Shreve, Anneliese - English

College Ready Literacy Syllabus - Fall '21.pdf
Mrs. Anneliese (Hieber) Shreve
"Mrs. Shreve" (Shreeve)
I look forward to learning with you!

[email protected]

BCEC Office Phone: 828-232-4123

School Cell Phone: 828-775-2400
(Available by phone - call/text - during office hours only) Office Hours :  MWRF - 2:30 pm - 4 pm

College Ready Literacy 1 - Fall 2021
English 1 Honors -
Spring 2022 

Buncombe County Early College

Instructor - Anneliese Shreve (She/Her)

Contact - [email protected]

Office Phone - 828-775-2400 (Call or Text)

Room Birch 220
Learning Management System - Canvas

College Ready Literacy 1 meets on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. On Fridays, students will have PED at AB Tech

Class Times

1st Block - 8:30 - 9:55 am

2nd Block - 10:00 - 11:20 am 

4th Block - 12:35 - 2:00 pm


College Ready Literacy 1 Overview - CRL 1 is a course that is designed to prepare students to be successful college level readers, writers, and thinkers. The majority of texts in this course are informational or biographical in nature and serve as a jumping off point for discussions, deep analysis, and personal writing. This course puts a heavy emphasis on close reading and analyzing a wide variety of texts that students should be prepared to encounter in college courses. The units of study in CRL 1 are organized based on the BCEC graduation outcomes that all students should strive toward. Public speaking, academic, creative, and professional writing, and group work are all major components of this course.

Unit 1 - Effective Communication
Unit 2 - Self-directed Learning
Unit 3 - Respectful Collaboration
Unit 4 - Engaged Citizenship
Unit 5 - Confident Thinking

Daily classroom expectations - Preparation, professionalism, positivity, engagement, respect.

Technology policy - No phone use in class. Phones and headphones should remain out of site during class time. Laptops should be used only when directed.

Late work policy -

Classwork - Late daily classwork is not accepted. Students are expected to use time in class wisely and responsibly to finish and submit daily assignments.

Missing/Late larger assignments (exams, quizzes, essays, projects) -
Missing larger assignments be turned in on designated "Makeup Days" scheduled for 2x a semester without a penalty. Students should be aware of work that is late or missing and plan to submit that work on makeup days. Daily classwork is not accepted on makeup days.

English 1 Honors Overview:  The English I Honors course is designed to provide students with a firm foundation in literary analysis, vocabulary, grammar, and writing. In each unit, the goals of reading, writing, speaking, understanding grammar and vocabulary will be intertwined. Vocabulary study, grammar, and writing assignments will be generated from the literature in order to present a unified approach to the study of the English language. Throughout the semester, students will read short stories, literary nonfiction, poetry, and informational texts. In addition to shorter texts, students will read a minimum of two longer/novel length texts. 

General Overview of Topics - Narrative Structure and Conflict; Characterization and Point of View; Setting, Mood, and Imagery; Theme and Symbol; Author’s Purpose; Argument and Persuasion; The Language of Poetry; Author’s Style and Voice; Introduction to Shakespeare; Introduction to Research

Primary Texts: Literature, Holt McDougal 2012, A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry, The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros

Policies: Due to the Honors level curriculum and pace of this course, it is imperative that students come to class prepared and ready to succeed. Students should come to class having completed all assigned readings and tasks. Staying caught up on class reading is absolutely necessary. 


No late work will be accepted without prior approval or emergency circumstances.

No cell phone or earbud use in class without permission.

If a student is absent from a Zoom or in-person class, it is their responsibility to make up missing assignments. Students will have an equal amount of time as their absence to complete missing assignments.

English 1 Honors students should attend Zoom meetings from a space that is conducive to learning. Students should avoid walking around, speaking with others, riding in the car, or joining via phone during class. If a student’s behavior or environment is distracting, the student will be removed from the Zoom meeting and marked absent for the class.

Grading Policy - 

40% - Classroom work including work submitted during and after class. 

20% -  Reading and Vocabulary Quizzes

20% - Projects

20% - Essays and Tests

Final Exam - Students will take a final exam that will be worth 25% of their final semester grade.

Students are expected to have a dedicated notebook/Google File for English I Honors. **Notebooks can be digital or paper.** Note-taking is an important part of English I Honors. 

Tentative Primary Text List (Subject to change. Especially during COVID-19…) Supplementary texts are not listed. 

A Sound of Thunder by Ray Bradbury

The Most Dangerous Game by Richard Connelly 

The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allen Poe

The Lottery by Shirley Jackson

A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry

The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros

Araby by James Joyce

Poetry Unit - Selections of modern and classic poetry. 

Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare

Serial - NPR and This American Life

Our Classroom Equity Goals:

- Equity of voice:  Our class is a place where all voices are heard and valued.
- Inclusion in the space: All students are expected to and actively encouraged to participate. - Collectivism of the group: We ALL act for the great good of our class and group.