. Your education, and all the possibility that comes with it, is one of the few things in this world that no one can take away from you. This is the beginning of a new school year. Make it a good one.