Expectations

Expectations

  1. Report to class on time
  2. Actively participate
  3. Be passionate about your progress
  4. Grow increasingly independent
  5. Raise your hand to speak (when someone else has the “stage”)
  6. Leave ALL food elsewhere (BYOHB is allowed)
  7. Technology must be used for academic purposes and be in plain sight
  8. The half and half rule is enforced, so please adjust your body clock (bathroom breaks) accordingly
  9. If you do need to exit the class (outside of the half&half) then please take the Japanese lantern pass
  10. Cooperate, collaborate, and investigate (before relying on the teacher)
  11. Ask questions when you need to
  12. Submit homework on time (see the “HIS Late Work Policy” below)
  13. Come to Mr. Pangier’s office hours when you need extra help

Class Components

  1. Thankful list
  2. Freewriting and Reading Connection
  3. Codify Study
  4. NoRedInk Study
  5. Vocabulary Development
  6. Discussion
  7. Projects (individual and collaborative)
  8. Presentation (individual and collaborative)
  9. Portfolio Work
  10. Reflections & Assignments

Grading

High School

  • Writing Development – 20%
  • Freewriting & Comprehension – 20%
  • Grammar Study – 15%
  • Vocabulary Study – 15%
  • Oral Communication – 15%
  • Digital Portfolio – 15%

Middle School

  • Freewriting textual connection – 25%
  • Language Arts Tasks – 15%
  • Grammar Study – 15%
  • Vocabulary Study – 15%
  • Final Assessment – 30%

HIS Late Work Policy – High School

Students who are not ready to hand in their assignments at the beginning of the class incur 10% deduction of the assignment’s grade (L1). If an assignment is not handed in by the following school day, 30% is deducted (L3). If an assignment is still not handed, and special arrangements have not been made with the teacher, 50% of the grade is deducted (L5). Work handed in after the assignment is marked and returned may receive a 70% deduction (L7). While an L7 represents the maximum deduction, a teacher has the discretion to fix a date beyond which he/she refuses to accept a late assignment.

HIS Late Work Policy – Middle School

Hokkaido International School strives to promote responsibility and organizational skills in the Middle School program, yet realizes that students of that age level face many social and academic challenges.

Students who are not ready to hand in their assignments at the beginning of the class incur 10% deduction of the assignment’s grade (L1). If an assignment is not handed in by the following school day, 30% may be deducted (L3). If an assignment is still not handed, and special arrangements have not been made with the teacher, 50% of the grade may be deducted (L5).

Course Outlines

High School European Literature

Middle School Language Arts

High School Standard Rules

  1. Food, Drink, and cleanliness
  • BYOB (Bottle) of healthy drink (water, tea, coffee, etc)
  • Healthy snacks are acceptable during independent and collaborative work time only
  • No vending machine during class
  • No microwave
  • Any trash must be thrown away before leaving class
  1. Half/Half rule

There is no leaving class in the first half hour and the last half hour

  1. Leaving class
  • One student at a time
  • Must have a Hall pass (Japanese Lantern)
  • Only during designated time (see “Half/Half rule”)
  1. Cell phone and other electronic devices
  • Must be used for academic purposes only and be in plain sight (on desk or above)
  • Non-academic use: 1 – Take away – for period, 2 – Mr. Cooke, 3 – parent conference

HS Standard Structure

  1. Thankful List (3 minutes) –Develop your attitude of gratitude
  2. Reading & Freewriting Connection (40 minutes) – In-class reading, discussion, and freewriting on the current text, making textual, personal, and worldly connections.
  3. Language Development (20 minutes) – Grammar Study or Vocabulary Development
  4. Individual & Collaborative Work (15 minutes) – Time to be used for language development, freewriting and forum work, portfolio development and maintenance, presentation preparation and rehearsal, and individual/group project work
  5. Check Out (5 minutes) – Assign homework, wrap up

MS Standard Structure

  1. Thankful List (3 minutes) –Develop your attitude of gratitude
  2. Reading & Freewriting Connection (35 minutes) – In-class reading and freewriting on the current text, making textual, personal, and worldly connections.
  3. Break (5 minutes)
  4. Language Arts
    1. Language Development (25 minutes) – Grammar Study or Vocabulary Development
    2. Language Arts Tasks (25 minutes) – Various tasks relating to the unit Big Idea
  5. Interdependent/Independent Work Time (10 minutes) – Given as a privilege to complete classwork and start on homework.
  6. Check Out (5 minutes) – Assign homework, wrap up