Course Syllabus


Welcome to English I!


I am so excited to be your teacher this year!

My name is Colleen Cabaj, and this is my 8th year at Corsicana High School. Before I taught here, I was in Rowlett, Texas, although I am originally from Chicago, Illinois. I graduated from the University of North Texas with degrees in English and Communications and a minor in History. I have 4 grown children, 2 boys and 2 girls, and 6 grandchildren ranging in ages from 1-7.  I love animals and own 2 cats and a crazy Labrador Retriever named Fergus Fin. I love to read and travel.

This is an unprecedented year, but we are all in this together! If you are having any difficulties at all, whether it is with academics or just coping with this pandemic, I am here for you. 

Contact information: 

Tutorials: M-F 7:30-8:00 

Room: G207

Conference Period: 4th


Remind:   txt 81010.         Message: @cabpr1

Please read over the Honors English I syllabus 2.docx and the  English I syllabus for specific course information. 

Course Expectations and Communications



1st Period: Honors English I

2nd Period: Honors English I

3rd Period: Honors English I

4th Period: Conference

5th Period: Lunch/Asynchronous English I

6th Period: English I

7th Period: Honors English I

8th Period: Asynchronous Honors English I



English I: Daily/Quizzes-50%



Honors English I: Daily/Quizzes-45%


Late grades: 10% off per day late

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