Tamara Scholtz

    Core English III and English III AP (Language and Composition)
    ELAR Department Chair
    Phone: 943-5000 x. 8042
    Email: scholtzt@georgetownisd.org


    STUDENTS AND PARENTS:  If you would like text reminders about major assignments, deadlines, and important events, text 81010 to be on my reminder list. 
    Trouble using 81010? Try texting  to (512) 960-1748 instead 
    English III AP:  On the message screen, text @mrsscholtz. 
    English III (Core):  On the message screen, text @en3scholtz
     BE AWARE:  There are no late homework assignments accepted in Mrs. Scholtz's English classes. Class is dependent on students having the work finished for activities during the class period.  Additionally, I have found that allowing late assignments contributes to student's procrastination and that constant deductions for late work are harmful to students' overall averages.
     To mitigate the damages of forgotten homework, at the end of the nine weeks,  I will drop a minimum of the two lowest daily grades. With this policy, students who have two or three mistakes will not face adverse consequences.
    Students may do one extra credit test per nine weeks to mitigate a poor test grade.


    EXTRA CREDIT: COMPLETE BY THE LAST WEDNESDAY OF EACH NINE WEEKS.  You must read the book and complete and MWDS for the book of your choice.
    Extra credit tests are a REPLACEMENT for IN CLASS TEST grades ONLY. Students may take an extra credit test as an EXTRA grade to mitigate the damage from outside of class assignments.
    Students may take one extra credit test per nine weeks.  Almost all extra credit books can be found in OUR LIBRARY.  Many are available as free downloads.
    You will come in before or after school, submit your MWDS and take a 50 or 100- question objective test concerning one of the following novels:
    English III  

    The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

    The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman

    The Autobiography of Malcolm X


    Billy Budd

    The Color Purple 

    Death of a Salesman

    East of Eden

    The Grapes of Wrath

    The House of Seven Gables

    Invisible Man (by Ralph Ellison)

    The Last of the Mohicans

    Moby Dick

    One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

    Their Eyes Were Watching God

    Uncle Tom’s Cabin



    Major Works Data Sheet
    You will create a MWDS for ALL major works in AP and Pre-AP English.  It will count as two daily grades (primarily completion) in the class. 
    The purpose of the major works data sheet is not only to assist you in analysis and review of the work  but also to provide a study guide for the literature and composition free-response question on the AP exam your senior year.

    Scholtz Cell Phone Policy 2019-2020

    In my experience as a teacher, one of the most detrimental effects on student engagement and learning has been cell phones.

    I have done a great deal of research regarding cell phone use and how it can affect student learning.  I am happy to share those studies with you. As a result, this year I intend to make our classroom a cell phone free zone.  Be aware that when your child is in English class, s/he will not have access to his/her cell phone. If an emergency occurs during that time, please contact your child through the front office.

    As added incentive, your child will have the opportunity to earn ½ point on a test grade per A/B block if s/he chooses to turn his/her cell phone in to the designated cell phone holder each day.  S/he will record the dates on a roll sheet. All points earned will be assigned to the next test. If students submit their phone EVERY day, that will result in approximately 10 points total on test grades.

    If your child does NOT have a cell phone, s/he may track the date on the roll sheet and will still earn the points.

    Regardless of whether or not students choose to submit their phones, they will not be allowed to use them in class.

    If students choose not to turn in cell phones and are using them in class, or use a “backup” phone in class there will be disciplinary consequences.  

    • First offense:  Lose all extra points amassed to that points (if applicable).  Counseled and Warned
    • Second offense:  Lose all extra points amassed to that point. Teacher detention and lose phone until the end of the class period
    • Third offense:  Lose all extra points amassed to that point.  Office referral, phone turned into office.



Last Modified on May 10, 2019