Creative Writing I
I’m excited to be your Creative Writing I instructor this semester! My goals are for you to write creatively, picking up new techniques, methods, and abilities in the process, as well as being exposed to a variety of genres. (Screenplays, poetry, short stories, etc.) In addition to being a teacher, I am also a writer myself and have five books published in young adult fiction under the pen name “Kristen Sheley.”
Wednesday, January 8, 2020
When a student is absent on the day an assignment is due, it will be marked M (missing) in the gradebook. This happens regardless if the absence is excused or not. This is not to punish the student but it is used as a way to communicate and remind the student to turn it in on his/her return. Often times in the comment box on IC, it is marked as "ABSENT" as a reminder to me to NOT give it a late penalty when it comes in. I have found that if I do not flag an assignment as missing, the student will forget about it or forget to turn it in, and it will be a shock when it is suddenly flagged and may cause a drop in the grade.
As a reminder, any 1 day missed = 2 days to make up an assignment and turn it in. If a student misses a quiz or test, they will have a week to make it up in the test center. If a student has several days in a row missed, they can see me and we can set an appropriate deadline for work to be made up. (I understand that my class is not the only one they missed!)