• Contact Information

    jochoa@amphi.com  520-696-6682/Office Hours: Thursdays 7:50-8:20 a.m. & 12:20-12:50 p.m.

    Humanities Writing Remind: @f6fhg to 81010

    Humanities Reading Remind: @eeg6c to 81010

     

    Humanities Writing Course Overview:

    This course is designed within the Humanities framework and takes thinking to the level of formal logic and argument, an important aspect of the new Arizona state standards. Course content includes classical and iconic popular literature, music, art, and media studied within the context of the history of the times in which they were produced. Students will read widely, using a variety of differentiated products, processes and content. Special emphasis will be placed on reading vocabulary, fluency and comprehension, through the exploration of exemplary classic, contemporary fiction and nonfiction literature. Students will be required to participate in weekly readings, discourse, problem-solving, inquiry, synthesis, analysis, evaluation and reflective writing. Students who do well in this course will be prepared for pre-AP English at the high school level.

    Course Overview:

    This course is designed within the Humanities framework and takes thinking to the level of formal logic and argument, an important aspect of the new Arizona state standards. Course content includes classical and iconic popular literature, music, art, and media studied within the context of the history of the times in which they were produced. Students will read widely, using a variety of differentiated products, processes and content. Special emphasis will be placed on reading vocabulary, fluency and comprehension, through the exploration of exemplary classic, contemporary fiction and nonfiction literature. Students will be required to participate in weekly readings, discourse, problem-solving, inquiry, synthesis, analysis, evaluation and reflective writing. Students who do well in this course will be prepared for pre-AP English at the high school level.

    Academic Standards:

    This course utilizes the Arizona College and Career Ready Standards for English Language Arts and Literacy

     

    Key features of the Standards:

    Reading: Test complexity and the growth of comprehension

    Writing: Test types, responding to reading, and research

    Speaking and Listening: Flexible communication and collaboration

     

    Required Course Materials:

    Agenda or Calendar (electronic or paper)

    Pens and pencils

    Loose-leaf, lined paper (college ruled)

    1-2 inch three-ring binder

    Section dividers

    Flash drive for saving work

    Pocket folder(s)

    Highlighters (4 pack-multi colors)

     

    Learning Behaviors and Expectations…in my classroom:

    Be safe, respectful and responsible.

    Effort matters more than perfection.

    Ask clear, thoughtful questions.

    Provide evidence for responses.

    100% engagement in learning.

    Use technology with care.

    Celebrate achievements.

    Ask an expert for help.

    Solve your own problems.

    Have fun while you learn.

    Be present. Be on time. Be prepared.

    Expect fair, not equal.

    Be as creative as you want to be.

     

    Discipline:

    First Warning: Warning, personal conversation with me.

    Second Warning: Think Time/Think Sheet (must be signed by parent).

    Third Warning: Removal from class. Referral to Office. Parent Call.

    Extreme Behavior Infraction: Removal from class. Referral to Office. ISS.