Welcome to English I and English I Pre-AP!!




Need help? Have Questions? Just need a quiet place to work? My tutorials are for you! 

Tuesdays 3:10-4:15 PM and before school by appointment

Miss a test or a quiz? 

Department make ups on Thursday, 3:05-4:05 PM. Locations are announced weekly. 

Website: Follow  your ItsLearning Tree to English I or English I Pre-AP



Who is Ms. Baker, and why is she so loud?  

Welcome! Are you ready to knock it out of the park this year? I'm so excited to work with all of you. I graduated from Michigan State University in 2014, and completing my teacher prep program from  the same (awesome!) institution, I am proud to be a part of my second Spartan family.  

Contact Information

Email: paige.baker@springbranchisd.com

Yo hablo español




Click here for the Books of Literary Merit Outside Reading Assignment

Click here for the "Books of Literary Merit" list  (Remember, if you choose a book that is not on this list, it must be approved BEFORE you start reading!).

Books may be purchased, or checked out from the library.

Click here for the Four Sentence Types Powerpoint

Click here for the Poetry Organizer



Late Work 

No matter how well you do on big assignments, it is impossible to do well in class without doing the assignments. I do not assign busy work-- every assignment has a purpose! 

Late work as the result of an EXCUSED absence: You will have the same amount of time you were absent to make up the work. For example, if you miss one day, you will have one full school day to make up the work. See student hand book for more details.

Daily Grades/In Class work (x1) 

Pre-AP: No late daily grades are accepted. 

Grade Level: because there is typically no homework in English I, there is no reason why daily work should not be completed in class. However, if an assignment is late, the score is deducted -10 points A DAY.  

Late Major Grades (x2 and x3) 

All classes: Usually these are small or large projects that require work outside of the classroom or an assignment that has been worked on for an extended period in class. 

Late major grades receive a penalty of -10 points A DAY. 

Make-up Policy

 If you are absent the day a major project or essay is due, you must turn in the project or essay the day you return. If you have been absent for an extended period of time (severe illness, family emergencies), please meet with me.  Make up tests or quizzes not completed with a calendar week of the student's return to class will receive a score of zero, so please be sure to make arrangements with me as soon as possible!

It is the student's responsibility to get late work!  

Departmental make-ups are on Thursdays after school. 

Retest Policy 

If you score below a 70 on a test, good news! You can retake the test within 2 weeks of it being handed back. Take advantage of this opportunity!! 

The Catch: you can only receive UP TO a 70% on your re-taken test. Meaning, if you receive an 85% on your retest, you will still only receive a 70% in the grade book. 

*see school policy 




Class Assignments & Homework


Now THAT'S What I'm Talkin' About!