My name is Lon Hellenga, and I am the High School English teacher at IICSN. This is my third year at IICSN and my twenty-sixth year in the classroom. It is my privilege to teach your child. Please let me know immediately if you have any questions or concerns.
English I, II, III, and IV are one-year courses that will introduce students to increasingly-complex literature from around the world. These courses will also give students multiple opportunities to become competent writers.
1. Read, understand, and respond to great literature
2. Write clearly and effectively
3. Complete a research project
4. Expand working vocabulary
5. Become comfortable speaking in front of a group
6. Learn to think critically
All homework, classwork, tests, quizzes, and projects are assigned a point value. The total points a student earns will be divided by the total number possible, and the grade will be assigned using the following scale:
F=59 and below
*Grades will be uploaded weekly to the school's website.
Homework will be given on a daily basis.
Students will be given their makeup work on their return to school.
If students are found guilty of cheating/plagiarism, they will be given a zero for that assignment/paper and their parents will be notified.
We will be using the Glencoe/McGraw-Hill Literature and Writing textbooks.
9th Grade Book
10th Grade Book
11th Grade Book
12th Grade Book
9th Grade Literature
10th Grade Literature