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Welcome! Please check class policies and assignments in the links below.

Mr. Jones' CURRENT web page for Poetry  is here.
(I apologize for any inconvenience. The content will be much more stable in the location linked to.)

Everything on this page below this point is likely to be out of date.

GRADE NOTICE: Early in the term, students are likely to have lower grades. The standards remain unchanged from the beginning to the end, and students work their way toward proficiency over time. If your grades are unsatisfactory in the first few weeks, that doesn’t mean you’re doing something wrong—just that you’re not finished learning yet. Early low grades will be replaced by new grades from later assessments. Hang in there! (Of course, weekly ‘deadline’ points are a different story.) Please see your syllabus for more details.

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Class Policies:

Proficiency-Based Grading: As my syllabus outlines, I am using a non-traditional grading system. Here's more information about it.

  • Standards rubrics for this class.
  • Letter from Sherwood School District about Proficiency-Based Grading.
  • FAQs about Proficiency-Based Grading on the Sherwood District Proficiency page.
  • Please see the Grade Notice at the top of this page.

Assignments & Projects:

Mr. Jones does not post or update daily assignments on this page. Major projects & assessments are on the calendar, and materials to support them are linked below.

Useful Resources:

  • Poetry Out Loud--great source of high-quality published poems (and the only source for your class's POL contest).
  • Poetry 180--another great source of high-quality published poems.
  • English Handbook--outlines the way Mr. Jones teaches essay writing (and much more).

Poetry fall 2012

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The OLD web page for this class had some useful links, some of which still work. Click here to see.